Unfinished Works Reading and Workshop Featuring ALL MY CHILDREN’s Celena Cipriaso
The Film Lab’s signature Unfinished Works program - ongoing since 1998! - is back on August 28th with a fabulous performance reading of Celena Cipriaso’s (All My Children) new piece, in which a group of friends head into their thirties and struggle to balance the thin line between drunkeness and sobriety in New York City, one of the biggest drinking cities in the world. Film Lab’s Actor Directory members will perform a table read of the work, followed by a constructive workshop of the piece by Unfinished Works Coordinator Lorna Nowve. This part of the workshop allows YOU, the audience member, to actually participate in the creative process, ask questions of and give suggestions to the author and actors. It is incredibly fun and empowering for all. Whether you just want to see a performance reading or whether you’re a writer or actor looking to share, collaborate and hone your craft, this event is for everyone! RSVP via Eventbrite with a Donate What You Can ticket to guarantee yourself a spot (our last event with Celena sold out and was standing room only) or just show up. Doors will open to ticket holders at 6:45pm and non-ticket holders can try to grab a space starting at 7pm. The Film Lab is a non-profit dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television, producer of the annual 72 Hour Film Shootout and the tv series, Film Lab Presents, which airs Thursday nights at 11pm on NYCLife. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. About Celena: Celena Cipriaso has written for ABC’s All My Children and is currently co-writing two screenplays with Civilian Studios. Her pilot “Evolved” was a Quarter-Finalist in the Creative World Awards, and her spec of The Walking Dead, “Little Children” was a Semi-Finalist in the Creative World Awards and also in the top 10% of the Austin Film Festival TV competition. As a playwright, her work has been performed in various venues in New York City, throughout the Northeast, and in Chicago and San Francisco. She’s also freelance journalist that’s written for CNN, The Root, Slate, Draft, Arts America, Film Buff, Bitch, Intel, and Women on Writing. More About the Film Lab’s Unfinished Works program: http://www.asianamericanfilmlab.com/about/ About the Moderator, Lorna Nowve: Lorna Nowve has an extensive background in film and television production. She has worked as a screenwriter, producer, and development director for a number of independent production companies. She served as Associate Producer on the indie hit Untitled and the Paul Reiser/Steven Sater Untitled NY Pilot for FX. Her production staff credits include The Following, Bored To Death, Law & Order, Ocean’s 11, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the upcoming feature, Now You See Me. Her projects in development include the music documentary, Women On The Side and Best Buds. Ms. Nowve produced the highly acclaimed screenplay reading series at the Nantucket Film Festival. The program brought together noted screenwriters and casts including Ben Stiller Amanda Peete, Jane Alexander, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Scott Cohen, Naveen Andrews, and Andy Richter. Ms. Nowve was a participant in the Sundance Producers Conference and served as a screenwriting mentor for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. For more on Unfinished Works, click here. To contact Lorna: UnfinishedWorks@film-lab.org.