THE DAVID AND LYNN ANGELL COLLEGE COMEDY FELLOWSHIP

 
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Prize: $20,000
Applicants: All undergraduate and graduate students. Past participating colleges.
Requirements: Students must be enrolled at the time of submission.

In 2003, HUMANITAS created The David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Fellowship in honor of David and Lynn Angell, who were aboard Flight #11 when it crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. David was a writer on the staff of Cheers and co-creator of Wings and Frasier; his wife Lynn supported him during the early years of his career in her work as a librarian. Together, the Angells focused their philanthropic efforts on the ideal that all people are entitled to develop to their fullest potential. 

The David and Lynn Angell College Comedy Fellowship was created to recognize and financially reward young writers. In doing so, we hope it encourages them to create works that enrich the lives of others through comedy that entertains with humor and captures the human spirit.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019-2020 FINALISTS

 
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Entry details

TIMELINE

SUBMISSIONS OPEN - SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2019

Early Deadline: Dec 31, 2019

Regular Deadline: Feb 29, 2020

Extended Deadline: May 1, 2020

  • Announcement of semi-finalists and finalists: June/July 2020

  • Annual awards event: January/February 2021

script Requirements

  • 30-minute (22 to 38 pages)

  • 60-minute (44 to 60 pages)

  • 90-minute (75 to 90 pages)

  • Feature Film (105 to 120 pages)

  • Mid Form Content (submissions must include 3 scripts – 7-18 pages, episodic, geared for distribution on a streaming platform)

Please submit original scripts only. 

 Please note

  • Spec episodes of existing shows will no longer be accepted. We are looking for original scripts for either film or TV that showcase each writer's voice and point of view as an individual.

  • Plays and short stories are not accepted.

  • Submitted scripts must be original work.

  • Students may be contacted for interviews as part of the selection process.

  • Students must be enrolled in a BFA or MFA writing program with a focus on screenwriting at the time of submission.

Submission Materials

  • Name, email address and phone number

  • Brief synopsis of script (.pdf)

  • Script (.pdf)

Depending on what deadline you submit your entry by, there is a different fee to submit to our COLLEGE FELLOWSHIPS. Candidates will submit payment with their application.

  • Early Deadline: $40.00

  • Regular Deadline: $45.00

  • Extended Deadline: $50.00

2019 Winner

Questions?

Email: CollegeFellowship@humanitasprize.org

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