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TheWrap Presents Live Interviews, Photos at the Acura Studio At Sundance 2018

Armie Hammer,Octavia Spencer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jon Hamm and more at Wrap Studio, plus Industry Panel with YouTube

For Immediate Release

PARK CITY, Utah–January 19,2018–The Wrap is pleased to announce its annual live interview studio during the Sundance Film Festival 2018 welcoming top talent including Octavia Spencer, Peter Dinklage, Claire Danes, Idris Elba and many others for four days of news-making conversations about independent film.

The space will be headquartered at the Acura Studio located in Park City where the 10-day festival takes place. TheWrap’s editorial team will conduct four days of video interviews and photography with the leading actors and directors appearing in competition at the festival.

They include:

Octavia Spencer (A Kid Like Jake), Keira Knightley (Colette), Elle Fanning (I Think We’re Alone Now), Nick Offerman (Hearts Beat Loud), Aubrey Plaza (An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn), Jim Parsons (A Kid Like Jake), Claire Danes (A Kid Like Jake) John Cho (Search), Debra Messing (Search), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Kindergarten Teacher) Ethan Hawke ( Blaze), and Jon Hamm (Beirut). They will be interviewed by TheWrap’s deeply knowledgeable editorial team including editors Sharon Waxman and Steve Pond, and reporters Matt Donnelly and Beatrice Verhoeven.

In addition, TheWrap is pleased to partner with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for a panel discussion about ‘How to Get Your Film Out There- The Digital Experts Weigh In’ hosted by Youtube.

Leading industry figures including Angela Courtin, Head of Marketing at Youtube TV & Originals; Aneesh Chaganty, director of “Search;” Youtuber, Anna Akana and Grace Royer, Agent, UTA Independent Film Group and Joe Pichirallo, chair of the Undergraduate Film & Television program in the Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University.  The panel will take place on Saturday January 20th, 2018 from 3-4:30 p at the Claimjumper located at 573 Main Street. The event is open to Sundance badge holders and invited guests.

TheWrap will also be hosting its annual Influencer Dinner in partnership with Cinedigm, bringing together thought leaders for a robust conversation about the future of independent film.


The Wrap News Inc. is the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media.  Founded by award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman in 2009, The Wrap News Inc. is comprised of the award-winning, industry-leading website with its high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis; it also includes premium, magazines with stunning original photography and editorial, distributed to entertainment industry professionals; Wrap Events, a series of high profile gatherings of thought leaders including the Power Women breakfast series, Awards & Foreign screening series, Emmy Screening Series,  TheGrill, an executive leadership conference centered on the convergence of entertainment, media and technology and most recently added BE women’s conference.

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For press studio inquiries contact:

Kathy Selim