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The NBA’s attempt at creating a pathway to professional basketball for high school prospects is coming to an end. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the league plans on shutting down its G League Ignite team, which launched in 2020 and provided elite talent an opportunity to get compensated to play basketball without needing to go to college.

“I think given that that’s happened, I think we are in the process of reassessing Team Ignite,” Adam Silver said at All-Star Weekend about how NIL rules have impacted the need for the Ignite team. “Because now some of those same players who didn’t want to be one-and-done players because they felt it was unfair and they wanted the ability not just to earn a living playing basketball but to do commercial deals that weren’t available to them at college, to hire professional agents, an opportunity that wasn’t available to them at college, they now — all of those same opportunities have become available to them.”

Silver admitted at the time that he was unsure of what the team’s future would be, and that the idea of creating the team was to fill “a hole in the marketplace.”

Things have not gone especially well for the team this year despite having some highly-regarded talents in Matas Buzelis and Ron Holland. Currently, the Ignite are 6-20. The program has, however, been able to do what it sent out to do, as it has sent a number of players to the NBA. Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Isaiah Todd, Dyson Daniels, MarJon Beauchamp, Jaden Hardy, Scoot Henderson, Leonard Miller, Sidy Cissoko, and Mojave King have all been drafted, while Daishen Nix and Michael Foster Jr. also made it to the league.

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By: Bill DiFilippo
Title: Report: The NBA Will Shut Down The G League Ignite Team
Sourced From: uproxx.com/dimemag/nba-shut-down-g-league-ignite-team-details/
Published Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2024 20:27:21 +0000

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2024 Emmys: Television Academy! Hear Our Pleas!

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It’s one of our favorite podcasts: Television Academy! Hear Our Pleas! Joey, Megan, and Clarence each give recommendations for performances, series, etc. for the voting members of the Television Academy to consider as the 2024 Emmy voting window kicks off today! As always we close with the flash forward to the media we’re most anticipating […]

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By: Clarence Moye
Title: 2024 Emmys: Television Academy! Hear Our Pleas!
Sourced From: www.awardsdaily.com/2024/06/wcpep462/
Published Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2024 02:46:36 +0000

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c. Craig Patterson | “Tah” | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner

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2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner:
c. Craig Patterson (Los Angeles, CA), “Tah”
The black sheep of the family comes back home to live with the most difficult matriarch in New Orleans.

Watch highlights from the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winners ►► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNqSnYyYNCBcK2vqnUCc5gD

Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Each individual will receive a $35,000 prize and mentorship from an Academy member throughout their fellowship year. They also were featured at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Live Read on April 25 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where an ensemble of actors read selected scenes from the 2023 winning scripts. The Nicholl Fellowships were established in 1985 through the support of Gee Nicholl in memory of her husband Don Nicholl.

The 2023 winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Brent Delaney (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), “Brownie Mary”
At the height of the AIDS crisis, Mary Jane Rathbun illegally distributes cannabis-infused brownies to heal thousands of gay men in San Francisco and inadvertently becomes the face of the first medical marijuana movement in U.S. history.

Harris McCabe (Los Angeles, CA), “Nat Cady’s Boys”
Two young boys seek bloody vengeance on the posse that hung their outlaw father in 1882 Wyoming.

J. Miller (Burbank, CA), “Slugger
Abandoned by her mother and coached by her unloving father, a high school baseball prodigy with a hot temper and thunderous bat must confront old-school coaches, jealous teammates, injuries, and her own sexual identity on an inspirational quest to be the first woman to play in the Majors.

c. Craig Patterson (Los Angeles, CA), “Tah”
The black sheep of the family comes back home to live with the most difficult matriarch in New Orleans.

Kayla Sun (Los Angeles, CA), “Boy, Girl, Fig”
Aden was born with a rare condition where he becomes invisible to people who love him. He struggles when he falls in love with his childhood best friend.

A total of 5,599 scripts, from 83 countries, were submitted for the 2023 competition. The first and quarterfinal rounds were judged by industry professionals, including graduates of the Academy’s Diverse Reader Training Workshop, a free referral-only program established to train individuals from underrepresented communities to be story analysts. The semifinal round was judged by Academy members across the spectrum of the motion picture industry. Thirteen individual screenwriters were selected as finalists. Their scripts were then read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, who ultimately voted the winners.

c. Craig Patterson | “Tah” | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner

Learn more about the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and check out past ceremonies ►► https://oscars.org/nicholl

Subscribe for more #Oscars videos ►► http://osca.rs/subscribeyt

#Nicholl #Screenwriting #WeAreTheAcademy #Storytelling

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Title: c. Craig Patterson | “Tah” | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner
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J. Miller | “Slugger” | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner

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2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner:
J. Miller (Burbank, CA), “Slugger”
Abandoned by her mother and coached by her unloving father, a high school baseball prodigy with a hot temper and thunderous bat must confront old-school coaches, jealous teammates, injuries, and her own sexual identity on an inspirational quest to be the first woman to play in the Majors.

Watch highlights from the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winners ►► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNqSnYyYNCBcK2vqnUCc5gD

Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Each individual will receive a $35,000 prize and mentorship from an Academy member throughout their fellowship year. They also were featured at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Live Read on April 25 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where an ensemble of actors read selected scenes from the 2023 winning scripts. The Nicholl Fellowships were established in 1985 through the support of Gee Nicholl in memory of her husband Don Nicholl.

The 2023 winners are (listed alphabetically by author):

Brent Delaney (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), “Brownie Mary”
At the height of the AIDS crisis, Mary Jane Rathbun illegally distributes cannabis-infused brownies to heal thousands of gay men in San Francisco and inadvertently becomes the face of the first medical marijuana movement in U.S. history.

Harris McCabe (Los Angeles, CA), “Nat Cady’s Boys
Two young boys seek bloody vengeance on the posse that hung their outlaw father in 1882 Wyoming.

J. Miller (Burbank, CA), “Slugger”
Abandoned by her mother and coached by her unloving father, a high school baseball prodigy with a hot temper and thunderous bat must confront old-school coaches, jealous teammates, injuries, and her own sexual identity on an inspirational quest to be the first woman to play in the Majors.

c. Craig Patterson (Los Angeles, CA), “Tah”
The black sheep of the family comes back home to live with the most difficult matriarch in New Orleans.

Kayla Sun (Los Angeles, CA), “Boy, Girl, Fig”
Aden was born with a rare condition where he becomes invisible to people who love him. He struggles when he falls in love with his childhood best friend.

A total of 5,599 scripts, from 83 countries, were submitted for the 2023 competition. The first and quarterfinal rounds were judged by industry professionals, including graduates of the Academy’s Diverse Reader Training Workshop, a free referral-only program established to train individuals from underrepresented communities to be story analysts. The semifinal round was judged by Academy members across the spectrum of the motion picture industry. Thirteen individual screenwriters were selected as finalists. Their scripts were then read and judged by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee, who ultimately voted the winners.

J. Miller | “Slugger” | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner

Learn more about the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting and check out past ceremonies ►► https://oscars.org/nicholl

Subscribe for more #Oscars videos ►► http://osca.rs/subscribeyt

#Nicholl #Screenwriting #WeAreTheAcademy #Storytelling

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By: Oscars
Title: J. Miller | “Slugger” | 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Award Winner
Sourced From: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvk_J7_Bu9I

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