2000 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

Todd Alcott

Creative Advisor

Jon Amiel

Creative Advisor

Paul Thomas Anderson

Creative Advisor

Alice Arlen

Creative Advisor

John August

Creative Advisor

Jon Anvent

Creative Advisor

Paris Barclay

Creative Advisor

Kathryn Bigelow

Creative Advisor

Terrence Blanchard

Creative Advisor

Ian Calderon

Creative Advisor

Robert Caswell

Creative Advisor

Gurinder Chadha

Creative Advisor

Garth Craven

Creative Advisor

Todd Darling

Creative Advisor

Allen Daviau

Creative Advisor

Ted Demme

Creative Advisor

Leslie Dixon

Creative Advisor

Suzy Elmiger

Creative Advisor

Robert Elswit

Creative Advisor

Sally Field

Creative Advisor

Gary Fleder

Creative Advisor

Bart Gavigan

Creative Advisor

Carlin Glynn

Creative Advisor

Keith Gordon

Creative Advisor

Michael Hoffman

Creative Advisor

Leslie Jones

Creative Advisor

Jeremy Kagan

Creative Advisor

Michael Lehmann

Creative Advisor

Kasi Lemmons

Creative Advisor

Delroy Lindo

Creative Advisor

Peter Masterson

Creative Advisor

Frank Pierson

Creative Advisor

Steven Poster

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

Howard Rodman

Creative Advisor

Susan Shilliday

Creative Advisor

Lynn Seifert

Creative Advisor

Stewart Stern

Creative Advisor

Wesley Strick

Creative Advisor

Stanley Tucci

Creative Advisor

Tyger Williams

Creative Advisor

Khandi Alexander

Actor

Michael Beach

Actor

Orson Bean

Actor

Eddie Bernard

Actor

Connie Britton

Actor

Natalie Canerday

Actor

Susan Floyd

Actor

April Grace

Actor

Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor

Adam Hann-Byrd

Actor

Kadeem Hardison

Actor

Staci Jackson

Actor

Cherie Jiminez

Actor

Will Keegan

Actor

Ken Leung

Actor

Vanessa Martinez

Actor

James McDaniel

Actor

Peter Mcrobbie

Actor

Elise Neal

Actor

Sean Nelson

Actor

Emilio Rivera

Actor

Jacob Vargas

Actor

Kerry Washington

Actor

Michael Shannon

Actor
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