SUN VALLEY SCREENWRITER'S LAB
with Will McCormack
Thursday, March 14, 1-4pm
at the NexStage Theatre on Main Street
Tickets to attend are $25
The Sun Valley Film Festival kicks off with Spirit Award Nominee, Will McCormack hosting the first annual Sun Valley Screenwriter's Lab. Participants in the Lab will hear McCormack speak candidly about the ascent of his own career as a writer/actor, discuss how he took matters upon himself to finally produce this year's break-out smash hit, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and field questions about the trade.
The three Screenwriter's Lab finalists:
Taffy by Hank Isaac
What if the main character of The Fugitive was a little girl? And what if that little girl had such extraordinary abilities that every government in the world wanted to use them and her? And what if those abilities were so incredible that if a government couldn't possess her, they would need to eliminate her? And what if she is accompanied by a teenage sister who'd rather be anywhere but with Taffy?
Life of the World to Come by Cody Tucker
Life of the World to Come is about the end of the world, but told in such a way that it turns the notion on its ear. The dead are coming back to life and making things quite crowded, which makes finding one person or even a few almost impossible.
Life Could Be a Dream by Mike Viseltear
Inspired by the 19th century novel Peter Ibbetsen, Life Could Be a Dream tells the story of two lovers, separated by circumstance, who are able to meet in their dreams.
These three Screenwriter's Lab finalists have been invited to Sun Valley and will be awarded lodging, passes to the SVFF and admission to the SVSLab.
The Lab will have a Wyoming Whiskey intermission and returns with the announcement of the winning script selected by Stephen Gaghan. The winner will witness their work come to life during a live table read and it will be scored by renowned film score composer Pete Snell. It will be an exciting and dynamic event to watch unfold.
Tickets to attend are $25 and can be purchased online or at Festival HQ