Film Independent selects 8 projects

19th annual L.A. Screenwriters Lab runs through Sept. 16

Film Independent, the L.A.-based indie film organization, has selected eight projects for its 19th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the WGA West, which runs through Sept. 16.

The lab is a five-week incubator designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level. Screenwriter and producer Meg LeFauve returns as this year's Lab Instructor, and Lab Mentors and Guest Speakers include Allison Anders, Shauna Cross, Rodrigo Garcia, Dito Montiel, Kay Schaber-Wolf, Michael Sucsy, and Ligiah Villalobos.

The 2009 Screenwriters Lab participants and projects are:

"El Flaco," written by Jeff Seymann
"The End of Something," Rory Kelly and Tim McCarthy
"Grievous Angel," Jessica Hundley
"Gringita," Monica Bider
 Future Weather, Jenny Deller
"I Am Not Werner Ernhard ," Steven Schardt
"The Prettiest Girl," Sasha Isaac-Young
"Touchback," Philip Flores