- Report: #1120332
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Complaint Review: Keri Putnam Sundance Institution
Keri Putnam Sundance Institution5900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800 Los Angeles, California USA
Keri Putnam Sundance Institution John Cooper - Director, Sundance Film FestivalTrevor Groth - Director of Programming, Sundance Film FestivalDavid Courier - Senior Programmer, Sundance Film FestivalShari Frilot - Senior Programmer Sundance Film Festival & New Frontier at SundanceCaro Keri Putnam Director of the Sundance Film Festival is an arrogant CROOK, LIAR, AND A THIEVE Los Angeles California
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Keri Putnam has known about this injustice and FRAUD that is going on, yet for over 3 YEARS she has done NOTHING about it. My film I submitted this year was a great film, on all standards. After discovering the information about Sundance and their scams, and lawsuits, I finally learned the truth why none of my films have gooten in for over 12 years now. Not ONE TIME!
Sundance Film Festival its programmers, Board Members and Institute comes under fire for fraud, theft, and deceptive business practice, yet no one from the press knows about it, or wants to confront and tackle the issues and report the "truth".
Last year a filmmaker went to court against the Sundance Film Festival for fraud and theft, yet not a single film magazine, or on-line film news source mentioned it, ( Indiewire, Film Threat, Independent Filmmaker, Filmmaker Magazine, and many more. This was all cleverly covered up very carefully and effectively by Sundance who spends significant amounts of money for advertising and promoting the film festival in all their publications, so no wonder why they dare not mention this, they accept money just like Sundance does from the 10's of thousands of gullible filmmakers all being duped by the "system". [continued below]....
However this is not an excuse for others, unless that is you are also a part of the "system".
Sundance cannot afford to let over 10,000 filmmakers who ever year, submit their films totaling over 500,000.00, know that they in fact do not watch the film submissions that are simply mailed in ( mandatory) pay fees ( 55.00 to 75.00) , and the judge and court ruling in the case stated also that Sundance does not have to prove that they watch the films submitted each year. Isn't that cozy?
For over 25 years, 10,000 film submissions each year. ( 10's of millions) And yet the 10,000 films that are mailed in are not even the ones chosen by Sundance, the ones that are screened every single year are "accepted without the mandatory rules and regulations".
When you do your research you will find that all the films at Sundance are pre-chosen, and the "Awarded Winning Films" chosen and honored; are in fact created by Sundance themselves at their film lab, the Sundance Film Lab series, and seldom ever is there a film submitted by " mail" of an unknown filmmaker that is accepted. ( Except ....shorts....thats the "bait" (scam) for filmmakers)
In this video in fact, the 6 head programmers state ( after correcting themselves) Faith Salie asks; "Swear to God you watch them all"? To which they reply "Absolutely" and 2 seconds later they all say; "Well not exactly by us ".
10,000 films, 6 head programers, how CAN they watch 10,000 films?
Keri Putnam you a W**** AND A CROOK! All filmakers everywhere stand up, and John Cooper? Dont even get me started.
Want to know the truth about what I learned? Go here Sundance
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