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5 Sundance Films That Prove Your Job Isn’t So Bad

Posted Aug 28, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

5 Sundance Films That Prove Your Job Could Be Worse

Something about the notion of Labor Day has always seemed archaic to me. Then again, the guy who questions a day off is no…

Study Up for Shorts Lab L.A. with These 3 Documentary Shorts

Posted Aug 26, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Study Up for Shorts Lab L.A. with These 3 Documentary Shorts

Among the niche genres of filmmaking, documentary shorts’ unheralded treasure trove of filmmaking is as well stocked as any.…

Jason Schwartzman, Werner Herzog, and Tinashe Round Out Day 3 at NEXT FEST

Posted Aug 10, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Jason Schwartzman, Werner Herzog, and Tinashe Round Out Day 3

Vitality reigned at Day 3 of Sundance NEXT FEST. If skeptics needed a testament to the health and diversity of independent…

Aubrey Plaza and Father John Misty Lead a Zombie-Themed Evening at NEXT FEST

Posted Aug 9, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Aubrey Plaza and Father John Misty Lead a Zombie-Themed Evening at NEXT FEST

Last night’s Sundance NEXT FEST opener at the Theatre at Ace Hotel felt more like a reunion of old pals than a glitzy Los…

Producers: Let’s Hack Today’s Systems and Better Connect Audiences to Films

Posted Aug 7, 2014, by Keri Putnam, Executive Director, Sundance Institute

Producers: Let's Hack Today's Systems and Better Connect Audiences to Films

Each August, the professionals on the front lines of producing, distributing, and marketing independent films gather in the…

Overcoming Adversity to Create Longevity: A Guide to Creative Producing in 2014

Posted Aug 5, 2014, by Missy Laney, #ArtistServices

Overcoming Adversity to Create Longevity: A Guide to Creative Producing in 2014

Sundance Institute held its annual Creative Producing Summit last weekend, a three-day gathering at the Sundance Resort that…

A New Frontier Opera Transports 20th Century New York City to Present Day

Posted Jul 28, 2014, by New Frontier

A New Frontier Opera Transports 20th Century New York City to Present Day

In October 2013, Joshua Frankel (Director) and Judd Greenstein (Composer)participated in the New Frontier Story Lab with the…

Joe Swanberg Finds Inspiration At Home With His Latest Comedy Happy Christmas

Posted Jul 23, 2014, by Jeremy Kinser

Joe Swanberg Finds Inspiration At Home With His Latest Comedy Happy Christmas

There are prolific filmmakers–Woody Allen famously cranks out a new movie each year–and then there’s Joe Swanberg, who makes…

Listen Up Philip, The Guest and Conversations with Bret Easton Ellis, Nicolas Winding Refn

Posted Jul 21, 2014, by Eric Hynes and Nate von Zumwalt

Listen Up Philip, The Guest and Conversations with Bret Easton Ellis, Nicolas Winding Refn

Alex Ross Perry’s brand of misanthropy is remarkably endearing. It also happens to permeate his intimate comedy Listen Up…

Director David Charles on The Gary Baseman Documentary “Mythical Creatures”

Posted Jul 21, 2014, by Gary Baseman & David Charles

Director David Charles on the Gary Baseman Documentary Mythical Creatures

David Charles is a filmmaker, writer, and graphic novelist who has written and directed interactive and non-traditional…

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