Slideshow: 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

HIFF 2015 Screenwriters Lab

Blessed with abundant sunshine, the participants of the 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab enjoyed the comfort of c/o The Maidstone inside and out, tirelessly dissecting plots, characters and storylines we anticipate will be great films one day. Following each day of productive mentoring sessions were dinner parties generously hosted by members of the Festival’s Board […]

HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab: 2015 Screenwriters & Mentors Announced

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The 14th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters’ Lab takes place this weekend (April 10-12) at the c/o the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. The Lab, co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, pairs up-and-coming screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. “The Screenwriters’ Lab is a highlight […]

Saturday Snapshots: Day 3 at HIFF 2014

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Another excellent day of films, parties and conversations at HIFF 2014! And we’ve got proof…

Friday Snapshots: Day 2 at HIFF 2014

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Friday was our first full day of screenings and events at HIFF 2014, and from what we could tell, audiences are *loving* the movies, panels, and conversations in and out of the theaters. Friday highlights included acclaimed actress Patricia  Clarkson, both in A Conversation With… (sponsored by NYU Langone Medical Center), and in her latest film, Isabel […]

Q&A: Volker Schlöndorff on the Tense Negotiations of ‘Diplomacy’

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Towards the end of World War II, General Dietrick von Choltitz, the governor of Nazi-occupied Paris, receives an order to destroy the city if the Nazis lose it to Allied forces. With explosives strapped to bridges and landmarks, the General is prepared to carry out this atrocity when Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling appears in […]