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iW NEWS | Academy Announces Screenwriting Fellowship Finalists

iW NEWS | Academy Announces Screenwriting Fellowship Finalists

Thirteen writers have been selected as finalists for the 23rd annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their scripts will now be read and judged by the Academy’s Nicholl Committee, which may award as many as five of the prestigious $30,000 fellowships. This year’s finalists are Jeremy Bandow‘s “Hive,” Griffin Broadway‘s “An Arabian Tale,” Nancy Froeschle and Stephen Trow‘s “The Greater Glory,” Patricia Ann Hale‘s “The Home of Positive Thinking,” Christina D. Hammonds Reed‘s “Heart Problems,” Ken Kristensen and Colin Marshall‘s “Out of Breath,” Jason A. Micallef‘s “Butter,” Eric Nazarian‘s “Giants,” Lee Pattersons “Snatched,” and Becky Peterson and William Bryant‘s “Ross.” The finalists were selected from 5,224 scripts submitted for this year’s competition. The competition is open to any individual who has not sold or optioned a screenplay or teleplay for more than $5,000, or received a fellowship or prize that includes a “first look” clause, an option, or any other quid pro quo involving the writer’s work. [Peter Knegt]

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