Recently the AMPAS held a ceremony celebrating the five recipients of this year’s Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowships. Here is the keynote address by screenwriter Billy Ray:
The links below take you to speeches given by each of the five winners and their presenters:
Nicole Beckwith — Brooklyn, N.Y., Stockholm, Pennsylvania
Sean Robert Daniels — Laezonia, Gauteng, South Africa, Killers
James DiLapo — New York, N.Y., Devils at Play
Allan Durand — Lafayette, La., Willie Francis Must Die Again
Michael Werwie — L.A., Ca., Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
I have already been in contact with two of the winners, both of whom have kindly agreed to interviews. Hopefully I can get in touch with the other three 2012 Nicholl winners. It will be great to learn more about these writers’ backgrounds and their insights into the craft. Look for those to post in December.