The Hollywood Reporter & Hollywood Foreign Press Association To Co-Host Next Gen At Sundance Film Festival Party

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — The Hollywood Reporter (THR) announced a partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to host an exclusive, invite-only cocktail party celebrating the films, filmmakers and talent of the upcoming 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The Next Gen at Sundance bash will take place Friday, January 23, 2015 at O.P. Rockwell (268 Main Street, Park City, UT.)

The party coincides with the launch of a collaboration between the Sundance Film Festival, and THR, which will be the official industry media publication of the Festival through 2017.

Co-hosted by Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group, which owns THR, and Theo Kingma, President of HFPA, the event will include A-list celebrities, top-tier Hollywood talent and key industry players.

"Sundance Film Festival is by now more than a film festival. It's one of the year's first agenda-setting moments for Hollywood and the entertainment industry," said Min. "We are thrilled to partner with the HFPA just days after their Golden Globes conclude as the organization begins the process of recognizing the potential contenders for the following year." 

In conjunction with the reception, sponsored by American Airlines, THR will publish the first ever Next Gen Actors list, honoring a group of breakthrough Hollywood talent 35 years and under.

"Having a presence at Sundance Film Festival allows us a window into the future of entertainment," said Kingma. "We are excited to celebrate with the talented industry members in attendance alongside the premier media industry brand."

As the official industry media publication of Sundance Film Festival through 2017, THR will have access to Festival activities, offering up-to-the-minute coverage of the events to their online audience of 17.1 million unique visitors and in the print publication. In addition to Sundance Film Festival, THR has a major presence on the festival circuit—including complete coverage of Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Venice, Telluride and other top-tier film festivals—and during awards season with its Oscars Nominees Night party and its Emmy and Golden Globes Roundtables.

THR not only sets the entertainment industry agenda through its reporting, coverage, and award winning videos, but through their star-studded events. THR events including the annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, Stylists Luncheon and NextGen are among the most sought-out invitations in Hollywood, drawing celebrities, Hollywood power brokers, and entertainment influencers and sparking headline-making news and trends.

About The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news.

Founded in 1930 as a trade-only publication, The Hollywood Reporter reached an all-time high of 17.1 million individuals worldwide online at in August 2014, and over 236,000 readers in its weekly magazine, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street. The Hollywood Reporter's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, festival and awards season apps, tablet, iPad editions, social media, and branded events. The Hollywood Reporter and A&E Network partnered together in 2014 to co-produce and broadcast The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables, an in-depth look at the contenders for the Emmys and Awards season. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr and on Facebook at  

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