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Twelve Chosen for Sundance Institute’s January Screenwriters Lab

Twelve Chosen for Sundance Institute's January Screenwriters Lab

Sundance Institute has selected twelve projects for the annual January Screenwriters Lab, to be held January 12-17, 2007 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer’s workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in what the organization describes as an “environment that encourages creative risk-taking.” Projects and participants include: “The Book of Internal Grammar,” Nir Bergman, writer/director (Israel); “Circumstance,” Maryam Keshavarz,, writer/director (USA/Iran); “Cold Souls,” Sophie Barthes, writer/director (USA); “Dog Security,” Jorge Gaggero, writer/director (Argentina); “The Girl,” David Riker, writer/director (USA); “Green,” Peter Craig, writer/director (USA), “Haiti Cherie,” Patricia Benoit, writer/director (USA/Haiti); “Here,” Braden King (co-writer/director USA) and Dani Valent, co-writer (Australia); “Jesse Sanchez: An Imperfect Life,” John Leguizamo, writer/director (USA); “Spoons,” Eric Lahey, writer/director (USA); “Tshepang,” Lara Foot Newton and Gerhard Marx, co-writers/co-directors (South Africa); “Water & Power,” Richard Montoya, writer (USA). This year’s creative advisors include: Artistic Director Scott Frank, Marcos Bernstein, Anthony Drazan, Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, Erik Jendresen, John Lee Hancock, Christopher McQuarrie, Walter Mosley, Tom Rickman, John Ridley, Jose Rivera, Howard Rodman, Susan Shilliday, Zach Sklar, Michael Tolkin, and Audrey Wells. [Brian Brooks]

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