Academy award-winning director and
actor Robert Redford and producing partner Laura Michalchyshyn have formed Sundance
Productions, a new production company focusing on television and multi-media
Sundance Productions will create,
develop and produce authentic fiction and non-fiction content programming that
can be distributed on broadcast and cable TV, digital platforms and channels,
the duo said.
“Honest and artful stories have
always been a passion of mine, and I am proud to announce Sundance Productions’
desire to address critical stories across a multitude of relevant platforms,” Redford
Michalchyshyn is a programmer,
producer and television executive who has worked in senior executive and
creative leadership roles at Sundance Channel, Discovery Communications and
Alliance Atlantis. “Unexpected stories, great creative talent and smart
collaboration in creating unique television content and media -- that’s
what we’re about. Bob and I have known each other and worked together for years
and we’re very excited and delighted to announce our newest endeavor with
Sundance Productions,” she said.
They said their slate of original
programming includes the upcoming documentary,All The President’s Men Revisited. A 2-hour TV
documentary special commissioned by Discovery Channel worldwide, it comes 40
years after the Watergate scandal and provides an overview of the startling
history with a deeper investigation into the legacy of the greatest
constitutional crisis in modern times. Redford serves as narrator and executive
producer, in conjunction with Andy Lack and Laura Michalchyshyn. Producer
Peter Schnall directs with plans for a January 2013 broadcast, Sundance
Valentines, an adaptation of Olaf Olafsson’s book of short stories
into a mini-series modern drama, is currently in development, they said. This
story of love, loss, heartbreak and new romance in the modern world is told
through the relationship of a patriarch with his three grown daughters. Producing
team includes Olaf Olafsson, Robert Redford, Fred Berner, and Laura
Other development, projects and
collaborations are in the works and will be announced in the coming months.
Separate from this endeavor,
Redford will continue to develop feature films through Wildwood Productions.
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