The Sundance Institute’s labs program is adding a section dedicated to television and online content through the creation of the Sundance Institute Episodic Story Lab, reports Deadline.com.
The new lab was created with the support of Norman and Lyn Lear. Norman Lear is the producer of some of the biggest comedy hits of the 1970s, such as “All in the Family” and “Maude.”
Participants will spend six days working on scripted and online series, stories and characters, the story notes. The expansion comes after the Sundance Institute has run its development labs for three decades, the piece notes.
Said Sundance President Robert Redford: “Sundance Institute has always worked to develop and support a next generation of independent artists. As more of those artists look to the opportunities in television and online platforms, it is only natural that we expand our labs to address the unique needs of serialized work."
Participants in the episodic lab will only be accepted by invitation, the story notes.