Seidler to keynote Nicholl event

Screenwriting fellowships to be presented Nov. 3

David Seidler will offer words of wisdom to up-and-coming screenwriters when he delivers the keynote address at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 26th annual Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting presentation on Nov. 3 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Seidler earned a screenwriting Oscar for the “The King’s Speech,” which he initially wrote as a stage play more than two decades ago. He is currently working on “The Lady Who Went Too Far” and “Games of 1940.”

The Academy annually awards up to five Nicholl fellowships of $30,000 each. This year’s recipients are:

n Chris Bessounian and Tianna Langham, Los Angeles, “Guns and Saris”

n Dion Cook, Altus, Okla., “Cutter”

n John MacInnes, Los Angeles, “Outside the Wire”

n Matthew Murphy, Culver City, “Unicorn”

n Abel Vang and Burlee Vang, Fresno, “The Tiger’s Child.”

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