42West Clients Shine at the 45th Annual Sundance Film Festival

MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / February 2, 2023 / Clients of 42West, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLPN), made a splash at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival which concluded this past weekend. In total, 42West's roster picked up four awards at the largest independent film festival in the United States.

Festival wins included the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Creative Vision: for the creative team of Magazine Dreams. The U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting: Lio Mehiel for Mutt. And, a duet of wins, the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and the U.S. Dramatic Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, for The Persian Version, directed by Maryam Keshavarz.

All 8 films on 42West's Sundance 2023 slate were well reviewed by the film press and represented world premieres:

FANCY DANCE - U.S. Dramatic Competition

A Film by Erica Tremblay
Starring Lily Gladstone, Isabel Deroy-Olson, Ryan Begay, Shea Whigham, Audrey Wasilewski

MAGAZINE DREAMS - U.S. Dramatic Competition

A Film by Elijah Bynum
Starring Jonathan Majors, Haley Bennett, Taylour Paige, Mike O'Hearn, Harrison Page, Harriet Sansom Harris

MUTT -U.S. Dramatic Competition

A Film by Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
Starring Lío Mehiel, Cole Doman, Mimi Ryder, Alejandro Goic


A Film by Andrew Bowser
Starring Andrew Bowser, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jeffrey Combs, Ralph Ineson, Rivkah Reyes, T.C. Carson

THE PERSIAN VERSION- U.S. Dramatic Competition

A Film by Maryam Keshavarz
Starring Layla Mohammadi, Niousha Noor, Kamand Shafieisabet, Bella Warda, Chiara Stella, Bijan Daneshmand, Shervin Alenabi


A Film by Rachel Lambert
Starring Daisy Ridley, Dave Merheje, Parvesh Cheena, Marcia Debonis, Meg Stalter, Brittany O'Grady

STILL: A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE - Apple Original Films

A Film by Davis Guggenheim Starring Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan Fox


A Film by Thembi L. Banks

Starring Algee Smith, Sanaa Lathan, Sierra Capri, Mike Epps

About 42West
With unparalleled experience, contacts, and expertise, 42West is one of the leading full-service public-relations firms in the entertainment industry. The firm's PR professionals have developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies, television shows, and digital productions as well as for countless individual actors, filmmakers, recording artists, and authors. In addition, 42West has also provided strategic communications counsel to a wide variety of high-profile individuals and corporate clients - ranging from movie and pop stars to major studios and media conglomerates.

About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. Through our subsidiaries 42West, The Door, Shore Fire Media and B/HI (a division of 42West), we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music, gaming and hospitality industries. All three PR firms have been ranked among the most recent Observer's "Power 50" PR Firms in the United States. Viewpoint Creative, Be Social and Socialyte complement their efforts with full-service creative branding and production capabilities as well as social media and influencer marketing services. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series, and has recently entered into a multi-year agreement with IMAX to co-produce feature documentaries. To learn more, visit: https://www.dolphinentertainment.com

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SOURCE: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.

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