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Old 11-03-2017, 02:47 PM   #11
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Since it was announced last night, I thought I'd go ahead and note it here too, sadly Greg Beal is retiring from the Fellowship and moving on after this year's duties are wrapped up in the next week or so roughly. No word was given on who will be taking over for him after 28 years (if memory serves on the time frame).
Oh, say it ain't so!

Greg.. wherever you are out there... you will be missed, but I'd like to extend my gratitude for your tireless efforts over the years, including making me feel welcome during my week-long visit ten years ago (amazing it's been ten years).

More than all the time you devoted to the Nicholl Fellowship competition, you were always so generous with your time right here on this particular forum, answering questions and dealing with us neurotic writers... all with great patience and good humor.

Tip of the hat.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:02 PM   #12
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> is retiring...

I can't imagine why?! Greg and his favorite pastime
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:09 AM   #13
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Happy trails, Greg! Huge appreciation to you for years of incredibly hard work, dedication, and support for struggling screenwriters. Whoever takes your place has big shoes to fill. All the best!

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Old 12-13-2017, 11:02 AM   #14
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I'm so sorry to hear Greg is retiring! The Nicholl Fellowship is such a professional and terrific contest. I was a semi-finalist this year and the quality of the people that have reached out (and continue to email even now) to read my script is completely amazing.

Good luck in your next adventure, Greg! Thank you for the many years of encouragement and for running a great contest!
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:51 AM   #15
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Sorry to hear of Greg retiring. Have a good memory of sitting around with him at Austin. What a nice guy. Lots more free time now, where he doesn't have to read screenplays unless he wants to.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:44 AM   #16
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Thanks, man. Congrats to you as well. Hope you get more requests. I spent so many years on the outside looking in on this contest, and heard so many success stories about those that made it through the first cut, that I thought I should clear some space in my inbox after having made the semis. Should have known better (holding up my six-year screenwriting chip). LOL.*

*That's not to disparage the Nicholl, which in my opinion, is the ONLY worthwhile contest. Just curious how different placements have been shaking out for folks. Logline, of course, must be the most important factor.
Making semi-finalist in the Nicholl (no small feat by the way, congratulations) certainly pushes you closer to the front of the line. Ultimately, however, I think it's your logline/concept that'll draw attention to your script at the semi-finalist stage.

It may be different with finalists and winners where the writing ability and the writer are more the focus of being contacted instead of the script itself.

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Old 08-30-2018, 08:20 AM   #17
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Hey all, I'm new around here... Been writing for years though...I made the Nicholl semis this year and have just started querying managers mainly as a result, being sure to mention the SF...Nothing has come of it yet though

Interested to hear any success stories though as a result of Nicholl SF's
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Old 08-30-2018, 09:16 AM   #18
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Hey Holbrook -- I made the semis this year as well. So far I've had one person receptive to me sending my script over. That's one out of probably eight that I've sent thus far. But that already beats my experience from making the semis last year! LOL. Based on my experience, by all means query away with your Nicholl placement placed prominently in your query, but don't get your hopes up.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:13 PM   #19
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I think Lee Stobby offers to read any QF/SF, so maybe try him? After reading the thread on him in the managers section.
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