Sunday, June 26, 2011

Do you have a script almost ready?

Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab to be held in India in March 2012

Here's an incredible opportunity for all aspiring Indian scriptwriters. Mumbai Mantra Media Limited, the media and entertainment division of the Mahindra Group has collaborated with Sundance Institute, founded by Robert Redford, to organize the first Screenwriter's Lab in India which will be entirely modelled on the Sundance Lab which is held in Park City, Utah every year. It is a non-profit initiative by the Mahindra Group.

The Lab (planned in March 2012) will be a 5-day workshop that will give screenwriters an opportunity to work intensively on their script with Creative Advisors, who would be established screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world. Scripts could be in any Indian language including English. However, the application for the Lab will only be accepted in English.

* The last date for open submissions is approaching if people wish to apply.
* After this the applicants have at least 3 more months to send in their complete script.
* Only 6-8 screenwriters will be selected for this workshop.
* There is no submission/registration fee involved in this.

All the application details and a detailed FAQ is available on