Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Unveils Summer Labs

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Unveils Summer Labs

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Sundance Institute has announced the participants for its annual Creative Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit, both of which take place from July 28-August 1 at the Sundance Resort in Utah.

The Creative Producing Labs and Summit mark the climax of the summer season of 10 residential Labs hosted by Sundance Institute.

Nine films have been selected for the Labs. Producing Fellows will also receive ongoing creative and strategic support throughout the year in addition to direct granting for further development and production.

The three-day summit takes place immediately after the Labs and is an invitation-only event connecting 40 film-makers with industry professionals.

This year's confirmed panellists include Josh Braun of Submarine, Preferred Content's Kevin Iwashina, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, SPC co-president Michael Barker, Ron Yerxa of Bona Fide Productions and Participant Media's Diane Weyermann.

"Independent producers play a critical role in discovering, fighting for and shaping original voices," said Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam (pictured).

"Sundance Institute is committed to developing and supporting independent producers whose skills and tenacity are critical to maintaining the health and vibrancy of independent film. …

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