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4 items from 2012


Mumbai Mantra launches Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012

14 March 2012 1:01 AM, PDT | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

Mumbai Mantra, the media and entertainment division of the Mahindra Group, is  collaborating with Sundance Institute for the inaugural Mumbai Mantra Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012. Eight feature film projects have been selected through a rigorous evaluation process of submissions from Indian screenwriters from around the world . These Screenwriting Fellows will have the opportunity to work intensely on their feature film scripts with the support of Creative Advisors (established Screenwriters and Directors) in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. Through one-on-one story sessions with the Creative Advisors, the Screenwriting Fellows will engage in an artistically demanding process that offers indispensable lessons in craft, a fresh perspective on their work and a platform to fully realize their material.This year.s Screenwriting Fellows who will go through an immersive five day workshop (March 11-16) at a Club Mahindra Resort are: .    Charudutt Acharya (Sonali Cable Centre).    Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita, »

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8 Projects Chosen for Inaugural Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab

12 March 2012 12:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Sundance Institute and Mumbai Mantra, the media and entertainment division of the Majindra Group, have selected eight feature film projects by Indian screenwriters for the inaugual Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab. The Screenwriting Fellows will work on their scripts with the support of established screenwriters and directors during a five day workshop at a Club Mahindra resort. The Creative Advisors will include Shekhar Kapur ("Elizabeth"), Michael Goldenberg ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"), Marcos Bernstein ("Central Station") and Guillermo Arriaga ("Amores Perros"). "We are at an exciting storytelling stage in the history of Independent Cinema in India," said Rohit Khattar, chairman of Mumbai Mantra. "With the help of our exceptional partners, Sundance Institute, we are keen to recognize, nurture and hone talent in India and across the world.  We welcome to the lab the »

- Devin Lee Fuller

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Anusha Rizvi, Shonali Bose among 8 selected for Mahindra Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab 2012

11 March 2012 10:31 PM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters’ Lab 2012 announced eight feature-film projects for its inaugural edition. Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui’s Opium and Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar’s Margarita, With a Straw are two of them.

The selected 8 Screenwriting Fellows will get an opportunity to develop their works under the guidance of Creative Advisors at a workshop for 5 days from March 11-16, at Club Mahindra Resort in Lonavala.

The selected 8 projects are:

Charudutt Acharya (Sonali Cable Centre)

Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita, With a Straw)

Vikas Chandra (Toothache)

Rajnesh Domalpalli (Avani)

Prashant Nair (Umrica)

Anusha Rizvi & Mahmood Farooqui (Opium)

• Ajitpal Singh (Manjhi)

Kartik Singh (Public School).

The group of Creative Advisors include Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, 21 Grams), Marcos Bernstein (Central Station, Foreign Land), Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Contact),Asif Kapadia (The Warrior, Senna), Shekhar Kapur (Bandit Queen, Elizabeth), Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me, Eve’s Bayou), Anjum Rajabali (Rajneeti, »

- NewsDesk

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Sundance Institute comes to India: boost for scriptwriting - Realbollywood.com News

11 March 2012 6:57 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Mumbai, March 11: Creative filmmaking in India got a big shot in the arm as the Holy Grail of the global independent cinema movement - Sundance Institute - has walked into the cinema capital with the inaugural of Mumbai Mantra Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2012 Sunday.

Under this, the writers of the best final eight scripts selected from a total of 500 applications and a shortlist of 94 screenplays, will be mentored for a gruelling five days by some of the best names of international cinema - Guillermo Arriaga ("Amores Perros", "21 Grams"), Marcos Bernstein ("Central Station", "Foreign Land"), Michael Goldenberg ("Harry Potter. »

- Arun Pandit

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