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

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 19, 2011 at 6:14AM

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.
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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.

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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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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.