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Sundance Institute and Black List Collaborating to Support New Screenwriters

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 5, 2013 at 1:27PM

The Sundance Institute and The Black List announce they will collaborate to source and support new screenwriters. This partnership will allow screenwriters to upload scripts to the Black List's site between now and April 15 and opt into consideration to receive a Black List referral...
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The Sundance Institute and The Black List announce they will collaborate to source and support new screenwriters. This partnership will allow screenwriters to upload scripts to the Black List's site between now and April 15 and opt into consideration to receive a Black List referral, plus a fee waiter on the 2014 January Screenwriters Lab application.

Fellows of Sundance's Feature Film program can have their scripts hosted on the Black List site for free. In addition, complimentary industry memberships to the Black List are available to producers and directors who are alumni of the Festival and Lab since 2010.

Among the films supported by the SI's Feature Film Program are Festival award winners "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Fruitvale."

“In the last three years alone, more than a dozen scripts sourced from the annual Black List have been made into films that premiered at Sundance Film Festival,” says the Black List's Franklin Leonard. “Put simply, no single organization in the United States has done more to promote American filmmaking voices in the early stages of their development than the Sundance Institute. It’s a tremendous honor to formalize a relationship and share in their work.”


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.