Matt Berninger of band The National, Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim from Academy-nominated The Square and Blue Valentine co-writer Cami Delavigne are among participants selected for Sundance Institute’s second Episodic Story Lab.
The 10 Fellows are:
Michael Krikorian for 12 Miles South;
John Lopez for Crude;
Christianne Hedtke for Degenerates;
Maria Melnik for Hell or High Water;
Mishna Wolff for I’m Down;
Matt Berninger and Carin Besser for Mistaken For Strangers;
Mac Smullen for MK-ULTRA;
Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim for Radicals;
Cami Delavigne for The Sleep; and
Akilah Hughes and Lyle Friedman for Unlikely.
Fellows will receive yer-rund support and will work under creative advisors Rich Appel from Family Guy, Mara Brock Akil from Being Mary Jane, Howard Gordon from Homeland and Jenni Konner from Girls, among others.
The 2015 Episodic Story Lab is one of the 24 workshops the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content.
“By offering both creative and industry guidance, our Episodic Story Lab prepares exciting, diverse voices to navigate the evolving landscape for episodic stories in order to advance both their projects and their careers,” said Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam.