1996 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.

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Alice Arlen

Creative Advisor

Jon Anvent

Creative Advisor

Michael Ballhaus

Creative Advisor

Kathy Bates

Creative Advisor

Henry Bean

Creative Advisor

Richard Benjamin

Creative Advisor

Walter Bernstein

Creative Advisor

Kathryn Bigelow

Creative Advisor

Aida Bortnik

Creative Advisor

David Cronenberg

Creative Advisor

Joan Darling

Creative Advisor

Allen Daviau

Creative Advisor

Sally Field

Creative Advisor

Eva Gardos

Creative Advisor

Gyula Gazdag

Creative Advisor

Nelson George

Creative Advisor

Carlin Glynn

Creative Advisor

Peter Hedges

Creative Advisor

Jeremy Kagan

Creative Advisor

Millard Kaufman

Creative Advisor

John Landis

Creative Advisor

Michael Lehmann

Creative Advisor

Barbara Marks

Creative Advisor

Richard Marks

Creative Advisor

Peter Masterson

Creative Advisor

Christopher McQuarrie

Creative Advisor

Frank Oz

Creative Advisor

Frank Pierson

Creative Advisor

Steven Poster

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

Nancy Richardson

Creative Advisor

Michael Schiffer

Creative Advisor

Susan Shilliday

Creative Advisor

Stewart Stern

Creative Advisor

Wesley Strick

Creative Advisor

Rafael Yglesias

Creative Advisor
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