Magazine article Screen International

Film Independent Announces 2017 Screenwriting Lab Participants

Magazine article Screen International

Film Independent Announces 2017 Screenwriting Lab Participants

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The Dance Crusader, The Dust among selections.

Film Independent has announced the screenwriters selected for its 19th annual Screenwriting Lab guided by lead creative advisor and Memoirs Of A Geisha screenwriter Robin Swicord.

Projects in the 2017 Screenwriting Lab include Marcos Davalos’s The Dance Crusader, Amanda Brennan’s The Dust, Michael Lei’s Ghost Stories, Sam McGoldrick’s Strawberry Fields, Anna Fahr’s Valley Of Exile, and Allison Lee’s Jawbone.

Guest speakers including Sheila Hanahan Taylor (Final Destination series), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), and script consultant Ruth Atkinson.

Film Independent will present the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television Screenwriting Fellowship for the sixth year. This year’s recipient is alumnus McGoldrick, who will receive a $10,000 grant to develop his scrip through the Screenwriting Lab.

Past projects to come out of the Screenwriting Lab include Andrew Ahn’s Spa Night, which premiered in Sundance 2016 and won the John Cassavettes Award at the Spirit Awards earlier this year, and Chloe Zhao’s Songs My Brothers Taught Me, which premiered in Park City in 2015 and went on to screen in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. …

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