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Sundance Institute Chooses Six Projects for 2nd Edition of New Frontier Story Lab

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 3, 2012 at 3:14PM

Six projects have been chosen for Sundance's New Frontier Story Lab, taking place at the Sundance Resort October 21-26. The lab, inspired by the Sundance Film Festival and structured after the Institutute's Lab model, aims to support "projects that use technology to deepen story and engage audiences."
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'18 Days in Egypt' participated in the 2011 New Frontier Story Lab

Sundance's New Frontier Story Lab has selected six projects to workshop at the Sundance Resort October 21-26. The lab, inspired by the Sundance Film Festival and structured after the Institutute's Lab model, aims to support "projects that use technology to deepen story and engage audiences."

The New Frontier Story Lab, in its second year, is also overseen by Michelle Satter, founding director of the Institute's feature film program. She states:

"Supporting projects that are immersive, interactive and tell stories across multiple platforms is one of the ways that we are providing new opportunities for audiences. The guidance of our Creative Advisors is particularly critical, as it brings together experts from diverse disciplines, all of whom share a unique understanding of the importance of story in art, film, gaming and new media.”

Sundance founder Robert Redford adds:

“The lines between previously distinct forms of personal expression are blurring at an ever-accelerating pace with the hybrid of art and technology, and as artists drive this evolution, we continue to look for new ways to support and advance their work."

The Creative Advisors are listed below, along with the six projects:

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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.