Rio-bound for script lab

Hanson, Hall, others attached

MIAMI — Writer-director Curtis Hanson is among those flying down to Rio this week for a screenwriters lab hosted by the Sundance Institute and local film org Riofilme, starting Wednesday.

Other advisers for the six-day event include Chris Eyre, director of 1998 Sundance audience award winner “Smoke Signals,” writer-helmer Vondie Curtis Hall (“Gridlock’d”) and writer Edward Pomerantz (“Caught”), plus scribes from Mexico and Brazil.

The 10 projects getting the workshop treatment — chosen from 120 submitted — include scripts from Murilo Salles, who directed the acclaimed “How Angels are Born,” and Lucia Murat, whose “Sweet Powers” showed at Sundance in 1997.

The event, the second lab that Sundance has sponsored in Brazil, is one in a series of moves by the institute to help promote the current renaissance in Brazilian film.

Sundance also played a major role in the development of Walter Salles’ “Central Station,” which won the Golden Bear at Berlin this year.

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