New York, NY – 28 January 2014 – AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), announced today that Sundance Channel will launch as a 24-hour linear high definition channel and VOD service on VTR in Chile, the largest cable operator in the country.
The Sundance Institute held the annual feature film awards ceremony last night in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. The 2014 ceremony was hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. Below are this year’s award winners. Continue Reading…
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Park City, Utah – 23 January 2014 – AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), has announced numerous acquisitions from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Continue Reading…
The Sundance Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. The annual event showcasing the best of independent film takes place in the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah.
With more than 120 feature-length films being screened – many from first-time filmmakers, the festival continues to grow in stature and influence with each year. At the opening press conference, Founder and President of Sundance Institute Robert Redford spent some time discussing the festival’s origins.
“The ambition was simply to create a community of likeminded filmmakers to come and share their own work,” Redford said. “I came here because of the state’s pioneer history, so I wanted to preserve that at Sundance. I also wanted to add something that would create a new dimension.”
Over the past 30 years, the festival has provided opportunities for countless filmmakers – from Steven Soderbergh to Quentin Tarantino to John Cameron Mitchell. Some of the ground-breaking films introduced at the festival include Little Miss Sunshine, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious and Beasts of the Southern Wild just to name a few. The festival is a programme of the non-profit Sundance Institute.
“I’d say the history and the product pretty well speaks for itself in terms of independent film and the opportunities we’ve given people,” he said. “Over 30 years if you looked at all the people who are now working who came through with our help, that gives me great pleasure. To me that’s more satisfying than anything.”
The event has evolved significantly from those early days and now includes categories for documentaries, shorts and world cinema. In fact, four of the Oscar-nominated documentaries were shown at the festival last year. There is a music programme, and the third annual Sundance London will take place in late April. Sundance Channel is now seen across the globe.
The Sundance Film Festival runs through 26th January. The full-length opening press conference featuring Redford, Festival Director John Cooper and Keri Putnam (Executive Director of the Sundance Institute) can be seen here.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1sjDRJonvs]
Latest addition to the world-class network; Brings total number of HD channels available on OSN to 37
New York, NY / Dubai, UAE – 14 January 2014: OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, has signed a landmark deal with AMC/Sundance Channel Global, Continue Reading…