Friday, August 17, 2018

Sundance Film Festival

Tuesday, May. 8, 2018

Chromista--the production house founded by Oscar-nominated (Black Swan) director Darren Aronofsky and partners/producers Scott Franklin, Sandy Haddad and Ted Robbins--has signed writer and director Eliza McNitt for commercial representation.

Earlier this year writer/director...

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

I was teaching VR in San Francisco when I received an unforgettable call. It was Maria Bello, trying to produce a documentary on the Sun Ladies; women fighting against ISIS. She asked me if I could be in Iraq next week to shoot and direct. I said yes, hung up and cried.

Days later in...

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned.

The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" from the Sundance slate in light of Spurlock's confessions of sexual misconduct...

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Works selected across the Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival have been announced, underlining Sundance Institute’s commitment to showcasing bold independent storytelling, regardless of form, format or length.

New this year is the Indie...

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Documentaries about Robin Williams, Gloria Allred and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a Lizzie Borden film with Kristen Stewart, and Debra Granik’s long-awaited follow up to “Winter’s Bone” are among the 110 features set to premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Institute...

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...

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