1989 June Screenwriters Lab

The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer’s workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. One-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors support, challenge, and inspire the screenwriters during this intensive process of script development.
Filmmakers typically begin their participation in the Feature Film Program with the January Screenwriters Lab, the only Lab for which there is an open application.

  • Credits
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Walter Bernstein

Creative Advisor

Jim Brooks

Creative Advisor

Allen Daviau

Creative Advisor

Irene Diamond

Creative Advisor

Stanley Donen

Creative Advisor

Jonathan Feldman

Creative Advisor

Naomi Foner

Creative Advisor

Joseph Friedman

Creative Advisor

Robbie Greenberg

Creative Advisor

Ulu Grosbard

Creative Advisor

Randa Haines

Creative Advisor

Conrad Hall

Creative Advisor

Christopher Hampton

Creative Advisor

Monte Hellman

Creative Advisor

Ian Hunter

Creative Advisor

Irvin Kershner

Creative Advisor

Ring Lardner Jr.

Creative Advisor

Luis Mandoki

Creative Advisor

Joan Micklin-Silver

Creative Advisor

Walter Murch

Creative Advisor

Richard Pearce

Creative Advisor

Frank Pierson

Creative Advisor

Abe Polonsky

Creative Advisor

Sydney Pollack

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

Tom Rickman

Creative Advisor

Matthew Robbins

Creative Advisor

Amy Robinson

Creative Advisor

Paul Ryan

Creative Advisor

Terry Southern

Creative Advisor

Howard Smith

Creative Advisor

Oliver Stone

Creative Advisor

Bill Wittliff

Creative Advisor

Tomas Gutierrez Alea

Creative Advisor
  
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