Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS)

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The Don & Gee Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting
1313 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, California 90028
United States

Phone: 310-247-3000




An international competition open to screenwriters who have not earned more than $5,000 writing for film or television. Entry scripts must be the original work of a sole author or exactly two collaborative authors. Entries must have been written originally in English, adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible.

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Up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. From the program’s inception in 1986 through 2009, over $2.8 million have been awarded to 121 writers.


2011 closed, check website for upcoming deadlines.

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