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Press Release: Sundance Institute Announces Latest Documentary Fund Grantees

Sundance Institute today named the global cohort of 22 independent nonfiction filmmakers and their projects that comprise the latest Grantees of the Institute’s Documentary Fund. Grant support, unrestricted and totaling $520,000, will be extended to projects in all stages of development, production, post-production and audience engagement; grants are made possible by Open Society Foundations and MacArthur Foundation, along with a custom grant provided by A&E IndieFilms: the Sundance Institute |
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Press Release: Sundance Institute Announces 2020 New Frontier Story Lab Fellows

Los Angeles, CA — Six projects and artist teams have been selected for the 2020 Sundance Institute New Frontier Story Lab, which supports independent artists working at the cutting-edge convergence of film, art, media, live performance, and technology. Reimagined for this year as a digital experience on Sundance Co//ab, the New Frontier Story Lab empowers independent creatives through individual story sessions, conversations about key artistic, design and technology issues, and
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Press Release: NEON Takes U.S. Rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s Sci-Fi Thriller, POSSESSOR

NEW YORK, NY | March 27, 2020 – NEON announced today that they have acquired U.S. rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR, the sci-fi thriller starring Andrea Riseborough (OBLIVION, and BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), Christopher Abbott (JAMES WHITE), Tuppence Middleton (THE IMITATION GAME), with Sean Bean (THE LORD OF THE RINGS franchise) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (THE HATEFUL EIGHT).  POSSESSOR, which made its World Premiere at the 2020
PARK CITY, UTAH -- Pop star Taylor Swift hugging a fan outside of Eccles Theater before the premier screening of her documentary, "Miss Americana" Jan 23, 2020 - Robert D. Cobb/INSC Media & Photography
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Sundance Film Festival: Five Takeaways From Taylor Swift’s Documentary Opening Night Premiere, “Miss Americana”

"When I get sad or humiliated or angry or mad, I feel that people are trying to lean in. You never did that.” Those were the words Taylor Swift told her director Lana Wilson on stage minutes after the premiere of her documentary, "Miss Americana" opening night at the Sundance Festival in front of a packed standing-room crowd at Eccles Theater in Park City, with hundreds of loyal fans waiting
Pictured L-R are ASL interpreter (standing); Moderater Britt Stephens, Celebrity & Entertainment Editor, Pop Sugar; Shoshannah Stern, Creator, Executive Producer, writer and star of Sundance TV’s This Close; Shanique Bonelli-Moore, Executive Director of Inclusion, United Talent Agency; John Travis, VP of Brand Marketing, Adobe; and Franklin Leonard, Founder and CEO, The Black List.
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Sundance Film Festival: Easterseals Disability Services Presents ‘Has Recent Industry Emphasis on D&I Influenced Storytelling’ Panel

PARK CITY, UTAH — Jan. 25, 2020 — For Immediate Release — An Allied Organization of Sundance Institute and member of its newly announced Accessibility & Inclusion Alliance, Easterseals Disability Services will host a panel on the influence of diversity and inclusion initiatives in Hollywood in increasing the visibility of/opportunities for talent with disabilities in the entertainment industry. As a go-to resource for filmmakers and actors with disabilities, ESSC has