The 2016 Screenwriters Lab Host is Mark Duplass, an award-winning writer, director, actor and producer of independent film and television. Along with his brother, Jay, Mark co-founded Duplass Brothers Productions, responsible for such Sundance breakout hits as Tangerine (Magnolia Pictures), The Overnight (The Orchard), and The Skeleton Twins (IFC Films). Currently, Mark is working on season 2 of the HBO series Togetherness, which he writes, directs, produces and stars in.
He is known for many more films including The Puffy Chair (Roadside Attractions & Netflix), Baghead (2008, Sony Pictures Classics), Cyrus (2010, Fox Searchlight), Jeff Who Lives at Home (2011, Paramount Vantage), The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012, Fox Searchlight).
The Sun Valley Film Festival’s Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by Boise State University, is a two hour glimpse into everything screenwriting. The Lab opens with a live table read of the host’s current work. Next, the host shares stories about his/her career and has a Q&A with the audience. After a short Wyoming Whiskey Sponsored tasting The High Scribe Award is announced and an excerpt from the winning script is shared with the audience.
The SVSLab thanks the actors, judges and mentors who return each year to participate. Their experience as screenwriters and dedication to the festival continues to make the Screenwriters Lab & The High Scribe screenplay competition a screaming success.
Judge/Mentors: Nat Faxon, Will McCormack, Craig Borton, David Seidler, Jim Burke
Actors: Joshua Leonard, Jennifer Lafleur, Ross Partridge, Michael Weaver, Peter Cambor, Lacey Dorn, Harola Rose, Daniel Ahearn
For more information on the High Scribe Screenplay Competition CLICK HERE.