Becoming a Resource for Artists, Keri Putnam, Sundance Institute, Podcast #75
Keri Putnam is the Executive Director of Sundance Institute. The Sundance Institute is a non-profit that puts on an incredible film festival but also serves to support, champion, and promote independent artists in film, theater, and ever-expanding new mediums. Keri and I discussed everything from how she started her career to what representation means for her and the future of organizations like Sundance.
You can listen to it here on iTunes.
Cool and cued up.Was listening to a Fresh Air podcast with Redford and discovered that the core origin of Sundance stems back to the changes in the Hollywood studio system.Originally if a star agreed to do a commercial film, they were supported in making Indie ones. When the system changed and Indie and documentary support went away, he first did a non profit that failed bringing Indie films to college campuses and out of that failure came the idea for Sundance.
The legacy he will leave with Sundance is bigger than his incredible film career
I agree.Zev Rovine, one of NYs first and best boutique natural wine distributors had a wine bar there in the very early days and he, and now winemakers who cycled through there have shared stories of the vibe of the place in the very early days.Haven’t been in awhile and should go back.