This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.
As the Senior Manager of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Joan Wai oversees all aspects of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ international amateur screenwriting competition. She has worked with the Nicholl Fellowships in various capacities for over a decade. Prior to joining the Nicholl Fellowships, Joan was a published author, story analyst, script consultant, and had judged for a variety of screenwriting competitions. She earned her screenwriting degree from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.