2016 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Shortlist Announced

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting has announced 11 individuals and one writing team as the finalists of this year’s pool which consisted of 6,915 original screenplay . The Academy Nicholl Fellowship Committee will convene later this month to select up to five winners for the coveted fellowship.

The prize consists of $35,000, the first portion of which will be awarded to the winners at a ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 3. The winning screenplays will also be read live later this year. Over the last 31 years, 147 fellowships have been awarded, the prize being awarded in the hope that it will allow the writer to focus on his or her work for the fellowship year.

THE 31st ANNUAL NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP FINALISTS ARE:

,  (Seattle)
, (Waxhaw, NC)
, (New York City)
,  (Brooklyn)
and , (Balgowlah, Australia)
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,  (Glendale)
, (Sunnyvale, CA)
,  ()
, (Van Nuys)
, ()
,  (Wimbledon, England)

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