Fall Alumni Update


We just wrapped our October Colony where four writers emerged from our cocoon as fully formed alumni. It’s a beautiful thing to behold.


Here’s a sampling of news from several of our esteemed alums:

Chase Palmer
 (alumnus and current Board member) penned the script for the massively successful It, which earned somewhere between $650 million and a gazillion dollars. Not to mention all the winces, gasps, and nightmares it generated. Trailer here: http://bit.ly/2tNkunq

Mitchell Lichtenstein 
(our first alumnus, current President of our Board, and director of Teeth) has a new movie being released in theaters and on VOD this FridayAngelica. It’s a Victorian gothic horror film that debuted as an official selection at the Berlin Film Festival. Trailer here: http://bit.ly/2yY2auw


The debut feature by Russell Harbaugh (’12), Love After Love was roundly loved by critics and acquired by IFC films. Trailer here: http://bit.ly/2iaX9nM


Our alumnus Jason Kim (’15), a writer on Girls, co-conceived and wrote the book for KPOP an immersive musical at A.R.T./New York Theaters. Some information here: http://nyti.ms/2iTSwO


Rose Surnow, who participated in our Episodic Comedy Lab ’16, was soon thereafter selected to participate at the Sundance Episodic Lab ‘17. We’re not saying we found her first, but the math adds up. Meet her here: http://rosesurnow.com/
In other alumni news, Eva Vives (’09) is currently editing her new film All About Nina, Hernán Jiménez just wrapped his feature Elsewhere which he wrote at the 2015 Colony, Sameh Zoabi is currently shooting his 2016 Colony script Tel Aviv on Fire, Haroula Rose is completing production on her 2016 Colony script Once Upon a River, Rory Haines’ (’09) six-part thriller Informer is currently filming for BBC One, Silas Howard (’03) is in post-production on his feature A Kid Like Jake, and after the release of her 2014 Colony film Buster’s Mal Heart Sarah Adina Smith went on to direct two episodes of HBO’s Room 401.


As you can see, there’s no shortage of news from our esteemed community of SWC alumni so please help us keep track of your accomplishments by alerting us to what’s going on in your lives. We’ll do our best to spread the word. Write to us at: info@screenwriterscolony.org.


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