While the eyes of the world turn to Utah as host of the Sundance Film Festival, Deseret Morning News' readers can turn their eyes to this Web site.
While the print edition of the Deseret Morning News will provide plenty of Sundance Film Festival coverage, the online edition will have loads of extra content, including photo galleries, reporters' notebooks, links to other Sundance stories and more.
In addition to stories about the films, the filmmakers, celebrities, business and the social events that surround one of the world's premier film festivals, the electronic collection of Sundance coverage will offer readers even more.
Real estate in the print edition is limited for the festival, which offers a virtually endless supply of stories about films and the people behind them. The daily newspaper will feature a team of writers, photographers and editors keeping the news of the festival fresh for in-state readers. All of the staff's print efforts will be available online, often with plenty of supplemental photos and longer stories the print edition can't always accommodate.
In addition, the Web version will feature photo galleries and efforts of our online team, bringing daily blogs, features, news events, press releases, observations, opinions and stories. We'll offer expanded coverage of the other film festivals that run concurrently with Sundance, including the Slamdance festival which has developed commercially successful films but remains dedicated to truly independent film and still offers avenues for first-time filmmakers.
In 2007 Deseret Morning News photographers provided almost 300 photographs in our daily galleries and will provide even more this time around. The nearly round-the-clock Web team will provide the best of the wire and Web stories from around the world.
Among the hoard of artists and aspiring film professionals, many have Utah ties and our staff will make every effort to bring their personal and newsworthy stories to you the reader.News film critic and staff writer Jeff Vice will head up the paper's Sundance team that includes staff writers Larry D. Curtis, Scott Iwasaki, Jasen Lee, Don Marshall, Amy Choate-Nielsen, Scott Pierce, Pat Reavy, Mark Reece, Stephen Speckman and Ben Winslow. News staff photographers this year at Sundance include Jeffrey D. Allred, Jason Olson, Mike Terry and Scott G. Winterton.
Here are some links to help you navigate the zany goings-on at Sundance
• For a daily list of films at festival venues, go to www.sundance.org/festival/film_events/calendar.asp
• For theater information, go to www.sundance.org/festival/film_events/theatres.asp
• To buy tickets to Sundance, www.sundance.org/festival/boxoffice/how_to_buy_tickets.asp
• For information on shuttles and parking, go to www.sundance.org/festival/festival_info/shuttles_and_parking.asp
• For information on lodging, log on to www.sundance.org/festival/festival_info