Sundance: Hollywood Reporter Presents Panels, Parties and Unparalleled Access

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Sundance TV will also present two of THR's signature roundtable-style interviews live as THR transforms Rock & Reilly's into its media lounge for interviews with Kristen Stewart, Richard Linklater and more.

The Hollywood Reporter is gearing up for an expanded presence at the Sundance Film Festival as its official industry media partner and the outlet with the largest team covering all the goings-on in Park City.

THR will play a central role at the 2016 edition of the annual event, beginning with a festival kickoff party with Sundance TV on Friday night. The invite-only reception at Sundance TV's Main Street headquarters will feature a mix of filmmakers, stars and industry insiders.

Sundance TV and THR will also present two of its signature roundtable-style interviews live in front of an audience, featuring some of the biggest voices in independent film and television. The conversations will be filmed and air online at and Sundance.TV.

On Jan. 23 at 1 p.m., a panel of actors with high-profile films at the festival, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Viggo Mortensen, John Krasinski, Rebecca Hall, Diane Ladd and Thomas Middleditch, will gather in the Sundance TV HQ for Up Close With The Hollywood Reporter LIVE — Indie Actors. Moderated by executive editor Matthew Belloni, the panel will showcase actors talking about their success in the indie space, what drives their career choices and how they create memorable characters.

Additionally, John Carney, Liz Garbus, Diego Luna, James Schamus, Whit Stillman and Christine Vachon will meet in the Sundance TV HQ on Jan 25 at 1 p.m. for Up Close With The Hollywood Reporter LIVE — Indie Filmmakers. Moderated by THR senior film writer Tatiana Siegel, the panel will bring together the directors, writers and producers behind some of the hottest films at Sundance and beyond.

Once again, THR is transforming Rock & Reilly’s on Main Street into its festival media lounge, presented by American Airlines. The publication's daily web talk show Live From Sundance will originate from the lounge, as will its portrait studio and video interviews with stars and filmmakers including Kristen Stewart, Octavia Spencer, Tracy Letts, Richard Linklater, Daniel Radcliffe, Spike Lee and Lena Dunham.

THR will host a newsroom at the festival to deliver breaking news and provide comprehensive reviews of every movie by the award-winning THR critic team led by Todd McCarthy and reviews editor Jon Frosch. Videos from THR's lounge will be available on as well.

Stay updated with @THR and @SundanceTV for full coverage of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.