|This a reminder that 2pm Pacific Time on May 2, 2012 is the (new extended) deadline to submit entries for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 27th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.
The Nicholl competition is open to any individual who has not earned more than $5,000 from the sale or option of a screenplay or teleplay, or received a fellowship or prize of more than $5,000 that includes a "first look" clause, an option or any other quid pro quo involving the writer's work. To enter, writers must submit a completed online application, upload one PDF copy of their original screenplay in English and pay the entry fee of $52 (US dollars) before 2:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) on May 2nd.
Entry scripts must be feature length and the original work of a sole author or of exactly two collaborative authors. The scripts must have been written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible. The Academy presents up to five $35,000 fellowships each year.
For additional information, the complete rules and the online application, visit www.oscars.org/nicholl.