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Deadlines Approaching for 2013 Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 5, 2013 at 2:22PM

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.
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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.


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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.