Amazon Studios Reportedly Plans To Shift From Prestige Movies To Popcorn Flicks

Angelo Anderson
January 19, 2018

"It's bringing forth more opportunity for women and more opportunity for women in film for their voices to be heard and have their own projects", Redford said.

They repeatedly distanced themselves from Weinstein, who's attended Sundance in the past.

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.

"We will move past that", Redford repeated. "I don't think he's going to stop the show".

In response to assault allegations during the festival and heightened sensitivity to sexual misconduct, the festival has taken strides to ensure the safety of its guests, including instilling a public code of conduct and a 24-hour safety hotline in partnership with Utah Attorney General's office.

"If there's any incident or any attendee who wants to report something, that will be available for them", said Keri Putnam, executive director of the Sundance Institute.

Seeing Allred profiles Gloria Allred, the NY lawyer who has made her name representing women in sexual abuse cases, while RBG focuses on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of three female justices on the US Supreme Court.

Fortunately, Amazon's shift doesn't mean that the company is entirely distancing itself from all existing projects, as the company also recently announced that it's renewing The Tick for a second season.

"It's a bit of a ground zero", said festival director John Cooper.

"So, we have a really diverse festival this year", but it's "not where we need to be", she said. "We're really proud of, as a festival, representing a really wide array of stories and storytellers".

Although Redford has always insisted that Sundance organisers are above politics, this year's festival continues the tradition of filmmakers using their platform in Park City to highlight the issues of the day.

The festival, which runs until January 28, will shine the spotlight on more than 100 independent features, majority world premieres including many from newcomers trying to make their mark.

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