In addition to receiving a $20,000 production grant from the Sundance documentary fund, SocDoc graduate Mark Kendall was invited to participate in the creative producing summit.
In recognition of the importance of producers in the creation and distribution of independent film, Sundance Institute’s long-standing Independent Producers Conference has evolved into the Creative Producing Summit. Since 2009, the Summit takes place each summer at the Sundance Resort, a 6,000-acre arts and recreation community located at the base of Mount Timpanogos in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Over the three-day gathering, the Creative Producing Summit provides a forum for top industry professionals, producers, and directors to focus on three primary avenues of dialogue: narrative producing, documentary producing, and the state of the independent film industry. The 2011 Summit will take place at the Sundance Resort from July 22-24.
As part of the Institute’s evolving commitment to independent producers, the Summit is an invitation-only event for up to 40 producers and directors identified through the full array of the Institute’s creative development programs and the Sundance Film Festival. Building on Sundance Institute’s philosophy of extending a broad continuum of creative and strategic support to diverse projects, the Summit targets producers and projects already being nurtured through Labs, Fellowships, grants, and Festival participation, or those with potential to be supported by Sundance Institute programs.
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