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”

Miles Teller makes new bear bestie in Long Drink ad

Agency Technology, Humans And Taste (THAT) and production company Honor Society directing duo Cary & Jon and even actor Miles Teller, come together for a new hilarious and provocative campaign for The Finnish Long Drink.  In one of the seven spots, Top Gun: Maverick actor Teller–also an investor in The Long Drink–makes fast friends with … Continue reading “Miles Teller makes new bear bestie in Long Drink ad”

RSA welcomes back Director Jonas Åkerlund 

Ridley Scott Creative Group’s RSA Films and Black Dog Films welcome back celebrated filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund for US representation. Repped by RSA and Black Dog UK for over a decade, the move to Ridley Scott’s stateside moniker streamlines Åkerlund’s opportunities across commercials, content, music videos, music documentaries and other disciplines. Åkerlund is already working on … Continue reading “RSA welcomes back Director Jonas Åkerlund “

VSA bridges brand and strategy with Claudia Gorelick

VSA Partners has announced the arrival of Claudia Gorelick in the role of Associate Partner of Experience Strategy at the agency. Gorelick will lead experience strategy efforts at VSA, creating meaningful experiences between brands and their audiences. As part of the digital and strategy practice, Gorelick will assist in crafting new platforms that drive customer engagement … Continue reading “VSA bridges brand and strategy with Claudia Gorelick”

Director Marta Cunningham joins m ss ng p eces 

Bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces welcomes multi-talented director Marta Cunningham to its roster. Cunningham is a prolific television director having worked on hit shows that include Insecure (HBO), Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Star Trek Discovery (Paramount+), You (Netflix), Transparent (Amazon Prime), Room 104 (HBO), How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), Dear White People (Netflix) and Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC), and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for … Continue reading “Director Marta Cunningham joins m ss ng p eces “

Afterhrs. takes storytelling to new levels

Afterhrs., a new content studio founded by Thelonious Brooks and Kai Regan, has launched to tell stories that connect with audiences through emotion, artfulness, inclusion, and craft. The content studio is purpose-built to bring compelling, diverse, and original talent to brand engagement and long-form entertainment, backed by experience across all mediums. As the name implies, … Continue reading “Afterhrs. takes storytelling to new levels”

Table of Content doubles down on DP-turned-Director Tom Krueger 

Production company Table of Content has signed director Tom Krueger for commercials and branded content. The signing marks Krueger’s first formal representation as a director following an award-winning career as a cinematographer of films, TV shows, commercials, music videos, and live concert media.  Krueger has directed commercials, brand films, and concert experiences for such clients … Continue reading “Table of Content doubles down on DP-turned-Director Tom Krueger “

LALIFF announces lineup for 2022 edition

Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced today the full lineup for this year’s Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) that will take place June 1 – 5 at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre and TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood, CA. This year’s edition will open with Disney … Continue reading “LALIFF announces lineup for 2022 edition”

Alkemy X adds director Laurence Thrush to roster

Award-winning global entertainment company Alkemy X has added director Laurence Thrush to its directorial roster. His unique cinematic style is infused with his diverse skillet as a filmmaker, shaping his stunning visual storytelling to transform everyday moments into poetic and breathtaking vignettes. Thrush thrives working with non-actors, uncovering authentic human moments and interactions making his … Continue reading “Alkemy X adds director Laurence Thrush to roster”

REEL WOMEN: Writer, Director, Producer Sue Vicory

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN – incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Sue Vicory  are making “Herstory.” Sue Vicory has been a film director, writer, producer, and executive producer for the past 20 years. She created Heartland … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Writer, Director, Producer Sue Vicory”