Sundance Institute to host filmmaker and artist workshops in Philadelphia and Miami, with support from Knight Foundation

By Hudson

Sundance Institute announced a series of workshops for emerging screenwriters, directors and multidisciplinary artists to Miami and Philadelphia over the coming year, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation last week. The program, the first formal collaboration between Sundance Institute and Knight Foundation, offers greater accessibility for emerging artists to the Institute’s renowned creative artist development programs.

 The first workshop in the series is the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia on October 26, co-hosted with the Scribe Video Center. Emerging writers in Philadelphia working on feature-length narrative screenplays are invited to apply, and from these, as many as 12 participants will be selected. The workshop will be led by veteran screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville, Thieves Like Us). Applications can be submitted at through October 4.



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