In Advisor Studio sessions, Sundance Collab Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing, documentary filmmaking, and producing for film and TV.

Independent creators and producers must quickly learn to be nimble in the ever-changing entertainment industry. Mandates and priorities shift, and trends come and go with the seasons. How do you find a seat at the table? What if no table completely aligns with your values? Making an impact in Hollywood can be daunting, and when creating your own production company, a clear mission statement is paramount.

That’s exactly what Sundance veteran producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg (Nanny; Together, Together; Honey Boy) did when she founded Stay Gold Features: a woman-run production and financing company that elevates the voices of marginalized creatives. In conjunction with her podcast Hollywood Gold, which celebrates the work that goes into making some of Hollywood’s most iconic films, Lundberg sets out to share as much knowledge as she can with up-and-coming filmmakers.

In this session, Daniela shares more about what it takes to be a successful producer, running a production company, creating a podcast, and how one can use a cross-platform approach to build their community.

Producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg is the founder of Stay Gold Features, an independent film finance and production company. Her recent producing credits include Hallie Meyers-Shyer's upcoming GOODRICH starring Michael Keaton and Mila Kunis, Nikyatu Jusu’s Sundance Grand Jury winner NANNY starring Anna Diop and Michelle Monaghan, and Nikole Beckwiths’ TOGETHER TOGETHER starring Ed Helms and Patti Harrison. Under Stay Gold, Lundberg also produced Kasi Lemmons’ HARRIET, starring Cynthia Erivo in her Oscar-nominated role, Alma Har’els’ HONEY BOY which was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, and JOE BELL starring Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton. more...
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
Katherine "Kat" Street is an LA-based award-winning filmmaker and Philadelphia native. A cinephile at heart, she writes female-driven stories with complex (oftentimes damaged) main characters, centered around self-discovery, self-love, and belonging. She has written numerous short-form projects, including original shorts, pilots, and features. She wrote and directed the dramatic short film “Cycles,” which received festival recognition in both acting and best romantic short. She also created her award-winning flagship web series "The New Adult,” which is currently streaming on Kweli TV. Kat is a Stowe Story Lab SAGIndie Fellow and a participant in the BlackMagic Collective Emerging Filmmakers Initiative. In 2021, she founded the Black Film Challenge, a project that showcases filmmakers of African descent and the movies they create. She earned her BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in Cinematography and has literary representation with Culture Creative Entertainment. more...

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