(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Robert Redford talks about this year's Sundance Film Festival at the festival's opening press conference at the Egyptian theater in Park City, Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Sundance deal keeps film festival in Park City through 2026
Concessions worked out so festival will not coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
By jay hamburger
| The Park Record
First Published Sep 14 2013 04:27 pm • Last Updated Nov 09 2013 10:30 pm
Park City • Park City leaders and the organizers of the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday night finalized an agreement to keep the top domestic marketplace of independent films in the city through at least 2026, crafting a deal that won support from the tourism industry in addition to City Hall and the festival.
The agreement starts with the 2014 festival, scheduled in January, and includes an out option for the final three years. To applause, the Park City Council approved the agreement on a 4-0 vote with Liza Simpson absent. The sides worked for months on the deal, almost exclusively in private meetings.
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