H'wood gets down at the 'Dance
PARK CITY — Tapering off slightly from the weekend’s crescendo, Sundance soirees and music continued to rock the Utah mountain resort.
Packed-to-the-gills events are still the m.o. up here. New Line exec Kent Alterman deadpanned, “I might have killed someone at the Cinetic party (on Sunday), it was so crowded.”
ICM and CAA hosted dinners at Chefdance, while William Morris put on its annual bash at the Shop. Sundance Channel hosted a crammed mixer at 350 Main, and maximum-capacity parties for films including “Wolf Creek” and “Chumscrubber” squeezed into the tent at Jeffrey Best‘s party mecca, Village at the Lift.
Daily Variety‘s 10 Directors to Watch reception at Stein Eriksen Lodge was also an SRO event, with eight of the 10 honorees in attendance.
Industryites were privy to a slew of musical perfs, including Snoop Dogg at Harry O’s on Monday and Ludacris, who played the same venue on Sunday.
Meanwhile, house DJs Deep Dish had revelers, including CAA’s Kevin Huvane, groovin’ till the wee hours at the Thrive Records/Benderspink bash on Monday. And the Dandy Warhols played an acoustic set at the Tartan Films party at Levi’s Ranch on Tuesday night, where DJ Paul Oakenfold and Louis XIV also played.
Dandy front man Courtney Taylor confided he wasn’t in Park City to merely play a gig. He’s also shopping around his 1977 Berlin-set film project “One Model Nation.”