Three individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.
Each individual winner and the combined writing team will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation on Thursday, November 13, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn
Theater in Beverly Hills.
For the second consecutive year, the event will also feature a live read of selected scenes from the fellows’ winning scripts by members of the Academy.
This year’s winners are (listed alphabetically by author):Sam Baron
, Cambridge, United Kingdom, “The Science of Love and Laughter”
Alisha Brophy, Los Angeles, CA, and Scott Miles
, Austin, TX, “United States of Fuckin’ Awesome”Melissa Iqbal
, London, United Kingdom, “The Death Engine”
Sallie West, Charleston, Sc, “Moonflower”
The winners were selected from a record 7,511 scripts submitted for this year’s competition. Eight individual screenwriters and