BAFF Mentorship and Networking Labs

Final registration deadline all labs: SEPT. 2

The purpose of the Big Apple Film Festival Mentorship Labs is provide emerging filmmakers and screenwriters with support from industry professionals to provide strategies, advice, feedback and networking opportunities, with the primary goal of developing long term sustainable careers 

  • Final registration deadline all labs SEPT. 2

  • Labs will take place virtually on Zoom

  • Lab sessions will take place one day per week for 75 minutes

  • Participants must provide information on their project(script, treatment, trailer, teaser, etc.) at least 5 days prior to the start of lab sessions, to be reviewed by our mentors

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INSTRUCTOR: Jordan Roberts

 

SCHEDULE

September 13,20,27 and 10/3

10:00 a.m. EST - 11:15 a.m. EST each day

 

Jordan Roberts is a critically acclaimed screenwriter who has written for various studios and production companies, including Warner Bros., Columbia TriStar, Sony Pictures, Disney Studios, Marvel Enterprises and more...

INSTRUCTOR: Peter Dicicco

SCHEDULE

September 8,15,22,29

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST each day

Peter Decicco is a veteran writer and script coordinator for numerous acclaimed animated series for companies including Universal Pictures, Paramount, Disney, Nickelodeon, Amazon Studios and more...

INSTRUCTOR: Elissa Friedman

SCHEDULE

September 7,14,21,28

10:00 a.m. EST - 11:15 a.m. EST each day

 

Elissa Friedman is a senior production exectuive at Big Indie Pictures, the production company behind such numerous critically acclaimed film including "Encounters" starring Academy Award winners Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer, "The Tender Bar" starring Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, "Being the Ricardos" written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, starring Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem and the Academy Award winning film "Manchester by the Sea" starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.

INSTRUCTOR: Scott Shapiro

SCHEDULE

September 9,16,23,30 

11:30 a.m. EST - 12:45 p.m. EST each day

Scott Shapiro is an experienced TV writer and story editor, who has writtten for various networks and studios, including CBS, Warner Bros. and USA networks.

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Crnic

SCHEDULE

October 5,12,19,26

1:00 p.m. EST - 2:15 p.m. EST each day

Lisa Crnic is a creative film/TV & media expert and leader with 14+ years of entertainment experience ranging from producing $100 million+ studio franchises to ultra-low-budget independent productions across all genres.

INSTRUCTOR: Eric Lapidus

SCHEDULE

September 6,13,20,27

12:00 p.m. EST - 1:15 p.m. EST each day

Eric Lapidus is a writer and producer, who has developed shows for numerous studios and TV/streaming networks, including Paramous, ABC, 20th Century Fox, Disney, CBS, Miramax and more...

His producing and writing credits include: "Two and a Half Men"(CBS), "Speechless"(ABC), "One on One"(Paramount).

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Lucas

SCHEDULE

September 9,16,23,30

10:00 a.m. EST - 11:15 a.m. each day

Lisa Lucas is a professional writer/producer/actor. For the last 25 years, Lisa has produced, written, and developed over 36 TV series which include the popular ABC series "The Bachelor", "Work of Art" on Bravo, and the Emmy winning "My 1st Time" on NBC.

INSTRUCTOR: David Diamond

SCHEDULE

September 7,14,21,28

11:30 a.m. EST - 12:45 p.m. EST each day

David Diamond is a veteran screenwriter who have written for major studios and production companies, including Universal, Dreamworks, Disney, HBO, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and more..

SCHEDULE

September 8,15,22,29

1:00 p.m. EST - 2:15 p.m. EST each day

INSTRUCTOR: Henry Jones

INSTRUCTOR: Henry Jones

Henry's written feature scripts for a number of companies including: MGM, Paramount, Bad Robot, Universal, and New Line Cinema. He wrote on Netflix's JUPITER'S LEGACY, ARCANE, and BLACK SUMMER.

BAFF Mentorship Labs

The purpose of the Big Apple Film Festival Mentorship Labs is provide emerging filmmakers and screenwriters with support from industry professionals to provide strategies, advice, feedback and networking opportunities, with the primary goal of developing long term sustainable careers