Sundance names producing fellows

Pre-production grant, advisor mentorship among perks

The Sundance Institute has tapped five fellows for its inaugural creative producing initiative: Alan T. Chan ("Quari"), Nekisa Cooper ("Pariah"), Diane Houslin ("Yelling to the Sky"), Sophia Lin ("Scooutmasters") and Joshua Zeman ("Forest Grove").

As part of their fellowship, producers will receive, among other things, a pre-production grant, advisor mentorship and a stay at the institute's producing lab. Sundance initiated the fellowship to help producers of all stripes and media evolve their feature skills.