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2017 Sundance Institute: “Miss Juneteenth” & “Omni Loop Blues” in Creative Producing Program

2017 Sundance Institute: “Miss Juneteenth” & “Omni Loop Blues” in Creative Producing Program

Writers and directors aren’t the only creative folk receiving some Sundance Institute love. You might not know their names today, but fast-forward into the future and these young gun producers will likely have their paws on American indie offerings that are the make-up of the film fest circuit. The Sundance Institute announced the 11 feature film and documentary filmmakers hitting the mythic location next week. Alongside an industry vet mentors, we find projects and adjoined producers such as filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples’ debut Miss Juneteenth produced by Neil Creque Williams (alongside A Ghost Story‘s James M. Johnston), and a pair of Screenwriter Labs projects in Bernardo Britto‘s Omni Loop Blues with Ben Cohen producing and Tayarisha Poe’s Selah and the Spades with Lauren McBride producing. Here are the Fellows and projects selected for the 2017 Feature Film Creative Producing Lab:

Doha – The Rising Sun, Julia Thompson
Give Up The Ghost, Allison Rose Carter and Jon Read
Miss Juneteenth, Neil Creque Williams
Omni Loop Blues, Ben Cohen
Selah And The Spades, Lauren McBride

The Fellows and projects selected for the 2017 Documentary Film Creative Producing Lab are:

Bisbee ‘17, Bennett Elliott
Bloodthicker, Lauren Domino
Brainiacs (Working Title), Diane Becker
Midnight Family, Kellen Quinn
The Three Lives Of David Wong, Leslie Norville

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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