The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters. Each of the winners receives a $35,000 prize and will complete a feature-length screenplay within their fellowship year.
Actors Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Peña, Lou Diamond Phillips and Taylor Russell will appear in a table reading of selected scenes from the five winning scripts. The program, which will be available to stream online, is directed by 2011 Nicholl fellows Burlee and Abel Vang and hosted by Aldis Hodge.
Stephanie Beatriz, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Michael Peña, “End of Watch”
Lou Diamond Phillips, “The 33”
Taylor Russell, “Waves”
Aldis Hodge (host), “One Night in Miami”
James Acker, “SadBoi”
Beth Curry, “Lemon”
Vanar Jaddou, “Goodbye, Iraq”
Kate Marks, “The Cow of Queens”
Jane Therese, “Sins of My Father”
Burlee and Abel Vang, writer-directors, “The Tiger’s Child,” “Bedeviled,” “They Live in the Grey”
David Rubin, Academy President
Available to stream online beginning Thursday, December 3 at 10 a.m. PST
Video footage available upon request.
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