Alumna Louise Lynch is a 2017 semifinalist in both the Academy Nicholl Competition and Austin Film Festival with her screenplay God’s Law.
Previous alumni recognized by Academy Nicholl Competition include Rosaia Shepard who was a semifinalist with The City of N.O., Andrew Olson who was a quarterfinalist with The Bubblegum Killer, and Hannah Feller with her screenplay War Love, which made it to the semifinals of both the Academy Nicholls Competition and Austin Film Festival. Hannah has taken The Screenplay Workshop six times and has six scripts to show for it — and a Hollywood manager! You may recall our previous announcement that another of her scripts, The Money Flight, had been optioned.
The Academy Nicholl Competition is awarded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (the same organization that administers the Oscars) and is — hands down — the most prestigious screenwriting competition that there is.