Selected Screenplay Reading: ‘Theory of Colors’

On Tuesday, February 6, in lower Manhattan, HamptonsFilm presented a screenplay reading of selected scenes from our 2023 Melissa Mathison recipient Shehrezad Maher’s Theory of Colors. Thank you to the fantastic cast (see below), to Stephanie Klapper for casting them, and to all who joined us! We look forward to our 24th Annual Screenwriters Lab, […]

2024 Screenwriters Lab: Submissions

Submissions are now closed. The HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab champions the artistic visions of up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world. Submissions are now open for the 24th edition (April -7, 2024): November 16, 2023: Earlybird Deadline December 7, 2023: Regular Deadline December 21, 2023: Late Deadline January 18, 2024: Extended Deadline April 5-7, 2024: Screenwriters Lab An […]

Recap: 2023 Screenwriters Lab

Our 23rd Annual Screenwriters Lab took place over the weekend, where we were thrilled to welcome our talented fellows Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Shehrezad Maher, and Tyler Riggs, our invaluable mentors David Hinojosa, Ekwa Msangi, and Samuel D. Hunter, and all the guests who celebrated with us this weekend. David Nugent, David Hinojosa, […]

2023 Screenwriters Lab Mentors + Participants

The 22nd Annual Screenwriters Lab (April 14-16, 2023), paired rising screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors, and creative-producers for a weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions. David Hinojosa (BODIES, BODIES, BODIES; PAST LIVES), Ekwa Msangi (FAREWELL AMOR), and Samuel D. Hunter (THE WHALE) mentored emerging screenwriters. The three screenplays selected for 2023: Theory of Colors, by Shehrezad […]

Selected Screenplay Readings: ‘The Leftover Ladies’ and ‘Back Seat’

On Wednesday night, February 15, in New York City, HamptonsFilm presented screenplay readings of selected scenes from two of our recent Melissa Mathison Fund recipients, Lana Wilson’s Back Seat and Farida Zahran’s The Leftover Ladies.  Lana Wilson (in 2021) and Farida Zahran (in 2022) were selected to receive support from the Melissa Mathison Fund, established […]