The Cycle

Quieter Sundance this year

The Sundance Film Festival kicked off in Park City, UT today, and industry insiders say the festival will be more subdued due to the current economy.

“There will still be the usual distribs scouting pics and sellers offering a full range of fare,” Variety reported,  “but the overall noise level at the fest, running Jan. 15-25, is expected to be turned down a bit.”

“It just feels a lot tougher this year because so much is changing,” Bob Berney told Variety. Berney was president of Picturehouse before Time Warner closed it last year.

Is anyone at Sundance this year? What do you see?

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