In Advisor Studio sessions, Sundance Collab Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

In this intimate conversation with award-winning filmmaker and professor of screenwriting at Columbia University, Trey Ellis (THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, GOOD FENCES), Ellis guides filmmakers through how to build a storytelling toolbox. Your storytelling toolbox is a resource for techniques and strategies that will inspire your screenwriting process and strengthen your stories. Ellis shares effective practices for adapting material and his thoughts on channeling your emotions into your work.

Trey Ellis is an Emmy and Peabody winning filmmaker, American Book Award Winning novelist, playwright, essayist and Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Most recently, he is an Executive Producer of the HBO documentary TRUE JUSTICE: BRYAN STEVENSON'S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY and last year’s KING IN THE WILDERNESS also for HBO. more...

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