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Sundance Names Paul Federbush International Director of Feature Films

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 11, 2012 at 3:19PM

The Sundance Institute has named indie vet Paul Federbush the International Director of the Feature Film Program, which discovers and supports filmmakers year-round. Beginning September 24, Federbush will work under the program's founding director, Michelle Satter, and will oversee all international activities of the program.
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Paul Federbush

The Sundance Institute has named indie vet Paul Federbush the International Director of the Feature Film Program, which discovers and supports filmmakers year-round.  Beginning September 24, Federbush will work under the program's founding director, Michelle Satter, and will oversee all international activities of the program.

Federbush has eighteen years of industry experience. Most recenty he launched Red Flag Releasing ("Restrepo," "The Do-Deca Pentathlon") with Laura Kim, his marketing colleague at Warner Independent Pictures, where he was SVP of Production and Acquisitions, overseeing such projects as "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Paradise Now."

More on Federbush's new role at Sundance below:

Federbush is responsible for the planning and execution of the international work of Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program which includes year round support for International artists through Labs, granting, and ongoing mentorship providing creative and tactical support.  Federbush will oversee international Labs in collaboration with local partners in the Middle East and India, outreach and discover new international filmmakers and projects, steward programs such as the Sundance Institute|Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award and Sundance|NHK Award, and support the international artists participating in the annual Sundance Labs in Utah.  In addition he will develop opportunities  to further advance and broaden the scope of the FFP’s International initiative.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.