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The following is a guest post from We the Animals producer Jeremy Yaches, who was a Producing Fellow and the Mark Silverman Honoree at this year’s Sundance Creative Producing Lab. The Sundance Creative Producing Lab was a transformative experience. I arrived a mess of nerves, pre-occupied with the overwhelming stresses and responsibilities that come with my role as executive producer and co-owner of a small but growing commercial and branded content production company, Public Record. We had just been awarded a large and complicated campaign for a national chain on a Friday and I was scheduled to fly to Sundance […] »
- Jeremy Yaches
As we know, a passage through the many Sundance labs doesn’t guarantee a gold ticket for Park City in January, but undoubtably its certainly a professional nudge in the right direction. A total of nine films (5 fiction) will be heading to the Labs (July 28 – August 1) with this year’s Creative Advisors including folk we’ve mentioned on several occasion here in Paul Mezey (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Pam Koffler (Boys Don’t Cry), Jay Van Hoy (Love is Strange) and Julie Lynn (Albert Nobbs). Among this year’s summer camp for film producers we have the likes of Riel Roch Decter (who produced 2013 SXSW entry The Wait
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Sundance Institute has announced the participants for its annual Creative Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit, both of which take place from July 28-August 1 at the Sundance Resort in Utah.
The Creative Producing Labs and Summit mark the climax of the summer season of 10 residential Labs hosted by Sundance Institute.
Nine films have been selected for the Labs. Producing Fellows will also receive ongoing creative and strategic support throughout the year in addition to direct granting for further development and production.
The three-day summit takes place immediately after the Labs and is an invitation-only event connecting 40 film-makers with industry professionals.
This year’s confirmed panellists include Josh Braun of Submarine, Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, Spc co-president Michael Barker, Ron Yerxa of Bona Fide Productions and Participant Media’s Diane Weyermann.
”Independent producers play a critical role in discovering, fighting for and shaping original voices,” said Sundance »
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On the heels of the 39th edition of the Toronto Int. Film Festival (Sept 4-14), Ifp’s Independent Film Week is where a plethora of fiction, non-fiction and new this year, web-based series from the likes of Desiree Akhavan and Calvin Reeder find future coin. Sectioned off as projects at the very beginning of financing to those that are nearing completion, there happens to be tons of Sundance alumni in the names below. Among those that caught our attention we have Medicine for Melancholy‘s Barry Jenkins’ sophomore feature, produced by Bad Milo!‘s Adele Romanski, Moonlight is about “two Miami boys navigate the temptations of the drug trade and their burgeoning sexuality in this triptych drama about black queer youth”. Concussion‘s Stacie Passon digs into the thriller genre with Strange Things Started Happening. Produced by vet Mary Jane Skalski (Mysterious Skin), this is about “a woman who has »
- Eric Lavallee
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