By Caryn James | James on Screens January 25, 2012 at 2:21PM
Have you ever wondered how a writer's artistic vision survives the journey from page to screen? Please join me - in person if you're in Park City or right here through this live video stream - when I moderate a Sundance panel with four terrific writers. "The Power of Story: In the Beginning . . ." will happen Friday, Jan 27th at 5:30 ET (3:30 MT in Sundance). The panelists, with widely varying but equally strong voices, include:
Stephen Gaghan, writer/director of Syriana and writer of Traffic; Anne Deveare Smith, whose latest solo stage performance is Let Me Down Easy, based on interviews with hundreds of people about health care in America; Andrew Stanton, writer and director of Wall E, Finding Nemo and the new John Carter; and and Terence Winter, creator, executive producer and writer of Boardwalk Empire, and writer for The Sopranos.
We'll talk about how they get from the initial idea to what you see on stage and screen with their artistic visions intact, and how they manage the process of collaboration. (You can watch other videos at the Sundance website.) Hope you'll join us.