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iW NEWS | Korean Film Council Names Fellows for Hawaii Filmmaker Lab

iW NEWS | Korean Film Council Names Fellows for Hawaii Filmmaker Lab

The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) named its Fellows and Mentors for its KOFIC Filmmakers Development Lab at a ceremony hosted by the group’s chairperson, Ms. An Cheong Sook, at the opening of the organization’s representative office in Los Angeles Friday. The five Fellows include Nathan Adolfson (“Model American”), Christina Choe (“Guess Who’s Coming for Kimchee?”), Jeyun Choi (“Grand Island”), Samuel Kiehoon Lee (“The Pleonsastic”) and Gene Rhee (“The Outsider”). Mentors include producers Jonathan H Kim (“Silmido“), Jooick Lee (“The Battle of Wits“), Peggy Rajski (“American Beauty“), Brant Rose Agency founder Brant Rose, and the American Film Institute‘s Barry Sabath. The Fellows and Mentors spend a week in Hawaii in one-on-one sessions developing their scripts, and are then presented to producers, financiers, production companies at IFP‘s Independent Feature Film Market in New York in September, and at the Pusan International Film Festival in Korea, in October. “The first Filmmakers Development Lab held in 2006 was successful in encouraging and focusing the Fellows on developing their scripts and skills to help realize their projects and nurture their professional careers,” said Chairperson An in a statement. “We are pleased to support and organize this second Lab to build on the success and experience of last year’s effort. As a demonstration of our strong support of the Lab, and our wish to help filmmakers of Korean descent, we will also be awarding US$40,000 to the most meritorious Lab script or scripts later this year.” [Brian Brooks]

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