Anusha Rizvi, Shonali Bose among 8 selected for Mahindra Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab 2012
Mumbai Mantra | Sundance Institute Screenwriters’ Lab 2012 announced eight feature-film projects for its inaugural edition. Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui’s Opium and Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar’s Margarita, With a Straw are two of them.
The selected 8 Screenwriting Fellows will get an opportunity to develop their works under the guidance of Creative Advisors at a workshop for 5 days from March 11-16, at Club Mahindra Resort in Lonavala.
The selected 8 projects are:
• Charudutt Acharya (Sonali Cable Centre)
• Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita, With a Straw)
• Vikas Chandra (Toothache)
• Rajnesh Domalpalli (Avani)
• Prashant Nair (Umrica)
• Anusha Rizvi & Mahmood Farooqui (Opium)
• Ajitpal Singh (Manjhi)
• Kartik Singh (Public School).
The group of Creative Advisors include Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, 21 Grams), Marcos Bernstein (Central Station, Foreign Land), Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Contact),Asif Kapadia (The Warrior, Senna), Shekhar Kapur (Bandit Queen, Elizabeth), Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me, Eve’s Bayou), Anjum Rajabali (Rajneeti, Aaraakshan), José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, On the Road), Howard A. Rodman (Savage Grace, Joe Gould’s Secret), Malia Scotch-Marmo (Hook, Once Around), and Audrey Wells(Under the Tuscan Sun, Guinevere).
Mumbai Mantra received over 500 applications. For the selection of the 8 projects for the Lab, the Selection Advisory Committee comprised Zoya Akhtar, Ira Bhaskar, Pubali Chaudhuri, Anupama Chopra, Aniruddha Roy Choudhary, Tigmanshu Dhulia, K. Hariharan, Feroz Khan, Ram Madhvani, Ranjani Mazumdar, Anuradha Parikh, Anjum Rajabali, Konkona Sen Sharma, Meenakshi Shedde, Vinay Shukla, Rohan Sippy, Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and Anna M. M. Vetticad.