Filmmaker pleads guilty to sexual abuse

A Utah filmmaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a child. Sterling Van Wagenen, who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s, entered the plea during a court hearing in Utah. (April 30)

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Bombshell film reignites Michael Jackson abuse firestorm

A journalist from an American entertainment magazine says that the new documentary on pedophilia accusations against Michael Jackson gives ‘very specific’ details of the sexual acts that the late King of Pop was alleged to have performed. “Leaving Neverland,” a four-hour film by British director Dan Reed, is considered so potentially devastating that counseling was made available at its Sundance Film Festival premiere in January.

‘Fast and Furious’ spin-off promises ‘belly laughs’

(31 Jan 2019) Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, Dwayne Johnson and his producing partners tease upcoming “Fast and Furious” spin-off, “Hobbs And Shaw,” with Johnson revealing how they approached Jason Momoa to play his brother. (Jan. 31)

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‘SNL’ star Pete Davidson hits Sundance

(29 Jan 2019) “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson hit the Sundance Film Festival with his first big movie role in “Big Time Adolescence.” (Jan. 29)

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Jake Gyllenhaal teams with ‘Nightcrawler’ director for ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

(28 Jan 2019) Ticketholders at the Sundance Film Festival got a sneak peek at Jake Gyllenhaal’s new movie “Velvet Buzzsaw,” which reunites the actor with “Nightcrawler” director Dan Gilroy. The satirical contemporary art world thriller hits Netflix worldwide on Friday. (Jan. 28)

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Mindy Kaling brings ‘Late Night’ to Sundance

(27 Jan 2019) Mindy Kaling mined her past for the workplace comedy “Late Night” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. She says diversity on screen is a “reflection of what people want to see.” (Jan. 27).

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Awkwafina gets dramatic at Sundance

(28 Jan 2019) At the Sundance Film Festival, Awkwafina debuted her dramatic side with the new film “The Farewell.” The actress said she didn’t think she’d be able to cry on camera, but a personal storyline and thoughts of her grandmother led her to tears. (Jan. 27)

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Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy in new movie

(28 Jan 2019) Zac Efron departs from ‘cheesy,’ ‘charming’ characters of the past to play serial killer Ted Bundy in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.” He premiered the movie at the Sundance Film Festival. (Jan. 27)

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LaBeouf steps into own trauma in ‘Honey Boy’

(27 Jan 2019) At the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “Honey Boy,” director Alma Har’el says Shia LaBeouf “stepped into his own trauma” for this personal biopic. (Jan. 27)

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Sundance Film Festival gets underway

Stars Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams attend the opening of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, marked by the announcement its founder Robert Redford will be taking a more backseat role.