Sundance is virtual! What would David Lynch say?

The fringe, old school, and original Sundance Independent Film Festival has taken place in the snow covered mountains of Park City, Utah since 1981. But, in the unprecedented times that are 2021, and for the first time in 30 years, the location has changed; Sundance’s new venue is the World Wide Web. Yes, even Sundance … Continue reading “Sundance is virtual! What would David Lynch say?”

Stage 13 joins WarnerMedia with two Sundance panels

Stage 13, the award-winning and Emmy-nominated original content studio, is premiering two virtual panels at the 2021 WarnerMedia Lodge held during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The two panels will be discussing two of Stage 13’s award-winning franchise series: Two Sentence Horror Stories, the horror anthology on The  CW Network, and Family Style, the unscripted Asian food … Continue reading “Stage 13 joins WarnerMedia with two Sundance panels”

The virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival begins

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival begins on January 28, and while it can be navigated in pajamas from the comfort of your couch (highly recommended, by the way!) they’ve packed a whole lot into the next seven days, from sunrise to sundown. Reel 360 will be reporting on the festival all week but we recommend … Continue reading “The virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival begins”

2021 Virtual Sundance campaign launches

Battery and Havas Media announce today the launch of a new campaign for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The pair executed the creative & media strategy for this campaign including social, digital banners, and :30 film running across multiple video platforms. Sundance’s new virtual platform allows attendees to experience the festival online for the first time. “This is a totally unique … Continue reading “2021 Virtual Sundance campaign launches”

Sundance announces Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows

Sundance Institute announced today the 11 artists selected for its first-ever Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows, designed to meaningfully support women artists creating bold new work in film and media, with a priority on filmmakers from historically underrepresented communities. The fellowship includes a $5,000 cash grant, skill-building workshops, and year-round mentorship from Sundance Institute staff … Continue reading “Sundance announces Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellows”

Sundance selects 2020 Native Filmmakers Lab Fellows

Five Indigenous filmmakers have been chosen to participate in the 2020 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab, reimagined and expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. The Lab is at the core of the Institute’s commitment to supporting Indigenous storytellers since its founding. At the Native Filmmakers Lab (June 29–July 10) Fellows will workshop scripts of their … Continue reading “Sundance selects 2020 Native Filmmakers Lab Fellows”

Sundance Institute joins Artist Relief as Field Partner

Artist Relief, the coalition of national arts grantmakers, is proud to announce Sundance Institute as its first Field Partner. In this new partnership, Sundance Institute will lend its expertise in the worlds of film, media and theatre, invest directly into the relief fund to act as a regranting channel for independent artists in those fields, … Continue reading “Sundance Institute joins Artist Relief as Field Partner”

Brand Storytelling wraps 5th Sundance Film Festival

Brand Storytelling completed its fifth annual BRAND STORYTELLING AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL from January 22 – 26, 2020. Launched in 2016, this unique “festival within a festival” has significantly grown over the past five years, attracting major brands and high-profile content development and distribution entities including; media and production companies, platforms, talent, advertising, content and … Continue reading “Brand Storytelling wraps 5th Sundance Film Festival”

Sundance co-founder sentenced to six years

After pleading guilty to the sexual abuse of a minor, Sterling Van Wagenen, who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival with Robert Redford, was sentenced to the minimum six years to life in prison on Tuesday. Judge Robert Griffin recommended to the parole board that Van Wagenen, 72, be kept in prison longer than the minimum … Continue reading “Sundance co-founder sentenced to six years”

Kartemquin to screen two new projects at Sundance

Two new projects by Chicago documentary powerhouse Kartemquin will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in January. Minding the Gap Minding the Gap is the story of a revelation that occurs when director Bing Liu reconnects with two childhood friends in his hometown of Rockford, IL. Recounting their less than ideal upbringings in a … Continue reading “Kartemquin to screen two new projects at Sundance”

Sundance to showcase “Trophy,” Chicago-funded doc

SCREENING AT SUNDANCE (Jan, 19-29) will be the 28-minute doc, “Trophy,” that was funded by the Chicago equity firm of CMP Invest / Impact, that invests in documentaries that are aimed at helping to bring about social change.

“Trophy,” from filmmakers Shaul Schwartz and Christina Clusiau, investigates controversial, multi-billion dollar big game industry and the complex consequences of imposing economic value on animals.

Pride: 20 films to celebrate during the month and beyond

We are deep into Pride Month and of course, that means we need to share our list of LGBTQ+ movies to enjoy. It was way too challenging to narrow this list down to just 10, so we’ve compiled a list of 20 in no particular order.  Call Me By Your Name Nominated for best picture … Continue reading “Pride: 20 films to celebrate during the month and beyond”

ASC: Stephen Lighthill re-elected as President

The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has voted on the organization’s 2021-2022 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president. He will serve his next one-year term alongside Vice Presidents Amy Vincent, Steven Fierberg, and John Simmons; Treasurer Steven Poster; Secretary Gregg Heschong; and Sergeant-at-Arms Jim Denault. Lighthill was elevated to president … Continue reading “ASC: Stephen Lighthill re-elected as President”

Vertical Entertainment to release 90210 alum feature, Feral State

Vertical Entertainment is set to release screenwriter Jon Carlo’s feature directorial debut Feral State on digital, VOD, and all streaming platforms in the territories of North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), United Kingdom and Ireland on May 28. Written and directed by Carlo (Mob Town, First We Take Brooklyn), Feral State stars 90210 alum AnnaLynne McCord, Octavio Pisano, Ronnie … Continue reading “Vertical Entertainment to release 90210 alum feature, Feral State”

Groove Guild signs Empire composer Fil Eisler

Creative music agency Groove Guild is expanding its talent roster, signing lauded film and television composer Fil Eisler for commercial representation. His inventive scores and signature themes have enlivened some of television’s most popular series and notable films, including crafting the tension-filled orchestral cues for Fox’s Golden Globe-nominated drama series, Empire and Sony’s action thriller … Continue reading “Groove Guild signs Empire composer Fil Eisler”

So you’ve made a short film, now what?

As the sun starts to creep higher in the sky and we emerge from a winter more bleak than most, there’s a faint but palpable sense of optimism. Finally, perhaps, we can start to dream about one day – perhaps not too far in the future –  referring to the pandemic in the past tense.  … Continue reading “So you’ve made a short film, now what?”

Editor Conor O’Neill calls Nomad “home”

Further strengthening their leadership team, Nomad Editing Company welcomes acclaimed editor Conor O’Neill as their newest Partner. O’Neill will join fellow US-based Partners Jennifer Lederman, Glenn Martin, Jai Shukla, Jim Ulbrich, Amanda Moreau, Jared Coller, Adam Schwartz, and recent addition Brandon Porter as they pave the way for the future of the company. A celebrated editor who has earned … Continue reading “Editor Conor O’Neill calls Nomad “home””

Colgate-Palmolive unveils new smile Stories campaign

VMLY&R and client, Colgate-Palmolive, announced today the launch of their latest European campaign “Colgate Courageous Smile Stories.” Red Fuse Communications, the cross-agency WPP team servicing the Colgate-Palmolive business globally is behind the campaign in partnership with VMLY&R.  Colgate, a globally loved brand, stands for optimism in action and wants to champion those who smile against all the odds – … Continue reading “Colgate-Palmolive unveils new smile Stories campaign”

REEL WOMEN: Filmmaker, author Anna Fishbeyn

Anna Fishbeyn is the founder and president of XOFeminist Productions and Anteriya Films, is an award-winning star of stage and screen, a filmmaker, director, author and actress. She has a passion for the betterment of women in society and has shaped her work to drive gender equality.  Her film Galaxy 360: A Woman’s Playground, which she wrote, … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Filmmaker, author Anna Fishbeyn”

SXSW: Stage 13 brings 3 panels online

Stage 13, the award-winning and Emmy-nominated original content studio, brings three panels focused on its original series and feature to the WarnerMedia Rise venue at the SXSW Online 2021 festival starting Tuesday, March 16 through Thursday, March 18.  The two panels are “Family Style: Surviving Production During the Pandemic,” and “Two Sentence Horror Stories: Using Horror to Address … Continue reading “SXSW: Stage 13 brings 3 panels online”