The Sundance Institute today announced an expansion of its labs program into television and online content, establishing the first Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab, to be held this fall at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. Norman and Lyn Lear are the founding supporters backing the Sundance Institute’s foray into small-screen storytelling in which participants will spend six days developing scripted and online series, stories, and characters with a panel of mentors in drama and comedy writing. The org’s Feature Film head Michelle Satter also will lead the new program. The Sundance Institute has held its development labs for three decades, but 2014 is becoming the year of the “Episodic”; earlier this month Austin’s South By Southwest Film Festival was the first major fest to introduce an Episodic programming section dedicated to scripted TV and web content. Said Sundance President and Founder Robert Redford: “Sundance Institute has always worked to develop and support a next generation of independent artists. As more of those artists look to the opportunities in television and online platforms, it is only natural that we expand our labs to address the unique needs of serialized work.” 2014 Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab participants will be accepted by invitation only.
Sundance Institute Creates 2014 Episodic Story Lab For TV & Online Writers
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