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Sundance Institute and Knight Foundation to Bring Filmmaker Workshops to Miami and Philadelphia

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 4, 2013 at 2:50PM

The Sundance Institute will bring 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.
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The Sundance Institute will bring 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.

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 with 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 (Robert Altman classics “Nashville” and “Thieves Like Us”).

Additional events in Philadelphia and Miami to take place in the coming year include a New Frontier Flash Lab for artists working at the convergence of film, art, media, live performance, music and technology; and ShortsLabs for filmmakers on the making of short films.

Four artists will be selected from these programs to attend the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, running January 16-26. There, the Knight Fellows will attend specially curated screenings and panels.

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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.