Monday, March 18, 2019

Sundance Film Festival

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

Shia LaBeouf latest film was born in an unusual place — court-ordered rehab.

The actor spent time writing the script for his semi-autobiographical “Honey Boy” while he was being treated for substance abuse after a 2017 arrest.

“He wrote this script in rehab and actually sent me an...

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. So when HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Graydon Carter proposed that he look into the blood-testing startup Theranos and its charismatic young leader Elizabeth Holmes, saying yes was a "no-...

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Robert Redford has been kicking off the Sundance Film Festival with an opening day press conference for 34 years, but Thursday, he said he was ready to take a backseat role.

"I think we're at a point where I can move on to a different place," Redford said. "The thing I've missed over the...

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Hollywood is bundling up and descending on Park City, Utah to kick off the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Thursday.

Although the first films of the two-week long festival won't premiere until Thursday evening, the ski town is already bustling with activity as brands and sponsors rush to...

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.

The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The...

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

Five feature films and a Special Event have been added to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival’s slate of independent work.  Also announced was the winner of the 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, seven Day One films and the Closing Night Film. The Festival will take place in Park City, Salt...

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy, Awkwafina dives into a dramatic role, and Harvey Weinstein gets a documentary spotlight in films that will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January.

The Sundance Institute revealed on Wednesday 112 ...

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...

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