BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Screenwriter Billy Ray will deliver the keynote address at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting ceremony on Thursday, November 8, at the Beverly Wilshire. Ray, who co-wrote this summer’s “The Hunger Games,” also wrote and directed “Breach” (2007) and “Shattered Glass” (2003). He is the writer of “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks, which is scheduled for release in 2013.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Five writers have been selected as winners of the 2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each writer will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on November 8.
This year’s winners are (listed alphabetically by author):
Nikole Beckwith, Brooklyn, NY, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania”
Sean Robert Daniels, Laezonia, Gauteng, South Africa, “Killers”
James DiLapo, New York, NY, “Devils at Play”
Allan Durand, Lafayette, LA, “Willie Francis Must Die Again”
Michael Werwie, Los Angeles, CA, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”
The winners were selected from a record 7,197 scripts submitted for this year’s competition. This is the first time entries from Louisiana and South Africa have been selected as winners.