Lorna Nowve to Coordinate the Asian American Film Lab's Unfinished Works Program!

Screenwriter, producer, and development director, Lorna Nowve, Joins the Management Team of the Asian American Film Lab, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television.
Feb. 15, 2013 - PRLog -- New York, NY, February 15, 2013 – The Asian American Film Lab (Film Lab) is pleased to announce that Lorna Nowvé has joined the Film Lab management team as the new Unfinished Works coordinator.  Jean Goto, formerly the sole Unfinished Works staff member, welcomes the expansion of the program and continues to work in Unfinished Works.

Said Ms. Nowvé, "I am delighted to be part of the Asian-American Film Lab.  Our upcoming programs will be multi-faceted events, offering filmmakers exciting opportunities to workshop their projects.  The audience will get an insider's look at the creative process and be treated to a first look at some of the strongest emerging voices in film and video today."

Film Lab Board member, Bea Soong, noted, “Lorna brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.  We are so lucky to have her aboard."

Film Lab President, Jennifer Betit Yen, explained, “[T]he Unfinished Works program, which provides screenwriters with the free opportunity to workshop their works in progress via a table read by professional Film Lab actors and a structured, moderated feedback session, has been growing significantly over the past year.  As the program continues to expand, Lorna’s expertise is both welcome and necessary to allow us to continue to provide the highest caliber of service possible to our members.”

About Lorna Nowvé
Lorna Nowvé 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. Nowvé 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. Nowvé  was a participant in the  Sundance Producers Conference and served as a screenwriting mentor for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.

About Asian American Film Lab and the Unfinished Works Program

The Asian American Film Lab (Film Lab) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television through free monthly educational and outreach programming and the acclaimed annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition (www.asianamericanfilmlab.org).  This annual competition has inspired hundreds of filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career. The Film Lab formed in 1998 by collaborative of New York-based filmmakers whose goals were to hone their craft and to share their knowledge, experience and resources. The membership has grown to comprise professionals, artists and other talented individuals who all share the common goal of creating great film and promoting all filmmakers of color, with a focus on Asian Americans, and the visibility of their stories and characters in film and television.

The Film Lab's Unfinished Works program constitutes its longest running program, ongoing for 15 consecutive years.  Unfinished Works allows writers to workshop, in a structured and constructive environment, unfinished plays, screenplays and television scripts.  It also serves as a bridge between actors, writers and directors of color, particularly Asian Americans.  Writers are welcome to bring in a director for the table read and absolutely must cast a certain number of roles from the Asian American Film Lab’s actor members.   To submit your screenplay for a free reading and workshop, please email UnfinishedWorks@film-lab.org with your name, email, telephone number, logline, synopsis, and a brief statement of why you feel Unfinished Works will be useful to developing and improving your screenplay.

The Asian American Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Membership and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


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