Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Nicholl Fellowships

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1313 N. Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028-8107
310-247-3010 (voice)

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Email:
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Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

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Objective

To identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/01/2020

Notification: By August 1 for quarterfinalists. Near October 1 for winners.

Rules

No applicant may have earned more than $25,000 writing for film or television. Scripts should be in standard form, approximately 90-120 pages. Only PDF screenplays submitted through online application are accepted. Equal collaborations by exactly two writers are eligible. Adaptations of another person's work are not eligible, even if that work is in the public domain or if the entrant has acquired rights to the work.

Please see website for complete rules and guidelines.

Awards

Up to five $35,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. From the program’s inception in 1986 through 2019, $4.58 million has been awarded to 176 writers.

Nicholl Fellowships

Contact

1313 N. Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028-8107
310-247-3010 (voice)

Web:
http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/index.html
Email:
nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

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Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Contact

1313 N. Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028-8107
310-247-3010 (voice)

Web:
http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/index.html
Email:
nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Some Last Minute Nicholl Fellowships Entry Suggestions

-- Postmarked by May 1 means that you can place your entry package in the mail on May 1.

-- "Mail" includes the postal service, UPS, Federal Express or any other delivery service. Just be certain that your package is dated. If the service doesn't date packages, then your entry better arrive in a timely fashion or it will be disqualified. A Fed Ex overnight arriving on May 15 but "dated" May 1 will not be accepted.

-- If you are going to use Fed Ex, UPS, etc., feel free to use a slower, cheaper delivery -- UPS ground, the slowest Fed Ex choice rather than the more expensive Next Day.

-- If you want to hear more quickly that we have received your entry, attach a self-addressed, stamped postcard and we'll mail it back. Or you could certify your package, though I've noticed that the USPS and others are not always as careful as they should be with those little cards. Otherwise, you'll hear from us via letter in June that we've received your entry. And then near August 1 as to whether you've advanced.

-- Make sure that your name, address, phone number, email address doesn't appear anywhere on your script. Not on the cover, not on the title page, not on interior pages, not on the last page, not on the back side of any pages.

-- Using a card stock cover helps but isn't required. If your script is good enough to be read three times in the first round, wear and tear may be substantial. A decent cover lessens the chance of damage.

-- Do use decent brads. Depending on the thickness of your script, Acco #5 or #6 (1.25" & 1.5") brass metal fasteners are the best. Thin, wimpy brads tend to fall out of scripts while in use. The long, silver looping Acco metal fasteners that accompany the hard Acco covers are also disliked by readers, as they too tend to fall apart under the pressure of a read.

-- Chicago screws are acceptable. Just don't screw them so tight that it becomes near impossible to take them apart. Remember: good scripts need to be copied. Bad ones do not.

-- Do not send your script unbound and/or on plain paper. Script submissions should be on three-hole paper and bound.

-- Foreign entrants may submit on A-4 paper. Just be certain that your margins conform to US 8.5" x 11" standards, so that your script may be copied if it advances. If you maintain a 1.5" to 2.0" bottom margin, you should be fine. (Sorry I haven't converted to cm.)

-- Don't call or email to ask about your entry. When buried under several thousand entries arriving in a single week, we don't have the time to locate individual scripts.

Good luck to everyone.

Updated: 05/01/2000

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Contact

1313 N. Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028-8107
310-247-3010 (voice)

Web:
http://www.oscars.org/nicholl/index.html
Email:
nicholl@oscars.org

Contact: Academy Nicholl Fellowships staff

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 68    
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