In 2000, AKEELAH AND THE BEE won the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Past winners of the Nicholl award include Susannah Grant (Erin Brokovich), Mike Rich (The Rookie), and Ehren Krueger (The Ring).
Recently, Atchison adapted the novel The Breadwinner into a feature teleplay for ABC/Touchstone and Glenn Close. He also co-wrote the screen adaptation of Rebecca Gilman's award-winning play Spinning into Butter for producers Lou Pitt and Norman Twain. He is also currently adapting Kahlil Ashanti's acclaimed one-man-show Basic Training into a feature film with producer Barry Josephson. They will be taking the stage version of Basic Training to New York in early 2005.
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