Andrew Cividino named Sundance FilmTwo Participant 2017 / by Karen Harnisch

Film Forge cofounder Andrew Cividino has been named on the Sundance Institute's participants for the 2017 instalment of the FilmTwo program, following his debut feature, Sleeping Giant. Cividino is one of eleven filmmakers selected from around the world. From the Sundance Institute press release via Deadline:

Andrea Berloff and Rick Famuyiwa will help the  guide 11 filmmakers through the often-tricky process of making their second feature. The Straight Outta Compton screenwriter and Dope director join CAA’s Laura Lewis plus other industry vets and Universal execs in working with the Sundance program. 

Over a month after the 2017 Sundance Film Festival concluded, the Robert Redford founded organization today will reveal who the recipients of the second year of its FilmTwo Initiative are going to be. From day-long Screenwriter intensives to longer term support, the Universal Pictures backed program aims to build on the work that filmmakers like Sundance alums Dayveon director Amman Abbasi and My Brother The Devil’s Sally El Hosaini and Rebecca Thomas, who is set to helm the live action version of The Little Mermaid, have done to get their sophomore pic made.