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Sundance's Alfred P. Sloan Jury Members Announced, Including Darren Aronofsky and Screenwriter Scott Burns

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 17, 2013 at 1:25PM

The Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announces the members of the Sloan Jury at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Included are director Darren Aronofsky (who launched his career with "Pi" over a decade ago in Park City) and writer Scott Burns ("Side Effects," "Contagion"). Full list below.
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Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky

The Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announces the members of the Sloan Jury at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Included are director Darren Aronofsky (who launched his career with "Pi" over a decade ago in Park City) and writer Scott Burns ("Side Effects," "Contagion"). Full list below.

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Alfred P. Sloan Science in Film Initiative, a collaboration with Sundance to support film projects that explore science or technological ideas, or that depict scientists, engineers or mathematicians in engaging new ways.

The members of the 2013 Sloan jury are:

  • Paula Apsell (Senior Executive Producer, Nova and Nova ScienceNow, Director, WGBH Science Unit)
  • Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," "The Fountain," "Pi")
  • Scott Burns (writer, "Side Effects," "Contagion," "Pu-239," "The Informant" and producer, "An Inconvenient Truth")
  • Dr. André Fenton (Professor of Neural Science at the Center for Neural Science at New York University)
  • Dr. Lisa Randall (Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University, author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World)

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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.