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Winners of Academy’s Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships Get $30,000

Winners of Academy's Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships Get $30,000

The seven winners of the Academy’s 2011 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships will each receive $30,000 (list is below). The first installment will be presented to them on November 3 at a gala Academy dinner. A record number of scripts (6,730) were submitted this year. Here are eligibility details and more info on the fellowships.

Thompson on Hollywood

The 2011 Nicholl Fellows are (listed alphabetically by author):
• Chris Bessounian & Tianna Langham, Los Angeles, Calif., “Guns and Saris”
• Dion Cook, Altus, Okla., “Cutter”
• John MacInnes, Los Angeles, Calif., “Outside the Wire”
• Matthew Murphy, Culver City, Calif., “Unicorn”
• Abel Vang & Burlee Vang, Fresno, Calif., “The Tiger’s Child”

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Toyland Chairman

I entered that competition, but never made it. These people must be some great writers, I don’t think I’ll ever have a chance with Nicholl Fellopwship.

Matches Malone

Now the race is on to see which one gets produced first, and makes it to the big screen.

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