Craniotes helped develop projects such as The Departed and In The Valley Of Elah. She will be joined by other mentors including Jooick Lee, Korean producer of pan-Asian co-productions such as Battle Of Wits and Seven Swords, and leading Korean producer Oh Jung-wan, whose films include Kim Jee-woon's A Bittersweet Life and Hong Sang-soo's Woman On The Beach.
Theinternationally-laudeddirector himself will also mentor, as willHollywood agent Brant Rose, whose clients included Oscar-winning writer/director Bill Condon (Chicago); and Barry Sabath, Senior Lecturer and Mentor at the American Film Institute.
The FDLFellows this year are Danny Lee (Winter War), Helen Lee (Beautiful Worlds), Steven Hahn (Leo Of St. George), Josephe Shim (Lettuce In Life), and Christine Shin (My Fake Husband).
The Lab program pairs industry professionals and emerging filmmakers from Korea and the Korean diaspora to develop their English-language projects.
The program includes an intensive one-week script development Lab which will be held in late June on Jeju Island, Korea.
The Fellows will then take their projects to Independent Film Week in New York in September, and to the Co-Production Forum at Pusan's Asian Film Market in October.
Roger Garcia, director of the Filmmakers' Development Lab said, 'We [also] run a pitch coaching workshop for each Fellow, and hold discussions on filmmaking in both the US and Korea drawing on the vast personal industry experience of our mentors.'