Academy announces winners for Nicholl screenwriting competition

Oct 30, 2003 by Ian Evans

Six new screenwriters, two of whom wrote collaboratively, have been selected as recipients of the 2003 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The winners will receive the first installment of the prestigious fellowship’s $30,000 prize money at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on November 20.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Augmentation by Andrea R. Herman; Roswell, Georgia
  • Linda and Henry by Tejal K. Desai and Brian C. Wray; Middletown, Connecticut and Brooklyn, New York, respectively
  • Revival by Annie Reid; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Season of the Witch by Bragi Schut Jr.; Los Angeles, California
  • Trucker by James N. Mottern; Los Angeles
This year marked the first time that a script written by a team earned its writers a fellowship; collaborative efforts were first allowed into the competition in 2001. The program began in 1985.