NHK Workshop (Japan)
A new collaboration with longtime partner NHK, this screenwriting workshop takes place each summer in Tokyo. In its inaugural year, screenwriter and veteran advisor at the Directors Lab, Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville), crafted a three-day program for three promising Japanese filmmakers. Erin Cressida Wilson (Secretary, Chloe) designed the curriculum for the 2013 edition, and Bill Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Hoax) will teach this year’s workshop.
2012 fellows Kentaro Hagiwara and Kyohta Fujimoto went on to receive the annual Sundance/NHK Award for their feature script Spectacled Tiger.