The Sundance Institute International Program has selected ten projects for its annual Sundance-Toscano Screenwriters Lab which is set to take place Feb 14-18 in Oaxaca, Mexico. The lab will allow the participating screenwriters to collaborate in story meetings with a group of creative advisors to develop their works. Those advisors include Zachary Sklar (screenwriter, JFK), Ulu Grosbard (director/screenwriter, True Confessions, Georgia), Kit Carson (director/screenwriter, Paris Texas), Laura Esquivel (screenwriter, Like Water For Chocolate) and Guillermo Arriaga (screenwriter, Amores Perros).
The participants and projects selected for the 2001 Sundance-Toscano
Screenwriters Lab are:
- Quemar Las Naves by Francisco Franco and María Renee Prudencio
- Idilio by Diego López and Marina Stavenhagen
- La Sangre Iluminada by Ivan Avila and José Ignacio Valenzuela
- Cuatro Equis by Juan Cristián Ortega and Mauricio Pichardo
- El Teniente Bello by Ernesto Anaya
- Corazón del Tiempo by Alberto Cortez and Hermann Bellinghausen
- La Mano del Zurdo by Carlos Salces and Blanca Montoya
- La Gallinita Ciega Va by Karen Chacek
- 99% Asesinado by Esteban Schroeder and Pablo Vierci
- Sumas y Restas by Victor Gaviria and Hugo Restrepo
- El Bonaerense by Pablo Trapero.
The lab is supported by the Sundance Institute as well as Mexico's Carmen Toscano Foundation which supports educational and cultural activities to develop the creative talent of young Spanish-speaking writers.