The 2010 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship winners have been announced. 25th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting has selected five winners, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “The winners were selected from 6,304 scripts submitted for this year’s competition. The competition is open to any individual who has not sold or optioned a screenplay or teleplay for more than $5,000, or received a fellowship or prize that includes a ‘first look’ clause, an option, or any other quid pro quo involving the writer’s work.” The winning screenwriters will each receive a $30,000 cash prize whose first installment will be presented at a dinner on November 4, 2010. The full listing of the five winners of the 2010 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship is below.
Destin Daniel Cretton, San Diego, Calif., “Short Term 12”
Marvin Krueger, North Hollywood, Calif., “And Handled with a Chain”
Andrew Lanham, Austin, Texas, “The Jumper of Maine”
Micah Ranum, Beverly Hills, Calif., “A Good Hunter”
Cinthea Stahl, North Hollywood, Calif., “Identifying Marks”
This years winners were chosen by
the Nicholl Committee, chaired by producer Gale Anne Hurd and composed of writers Naomi Foner, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Tom Rickman and Dana Stevens; actor Eva Marie Saint; cinematographers John Bailey and Steven B. Poster; executive Bill Mechanic; producers Peter Samuelson and Robert W. Shapiro; and agent Ronald R. Mardigian.
Fellowships are awarded with the understanding that the recipients will each complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. The Academy acquires no rights to the works of Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way with their completed scripts.