Sundance picks writers for lab

The Sundance Institute announced the 11 writers selected for its Jan. 15-20 Screenwriter’s Laboratory, which is organized as meetings between writing fellows and seasoned screenwriters.

Included in this year’s program are playwrights Paul Allman, who has written such stage works as “Blue Yonder,””A Suburban Totem Pole Recliner,””The Bombcatchers”; Takashi Bufford, who has studied philosophy and playwrighting at Howard University; John Bunzel, who will bring “Death of a Buick” to Sundance.

Others involved in the program are Ghana-born artist Akosua Busia, who has just finished the screenplay “Seasons”; advertising writer Michael Clancy, who is working on the screenplay “Higher Education”; director Howard Goldberg, who is developing the screenplay “Eden”; development executive Julie Hickson, who is working on the fable “Memoirs of a Midget”;

Also, NYU Film student Darnell Martin, who is working on her musical “Black Out”; Loyola Marymount University graduate Luis Meza, who is working on “The Condition of Lawns in the Area”; American Film Institute directing fellow Andrew Wagner; and New York University film graduate Boaz Yakin.

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