TALENT LAB CONNECTS 2020

TALENT LAB CONNECTS is an initiative for EIFF Talent Lab alumni and their collaborators and offers a fantastic opportunity to develop their feature film or serial television drama project, supported by industry professionals.

EIFF and Story Editor Kate Leys will support teams to identify a series of specific goals for their projects at the beginning of the process and guide them towards achieving these goals throughout the programme. There will be bespoke support in the form of script and story feedback and advice for ways to access further support in the industry. 

Participants will leave the programme with a strong, clear story outline; wherever possible a first draft screenplay; a pitch; and a clearer idea of where their project sits within the market.

The 2020 edition will run from April to December and due to the COVID-19 situation the sessions have been moved online and will be run remotely until such a time that government public health advice states otherwise.

The aim of the programme is for participants to leave with a strong, clear story outline; wherever possible a first draft screenplay; a pitch; and a clearer idea of where their project sits within the market. 

The selected projects and teams for TALENT LAB CONNECTS 2020 are:  

  • CARLA (Feature film) Writer/Director: Catriona MacInnes (TL 2012) Producer: Rebecca Mark-Lawson & Garry Paton (TL 2018) 

  • DAD JOKE (Series) Writer Joshua Robertson Writer/Director: David Abramsky Producer: Alexandra Blue (TL 2017) 

  • DENIAL (Series) Writer: Elaine Gracie (TL 2019)  Producer: Alexandra Blue (TL 2017)  

  • MOSCOW MOLLY (Feature film) Writer: Nicole Paglia Producer: Jessie Mangum (TL 2019)  

  • THE TULIP TOUCH (Feature film) Writer: Jenna Jovi Producers: Jen Corcoran, Jessie Mangum & Sophie Reynolds (TL 2017)  

  • VALERIE & ME (Feature film) Writers: Bex Harvey (TL 2017) & Christian Azzola Director: Jane Gull (TL 2017) Producer: Georgina French (TL 2017)  

 

If you have any questions, please email industry@edfilmfest.org.uk.

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Launched in 2019, EIFF Talent Lab Connects is funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government- through Creative Scotland - the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.

 

Scottish Government and Creative Scotland

           

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