Los Angeles-based non-profit Outfest has announced the names of the five fellows who will take part in its 2012 Screenwriting Lab.
André Hereford [pictured], co-head of Blitz Entertainment and director of shorts including Over Easy, will bring his project The Well.
Erin Greenwell, whose feature debut My Best Day premiered at this year’s Sundance festival, will attend with Somewhere Along The Way.
TV writer Jonathan Roessler will take part with his project Understay.
Joshua Staman, whose writing credits include feature Deadfall Trail, will work on his script Girl/Friend.
And Travis Mathews, whose first feature I Want Your Love is currently on the festival circuit, will attend with his Brontez & Rick.
To be held this month, with public readings of the work during the Outfest festival, the three-day lab, supported by a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will include sessions with other industry professionals and structured career development opportunities.
“The fellows selected for the 2012 Outfest Screenwriting Lab are the most exciting up-and-coming writers focused on LGBT stories,” said director of programming Kim Yutani. “The lab mentoring process has helped dozens of writers hone their craft and we are excited to work with this exceptional group.”
Outfest is dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media.