Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Nicholl Fellowships

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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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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

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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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Contest News

MovieBytes Readers Named Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalists

Brendan Foley, a Who's-Buying-What and Moviebytes subscriber (brendan.foley@btinternet.com), is one of some 275 quarterfinalists from a field of around 5,500 entries in this year's Nicholl Fellowship, the screenwriting contest run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

His romantic comedy, Island Games, was selected earlier in the year as a treatment in the Euroscript awards, part of EU film body MEDIA. He describes it as "somewhere in the region of Castaway meets Notting Hill with a dash of Il Postino."

A previous script, The Riddle, a modern thriller with a Dickensian twist set along the foreshore of London's River Thames, was a winner in three competitions earlier this year. It was a top ten finalist in Final Draft, took second place in the Archer Prize and was a $1000 prizewinner in the Australian International.

"I'm delighted to have made it this far, and it would be great to progress further, but the one thing I've learned from entering competitions is to just get on with the next script, rather than stewing over the next set of results," he commented.

Other MovieBytes readers named Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalists include:

Writer: Doug Solter (DWSolter@aol.com)
Script: Father Figure
Logline: A new high school student falls in love with a teenage femme fatale who has other plans for him. But when she obsessively falls in love with the boy, it becomes a struggle between life and death.



Writer: Zoje Stage
Script: The Opposite of Secret
Logline: At the age of ten Jesse was convicted of murdering two young children. Now 21 and released from prison, she seeks out her biological father, hoping for a second chance and a better life. Her new family tries to unravel the mysteries of Jesse's dark childhood.



Writer: James Morganelli (jamesvm@worldnet.att.net)
Script:Captive Moon
Logline: Hired to protect a high-profile China-US summit by keeping the mother of a kidnapped Tibetan-American holy boy from going to the Press, a disillusioned FBI agent is drawn into an epic quest to rescue the child from the hands of a murderous Chinese general, by his only allies – a mysterious 640-year-old cadre of Ninja warriors.

Updated: 08/09/2001

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

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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)
Report Cards: 68    
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