1984 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

Tisha Campbell

Actor

Rosalind Cash

Actor

Jeff Daniels

Actor

Anthony Edwards

Actor

James Hong

Actor

Anna Maria Horsford

Actor

Mark Jenkins

Actor

Richard Jenkins

Actor

Don Lewis

Actor

Andrew McCarthy

Actor

Peter Masterson

Actor

Elizabeth Sung

Actor

Carol Sutton

Actor

Mark Taylor

Actor

Margaret Thomson

Actor

Lauren Tom

Actor

Michael Wright

Actor

Deborah Aal

Creative Advisor

Jane Alsobrook

Creative Advisor

Miranda Barry

Creative Advisor

Saul Bass

Creative Advisor

Jesse Beaton

Creative Advisor

Roland Betts

Creative Advisor

Tom Bernard

Creative Advisor

Ian Calderon

Creative Advisor

Ellen Chenoweth

Creative Advisor

Frank Daniel

Creative Advisor

Howie Deutch

Creative Advisor

Janet Fleming

Creative Advisor

Jim Glennon

Creative Advisor

Carlin Glynn

Creative Advisor

Michael Hausman

Creative Advisor

Larry Jackson

Creative Advisor

Vojtech Jasny

Creative Advisor

Irvin Kershner

Creative Advisor

Lynzee Klingman

Creative Advisor

Nathaniel Kwit

Creative Advisor

Lindsay Law

Creative Advisor

Alexander Mackendrick

Creative Advisor

Donald March

Creative Advisor

Richard Marks

Creative Advisor

Peter Masterson

Creative Advisor

Sue Pollock

Creative Advisor

David Puttnam

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

Jonas Rosenfield

Creative Advisor

Waldo Salt

Creative Advisor

Dina Silver

Creative Advisor

Bertrand Tavernier

Creative Advisor

Walter Teller

Creative Advisor

Jeffrey Townsend

Creative Advisor

Daniel Vigne

Creative Advisor

David Walsh

Creative Advisor

David Wisnievitz

Creative Advisor

Eric Edwards

Creative Advisor

Joseph Friedman

Creative Advisor

Pamela Godfrey

Creative Advisor

Henry Golas

Creative Advisor

Lawrence Meyers

Creative Advisor

Joy Pereth

Creative Advisor

William Devane

Fellow

Jim Brooks

Creative Advisor

Moctesuma Esparza

Creative Advisor

Jeffrey Lurie

Creative Advisor

Donald Moffat

Actor

Claudia Weill

Creative Advisor

Bill Wittliff

Creative Advisor
  
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