The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee this month will choose up to five of the finalists for $35,000 prizes. Gale Anne Hurd chairs the committee. A total of 7,197 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition.
This year’s finalists are Nikole Beckwith, Robert Carter, Sean Robert Daniels, James DiLapo, Allan Durand, Laurel Minter, Bob Roden, April Rouveyrol Michael Werwie and the team of Ryan Belenzon and Jeffrey Gelber.
Fellows will be honored Nov. 8 at the Beverly Wilshire.