1999 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

Scott Alexander

Creative Advisor

Alice Arlen

Creative Advisor

Jon Anvent

Creative Advisor

Walter Bernstein

Creative Advisor

Aida Bortnik

Creative Advisor

Ian Calderon

Creative Advisor

Michael Caton-Jones

Creative Advisor

Alfonso Cuarón

Creative Advisor

Joan Darling

Creative Advisor

Tom DiCillo

Creative Advisor

Carol Doyle

Creative Advisor

Tony Drazan

Creative Advisor

Danny Elfman

Creative Advisor

Bart Gavigan

Creative Advisor

Carlin Glynn

Creative Advisor

Robbie Greenberg

Creative Advisor

Ulu Grosbard

Creative Advisor

Michael Hoffman

Creative Advisor

P.J. Hogan

Creative Advisor

Adam Holender

Creative Advisor

Reginald Hudlin

Creative Advisor

Tom Kalin

Creative Advisor

Larry Karaszewski

Creative Advisor

Millard Kaufman

Creative Advisor

Lynzee Klingman

Creative Advisor

Michael Lehmann

Creative Advisor

Delroy Lindo

Creative Advisor

Peter Masterson

Creative Advisor

Ron Nyswaner

Creative Advisor

Frank Oz

Creative Advisor

Geraldine Peroni

Creative Advisor

Frank Pierson

Creative Advisor

Steven Poster

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

Steven Rosenblum

Creative Advisor

Stephen Schiff

Creative Advisor

Susan Shilliday

Creative Advisor

Lynn Seifert

Creative Advisor

Ed Solomon

Creative Advisor

Stewart Stern

Creative Advisor

John Turteltaub

Creative Advisor

Gus Van Sant

Creative Advisor

Mary Alice

Actor

Casey Camp

Actor

Dakota George

Actor

Dan Gilman

Actor

Tom Irwin

Actor

Tembi Locke

Actor

John Cameron Mitchell

Actor

Keith Nobbs

Actor

Odin Peter-Raboff

Actor

Martha Plimpton

Actor

Ally Sheedy

Actor

Miriam Shor

Actor

Kajuana Shuford

Actor

Natalie Shaw

Actor

Vinessa Shaw

Actor

John Ventimiglia

Actor

Eamonn Walker

Actor

Bradley White

Actor

Barbara Williams

Actor

Jacqueline McKenzie

Actor

Aunjanue Ellis

Actor
  
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