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Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge Premieres International Shorts at 2015 Sundance FilmSundance Institute Short Film Challenge Premieres International Shorts at 2015 Sundance Film
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Sundance Institute today premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and More Attend 2015 Women at Sundance BrunchPhoto Flash: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and More Attend 2015 Women at Sundance Brunch
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

On Monday, the Sundance Institute & Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF) presented the Women at Sundance Brunch celebrating women artists at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at The Shop in Park City, UT. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the public, free of charge, at 7pm on February 23 and 5pm on February 24 (limited availability, online RSVPs are required at http://bit.ly/RSVPVireo).Vireo's 25-minute pilot episode will air on March 31, 2015, and will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-sopranoLaurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School Choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role ofVireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. (more...)

Sundance Film Festival 'A Celebration of Music in Film' Concert to Feature Songs of Nina SimoneSundance Film Festival 'A Celebration of Music in Film' Concert to Feature Songs of Nina Simone
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival's 'A Celebration of Music in Film' concert on January 25 will be a tribute to jazz icon Nina Simone (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to 10 Re-Imagined American International PicturesCinedigm Acquires North American Rights to 10 Re-Imagined American International Pictures
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

In a move reflecting its commitment to provocative content production and innovative releasing patterns, Cinedigm (CIDM) today announced a unique 10 picture project (more...)

Rodrigo García's LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT Receives Dolby Family Sound FellowshipRodrigo García's LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT Receives Dolby Family Sound Fellowship
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Sundance Institute and the Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, announced today that Last Days in the Desert, written and directed by Rodrigo García, has been selected as the second recipient of the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship. (more...)

Alejandro G. Inarritu to be Honored at Sundance Institute's LA BenefitAlejandro G. Inarritu to be Honored at Sundance Institute's LA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced that it will present Alejandro G. Iñárritu with its Vanguard Leadership Award at the fifth annual Sundance Institute benefit on June 2, 2015 in Los Angeles. The evening brings the creative community together to highlight both a great visionary in independent film as well as an emerging artist with unique talent and creative independence. (more...)

Bruce Campbell to Host New Original Series LAST FAN STANDING for CONtvBruce Campbell to Host New Original Series LAST FAN STANDING for CONtv
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The forthcoming digital streaming service CONtv has announced it will be kicking off production for a new original series, “LAST FAN STANDING,” a game show hosted and produced by fan-favorite actor Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, Army Of Darkness). (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Jury Members for 2015 Sundance Film FestivalSundance Institute Announces Jury Members for 2015 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. (more...)

Film, Events & New Frontier Installations Set for 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVALFilm, Events & New Frontier Installations Set for 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the addition of 10 films, events and New Frontier installations to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. (more...)

22nd Annual Austin Film Festival Opens Submissions for the Screenplay and Film Competitions22nd Annual Austin Film Festival Opens Submissions for the Screenplay and Film Competitions
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Austin Film Festival (AFF) is pleased to announce submissions for the 2015 Screenplay & Teleplay Competition and Film Competition are now open. (more...)

Sundance 2015 Sets Premieres, Doc Premieres, Special Events & PanelsSundance 2015 Sets Premieres, Doc Premieres, Special Events & Panels
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections, as well as the selections for a new Special Events section and participants for two panels, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year. (more...)

Sundance Institute Sets Seven Artists for 2015 Playwrights & Composers RetreatSundance Institute Sets Seven Artists for 2015 Playwrights & Composers Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the seven artists selected for its 2015 Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 16th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, WY takes place February 2-20. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. The program is one of the 24 residency labs across many creative disciplines focusing on artistic process that Sundance Institute offers annually. (more...)

Shaina Taub Performs Tonight at Joe's PubShaina Taub Performs Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

After a year of traveling and performing all over the country, singer/songwriter Shaina Taub - winner of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant - returns home to New York to present an evening of her original songs with her band, tonight, November 19 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19Shaina Taub to Perform at Joe's Pub, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

After a year of traveling and performing all over the country, singer/songwriter Shaina Taub - winner of the 2014 Jonathan Larson Grant - returns home to New York to present an evening of her original songs with her band, on Wednesday November 19 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Shaina will be joined by her bandmates bassist/singer Mike Brun (Mr. Burns, Old Hats) and drummer/singer Jacob Colin Cohen (One Man, Two Guv'nors; Old Hats), pianist David Farrell Melton and singer Grace McLean (Bedbugs!!!), Catherine Brookman (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Starr Busby will make special guest appearances. The set list will features selections from Old Hats, There's A House, Robin, songs from Taub's two EPs, and many brand new songs as well. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Rosie Perez Among Winners of 2014 'Made in NY' Awards
by - Nov 11, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López will today present the 2014 “Made in NY” Awards, celebrating excellence in the New York City creative community and recognizing the achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and digital media industries. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre and Playwrights Project to Present Third Annual New Play Festival, 11/7-9Cygnet Theatre and Playwrights Project to Present Third Annual New Play Festival, 11/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Cygnet Theatre, in collaboration with Playwrights Project, is proud to present the third annual Playwrights in Process: New Play Festival. Cygnet Theatre has long been committed to celebrating human stories through the medium of live theatre. Playwrights in Process will present four readings of new plays by selected Southern California playwrights. The four winning plays were selected from more than 160 submissions - more than triple the number from last year - with three of the playwrights coming from the San Diego region. (more...)

James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15James Vasquez to Helm RICH GIRL and Jessica Stone to Direct ARMS AND THE MAN at The Old Globe in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced that James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show) will direct the final show of its 2014-2015 Season, the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart. Rich Girl will play May 23 - June 21, 2015. (more...)

BRIC and Sundance to Offer Reading of New Paula Vogel Play, 11/24BRIC and Sundance to Offer Reading of New Paula Vogel Play, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

BRIC and the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, in partnership with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre, are pleased to host a work-in-progress reading of Indecent. Co-created by director Rebecca Taichman and the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, Indecent is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1922 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance - a play considered by many to be a seminal work of Jewish culture, by others, an act of traitorous libel. Alive with popular songs of the era, this deeply moving play charts the history of an incendiary work, the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it, and the evolving identity of the culturally rich community that inspired its creation. (more...)

Cinedigm And Vimeo Announce Distribution DealCinedigm And Vimeo Announce Distribution Deal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Cinedigm and Vimeo have signed a deal to bring ongoing releases from the leading content distributor's celebrated catalog to Vimeo On Demand, kicking off with today's release of the highly anticipated My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. As part of the partnership, Cinedigm will release a number of films exclusively and non-exclusively on Vimeo On Demand over the next year and participate in joint marketing efforts to promote the titles. (more...)

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