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Building the Episodic World of DELHI CRIME with Richie Mehta

Creator Richie Mehta shares the structural differences between writing features and TV when it comes to plot, character, and world - and how he visually scaled the world for his series DELHI CRIME.

Richie Mehta

Writer/Director

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Under the Shadow: Developing Character and Story with Babak Anvari

Filmmaker Babak Anvari breaks down how he developed core characters and story elements for his award-winning film, UNDER THE SHADOW.

Babak Anvari

Writer, Director, Producer

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Telling Globally Accessible Stories with Gurinder Chadha

Writer/producer/director Gurinder Chadha, best recognized for films such as BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and VICEROY'S HOUSE, is known for taking stories from underrepresented communities and bringing them firmly into the spotlight. Hear how she uses pop culture to tell narratives featuring people of color while finding mainstream success.

Gurinder Chadha

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Changing the Cultural Narrative with Heather Rae

Heather Rae is a film and TV producer who also who also promotes narrative change work, particularly for Native and Indigenous filmmakers. Here she talks about how inclusion will change the industry and why producers of culture are more needed than ever.

Heather Rae

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Film as Environmental Activism with Jeff Orlowski

Documentary director Jeff Orlowski has made significant impact awareness around climate change with his films CHASING ICE and CHASING CORAL. Hear how he uses emotional entry points to get audiences to connect to environmental topics.

Jeff Orlowski

Filmmaker

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Making Brave Choices with Nonfiction Filmmaker Nanfu Wang

Documentary director Nanfu Wang has made films that make extreme demands on her physical safety. Learn how she approaches dangerous situations, mitigating risk, and understanding why brave stories need to be told.

Nanfu Wang

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Approaches to Handling Traumatic Material with Alexandria Bombach

Alexandria Bombach

Filmmaker

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The Elements of a Great Documentary Scene with Jonathan Oppenheim

Editor Jonathan Oppenheim has crafted critically-acclaimed documentaries, including "Paris is Burning" and "The Oath". In this video he explains how he thinks about the elements of a good scene, approaching structure, and looking for aliveness in the footage.

Jonathan Oppenheim

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Making Documentaries Using Archival Footage with Penny Lane

Penny Lane

Filmmaker

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Creating Documentary Portraits with Jeff Malmberg

Jeff Malmberg

Filmmaker

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BOYS DON'T CRY: A Case Study with Writer/Director Kimberly Peirce

Hear how writer/director Kimberly Peirce developed BOYS DON'T CRY and took it from the Sundance Labs to winning an Oscar

Kimberly Ane Peirce

Writer/Director

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Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum on Composing for Film

Learn how to capture the DNA of a film through melody and sound

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Composer

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Build and Sustain Your Producing Career with Carly Hugo and Matt Parker

How to sustain yourself as you build your producing career

Carly Hugo

Producer

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How to Build Your Career as a Creative Producer

Veteran Producers share their advice on ​getting started ​as a producer and staying in the game

Effie Brown

Producer

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From Twitter to HBO: How Sujata Day Launched Her Career

Writer/actor Sujata Day (HBO’s INSECURE) talks about how she used the internet to launch her career and make a short film.

Sujata Day

Actor/Writer

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Producing Change with Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson

Learn how the producers of CRAZY RICH ASIANS & THE HUNGER GAMES use their producing roles to shape the future of film & TV.

Moira Griffin

Moderator

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Finding the Funny in TV Comedy with Ken Kwapis

What do THE OFFICE, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, and the Cookie Monster all have in common? Ken Kwapis made them funny - learn how!

Ken Kwapis

Director

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Creative Producing with Stephanie Allain: Indies, Studios, Networks

From HUSTLE & FLOW to DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, producer Stephanie Allain shares how she makes independent work for studios.

Stephanie Allain

Producer

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Collaborating for Success: The Producer & Director Relationship

The producer and director of the award-winning SEARCHING, Sev Ohanian and Aneesh Chaganty, share their recipe for successful collaboration

Aneesh Chaganty

Writer/Director

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Meet the Sundance Team: Supporting Artists Year-Round

An interactive webinar featuring the Sundance Program Leads who will demystify the Sundance Lab selection process and experience. Learn about the different labs we offer, how they offer sustained support to artists, and what makes a strong submission.

Brittany Machado

Administrator

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Making Short Films

Join Senior Short Film Programmer, Mike Plante and learn about the art and craft of making short films and strategizing for festival and distribution opportunities.

Mike Plante

Senior Programmer, Sundance Institute

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Brave Storytelling

Stories transport and ​can ​transform us. They allow us to know ourselves and others, and to find meaning in our lives and in our world. They cross borders, transcend culture, and allow us to frame our worlds through new lenses. To create rich stories takes​ courage​ and a willingness to ​do the deep work. Ilyse McKimmie, Kimberly Peirce, Heather Rae, Tyger Williams, Justin Chon, and Rudy Valdez discuss.

Heather Rae

Producer, Director

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