Sundance 2017 Update

26 Jan 2017 - By TW Staff

Last week we gave you a sampling of what Time Warner groups were up to at the Sundance Festival this year. Here’s some of what’s been happening.

Shatterbox Anthology and TNT

Refinery 29 and Turner’s TNT announced a new season of the female-focused short film series, Shatterbox Anthology, with films from Kristen Stewart and Anu Valia premiering at Sundance.

The Shatterbox Anthology series provides a platform for female storytellers to create short films that redefine identity, imagination and storytelling through the female lens.

Kristen Stewart makes her directorial debut at the festival with Come Swim. Check out the trailer for the film above and get a behind-the-scenes look on the set of the film here

Lucia, Before and After from director Anu Valia documents the 24 hours that one women must wait before she can receive her abortion in Texas. Learn more about Valia and her film in this Q & A that recently appeared on Refinery 29. 

The new partnership between Shatterbox and TNT will deliver female points of view to new audiences across TV, as well as both brands' social and digital platforms. Shatterbox Anthology talent will also have the opportunity to potentially work with and develop creative projects for TNT. The Sundance Institute's Women at Sundance will provide creative support for the program. Read more about the partnership between Shatterbox Anthology and TNT here.

CNN Films

The Orchard and CNN Films acquired the North American Rights to Trophy, a startling exploration of the evolving relationship between big-game hunting and wildlife conservation, directed by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau. Read more about the film and the deal here.

Content Media Corporation acquired the international rights for Greg Barker’s Legion of Brothers, which premiered Saturday at the festival. Co-produced by CNN Films and Passion Pictures, the documentary explores the secret war in Afghanistan initiated by the US government after the September 11 attacks. Following Sundance, Content will take the film to the European Film Market in Berlin for its international market debut. Learn more here.