Sundance jury members announced

The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced the members of the six juries awarding prizes for artistic and cinematic achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Also announced was the jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize. The Festival takes place January 20-30 via enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues … Continue reading “Sundance jury members announced”

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”

Alliance of film schools combat climate change

The Green Film School Alliance adds sixteen new schools to its ranks, more than doubling its membership to twenty-seven sustainability-minded schools. The GFSA’s membership now hails from seven US states and four countries across three continents. These committed schools join the effort to lessen the environmental impacts of film production practices. By expanding the alliance’s … Continue reading “Alliance of film schools combat climate change”

Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture evolves into INSTITUTE

Lauren Greenfield’s award-winning commercial production company Girl Culture Films today enters a new phase as INSTITUTE. Marking an evolution for this brand, this change will broaden its directorial roster to be more inclusive of all underrepresented talent regardless of gender, furthering its mission of uplifting diverse storytellers in advertising. The expansion will also offer greater … Continue reading “Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture evolves into INSTITUTE”

Brazil’s Oscar submission to open 14th Film Fest

The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival has announced that the 14th edition of the festival will take place Wednesday, November 15 through Saturday, November 19, in Los Angeles. The festival will open with Gabriel Martins’ Mars One/Marte Um.  The film, produced by Filmes de Plástico, is the official selection to represent Brazil for Best International Feature at the upcoming Oscars and had … Continue reading “Brazil’s Oscar submission to open 14th Film Fest”

Director Rob Richert, Editor Whitney James roam with WTBR

Full-service creative production company Where The Buffalo Roam (WTBR) welcomes Sundance Award-winning Director Rob Richert for US market commercials and branded content. Hailed for his wit and sharp eye for detail, Richert has enjoyed a successful career directing long-form commercial work, as seen in his Glad Press ‘n’ Seal spot, an infomercial parody; a zany … Continue reading “Director Rob Richert, Editor Whitney James roam with WTBR”

Rattling Stick U.S. signs director Iqbal Ahmed

Staking his claim in advertising with an innate ability to capture the humanity in brand stories, Iqbal Ahmed has lent his narrative cinematic lens to clients including Nike, Adidas, Google, Spotify, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat, Microsoft and many others. Now, Rattling Stick U.S. has signed the director for U.S. commercial representation. Ahmed was recently a Commercial … Continue reading “Rattling Stick U.S. signs director Iqbal Ahmed”

Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31

Today, Disney+ announced the Dancing with the Stars season 31 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners, while live in studio on ABC’s Good Morning America. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a … Continue reading “Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31”

Avocados and Coconuts’ Matthew Palmer directs doc

Matthew Palmer, who is repped by Avocados and Coconuts for commercials and branded content, is set to debut his latest feature documentary, This Land. A film exploring seven groups of Americans as they experience Election Day across the U.S., the politically-skewed documentary feature premiered In Competition at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Executive produced … Continue reading “Avocados and Coconuts’ Matthew Palmer directs doc”

VMLY&R promotes Pitanguy to deputy global CCO

VMLY&R today announced the promotion of Rafael Pitanguy to deputy global CCO. In this newly created role, he will be based in New York and work directly with Global CCO Debbi Vandeven. As a primary responsibility for VMLY&R, Pitanguy will lead creative for key client account Coca-Cola. In addition, he will continue to look after … Continue reading “VMLY&R promotes Pitanguy to deputy global CCO”

Senior colorist Maria Carretero joins Assembly

Assembly has announced the addition of Senior Colorist, Maria Carretero to its growing team of high-profile artists. Maria joins Assembly from Nice Shoes where she was a Senior Colorist, with a rich history of creative experience. Other previous roles include Senior Colorist at Framestore, Head of Color at Carbon VFX and Head of Color Grading … Continue reading “Senior colorist Maria Carretero joins Assembly”