Film Independent recently named its 2006 participants in its annual Producer's Lab, which runs for seven weeks that began October 16. The participants are: Greg Corbin and Bryan Lewis ("Senor Vasquez and the Holy Donut"); Sarah DiLeo ("Bless Me, Ultima"); Scott Foster ("Crystal Messiah"); Jasmine Jaisinghani ("SuperMacho"); Charlotte Pai and Ben Wagner ("Baja"); Sean Shodahl and Maryam Keshavarz ("Circumstance"); and Susan West ("The Oyster Dance"). Sponsored by Technicolor, the Lab is designed, according to Film Independent, "to help producers working in independent film improve their craft and to help them develop strategies for getting their films made." This year's Lab is being taught by producer Gina Kwon, whose credits include "Me and You and Everyone We Know" and "The Motel." Guest speakers include entertainment attorney Craig Emanuel, producer Ram Bergman ("Brick"), producer Effie T. Brown ("In the Cut"), Joe Pichirallo (Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment), producer Jocelyn Hayes (Killer Films), and business plan expert Louise Levison. [Brian Brooks]