Monday, April 24, 2017

Sundance Film Festival

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Moxie Pictures has signed directorial duo Dan & Antonio--Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini--for commercials and branded content globally. Dan & Antonio directed Dina which last month won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.

Dina...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017

For director Drake Doremus, the Sundance Film Festival was a game changer. His feature length-directorial debut Douchebag, made its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. A year later, his second feature, Like Crazy, won the Festival’s Grand Jury Prize in the U.S....

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

After 10 days, 119 feature films and three feet of snow, an evening of humor and humanity marked the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony this evening (1/28), with host Jessica Williams emceeing and jurors presenting 27 prizes for feature filmmaking. Human stories prevailed across...

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

The cast and filmmakers behind "The Yellow Birds," an adaption of Iraq vet Kevin Powers' bestseller that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past week, wanted to show another side of war - that of the lost individual.

"At the moment things tend to glorify war," said Jack Huston,...

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

Gender equity in filmmaking must have looked pretty good to the women attending the Sundance Film Festival, which concludes this weekend in Park City, Utah. But for many female filmmakers, coming back down the mountain will mean a return to an industry where the opportunity divide remains far...

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

The story of the global nonprofit Partners in Health is the story of a few young idealists who couldn't have started any smaller — trying to delivery primary health care in rural Haiti 30 years ago. With no structures, little money, undaunted spirits and a belief that all lives are worth saving...

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

Fox Searchlight Pictures presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced that the company has acquired worldwide distribution and remake rights to director and producer Amanda Lipitz’s inspiring documentary Step, featuring Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre...

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Olivia Pope gets a lot of credit for being a powerful woman, but it's the woman behind the fictional character who is helping to create real change in an industry that's woefully lacking in women and people of color behind the camera. Kerry Washington on Monday spoke to a group of women at the...

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Actress Chante Adams had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University when she got a call from a casting agent who wanted her to audition to be the lead in the Roxanne Shante biopic "Roxanne, Roxanne." Adams had no feature credits to her name and a background in theater. But the agent saw...

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving...