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Public Sundance ShortsLab Workshop Coming to Los Angeles August 11

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 12, 2012 at 9:25PM

The Sundance Institute announces the Los Angeles edition of their public one-day filmmaking ShortsLab workshop will take place on August 11, after their successful events in New York and Seattle...
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The Sundance Institute announces the Los Angeles edition of their public one-day filmmaking ShortsLab workshop will take place on August 11, after their similar events in New York (June) and Seattle (this weekend). Get your tickets here for access and first-hand insight from filmmakers, Sundance staff and alumni, and industry pros in these panels and sessions. Specific details on the Los Angeles workshop below. TOH! will attend and report back on the workshop.

Several Sundance alumni got their starts with short films, from Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson and Spike Jonze (who will attend ShortsLab: LA) to Debra Granik, David O. Russell and Tamara Jenkins.

Sundance's Keri Putnam states:

“ShortsLabs are an extension of the more intensive filmmaking Labs Sundance Institute has hosted for more than three decades. ShortsLabs give filmmakers the opportunity to improve their storytelling techniques, learn about the world of production, and explore platforms to showcase their work in an environment that celebrates and fosters individual voices.”

ShortsLab: LA
Saturday, August 11
Tickets: $150
Featured participants to include: Spike Jonze, Azazel Jacobs, Joshua Leonard, Nicholas McCarthy, Nick Offerman and Sundance programmers Mike Plante and Lisa Ogdie.

ShortsLab: LA is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

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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.