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The 20th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival

Screenplay Reading: Selections From The Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriters' Lab

First Presbyterian Church, East Hampton, New York

October 7, 2012

Desperate Housewives' Steven Culp
Pamela Morgan (@pamflavors) posted on her Twitter account the photo above
with the following words: "@hamptons film festival w actor Stephen Culp from Desperate Housewives"
Thank you Ms. Morgan and Thank you, Steven!

Melissa Leo, left, Fisher Stevens, Kathy Searle, Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Steven Culp and Harris Yulin
at the First Presbyterian Church in East Hampton on Sunday. (c) photo by Dawn Watson

David Nugent, left, Melissa Leo, Fisher Stevens, Kathy Searle, Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Amy Devra Gossels, Steven Culp and Harris Yulin
at the First Presbyterian Church in East Hampton on Sunday. (c) photo by Dawn Watson

The Festival continues a wide range of programs including Films of Conflict & Resolution, Pitch In for Social Documentaries-in-Progress, Views from Long Island, A Conversation With, Rowdy Talks and many additional programs celebrating our 20th Year

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Hamptons International Film Festival read hundreds of science- and technology-themed screenplays each year, searching for the most exciting and promising work on these topics. Just two of these scripts are invited for table readings at the Hamptons International Film Festival each year.

Staged Reading Director: Fisher Stevens
Producer and Casting Director: Amy Devra Gossels, CSA

60 min | Event

Date and Time: 10/7/2012, 4:00PM
Location: First Presbyterian Church Session House

This year's actors scheduled to appear include Melissa Leo, Michael Stuhlbarg, Steven Culp, Richard Kird, Bill Raymond, and Harris Yulin.


THE BUCK DECISION by Laura Oaksmith
George Stoddart, a reporter with two strikes against him, investigates a huge hospital cover-up, bringing one of the nation's biggest atrocities to light, and finding redemption, not only for himself, but for the victims involved.

MAGNETIC by Carolyn Kras
William Gilbert, a brilliant scientist who discovers the earth is a magnet, is ordered to save Queen Elizabeth I from a mysterious illness. As he uncovers her personal secrets, an intense but dangerous attraction develops between them in which any misstep could cost him his life.

In this celebratory 20th year the Festival is proud to present a dynamic and diverse group of films, filmmakers, industry and talent that will come to the Hamptons for this festival milestone. The 2012 Festival runs from Thursday, October 4th through Monday October 8th in East Hampton with additional venues in South Hampton, Sag Harbor, West Hampton and Montauk. Festival headquarters are located at the beautiful c/o The Maidstone Hotel on Main Street in East Hampton.

Among those expected to attend the Festival are Richard Gere, James Schamus, Ann Roth, Mike Nichols, Alec Baldwin, Nathan Lane, Stevie Nicks, Alan Cumming, Trudie Styler, Sienna Miller, Ari Graynor, Melissa Leo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Terry George, Steve Van Zandt, David Chase, Adepero Oduye, Justin Long, Jess Weixler, John Magaro, Fisher Stevens, Richard Kind, Harris Yulin, Steven Culp, Domnhall Gleeson (SHADOW DANCER), Bella Heathcote (NOT FADE AWAY), Boyd Holbrooke, Dree Hemingway (STARLET), Elyas M'Barek, Scoot McNairy (ARGO), Adam Driver (GAYBY), Alicia Vikander (A ROYAL AFFAIR) and Nate Parker (Source: on Oct 2, 2012)

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