Palm Springs, California, 5 January 2013
1. "Argo" actor-director-producer Ben Affleck posing for photographers at the Palm Springs International Film Festival gala
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ben Affleck/Actor-Director-Producer, "Argo":
(Reporter: "When I say the word 'Sundance,' what does it mean to you?")
"(Joking) It means me and you doing interviews in the hot tub, just, you know, having that kind of time. We can talk about that now, right? No one cares anymore. The laws are different. No! I love Sundance. It's actually a festival that's really, really important to American cinema."
3. "Lincoln" actress Sally Field posing for photographers at the Palm Springs International Film Festival gala
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sally Field/Actress, "Lincoln," on why the SFF is significant:
"It really finds, identifies young voices in film. Young ... They don't even have to be young. New voices. And (it) tries to help them strengthen those voices before the industry gets a hold of them, because the industry will get ahold of them. And they'll either tell them to change their voice or they'll try to turn it into a voice that they'll more readily recognize. And it is their voice that we need to hear."
Beverly Hills, California, 12 January 2013
5. SOUNDBITE (English) David O. Russell/Director-Writer, "Silver Linings Playbook":
"Sundance gave me a destination when I was a bartender, when I had a day job. I would make my short films and that was my goal: to get them to Sundance. It gave me a destination, and I thank Robert Redford for that. I thank Sundance for that. It saved my life. I went there. I worked as a ticket taker. I'd bring my short films there. I'd go there. And after I went there with my first feature, that we made for $80,000, I was able to stop being a bartender for the first time in my mid 30s. Yes, it was a big deal. It changed my life."
6. "Silver Linings Playbook" director-writer David O. Russell speaks to reporter at the pre-Golden Globes BAFTA Tea