1987 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

Kevin Anderson

Creative Advisor

Walter Bernstein

Creative Advisor

Sonia Braga

Creative Advisor

Jim Brooks

Creative Advisor

Ellen Chenoweth

Creative Advisor

Jim Clark

Creative Advisor

Olivia D'Abo

Creative Advisor

Carlin Glynn

Creative Advisor

Steve Goldstein

Creative Advisor

Robbie Greenberg

Creative Advisor

Ulu Grosbard

Creative Advisor

Randa Haines

Creative Advisor

Conrad Hall

Creative Advisor

Richard Jenkins

Creative Advisor

Ring Lardner Jr.

Creative Advisor

John Mahoney

Creative Advisor

Karl Malden

Creative Advisor

Babaloo Mandel

Creative Advisor

Lowell Ganz

Creative Advisor

Peter Masterson

Creative Advisor

Isabell Mong

Creative Advisor

Marcia Nasatir

Creative Advisor

Paul Newman

Creative Advisor

Frank Pierson

Creative Advisor

Sydney Pollack

Creative Advisor

Abe Polonsky

Creative Advisor

David Puttnam

Creative Advisor

Judy Rascoe

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

Karel Reisz

Creative Advisor

Tom Rickman

Creative Advisor

Ralf Rosenblum

Creative Advisor

Chris Sievernich

Creative Advisor

Joan Micklin-Silver

Creative Advisor

Howard Smith

Creative Advisor

Bertrand Tavernier

Creative Advisor

Stanley Tucci

Creative Advisor

Bill Wittliff

Creative Advisor

Kevin Anderson

Actor

Katherine Borowitz

Actor

Olivia D'Abo

Actor

Polly Draper

Actor

Steve Goldstein

Actor

Richard Jenkins

Actor

Isabell Monk

Actor

Philip Paley

Actor

Andrew Palmacci

Actor

Stanley Tucci

Actor

Carroll Ballard

Creative Advisor

Ian Calderon

Creative Advisor

Frank Daniel

Creative Advisor

Clifford Green

Creative Advisor

Ellen Green

Creative Advisor

Ulu Grosbard

Creative Advisor

Mary Stuart Masterson

Creative Advisor

Hiro Narita

Creative Advisor

Marcia Nassatir

Creative Advisor

David Ward

Creative Advisor

Martha Clarke

Directing Fellow

Dean Parisot

Directing Fellow

Will Aldis

Directing Fellow

Steve Kampmann

Directing Fellow
 
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