Brown, Elgort, O’Connell and Thompson to perform at Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships live read
Nov 07, 2014 by Ian Evans
Actors Clancy Brown, Ansel Elgort, Jack O’Connell and Tessa Thompson will take part in a live reading of selected scenes from the four winning scripts at the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The event will be directed and produced by Rodrigo Garcia and Julie Lynn, respectively, for a second consecutive year.
Presenters for the evening’s program include filmmaker and 2010 Nicholl fellow Destin Cretton (Short Term 12), filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Selma), Academy Award®-winning actress Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront), and screenwriter Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith (Legally Blonde).
Out of a record 7,511 entries three individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.
The 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
Each of the three individual winners and the combined writing team will receive a $35,000 prize, the first instalment of which will be distributed at the event. 137 Nicholl fellowships have been awarded since 1986.
Tickets to the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read are now available at Oscars.org/NichollLive.