Directors on task at Hamptons fest

Sachs, Maggenti, Stillman in mentoring program

NEW YORK -- Directors Ira Sachs, Maria Maggenti and Whit Stillman will mentor young scribes at the Hamptons International Film Festival's eighth annual Screenwriters' Lab this weekend.

New scripts from "Off the Black" director James Ponsoldt ("Refresh, Refresh"), Alex R. Johnson ("La Sobrina") Bradford Tatum ("Book of Water") and Avi Weider ("Zeroes and Ones") will be workshopped in East Hampton from May 9-11.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is co-sponsoring the event with HIFF, which is slated for Oct. 15-19 in New York.