Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our new Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of 90-minute videos will deepen your understanding of all the creative disciplines that are supported through our Labs including Feature Film Directing and Writing, TV Writing, Emerging Media, Documentary, Producing, Film Music, and Theatre. with many of our Lab advisors.

First in the series, writer/director/actress Kasi Lemmons reveals her approach to problem solving in prep and production, sharing key sequences in her films EVE'S BAYOU, TALK TO ME, and HARRIET that were challenging for her as the Director. She explains the need to work collaboratively with your DP and Actors, and reminds us of the importance of leaving room for the magic of discovery on set and to fight for one's vision.

Watch for upcoming conversations with actor/director Ed Harris, writer/director Karyn Kusama, writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, editor Dylan Tichenor, and others.

Director | Writer | Actress
Kasi Lemmons is an award-winning director, writer, actress, and professor who has been a staple in Hollywood for nearly three decades. Her acclaimed 1997 feature directorial debut, EVE'S BAYOU, was recently inducted into the National Film Registry, and is considered among the first to showcase the beauty of African American Southern culture. The film received the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, and the National Board of Review bestowed her with a special first-time director award. EVE'S BAYOU marked Samuel L. Jackson’s debut as a film producer and helped launch the careers of actresses Megan Good and Jurnee Smollett. more...

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