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  • stainjm
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    Thank you. My mind's going in circles, but I think that makes sense.

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  • gregbeal
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    Originally posted by stainjm View Post
    I think I read that you can't use adaptations for Nicholl, but what about if it's from my own (or co-writer's) work?
    Adaptations are eligible if from a writer's own work.

    Adaptations would not be eligible if from a co-writer's work, as that would make the script an unequal collaboration in addition to being an adaptation (i.e., story by one, script by two; and adaptation of own work by one, adaptation of another writer's work by the co-writer).

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  • stainjm
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    Oh yeah, right. This was copied from some old text.

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  • Danibobani
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    "If you have earned more than $5,000 writing for narrative feature films and/or narrative television, then you are not eligible."

    I believe they raised the eligibility earnings limit to $25,000 a few years back.

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  • stainjm
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    Nicholl and adapting my own book

    I think I read that you can't use adaptations for Nicholl, but what about if it's from my own (or co-writer's) work?

    Oh, found the answer to my question already! Thanks anyway. (Below, says one's own work is fine).

    A few eligibility notes:

    If you have earned more than $5,000 writing for narrative feature films and/or narrative television, then you are not eligible. The $5,000 limit is a cumulative amount. For example, three $2,000 options would make a writer ineligible to enter.

    Writers of television news and/or documentary films remain eligible (so long as they are otherwise eligible).

    Adaptations are not eligible (with the exception of adaptations of one's own work). Typically, adaptations are based on a single source -- a novel, a non-fiction book, a short story, a news article, a movie, a TV series, etc. Additionally, scripts that depend upon the existence of a single source are also not eligible; typically, these use pre-existing fictional characters -- James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, the X-Men, Superman, etc. -- or are sequels to other movies (or books, TV shows, etc.) -- Star Trek, Star Wars, Scream, James Bond, Get Smart, etc.

    Scripts based solely on fairy tales, mythological tales or the bible are usually not eligible.

    Historical scripts based on research are eligible. If you consulted multiple sources for a script about Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, that script would be considered an original. However, if you consulted a single source for the same script, it would not be eligible.

    Using a moment or two from a play in a script about actors would not cause that script to be an adaptation. Similar usage from other sources (news stories, sporting events, songs, etc.) would also not cause a script to be an adaptation.
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