London, England and STOWE, VT (February 2019) – Stowe Story Labs and Film Seekers have agreed to a first-look deal covering potential development of original screenplays and teleplays written and developed by participants of the Stowe Story Labs annual fall narrative lab and writers’ retreats.
The pact was made between David Rocchio, Stowe Story Labs Founder and President, and Caroline Couret-Delègue, Film Seekers’ manager. The new partnership provides Film Seekers a right of first refusal on select scripts curated by Stowe Story Labs and fitting Film Seekers’ submission requirements and needs.
Now in its seventh year of operation, Stowe Story Labs is a non-profit that brings emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers from around the world together with seasoned, working industry professionals to help get work made and seen. The Lab pairs attendees with top industry mentors, such as award-winning Creative Producer Alex Boden and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter David Magee. The Labs’ industry partners include SAGIndie, Seed&Spark, the Page International Screenwriting Awards, Tangerine Entertainment, and Final Draft.
“We are excited to partner with Film Seekers and Caroline,” said Rocchio. “Caroline is incredibly smart and knowledgeable in the industry,” he said, “and completely aligned with our vision of developing character driven stories ending on a note of uplift. I am thrilled to be working with Film Seekers to bring our participants’ projects to life.”
“On the theatrical side, we focus on feelgood inspirational stories, which are difficult to find. Many of the scripts developed at Stowe Story Labs would be the perfect fit for our slate which includes movies such as Edieand Love Sarah. We are thrilled that David and his team value our work as much as we recognize their talent for scouting emerging writers. A good movie always starts with a good script and we want to position ourselves early to help adapt those wonderful stories to the big screen.”
Stowe Story Labs, now in its seventh year, helps top emerging screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers refine work to get it made and seen. Applications now being accepted for Fall Narrative Lab. To apply, click here.