Sundance Institute Trustees Pat Mitchell (far left) and Jacki Zehner show off “girl power,” indeed. Zehner hosted Women In Film’s annual brunch at her house on Monday (bottom right), following WIF president Cathy Schulman’s panel on women filmmakers a day earlier. (Photos by Sonia Recchia/Wireimage and Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Director Ava DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere”), Anita Hill and Sal Masakela had “Dinner with Bevy” at the Blackhouse on Jan. 19. Smith’s dinners scramble heavy hitters from different industries and this opening weekend mixer, presented by Hennessy V.S with involvement from CAA, brought in the Sundance Institute’s Keri Putnam, Jesse Williams, film critic Ben Lyons, and director George Tillman Jr. among others.
Jessica Biel is the name in “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes.” The film celebrated at Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte’s popup of The Westway after a dinner hosted by Rudsak’s Donato Coticone and Evik Asatoorian (center). LA man-about-town and Rudsak's man on the ground Dino Magis rounds out the group.
Ryan Spahn, Halley Feiffer, and actor/director Michael Urie at a high-tech $22 million mansion (the Resorts West House of Luxury) that played host to their “He’s Way More Famous Than You” Slamdance screening after-party.
The entire event public relations, celebrity media and entertainment-marketing industries from L.A., New York, Miami and Las Vegas converged in one parking garage at TAO Friday night. Deb Grimmel had the unenviable task of mediating the access.
Jon, manager Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, The Wanted) and hospitality mogul Noah Tepperberg (TAO, Avenue, Lavo). Tepperberg and partner Jason Strauss’ original NYC flagship, Marquee, relaunched on it’s 10 year anniversary last week. The longevity is such an outlier, it earned a Harvard Business School case study. (Photo: Seth Browarnik)
Nicole Kidman faces the press line at the premiere of "Stoker" on Sunday...
...and later in the night was the talk of the room at the busy CAA party at the Claim Jumper, where Kidman hung with Kevin Huvane. (Photos by George Pimentel and Dimitrios Kambouris for Getty Images)
On Monday, UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television Dean Teri Schwartz joined TheWrap founder Sharon Waxman to host the panel "How to Make and Sell Your Independent Film." (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The “Sundance House” experience: On Saturday, Michael Cera circled up and played board games (including the offline version of last year’s Zynga craze “Draw Something”) at the Pax Cabin.
Real friends -- not fake Hollywood buddies -- One Republic and The Fray (both from Colorado) hunkered down after the NFL games ended at the prime table next to the DJ booth at GenArt's Sunday night house party at the Lodges at Deer Valley, which was converted in to "Google+'s Hangout Lounge Powered by Dell."
One Republic and the WAGs: Ryan Tedder, Genevieve Tedder, Eden Cohen, Drew Brown and Eddie Fisher enjoy Ciroc's hospitality, as Mike McGuinness' Table Manners artist DJ Bizzy performed before the M83-esque Capital Cities played GenArt.
Just stop yelling? On Sunday night, Lil Jon was overheard saying his schedule has been “non-stop” since New Year’s and that he was going to take a post-meal nap after chowing down at “Morningstar Farms’ Chefdance” (far left). A chef from Tijuana paired with Tequila Don Julio on night three of the dinner parties that have been running late in to the night. (Photos by Alexandra Wyman, Michael Stewart, Jason Kempin)
The many wardrobes of Matthew McConaughey while in town promoting “Mud”: From left, flannel at Nikki Beach, red at the Samsung Galaxy Lounge at Village at the Lift and Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge, and dark green on the carpet. (Clockwise from l;eft: Photos by John Parra, Michael Loccisano, Amanda Edwards and George Pimentel for Getty Images)
"I have a peanut head," Jane Lynch said at the New Era Chalet at Village at the Lift. Luckily they had peanut-head shaped caps and beanies (Da-Bulls, da-Bears) for the Chicago native. (Photo by Michael Bezjian)
Up the insurance policy! This is a high-risk student. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio gets a lesson from Oakley pro Danny Kass. Update: She’s still in one piece. (Photo by Michael Stewart for Getty Images)
The King: Robert Redford surrounded at the Directors' Brunch Saturday morning. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
Paris Hilton and boyfriend River Viiperi. Kudos to Sears, who (a) converted a Dunder-Mifflin-looking office space in to a homey lodge; and (b) proved it is serious about fashion, not just drill-bits, slinging clothes people wore right out the door. (Photo by Todd Oren/Getty Images)
Saturday night’s all right for... James Franco’s bondage-porn documentary, “Kink.” The ravenously curious Franco is flanked by the guys who thumbs-upped the film -- festival director John Cooper (left) and Sundance Programming Director Trevor Groth. The Stella Artois Café at Village at the Lift hosted the night.
She does not have a film in the festival, but she is now an actress: Karina Smirnoff of "Dancing with the Stars" recently shot a film directed by the original "Karate Kid," Ralph Macchio. Here, she indulges in the "Dove Color Care Salon" at the sprawling Talent Resources space on Saturday afternoon.
Carolyn Jackman and Chef Ludo Lefebvre, who's been cooking after dark.
Her future may be golden on Oscar Sunday, but on Sundance Saturday, Naomi Watts' shine was at the golden arches -- a free coffee and wifi pitstop at the McCafe. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Co-conspirators in swagging, poker commentator/ESPNU host Ali Nejad and Mekhi Phifer. At the Lodges at Deer Valley on Saturday, they notched WeWood watches. Google+ was set up there, promoting the under-exploited "hangouts" feature, a collaboration with Dell.