by: Mac Maclamore
Film Independent has officially announced their top 10 picks for their 2013 Screenwriters Lab which will be mentored by Robin Swicord (Memoirs of a Geisha) and Jeff Stockwell (Bridge to Terabithia).
The top 10 picks for the latest batch of fellows will include:
Dana Turken | LOVE ON THE TUNDRA
Seemingly together, type-A Emily becomes obsessed with trying to “save” mentally ill Jacob, but in the process of helping him get better, begins to psychologically unravel herself.
Edi Ibok | TRAUMA
A veteran discharged after a spontaneous act of violence struggles to reorient himself to home town life and must face emotional scars resulting from a sexual assault he experienced in the military.
Fred Thomas Jr. | BROAD STREET DINER
Three elderly male friends who meet daily at a neighborhood diner, find that 70 is the new 40 as they deal with friendship, new love, sickness and fatherhood, making it hard for them to retire from “Life.”
Natalija Vekic | JANE
After her sister’s fatal back alley abortion, Teresa, a bright, but naive 1960’s college student, joins “Jane,” an underground group who break the law and risk their lives to help women find access to safe abortions.
Thymaya Payne | SUGAR
When a seasoned war correspondent is executed in a fancy Nairobi suburb, his 29 year-old lover is forced to confront corrupt politicians, Somali extremists and her own demons, in order to expose the conspiracy behind his death.