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Variety Presents The Variety Studio At The 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Tue, January 15, 2013 1:26am EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment
Variety Studio Sundance Film Festival

If you are a celebrity at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, you may want to go to The Variety Studio as it will be the place to be for award-winning directors, actors, writers and producers who will be interviewed by Variety’s editorial team with the videos set to stream on Should be incredible!

Check out what the Variety Studio is all about, you will be glad that you did!

CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka, Dockers, The Sierra Club, Speck, Hint Water, Peninsula Chicago & Illinois Film Office and Skype will be on hand to help sponsor with Variety to present The Variety Studio, the 6th annual installment of’s festival-filmmaker video series at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Between January 19th and January 22nd, award-winning directors, actors, writers and producers will be interviewed by Variety’s editorial team, led by News Editor Stuart Oldham, with the videos set to stream on

“The Variety Studio continues to attract the most important names in entertainment, because the industry’s major creative talents value the chance to speak on the record- on camera- with journalists who not only understand the work they do, but who also appreciate the complexities of the modern entertainment business that they’re such a vital part of,” said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Publisher, Variety. “The Variety Studio interviews illuminate the most important stories behind some of the most important films at festivals like Sundance, Cannes and Toronto, because they’re conducted with a level of seriousness and insight that means every interview is a worthwhile investment of one’s time.”

Since its inception in 2008, The Variety Studio has hosted filmmakers and talent for in-depth conversations at film festivals around the globe; previous guests include: Ben Affleck, Elizabeth Banks, Jack Black, Orlando Bloom, Gerard Butler, Marion Cotillard, Johnny Depp, Colin Firth, James Franco, Jennifer Garner, Richard Gere, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Jon Hamm, John Hawkes, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Rachel McAdams, Ewan McGregor, Clive Owen, Paul Rudd, Octavia Spencer, Kristen Stewart, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Williams and more…

Variety Studio guests will also have the opportunity to browse products from the Dockers Alpha Khaki bar and check out Speck’s CandyShell iPhone and iPad cases; Speck will also feature a special case signing with all proceeds going to a local arts charity; CÎROC will pour specialty cocktails to toast to the art of celebration; the Peninsula Chicago & Illinois Film Office will be on site to promote special offers for filming and lodging in Chicago; and the Studio’s non-profit partner, The Sierra Club, will be asking interviewees to share how they “get out” as part of their “Get Out” Earth Day initiative.

So HollywoodLifers, Are you going to the Sundance Film Festival? Sound off below!

Russ Weakland