1998 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

Gyula Gazdag

Artistic Director

Rafael Yglesias

Creative Advisor

Allison Anders

Creative Advisor

Kathy Bates

Creative Advisor

Walter Bernstein

Creative Advisor

Aida Bortnik

Creative Advisor

Richard Chew

Creative Advisor

Alfonso Cuarón

Creative Advisor

Blythe Danner

Creative Advisor

Joan Darling

Creative Advisor

Tom DiCillo

Creative Advisor

Nelson George

Creative Advisor

Carlin Glynn

Creative Advisor

Stephen Goldblatt

Creative Advisor

Peter Hedges

Creative Advisor

Peter Honess

Creative Advisor

Reginald Hudlin

Creative Advisor

Jeremy Kagan

Creative Advisor

Millard Kaufman

Creative Advisor

Michael Lehmann

Creative Advisor

Judi Ann Mason

Creative Advisor

Peter Masterson

Creative Advisor

Christopher McQuarrie

Creative Advisor

Peter Medak

Creative Advisor

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

Michael Ritchie

Creative Advisor

Alexandra Seros

Creative Advisor

Susan Shilliday

Creative Advisor

Ed Solomon

Creative Advisor

Stewart Stern

Creative Advisor

Wesley Strick

Creative Advisor

John Toll

Creative Advisor

Kathy Baker

Actor

Arija Bareikis

Actor

Jesse Borrego

Actor

Benjamin Bratt

Actor

Patrick Breen

Actor

Ryan Patrick Carmody

Actor

Lumi Cavazos

Actor

Shirley Cheechoo

Actor

Rachael Lee Cook

Actor

Kevin Corrigan

Actor

Matt Day

Actor

Vera Farmiga

Actor

Marg Helgenberger

Actor

Richard T. Jones

Actor

Tamala Jons

Actor

Tina Keeper

Actor

Bruno Kirby

Actor

Jonathan Lapaglia

Actor

Tina Lifford

Actor

Chris Mulkey

Actor

Aleska Palladino

Actor

Miguel Sandoval

Actor

Diana Scarwid

Actor

Jake Weber

Actor

Jon Avnet

Creative Advisor

Ralf D. Bode

Creative Advisor

Evan Adams

Actor
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