The 2019 Sundance Film Festival announced the short films, indie episodics, and special events programming as we close in on the winter film festival. There’s a few that have me super excited to see during my Sundance coverage. These include Bootstrapped, Old Haunt, and Work In Progress. Kim Yutani, the Festival’s Director of Programming, said “Our newly-expanded programming team took in a full spectrum of human experience across genres and formats in creating this year’s…"Sundance 2019: Shorts, Indie Episodics, Special Events"
Paul Myers’ newest book, The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy, is an authorized biography that celebrates the Canadian sketch comedy group. Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson came together in 1985. The rest as they say is history. They found their way to TV in 1988 so this book is the perfect way to mark the 30th anniversary. Their television series would run through 1995–airing on the CBC for…"The Kids in the Hall: One Dumb Guy"
United We Fan features many interviews and dives into what goes into the campaigns to save a television series from cancellation. We see it every year when shows are on the bubble. A fan campaign will quickly begin, make some waves, and it might just result with positive news. We saw it this year with FilmStruck. When it was announced that the streaming service was ending, both fans and filmmakers quickly campaigned to save it. …"United We Fan: Saving Our Favorite TV Shows"
In presenting the Solzy Awards for Documentaries, this year has proven to be the toughest year ever. It’s so tough that I’m not issuing just one award as I’ve done in years past. As you can see from many of the below winners, Sundance truly kicked off the Year of the Documentary. While it tends to be the case every year, this year proved to be harder than most. I wish I could honor every film…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2018"