The 2020-2021 Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting is now closed for the year.
The Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting is awarded to an emerging screenwriter (18-25) who plans to pursue a career in screenwriting. The winner receives a $10,000 stipend to write an original screenplay and is mentored during the course of the fellowship (one-year) by a prominent screenwriter. It is underwritten by a grant from the King Family Foundation, and hosted by The Black List.
New this year, in partnership with the International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA), the Collyer Fellowship winner will also receive a 12-month ISAConnect membership, a 15-minute consultation, and a free Developmental Evaluation. The top five Fellowship finalists will also receive a 12-month ISAConnect membership!
The fellowship is open to students across the country and the winner will be announced in Spring, 2021. Note that this fellowship is for screenwriters between the ages of 18-25 who will be no older than 25 years of age as of December 31, 2020. Emphasis is placed on feature film projects that are character-driven and personal in nature (no TV pilots at this time).
The award honors Michael Collyer, a distinguished entertainment attorney in New York City for four decades, who practiced primarily at his namesake firm Kay Collyer & Boose and specialized in television financing and production.
COLLYER FELLOWSHIP WINNERS
Sara Van Acker (2009) Bloodlust
Antal Zambo (2010) When the Sparrows Come Home
James DiLapo (2011) Devils At Play
Hailey O’Brien (2012) Losing Grace
Heather Dunoon (2013) Remember Me ?
Hennah Sekandary (2014) 48 Hour Fire
Megan Rico (2015) Ned
Bo Shim (2016) Sister of a Goddess
Joseph Walters (2017) Hazzard
Nicole Landau (2018) The Carpet from Kunduz
Alishan Valiani (2020) In Sects
Omid Iranikah (2021) Through the Mud