Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Deadlines to submit entries to the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition are coming up: the regular deadline is Wednesday, April 10, and the final deadline is Wednesday, May 1. 

As many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded in November. The competition is only open to any individual who has not earned a total of more than $25,000 from the sale or option of screenplays and teleplays.

Previous Nicholl fellows recently in the news include Destin Daniel Cretton, whose "Short Term 12" won the Grand Jury and Audience awards at SXSW, and Creighton Rothberger, who co-penned White House-in-peril box office success "Olympus Has Fallen." 

Online applications and rules are here.