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Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Alumni: A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda

This spring, writing team A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda were among 12 screenwriters chosen as fellows for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive.

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Sundance Lab Spotlight: Brett Weiner and Emma Fletcher

Each year, Sundance Institute labs bring together aspiring writers and directors who want to take their projects to the next level. Notable projects that evolved in these labs include Damien Chazelle's Whiplash; Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre and Ryan Co...

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Sundance Lab Spotlight: A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda

This spring, writing team A-Ian Holt and Tani Ikeda were among 12 screenwriters chosen as fellows for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive. The two-day program, which launched in 2013, gives emerging screenwriters the opportunity to hone th...

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How LALIFF's Sergio Monserrate is Helping Latino Youth Tell Their Stories

Much like the children he connects with today, Sergio Monserrate has had quite the journey through LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival), which returns this year after a five-year hiatus.

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NALIP'S #WeAreInclusion Initiative: Writer-Director Nancy Mejia

For nearly 20 years, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) has advocated for the discovery and inclusion of Latino voices in the media. In support of their mission, NALIP began the #WeAreInclusion project, showcasing the va...

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National Hispanic Media Coalition's Writers Programs: Developing Latino Voices

Screenwriters’ workshops often do double duty, honing a writer’s craft while also providing access to industry insiders via mentorships. The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) incorporates a third task by gearing its two programs toward Latino ...

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Ilyse McKimmie Talks Sundance Feature Film Labs

Fruitvale Station, Swiss Army Man, and Beasts of the Southern Wild. These and many more feature films have one thing in common: The filmmakers behind these brilliant movies developed their skills through the Sundance Institute and the Feature Film Pr...

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Stowe Story Labs - Helping Screenwriters See The Forest AND The Trees

We’ve all gotten to the point in our writing where we can’t see the forest for the trees. It happens with almost every script. You’ve thoroughly outlined. You’ve worked out a solid treatment. Your roadmap is carefully planned out in colored notecards...

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Screenwriters Jumpstart Their Creativity in Spain at Rocaberti Writers Retreat

Writing retreats create an experience that allows the writer to go deeper into the experience of emotional truth. When you write from a place of emotional truth, you take your story to the next level. There is a value in going away to a captivating p...

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