|Owned by||Rainbow Media|
|Headquarters||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Dish Network||Channel 332|
|Available on most cable systems||Check Local Listings for channels|
Sundance Channel is a cable television network devoted to airing independent feature films, world cinema, documentaries, short films, and original programs, such as news about the latest developments from each year's Sundance Film Festival. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision, is an entertainment company in the United States that owns the cable channels AMC, IFC, WE Showtime Networks Inc (SNI is the corporate division of Media conglomerate CBS Corporation. NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal Charles Robert Redford Jr (born August 18 1936) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, Actor, Salt Lake City is the Capital and the most populous city of the U DirecTV (trademarked as "DIREC' TV' " is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service based in El Segundo California, USA, that was founded Not be confused with Indian Service Dish TV DISH Network is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service that provides Satellite television A television network is a distribution network for Television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many Television stations An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the Hollywood Studio system, a series of oligopolistic practices by several World cinema is a term used primarily in English language speaking countries to refer to the Films and film industries of non-English speaking countries Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American Film industry in the early period of cinema. The Sundance Film Festival is a Film festival that takes place annually in the state of Utah, in the United States. All is shown uncut and without commercials.
Launched in 1996 to show independent films on TV, Sundance Channel was a joint venture of Showtime Networks (part of CBS Corporation), Universal Studios (part of NBC Universal) and Robert Redford who also acted as the creative director of the network. A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together Showtime Networks Inc (SNI is the corporate division of Media conglomerate CBS Corporation. CBS Corporation () is an American Media conglomerate focused on Broadcasting, Publishing, Billboards, and Television Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal Charles Robert Redford Jr (born August 18 1936) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, Actor, It is an extension of Redford's non-profit Sundance Institute, a center in which independent filmmakers can harbor and extend their craft though it operates independently of both the Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Institute is a non-profit organization based in Park City, Utah, and founded by actor/director/producer Robert Redford in 1981 A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film.
In addition to broadcasting films, the channel airs and produces original content. One such show, Anatomy of a Scene, takes a scene from a movie and breaks it apart from the perspective of the production design, costume design, the writing, the acting, and the directing. Anatomy of a Scene is a Television series produced by and aired regularly on Sundance Channel since 2001. Production designer is a term used in the movie and Television industries to refer to the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films Costume design is the Design of the appearance of the characters in a Theater or cinema performance See also Pre-production Screenplay Screenwriting is the art and craft of writing scripts for Film, Television or Video games Acting is the work of an Actor or Actress, which is a person in Theatre, Television, Film, or any other Storytelling A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film.
On May 7, 2008, Rainbow Media (a subsidiary of Cablevision) announced that it has purchased Sundance Channel for $496 million. Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision, is an entertainment company in the United States that owns the cable channels AMC, IFC, WE Cablevision Systems Corporation ( is an American Cable television company .