2007 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

Creative Advisor

Jon Amiel

Creative Advisor

Fernando Leon De Aronoa

Creative Advisor

Miguel Arteta

Creative Advisor

John August

Creative Advisor

Walter Bernstein

Creative Advisor

Ian Calderon

Creative Advisor

Joan Darling

Creative Advisor

Atom Egoyan

Creative Advisor

Lisa Fruchtman

Creative Advisor

John Gatins

Creative Advisor

Deena Goldstone

Creative Advisor

Nelson George

Creative Advisor

Keith Gordon

Creative Advisor

Todd Graff

Creative Advisor

Robbie Greenberg

Creative Advisor

Catherine Hardwicke

Creative Advisor

Bronwen Hughes

Creative Advisor

Dylan Kidd

Creative Advisor

Christine Lahti

Creative Advisor

Michael Lehmann

Creative Advisor

Jean Lepine

Creative Advisor

Aline Brosh McKenna

Creative Advisor

Peter Medak

Creative Advisor

Andrew Mondshein

Creative Advisor

Walter Mosley

Creative Advisor

Tim Blake Nelson

Creative Advisor

Sandra Nettelbeck

Creative Advisor

Ron Nyswaner

Creative Advisor

Jeremy Pikser

Creative Advisor

Steven Poster

Creative Advisor

Robert Redford

Creative Advisor

Howard Rodman

Creative Advisor

Susan Shilliday

Creative Advisor

Brad Silberling

Creative Advisor

Ueli Steiger

Creative Advisor

Stewart Stern

Creative Advisor

Kevin Tent

Creative Advisor

Alfre Woodward

Creative Advisor

Erika Alexander

Actor

Cas Anvar

Actor

Tala Ahrafi

Actor

Lubna Azabal

Actor

Jesse Borrego

Actor

Derek Cecil

Actor

Edward Dede

Actor

Ann Dowd

Actor

David Eigenberg

Actor

Cyrus Farmer

Actor

Lou Ferguson

Actor

Michael Gaston

Actor

Lisa Gay Hamilton

Actor

Sophia Holman

Actor

Dominic Scott Kay

Actor

Chris Klein

Actor

Curtis McClarin

Actor

Jiran Tabibian

Actor

Laith Nakli

Actor

Emilio Rivera

Actor

Chris Sarandon

Actor

Jamey Sheridan

Actor

Deborah Kara Unger

Actor

Hina Abdullah

Actor

Douglas McGrath

Creative Advisor
  
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