Recent produced film projects involving Academy Nicholl Fellows include: He’s Watching, written and directed by Jacob Estes; Samaritan, written by Bragi Schut; The Starling, written by Matt Harris; They Live in the Grey, co-written and co-directed by Abel and Burlee Vang; Top Gun: Maverick, co-written by Ehren Kruger; and The Touched One, written and directed by Vigil Chime.
Television projects Nicholl Fellows have worked on: Nikole Beckwith was a writer on Showtime’s The First Lady; John Griffin is creator, executive producer, and writer on the new series From for EPIX; Lee Patterson wrote an episode of Netflix’ Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities; Annmarie Morais is co-creator, co-showrunner and writer on The Porter for CBC, and Barbara Stepansky created and wrote for Woman of the Dead for Netflix.
Pictured above are Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy.
NOTABLE NICHOLL FELLOWS
MAX ADAMS – 1994 FELLOW
Max wrote the original spec script and received a story and co-writer credit on Excess Baggage. She is the author of The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide. Max also contributed to Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok, which was edited and conceived by Nicholl Fellow Patricia Burroughs.
ALLISON ANDERS – 1986 FELLOW
In 2013, Allison earned an Emmy nomination for directing the TV movie Ring of Fire. She is the writer-director of Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca, and Grace of my Heart, and the co-writer-director of Strutter, In the Echo, Things Behind the Sun, Sugar Town, and Border Radio. She directed one segment of the compilation film Four Rooms and served as executive producer of Lover Girl. Allison also directed the TV movie Beaches and the TV movie A Crush on You. Her episodic TV series directing credits include: Graves, Riverdale, Time After Time, Murder in the First, Proof, TURN: Washington’s Spies, The Divide, Gang Related, Orange is the New Black, Southland, What About Brian, Sex and the City, Grosse Pointe, Cold Case, The L Word, Men in Trees, Sorry For Your Loss, The Affair, and Mayans M.C.
DOUG ATCHISON – 2000 FELLOW
Doug directed Akeelah and the Bee from his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script, earning him an NAACP Image Award for best screenplay. He also co-wrote Spinning into Butter. Most recently, he wrote Brian Banks, which won the Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film at the 2018 LA Film Festival and is a finalist for the 44th Annual Humanitas Prize.
NIKOLE BECKWITH – 2012 FELLOW
Nikole directed her Nicholl Fellowship-winning script, Stockholm, Pennsylvania, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Nikole also co-wrote the TV movie Beaches and wrote 3 Generations, which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Nikole wrote and directed Together Together. Most recently, Nikole wrote for Showtime’s The First Lady.
CHRIS BESSOUNIAN – 2011 FELLOW
Chris, with writing partner and Nicholl Fellow, Tianna Langham are co-producers on Fox’s The Resident.
RADHA BHARADWAJ – 1989 FELLOW
Radha is the writer-director of Closet Land, her Nicholl Fellowship-winning script, writer-director of Basil, which she adapted from the Wilkie Collins novel, and writer-director of Space MOMs.
ALFREDO BOTELLO – 2000 FELLOW
Alfredo co-wrote and co-produced Hollywood Adventures, wrote and directed the web series Passive-Aggressive Boyfriend and the short film The Xmas Special. He also wrote and co-directed the web series Reality Reboot. Most recently, Alfredo received a story credit on F9: The Fast Saga which released in 2021.
ALISHA BROPHY – 2014 FELLOW
Alisha was a writer on Cartoon Network’s Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and, most recently, Netflix’s Inside Job.
ROBERT GREGORY BROWNE – 1990 FELLOW
Robert has authored numerous books including Casting the Bones: An Author’s Guide to the Craft of Fiction, Speechless, Devil’s Kiss, Kiss Her Goodbye, Down Among the Dead Men, Love is Murder, Whisper in the Dark, Kill Her Again, Paradise Prophecy, and Bottom Deal. His first novel Kiss Her Goodbye was produced as The Line, a pilot for CBS-TV. Robert also wrote episodes of the animated series Spider-Man Unlimited and Diabolik.
ALLISON BUCKMELTER & NICOLAS BUCKMELTER - 2018 FELLOWS
Alison & Nicolas' Nicholl winning script, American Refugee, recently adapted by Blumhouse and EPIX, was released in December 2021.
PATRICIA BURROUGHS – 2001 FELLOW
Patricia’s latest novel is This Crumbling Pageant. Her previous novels include La Desperada, Some Enchanted Season, and Scandalous. Patricia also edited and conceived the short story anthology Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok, which includes Nicholl Fellow Max Adams among its contributors.
GABRIELLE BURTON – 2000 FELLOW
Gabrielle wrote Manna from Heaven, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival. She also wrote the non-fiction books Searching for Tamsen Donner and I’m Running Away From Home, But I’m Not Allowed to Cross the Street as well as the novels Heartbreak Hotel and Impatient with Desire, which won the 2011 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Novel. Gabrielle passed away in 2015.
ELIZABETH CHOMKO – 2015 FELLOW
Elizabeth wrote and directed What They Had from her Nicholl Fellowship-winning script, starring Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, and Blythe Danner. Elizabeth co-wrote The Last Drop.
JOHN CIARLO – 2002 FELLOW
John published his novel Buddy and Grace, an adaptation of his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script Bend in the River. He also wrote an episode and executive produced several episodes of the television series Magnum Opus.
DENNIS CLONTZ – 1986 FELLOW
Dennis was part of a team of Los Angeles Times journalists awarded a Pulitzer Prize for spot reporting on the Northridge earthquake. He wrote the award-winning play Generations. His plays received over 50 productions nationwide. Dennis passed away in 2004.
CECILIA CONTRERAS – 2007 FELLOW
Cecilia co-wrote Dear Eleanor, which was released in July 2016, with Nicholl Fellow Amy Garcia.
RICHARD CRAY – 1995 FELLOW
Richard wrote the TV movie A Christmas Wedding as well as segments of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas and Belle’s Magical World.
DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON – 2010 FELLOW
Destin directed the film of his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script, Short Term 12, which was released theatrically in August 2013 after premiering at the 2013 South by Southwest, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for best narrative film. He directed his Nicholl Fellowship year script I Am Not a Hipster, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Destin also directed and co-wrote The Glass Castle with Nicholl Fellow Andrew Lanham and together they co-wrote The Shack. Destin directed Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. Most recently, Destin directed Marvel's Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which he also co-wrote with Andrew.
SEAN ROBERT DANIELS – 2012 FELLOW
Sean co-wrote Vir die Voëls, which was released in November 2016 in South Africa. Sean and his fellow writers on High Rollers won for Best Achievement in Screenwriting: TV Soap/Telenovela at the South African Film & Television Awards. He is the head writer on South Africa’s TV show Grit. He co-wrote Stroomop and Thys & Trix, with both films premiering in South Africa in 2018.
RAYMOND DE FELITTA – 1991 FELLOW
Raymond wrote and directed Two Family House from his Nicholl Fellowship year script. His films as a writer-director include the Oscar-nominated short film Bronx Cheers, Cafe Society, and City Island, as well as the feature documentaries Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris and Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story. Raymond co-wrote Shadow of Doubt. He also directed Rob the Mob, The Thing About My Folks, and the ABC miniseries Madoff, for which he received a 2017 DGA Awards nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for TV and Miniseries and a 2017 WGA Awards nomination for Long Form - Adaptation. He authored the paperback City Island and Two Family House: Two Screenplays (And Too Much Information About the Making and Selling of Two Independent Films). Most recently, Raymond directed Bottom of the 9th.
FRANK DEJOHN – 2013 FELLOW
Frank co-wrote Scorpion King 5: Book of Souls alongside Nicholl Fellow David Alton Hedges.
TEJAL DESAI – 2003 FELLOW
Tejal co-wrote the story for the Lifetime Original Movie, A Tale of Two Coreys.
JAMES DILAPO – 2012 FELLOW
James’ Nicholl Fellowship-winning script Devils at Play was performed at the Ballroom Marfa’s The Reading in May 2013.
ROBERT EDWARDS – 2001 FELLOW
Robert directed Land of the Blind from his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. He also wrote and directed One More Time. Robert wrote and produced the documentary Sumo East and West and co-wrote and produced the documentary The Last Laugh.
RONALD EMMONS – 1991 FELLOW
Ronald wrote Rendezvous, which aired on BET. He passed away in 2005.
JACOB ESTES – 1998 FELLOW
Jacob directed Mean Creek from his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, received a 2004 Humanitas Prize, and won two 2005 Independent Spirit Awards. Jacob co-wrote Rings, wrote and directed The Details, and wrote Nearing Grace. He wrote and directed Relive, which had its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, he wrote and directed He’s Watching.
JEFFREY EUGENIDES – 1986 FELLOW
Jeffrey is the author of the novel The Marriage Plot, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex. The film of his novel The Virgin Suicides premiered at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Jeffrey’s short story “Baster” provided the basis for the film The Switch.
SCOTT FIFER – 1995 FELLOW
The movie of Scott’s Nicholl Fellowship year script Twice Upon a Time aired on Lifetime. He served as a staff writer on Beverly Hills 90210 during the final season of the original series. Scott has written a number of TV awards shows and specials. He was also a contributor to the book Smart Risks: How small grants are helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
JAMES FOLEY – 2000 FELLOW
James is the author of the e-books Argonauts Colossus and Far from Viet Nam. He passed away in 2022.
AMY GARCIA – 2007 FELLOW
Amy co-wrote Dear Eleanor, which was released in July 2016, with Nicholl Fellow Cecilia Contreras.
PAT GILFILLAN – 1995 FELLOW
Pat wrote Lila & Eve, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
MYRON GOBLE – 1993 FELLOW
Down in the Delta was produced from Myron’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script.
DAVID GORDON – 1990 FELLOW
David is a co-writer on the e-books The Modeling Tutorial: 17 Essays on How Experience Works and Expanding Your World: Modeling the Structure of Human Experience. He also wrote Therapeutic Metaphors: Helping Others Through the Looking Glass and the Out There children’s book series.
SUSANNAH GRANT – 1992 FELLOW
Susannah wrote Erin Brockovich, for which she received a 2001 Academy Awards nomination and a 2001 WGA Awards nomination, and 28 Days. She co-wrote The Fifth Wave, Charlotte’s Web, Pocahontas, and Ever After: A Cinderella Story, and she adapted The Soloist and In Her Shoes. Susannah also wrote and directed a number of episodes of the Fox-TV series Party of Five. She wrote and made her feature directorial debut on Catch and Release. She created and served as an executive producer of the CBS-TV series A Gifted Man and wrote Confirmation for HBO, which won the 2017 WGA Award for Long Form Original in Television and for which she and the script were honored with the WGA’s 2017 Paul Selvin Award. Susannah was the showrunner on Netflix’s Unbelievable.
ANTHONY GRIECO - 2015 FELLOW
Anthony's Nicholl winning script, Best Sellers, was released in September 2021 and starred Sir Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza.
HUMPHREY GYDE – 1998 FELLOW
Humphrey was the co-writer of Almaz Black Box.
MATT HARRIS – 2002 FELLOW
Matt is a showrunner on MTV’s Ridiculousness. Most recently, he wrote The Starling and co-wrote Dead for a Dollar.
DAVID ALTON HEDGES – 2013 FELLOW
David co-wrote Scorpion King 5: Book of Souls alongside Nicholl Fellow Frank DeJohn.
SJ INWARDS – 2017 FELLOW
SJ was selected for the Indie Film Project’s Screenwriters in Residence program at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival.
MELISSA IQBAL – 2014 FELLOW
Melissa is a writer and producer on the HBO series, The Nevers.
NOVA JACOBS – 2004 FELLOW
Nova wrote and co-directed with Nicholl Fellow John Sinclair the short film Schrodinger’s Cat. Her debut novel, The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, from Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, was released in 2018.
ANTHONY JASWINSKI – 1997 FELLOW
Anthony wrote The Shallows, Satanic, Vanishing on 7th Street, and Kristi. He also wrote and directed Killing Time. He wrote the TV movie Backwoods and authored the novel Rocketship Nation. Anthony is the creator of Lifetime’s A Midsummer’s Nightmare. Most recently, Jaswinski wrote Mary starring Gary Oldman.
JODI ANN JOHNSON – 1993 FELLOW
Jodi co-wrote Pope Joan and was one of the initial writers of Disney’s Mulan.
ARTHUR JOLLY – 2006 FELLOW
Arthur’s full-length play The Lady Demands Satisfaction, which won the 2017/2018 Joining Sword & Pen Competition and the Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award, premiered in Chicago in 2018.
KEN KRISTENSEN – 2008 FELLOW
Ken was a staff writer on the Netflix/Marvel series The Punisher and the FX series Happy! He was a producer of the TV movie Road Warriors and the TV series Futurestates and Jail. He also co-produced Death Factory, which was released in the UK in 2014. Ken co-created and writes the graphic novel series Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth, published by Image Comics, and in 2014 he took over the writing duties on the comic series Indestructible by IDW/Darby Pop Publishing. Ken authored the graphic novel Fairy Godbrothers. Also, he contributed a story to Michael Chabon’s anthology, The Escapist, and is writing his own ongoing comic book in bookstores now called OBLIV18N. Recently, Ken was a writer and consulting producer on Marvel’s Ghost Rider for Hulu. He is a writer and supervising producer on Starz’s upcoming TV series, The Continental.
EHREN KRUGER – 1996 FELLOW
Ehren’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script, Arlington Road, was released in 1999. His other screenplays include Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Reindeer Games, Scream 3, The Ring, and The Ring 2, based on the original Japanese novel and film. Ehren also wrote The Brothers Grimm and The Skeleton Key and co-wrote Blood and Chocolate, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the TV movie New World Disorder, and Disney’s live action Dumbo, which was directed by Tim Burton. Also, he produced the feature Ophelia. Ehren is writing Black Five. Most recently, Ehren co-wrote Top Gun: Maverick, which was released in May 2022.
KURT KUENNE – 2002 FELLOW
Kurt directed multiple episodes of NBC’s The Blacklist. He co-wrote and edited the feature documentary Batkid Begins and wrote and directed the feature documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father, which premiered at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival. He wrote, directed, and edited the feature Shuffle and the shorts On the Air, Remembrances, Scrapbook, and Drive-in Movie Memories.
TIANNA LANGHAM – 2011 FELLOW
Tianna co-wrote Il Nido (The Nest), which had its North American premiere at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Tianna, with writing partner and Nicholl Fellow Chris Bessounian, is a co-producer of the television series The Resident.
ANDREW LANHAM – 2010 FELLOW
Andrew co-wrote The Glass Castle, The Shack, Just Mercy, and Marvel's Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings with Nicholl Fellow Destin Daniel Cretton.Andrew
MARK LOWENTHAL – 1989 FELLOW
Mark is the writer-director-producer of Where the Elephant Sits, his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. It premiered at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.
T.J. LYNCH – 1999 FELLOW
T.J. is the co-writer of A Plumm Summer; the film premiered at the Heartland Film Festival and was initially written during his fellowship year. He also wrote and directed the short film Water Under the Bridge.
JOHN MACINNES – 2011 FELLOW
John wrote the Activision videogame “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” and wrote and co-directed the short Grace: Until We Go Down.
DAVID MANGO – 2007 FELLOW
David co-wrote Into the White.
ANDREW W. MARLOWE – 1992 FELLOW
Andrew wrote Air Force One, End of Days, and Hollow Man, as well as several episodes of the NBC-TV series Viper. He is the creator and executive producer of the ABC television series Castle, the winner of consecutive People’s Choice Awards for Best TV Crime Drama. He is the co-creator and an executive producer on the ABC series Take Two with Nicholl Fellow Terri Edda Miller. Most recently, Andrew served as a showrunner on CBS’s reboot of “The Equalizer.”
RANDALL MCCORMICK – 1987 FELLOW
Randall co-wrote Speed 2 and received story credit on Titan A.E. He also wrote Blue Crush 2 and The Scorpion King: Rise of the Warrior, received a story credit on The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, and co-wrote Psycho Sushi.
JIM MCGLYNN – 1989 FELLOW
Traveller was produced from Jim’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script.
DONNA MCNEELY – 1998 FELLOW
Donna authored the book Stuck in the Box: A Life in Local TV News.
JASON MICALLEF – 2008 FELLOW
Butter was produced from Jason’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. The film premiered at the 2011 Telluride and 2011 Toronto Film Festivals. Jason served as an executive producer on Elvis & Nixon. He also wrote and directed the short Marcel, Marcel. Most recently, Jason created and executive produced Heathers for the Paramount Network.
SCOTT MILES – 2014 FELLOW
Scott was a writer on Cartoon Network’s Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and, most recently, Netflix's Inside Job.
TERRI EDDA MILLER – 1992 FELLOW
Terri was a writer and executive producer of the ABC-TV series Castle. She also wrote and directed the short films Dysenchanted, My Femme Lady, and Truly. She is the co-creator and an executive producer on the ABC series Take Two with Nicholl Fellow Andrew Marlowe. Most recently, Terri served as a showrunner on CBS’s “The Equalizer.”
KAREN MONCRIEFF – 1998 FELLOW
Karen directed Blue Car from her Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. She wrote and directed The Dead Girl and The Trials of Cate McCall. She also directed Lifetime’s Petals on the Wind, episodes of the TV series Six Feet Under and Touching Evil, and The Keeping Hours, which was written by Nicholl Fellow Rebecca Sonnenshine and won the Audience Award at the 2017 LA Film Festival. Most recently, Karen directed an episode of BET’s The Quad. Karen directed an episode of BET’s The Quad, and two episodes of Paramount Network’s TV series, Paradise Lost. Most recently, Karen directed an episode of Home Before Dark for AppleTV+.
ANNMARIE MORAIS – 1999 FELLOW
Annmarie wrote for the Syfy TV series Killjoys and the Global-TV series Combat Hospital and was a story editor on the TV series Rogue and the Syfy TV series Haven. She wrote the TV movie Kink in My Hair and served as a consulting producer and wrote for the TV series Da Kink in My Hair. Annmarie co-wrote Hotel Babylon and wrote How She Move, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Annmarie Morais was also a staff writer on the BET series, American Soul. Currently, she is an executive producer/showrunner on CBC’s The Porter.
JAMES MOTTERN – 2003 FELLOW
James directed Trucker from his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. The film premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. He also directed By the Gun and wrote and directed Strangeways.
ERIC NAZARIAN – 2008 FELLOW
Eric co-wrote Three Christs, adapted from the book, The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, by Milton Rokeach. He also directed and wrote the short Bolis, a segment of Do Not Forget Me Istanbul.
DAWN O’LEARY – 1993 FELLOW
Admissions, from Dawn’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script Island of Brilliance, premiered at the 2004 Mill Valley Film Festival.
KAREN O'TOOLE – 1998 FELLOW
Karen is author of the books The Writer and the Quail, The Really Red Rabbit, and Orphans of Katrina: Inside the World’s Biggest Animal Rescue.
LEE PATTERSON – 2008 FELLOW
Lee is a co-producer and writer on the USA TV show Colony and co-wrote the feature Curve. Most recently, Lee wrote an episode of Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities for Netflix.
DEBORAH PRYOR – 1989 FELLOW
Briar Patch, also known as Plain Dirty, from Deborah’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script, premiered at the 2003 Slamdance Film Festival. She also wrote the short film Angelmaker.
ANNIE REID – 2003 FELLOW
Annie Reid is lead writer at Massive Ubisoft, where she wrote the video game “Tom Clancy’s The Division.” She also co-wrote the video game “Dead Rising 2” and wrote five additional video games in the “Dead Rising” franchise.
MIKE RICH – 1998 FELLOW
Finding Forrester was produced from Mike’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. He also wrote The Rookie and Radio. He wrote and served as an executive producer on The Nativity Story and Secretariat. Mike most recently co-wrote Cars 3.
CREIGHTON ROTHENBERGER – 2002 FELLOW
Creighton co-wrote London Has Fallen, The Expendables 3, and Olympus Has Fallen with Katrin Benedikt.
BRAGI SCHUT – 2003 FELLOW
Season of the Witch was produced from Bragi’s Nicholl Fellowship-winning script. He created and was co-executive producer of the CBS–TV series Threshold. He wrote and directed the shorts Charlie Thistle, Scarecrow Joe, and Daniel Brewster and The End of the World, and he wrote the short film Velvet Road. Bragi co-wrote the comic book Deep Blue, which made its debut in 2014, and he also adapted the graphic novel Abomination from his screenplay. Bragi is a showrunner on the Cartoon Network’s Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. He co-wrote the feature Escape Room, which premiered in January 2019. Most recently, he wrote the feature Samaritan.
STEPHANIE SHANNON – 2013 FELLOW
Stephanie Shannon is a story editor on the Starz series, Outlander. Stephanie was also a writer and story editor for the Apple TV+ series, For All Mankind.
NICHOLAS SHERMAN – 2007 FELLOW
Nick’s feature documentary Soundtracker premiered at 2010 Hot Docs, the Canadian International Documentary Festival. He also was the editor of the television series documentary Back in the Day as well as the feature films Mercy Street, Falling Away, and Manson Family Vacation.
JOHN SINCLAIR – 2004 FELLOW
John wrote and co-directed Heathens and Thieves, which premiered in the 2012 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival and in the 2012 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. He also wrote and produced the short film Life Socks: Ask Dr. Pete and co-directed the short film Schrodinger’s Cat with Nicholl Fellow Nova Jacobs.
T.C. SMITH – 1990 FELLOW
Tom wrote the ABC-TV movie Beverly Hills Family Robinson. He co-wrote the short Scream, Teen, Scream!, which screened at the Berlin Film Festival. Tom also co-wrote and co-starred in the short Ernest and Bertram, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
REBECCA SONNENSHINE – 1999 FELLOW
Within was produced from Rebecca’s Nicholl Fellowship year script. Rebecca was a co-executive producer and writer on the Cinemax series Outcast and was a co-producer and writer on the CW-TV series The Vampire Diaries. She wrote Happily Even After and co-wrote The Haunting of Molly Hartley and American Zombie. Rebecca also produced Bunny and Reversion. She wrote The Keeping Hours, directed by Nicholl Fellow Karen Moncreiff and which won the Audience Award at the 2017 LA Film Festival. Most recently, she co-executive produced episodes of the ABC series The Crossing. Recently, Rebecca wrote, and co-executive produced, on the Amazon Prime superhero series, The Boys. Most recently, Rebecca created and executive produced Archive 81 for Netflix.
BARBARA STEPANSKY – 2013 FELLOW
Barbara wrote and directed one of the segments in 7 from Etheria. She wrote the screenplay for Deadly Signal. She also wrote the Lifetime original movie Flint, which won the 2018 WGA Award in the Long Form Original category. Barbara is a story editor on the Starz series, Outlander. Most recently, Barbara created and wrote for Netflix’s Woman of the Dead.
WARREN TAYLOR – 1987 FELLOW
Warren adapted Bob Randall’s novel The Last Man on the List, which aired on the USA Network as Dead Husbands. He wrote the TV movie In the Eyes of a Stranger, a revised version of his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script In the Dark. His adaptation of Joy Fielding’s novel Tell Me No Secrets aired on ABC-TV.
AMY TOFTE – 2015 FELLOW
Amy wrote Better Off Zed, which was released in 2018. Amy was awarded a writing residency by the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in 2018. Most recently, Amy co-wrote the memoir Icons and Instincts: Choreographing And Directing Entertainment’s Biggest Stars with Vincent Paterson.
ABEL VANG – 2011 FELLOW
Abel and Nicholl Fellow Burlee Vang co-directed and co-wrote Bedeviled and the short film Sentient. Abel also directed Hollywood Chaos. Most recently, Abel co-directed and co-wrote They Live in the Grey for Shudder.
BURLEE VANG – 2011 FELLOWS
Burlee and Nicholl Fellow Abel Vang co-directed and co-wrote Bedeviled and the short film Sentient. Most recently, Burlee co-directed and co-wrote They Live in the Grey for Shudder.
MICHAEL WERWIE – 2012 FELLOW
Michael wrote Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, his Nicholl Fellowship-winning script, starring Zac Efron. Most recently, Michael adapted Robert Kolker’s book Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery for Netflix.
ROBLEY WILSON – 1995 FELLOW
Robley is the author of the novels After Paradise, The World Still Melting, Splendid Omens, and The Victim’s Daughter and the short story collections Who Will Hear Your Secrets, The Book of Lost Fathers, Terrible Kisses, Dancing for Men, Living Alone, and The Pleasures of Manhood. He also authored the poetry books: Everything Paid For, A Pleasure Tree, and Kingdoms of the Ordinary. His novella Teresa Frechette appeared in the Santa Monica Review. His stories “Terrible Kisses” and “Favorites” were adapted as short films. Robley is also editor with his wife Susan Hubbard of the short story collection 100% Pure Florida Fiction.
BRIAN WRAY – 2003 FELLOW
Brian Wray’s first children’s picture book, Unraveling Rose, was released in 2017 by Schiffer Publishing. Brian’s newest children’s book, Max’s Box: Letting Go of Negative Feelings, was published in 2019.
CAMERON YOUNG – 2001 FELLOW
Cameron wrote a segment of the feature film Locker 13. He also wrote and directed the short film The Visitation.