1982 Directors Lab

The Directors Lab is held for 3-4 weeks each June at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. A total of eight projects, the vast majority of which have participated in a previous Screenwriters Lab, are invited to participate. There is no open application for the Directors Lab; rather, applicants to the January Screenwriters Lab program are considered for the June Directors Lab after their projects have been selected for the January Screenwriters Lab.
Over the course of the Directors Lab, the Fellows work with an accomplished group of Creative Advisors and professional production crews, rehearsing, shooting, and editing key scenes from their scripts. Through this intense, hands-on process, the Fellows push the boundaries of their scripts, allowing them to workshop text, collaborate with actors, and find a visual language for their film in an atmosphere where experimentation is encouraged. Surrounded by seasoned professionals, yet removed from the typical pressures of production, Lab Fellows are offered a unique opportunity to see the script “on its feet,” develop skills, and take risks. Directors Lab Fellows also join in the week-long Screenwriters Lab with five additional Screenwriter projects to participate in individualized story sessions under the guidance of established screenwriters.

  • Credits
  • Projects

Wilford Brimley

Actor

Sharon Chatten

Actor

Richard Cox

Actor

Robert Duvall

Actor

Beth Ehlers

Actor

Edward Herrmann

Actor

Mary Beth Hurt

Actor

Lilah Kan

Actor

Susan Lynch

Actor

Karl Malden

Actor

Bruce McGill

Actor

Martha Plimpton

Actor

Jessica Tandy

Actor

Jane Alsobrook

Creative Advisor

Roland Betts

Creative Advisor

Richard Bowen

Creative Advisor

Jenny Bowen

Creative Advisor

Wilford Brimley

Creative Advisor

Ian Calderon

Creative Advisor

Sharon Chatten

Creative Advisor

Roger Christiansen

Creative Advisor

Stephen Collins

Creative Advisor

Richard Cox

Creative Advisor

Frank Daniel

Creative Advisor

Bill Fraker

Creative Advisor

Michael Hausman

Creative Advisor

Edward Herrmann

Creative Advisor

David Hilton

Creative Advisor

Mary Beth Hurt

Creative Advisor

Wendy Keyes

Creative Advisor

Nathaniel Kwit

Creative Advisor

Charlie Lippincott

Creative Advisor

Susan Lynch

Creative Advisor

Karl Malden

Creative Advisor

Judith Paker

Creative Advisor

Richard Pearce

Creative Advisor

J.A.C. Redford

Creative Advisor

Bill Richert

Creative Advisor

Tom Rickman

Creative Advisor

Anitha Roth

Creative Advisor

Reed Smoot

Creative Advisor

Jessica Tandy

Creative Advisor

Elliot Anderson

Creative Advisor

George Roy Hill

Actor

Rand Holston

Creative Advisor

Lindsey Law

Creative Advisor

Barry Levinson

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

W.D. Ridhert

Creative Advisor

Walter Teller

Creative Advisor

Patrizia Von Brandenstein

Creative Advisor

Claire Townsend

Creative Advisor

Larry Madison

Fellow

Tom Fucci

Fellow

Judy Irola

Fellow

Leslie Silko

Fellow

Kenneth Fink

Fellow

Edward James Olmos

Actor

Edward James Olmos

Creative Advisor

Hume Cronyn

Creative Advisor

Hume Cronyn

Actor

Jivan Tabibian

Creative Advisor

Bill Wittliff

Creative Advisor
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