1989 January 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.

  • Credits
  • Projects

Robert Caswell

Creative Advisor

Frank Daniel

Creative Advisor

Frank Pierson

Creative Advisor

Richard Price

Creative Advisor

Tom Rickman

Creative Advisor

Matthew Robbins

Creative Advisor

Terry Southern

Creative Advisor

Bill Wittliff

Creative Advisor

Paula Mazur

Fellow

David Wheeler

Fellow

Trey Ellis

Fellow

Jill Godmolow

Fellow

Michael Nolin

Fellow

John Williams

Fellow
 
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