Writers from the 2018 S​c​reenwriters Lab share their ​thoughts on ​how they find inspiration and sustain themselves financially, ​emotionally, ​and creatively.​
Key Insights

  • Live within your means and find work to support your long-term ambitions, but always continue to write.
  • Embrace the short form –– short films help develop and hone filmmaking skills, style, and approach to visual storytelling.
  • Join a writers group to give and receive feedback, but make sure it’s a respectful, like-minded, creative community.
  • Trust your instincts and focus on writing stories that you’re passionate about.


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Beth de Araújo is a Writer and Director recently featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Her feature screenplay, JOSEPHINE, participated in the 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and is a recipient of the SFFILM Rainin Filmmaking Grant. more...
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Suzanne Andrews Correa is a Mexican American screenwriter and director. A recent graduate of the Film Program at Columbia University (MFA), she has worked in the industry for almost a decade as a member of IATSE. more...
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Eimi Imanishi is a Japanese American filmmaker who grew up in France. She earned her BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, where she majored in sculpture. more...
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Born in Greece, Christos Massalas is a graduate of the London Film School. His short films have received awards from around the world and have screened at international film festivals including Cannes, New Directors/New Films, Locarno, AFI Fest, Guanajuato and BFI, among others. more...

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