Lucien Jean-Baptiste,
sponsor of the CineComedies Lab 2023 writing residency

This writing residency is open to French, Belgian and French-speaking European scriptwriters and aims to contribute to the emergence of new talent and the development of the art of comedy in cinema.

The selected scriptwriters will benefit from three working sessions and their projects will be presented to European producers during the next Liège International Comedy Film Festival.

23 projects have been developed since the creation of the residency and several scripts have been optioned by producers and are subject to a development agreement.

Lucien Jean-Baptiste will sponsor this edition, succeeding Jean-François Halin, Agnès Jaoui, Michel Leclerc and Benoît Mariage.

Actor, screenwriter and director, Lucien Jean-Baptiste has made five feature films (” La Première Étoile , 30° Color , Dieumerci!”, He already has your eyes , The Second Star “) and is currently preparing his sixth. At the same time, he lends his silhouette to others with great elegance and self-mockery(Simply Black, The Crossing…).

The writing workshop is directed by the scriptwriter Fadette Drouard (“Patients” by Fabien Marsaud, “Papicha” by Mounia Meddour, “La Fine Fleur” by Pierre Pinaud, “La Syndicaliste” by Jean-Paul Salomé, …) with the collaboration of Ali Bougheraba (Les SEGPA).