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Deadlines Approach for Academy's 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 15, 2012 at 12:51PM

Proof-reading your screenplay? The deadline for the Academy's 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition is approaching.
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Proof-reading your screenplay? The deadline for the Academy's 2012 Nicholl Screenwriting Competition is approaching. Last year the competition drew a record 6,720 entries. Since the inception of the award in 1985, over 123 fellowships have been awarded. The Academy presents up to five $35,000 fellowships each year.

The Nicholl competition welcomes any individuals who have not yet earned more than $5,000 from a screenplay, or a fellowship or prize of more than $5,000 that includes a "first look" clause.

The early bird deadline is Friday, March 15, with the regular deadline following on May 1.  Entry scripts must be original, feature length, in English, and the product of a sole author or two collaborative authors.  Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible.

For additional information, the complete rules and the online application, visit www.oscars.org/nicholl.  (Photograph via FilmDroid.)

This article is related to: Academy Awards, Screenwriters, Stuck In Love


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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.