2014 AFI Film Festival Review: “Selma”, Ava DuVernay’s Powerful Story

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Director Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” is the hard reality in the life of revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King jr. (David Oyelowo) who was the lightning rod for change  in  the Civil Rights at a time when there was so little hope and forever altered history. “Selma” is not just a story of a movement, but also a story about … Continue reading 2014 AFI Film Festival Review: “Selma”, Ava DuVernay’s Powerful Story

Six Projects Selected for 10th Anniversary Rawi Screenwriters Lab in Jordan

  Led by The Royal Film Commission-Jordan in Consultation with Sundance Institute, Lab Supports Emerging Filmmakers from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine Anniversary Activities Include Public Panel with Award-Winning Lab Filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda)    Los Angeles, CA —Sundance Institute and The Royal Film Commission – Jordan announced the six projects selected for the 10th anniversary of the Rawi Screenwriters Lab, which took place … Continue reading Six Projects Selected for 10th Anniversary Rawi Screenwriters Lab in Jordan

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound

Select Independent Filmmakers and Film Composers for September Music and Sound Design Lab for Documentary One of 15 Labs the Institute will Lead for Independent Artists in Film and Theatre This Year   Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound today announced the independent directors and composers selected for the second of two Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound. This … Continue reading Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound

Sundance Institute to Host a Week of Creative Film Producing Initiatives July 28 – August 4, 2014

Nine Projects Selected for Creative Producing Labs, Ongoing Support and Granting; 40 Independent Filmmakers and 50 Industry Leaders Converge for Creative Producing Summit Park City, UT— Sundance Institute today announced the participants for its annual Creative   Producing Labs and Creative Producing Summit, both held the week of July 28 at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. These activities are part of the Institute’s year-round … Continue reading Sundance Institute to Host a Week of Creative Film Producing Initiatives July 28 – August 4, 2014