New York Stage and Film Reveals Mentors for 2019–2020 Filmmakers’ Workshop

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Obie-winning playwright Rajiv Joseph is among the artists who will participate in panels to support screenwriters.
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New York Stage and Film has announced the mentors and artists participating in its 2019–2020 Filmmakers' Workshop, running through July 14.

Included in the list of mentors is Pulitzer finalist and Obie winner Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Describe the Night). The Filmmakers' Workshop coincides with Powerhouse Theater Season, Vassar and New York Stage and Film's showcase for new works.

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Currently in its fifth year, the workshop features a week-long course designed to help writers through classes and one-on-one sessions.
Joining Joseph as mentors are The Pop Culture Collaborative’s Luis Castro, Bash Doran (Boardwalk Empire), Jessica Goldberg (Parenthood), William Goldberg (Abominable), Toni Kalem (A Slipping Down Life) , Max Mayer (Adam), Shelby Stone (Bessie), and Amy Robinson (After Hours).

A free public panel discussion held July 10 will feature Stone and Robinson alongside Peter Saraf (Little Miss Sunshine), Joshua Astrachan (Gosford Park), and Executive Vice President of Topic Studios Maria Zuckerman.

Master classes will be led by Sex and the City’s Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky along with Andrew Marcus (Howard’s End). A screening and discussion will also be presented on creating pilots with Parenthood’s Goldberg and Jason Katims.

Among this session’s workshop participants are Nichole Abshire, Kevin Armento and Jaki Bradley, Damon Colquhoun, Abigail Mangin, Jabari McDonald, B. Monet, Caitlan Moore, Samuel Nozik and Ashley Pishock, and Jay Riedl. The group will meet again in six months for further additional workshops and networking opportunities.

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