Hamptons International Film Festival executives have announced participants for 14th annual Screenwriters’ Lab, set to run from April 10-12.
The lab, co-sponsored by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation, has selected four mentors and four screenplays to be paired for a weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions at the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton.
The mentors include Birdman writer Alexander Dinelaris, Guardians Of The Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman, Parkes+MacDonald/Image Nation president of production Evan Hayes and author-screenwriter Helen Schulman.
The screenplays include: Kendell Kline’s Jane, about Jane Goodall’s early travels to Africa and the conflict she faced in pursuit of her studies of chimpanzees; and Jared Goodman’s European Zero based on true events surrounding the first European citizen to have AIDS.
Rounding out the quartet are: Philip Aceto’s The Gloaming, which explores the life of a troubled janitor who develops a relationship with a Sudanese refugee; and Ísold Uggadóttir’s And Breathe Normally, about the unlikely bond between a Ugandan asylum seeker and a struggling Icelandic mother.