ZOEY DEUTCH, GUGU MBATHA-RAW, RODRIGO SANTORO AND VINCE VAUGHN TO PERFORM AT ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS LIVE READ
OSCARS – Actors Zoey Deutch, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rodrigo Santoro and Vince Vaughn will perform a live reading of selected scenes from this year’s five winning scripts at the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Effie Brown (“Dear White People”) returns to produce, and Rodrigo Garcia (“Mother and Child”) returns to direct for the fifth consecutive year.
Deutch recently starred in the feature film “Before I Fall.” Her credits include “Rebel in the Rye,” “Why Him?,” “Everybody Wants Some!,” “Dirty Grandpa,” “Vampire Academy,” “Beautiful Creatures” and the upcoming “Flower,” “The Year of Spectacular Men” and “Set It Up.”
Presenters for the evening’s program are five members of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee: producer Julia Chasman (“25th Hour”), writer Larry Karaszewski (“The People vs. O.J. Simpson”) animation director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (“Kung Fu Panda 3”), writer Misan Sagay (“Belle”) and producer Robert Shapiro (“Empire of the Sun”).
Earlier this month four individual screenwriters and one writing team were selected from 7,102 entries as winners of the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.