DAILY NEWS: Sundance Lab Projects; Shooting Gallery Exit
by Eugene Hernandez /indieWIRE
>> Sundance Institute Chooses A Dozen Projects for Annual Lab
(indieWIRE/01.03.01) -- The Sundance Institute has announced the twelve
projects selected for next week's annual Screenwriters Lab at the Sundance
Resort in Utah.
"We are encouraged by the scope and freshness of the artistic visions that
make up this year's Lab," commented Michelle Satter, Director of the
Sundance Institute Feature Film Program in a prepared statement. "Their
stories offer a window into the thematic and aesthetic directions
reinvigorating American independent cinema."
Selected for the Lab are: David Gordon Green (writer/director, "All The Real
Girls"), Peter Himmelstein (writer, "Beautiful Baby"), Rod Pocowatchit
(writer, "Dancing on the Moon"), Lisa Collins (writer/director, "The Grass
is Greener"), Kent Williams (writer/director, "Kokoro"), Moises Kaufman
(writer/director, "The Laramie Project"), Derick and Steven Martini
(co-writers/co-directors, "Lymelife"), Tatia Rosenthal (co-writer/director)
& Etgar Keret (co-writer) ("$9.99"), Jono Oliver (writer/director, "The
Other Ones"), Laurie Collyer (writer/director, "Shall Not Want"), Hilary
Brougher (writer/director, "Stephanie Daley"), Josh Sternfeld
(writer/director, "Winter Solstice").
Screenwriters on board to work with the participants are John August, Reggie
Bythewood, Carol Doyle, Tony Drazan, Naomi Foner, Nelson George, Stephen
Gyllenhaal, Larry Konner, Malia Scotch Marmo, Douglas McGrath, Tom Rickman,
Howard Rodman, Susan Shilliday, Zachary Sklar and David Veloz.
Among the recent Sundance Institute projects are Kimberly Peirce's "Boys
Don't Cry," Gina Prince Bythewood's "Love And Basketball," Rodrigo Garcia's
"Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her,"and Darren Aronofsky's
"Requiem For A Dream." The projects premiering at this years Sundance Film
Festival are "Series 7: The Contenders" by Daniel Minahan, "The Business Of Strangers" by Patrick Stettner, "Hedwig And The Angry Inch" by John Cameron Mitchell,"Lift" by DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter, and "The American Astronaut" by Cory McAbee.
The participants and projects selected for the 2001 January Screenwriters
Lab are (information provided by The Sundance Institute):
David Gordon Green (writer/director), ALL THE REAL GIRLS:
Born in Arkansas and raised in Texas, David Gordon Green now lives in North Carolina where he has written and directed several short films, including Physical Pinball and A Biography of Barrels, and documentaries. His first feature film, George Washington, was released theatrically in 2000 and played at over 30 international film festivals including the Berlin Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival where it received The Discovery Award. All the Real Girls: In a small Southern town where time stands still, an experienced young man is surprised to find himself falling for a na