KRIS AND FITZ TAKE AMERICA, one of my two screenplays-in-progress, is spending the next five weeks in intensive development as part of Sundance Institute's new screenwriting lab!
I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to not only work on the script with some truly incredible advisors, mentors, screenwriters, and colleagues-- but also to give feedback and input on the program itself to help shape it for future writers. I even get to help choose a name for it! Wild!
I really cannot speak highly enough about the nonprofit arts institutions in this country. Without programs from the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, San Francisco Film Society, Film Independent, the Sloan Foundation, the SAG Foundation, and several other wonderful organizations-- American filmmakers and actors would be screwed. The guidance and support these programs offer is INVALUABLE to emerging artists.
Check them out and consider membership! I became aware of this writing program because I was a Sundance Institute member and had already been to a bunch of readings of Sundance-supported screenplays. Supporting the work of fellow artists is one of the best ways to learn about your own craft. It's been a truly inspiring experience so far collaborating with the writers and learning from established artists in this program.
Very, very grateful!