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Finalists picked for Nicholl Fellowship

Writer include scribes for 'Transformers,' 'Castle'

Eleven writers have been chosen as finalists for the Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

The Nicholl committee of writers, cinematographers, producers and executives will read each finalist’s script and choose up to five recipients for $30,000 prizes.

During the following year, each recipient of the fellowship is expected to complete a feature-length screenplay.

Past Nicholl fellows include Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote this year’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” and Andrew W. Marlowe, who created ABC’s “Castle.”

From a pool of more than 6,000 submissions, the finalists are Matt Ackley, “Victoria Falls”; Vineet Dewan and Angus Fletcher, “Sand Dogs”; John Griffin, “Dream Before Waking”; Hiram Martinez, “Ansiedad”; Marleine Pacilio, “Born Elizabeth Jane”; Adriana Brad Schanen, “Gifted”; Neil Swaab, “Eddie Fantastic!”; Nidhi Anna Verghese, “Jallianwala Bagh”; Dan Lee West, “Abroad”; and Jeff Williams, “Pure.”

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