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Stowe Story Labs Applications Open

Applications for the sixth annual Stowe Story Labs are officially available. New England filmmakers can qualify for a fellowship.

12 Mar , 2018  

Written by Jacqi Gallant | Posted by:

Now in its sixth year, Stowe Story Labs have opened the application process for their Fall Narrative Labs. will once again sponsor one New England fellow  to help them receive this amazing experience for filmmakers. Use code NEFSSL for a 15% on the application fee.

Stowe Story Labs recently opened the applications for the 2018 Labs to be held September 8-11, 2018. Founded in 2013, Stowe Story Labs brings screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers together with working industry professionals. They take participants through a year long process of mentoring and workshops in order to help get their work made and seen.

During the Labs, industry mentors take participants through elements of story, such as theme, character, structure, and dialogue; how to pitch and package work; the art of collaboration required to make a film; and production and distribution. Working with mentors dedicated to encouraging and supporting new talents, Lab participants gain insights, build relationships, and advance their work.

Once again this year, has partnered with Stowe Story Labs to offer a fellowship, which provides funds for a New England-based writer, director, or producer to attend the Labs. The online application includes the submission to this and other fellowships and scholarships to accommodate the cost for participating in this program.

The 2017 Fellow Nicole Kempskie called the Labs “the most invaluable resource a person could ask for.” Kempskie used the Labs to workshop her screenplay based on her award-winning play Helen on 86th Street, which was originally based on a New Yorker story by Wendi Kaufman.

The four-day intensive program features:

  • Skill development and focus on story structure, character and theme; conversation about story; packaging; elements of creative production; casting; and finance and distribution
  • Specific workshops focused on adaptation
  • Direct access to working industry professionals
  • Opportunities to build knowledge, skills and insights to navigate the film industry
  • A network of talented peers, vital in this collaborative art and business
  • Workshop, roundtable and social time
  • Vermont setting!

Narrative Lab will be facilitated by Stowe Story Labs’ Co-Founder David Pope. Their host of top industry mentors include:

  • Award-winning UK-based Creative Producer Alex Boden (Cloud Atlas, Sense8)
  • Academy Award-winning Screenwriter and Producer David Magee (Finding Neverland, Life of Pi)
  • Award-winning Iconic Casting Director Ellen Parks (Sideways, Secretary)
  • Academy Award nominated Creative Producer Amy Hobby (Secretary, What Happened, Miss Simone?)
  • Filmmaker, screenwriter and Seed & Spark team member Julie Keck
  • Development Executive and Producer of TV and Film, Tribeca Film Institute Director of Scripted Programs Molly O’Keefe

Each Lab is limited in size and is designed for emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers with narrative projects in all stages of development.

Learn more and apply. community can get a 15% application discount with code NEFSSL.