Los Angeles, 9/5/07 – Atchity Entertainment International (AEI) client Alan Roth’s screenplay Hang Time has entered the semi-finals of the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships of Screenwriting.
Out of over 5,000 entries, Hang Time is one of the approximately one hundred screenplays chosen to enter the semi-final round.
Hang Time is the story of a bitter professional basketball player who forms an unlikely relationship with a sports reporter and a young boy who lives in the apartment where he grew up. By turns funny and heart-warming, Hang Time is a powerful drama with compelling, unforgettable characters.
The Nicholl Fellowships are run by the Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It is generally considered to be one of the most significant screenwriting contests available.
In the past, winners of the Nicholl Fellowships have gone on to production, including Michael A. Rich (Finding Forrester), Doug Atchinson (Akeelah and the Bee) and Ehren Kruger (Arlington Road).
Literary management/production company AEI signed to represent Roth in 2005.
AEI is producing Hang Time and another of Roth’s scripts, One More for the Road.
A native of New Jersey, Roth lives in upper-state New York.