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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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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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

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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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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Contest News

More MovieBytes Readers Named Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalists

Several more MovieBytes subscribers have been identified among the quarterfinalists for the Nicholl Fellowships, which this year attracted more than 5,000 entries:



Writer: Dan Howell (dhowell@schraublaw.com)
Script: The Paper Boy
Logline: Paul, 15, lives in a Bizarro-world version of Mayberry. His bullying father will kick him out if he doesn't pay rent -- but to do so, Paul must collect a back-due paper bill from Lester, a crazy redneck with an attack monkey, while at the same time looking out for his little brother, fending off a deviant girlfriend, and trying not to miss the next signpost on the road of life.



Writer: Mark Grisar (Merqu@aol.com)
Script: Cleaning House
Logline: a thriller/noir about a woman who goes to great lengths to get rid of her husband...with unusual twists and unexpected consequences.




Writer: Michael Ezell (Buzzsaw55@aol.com)
Script: Samurai Reflex
Logline: In a dark future, a burned-out mercenary with Central Nervous System Superconductors in his head and a female street samurai are hired to rescue a child prodigy from a global corporation. They must overcome physical enemies, personal demons, and a plot set in motion by their own employers before they can succeed.




Writer: Jessica Riley (jessmadness@hotmail.com)
Script: Blind Folly
Logline: A penniless New York Stock Exchange sweeper meets the wealthy and passionate New York City's 'Queen of the Night' at an illegal speakeasy the night before the stock market crash of 1929. He must teach her that one rich in love is rich in the world.



Writer: Bonnie Bayne (bonnieb@nb.net)
Script: Locust Hill
Logline: Locust Hill is a story about a family and their parish priest who are forced to reveal their secrets of love, lust and lies in order to reap a financial harvest from Locust Hill.

Writer:Chris Carlyle (McCarlyle@aol.com)
Script:Reversible Errors
Logline: Darren Webe is an over-eager law student who somehow lands his dream job at an L.A. mega-firm. The dream quickly fades as mind-numbing work, depraved partners and annoying senior associates all conspire to quash Darren's (almost) inexhaustible enthusiasm. Laid-back associate Trey Ringer also adds to the frustration by mysteriously succeeding despite doing virtually nothing. If not for the charms of Trey's beautiful, nudist sister, Darren might go crazy. Or, going crazy might just be the answer.

Writer: Larry F. Hill (larryfhill@cs.com)
Script: The Bar
Logline: His father's illness forces a successful New York executive to reluctantly visit his small Ohio hometown, where he battles the demons--real and imagined--that drove him away years earlier.



Writer: Colleen De Maio (colleen_demaio@yahoo.com)
Script: The Caddy
Logline: When a super-smart, shy high school nerd starts lending his 1950s Cadillac to the popular guys for their "dates," he finally begins to make in-roads with the in-crowd. That is, until he falls for another outcast, and must risk all his newfound status for one long shot at love.




Writer: Michael Croney (mecden@att.net)
Script: Ronald's Mom is Clairvoyant

Updated: 08/15/2001

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

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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