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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival brought money, jobs and tax revenues to Utah according to a new study by University of Utah economists. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The full report can be found here.

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Park City, which has long been host to the Sundance Film Festival during the winter, is now looking forward to a warm-weather movie gathering that aims to be an annual event. The Park City International Film Festival will take place this August 10-13 at the Eccles Center. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development Director Pat Putt and Personnel Director Brian Bellamy; Colin Deford, who is running for Summit County Council; Kyle Oram who talks about solar panel installation; and Rick Rea, Artistic Director of Ziegfeld Theatre Company about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

The Sundance Film Festival says it has worked out the bugs of its new ticketing system and says passes and ticket packages will go back on sale on Thursday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Sundance Film Festival officials met with their ticketing company after a miserable failure for patrons to purchase ticket packages and festival passes to Sundance 2016. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Kim Carson. Park City Council Candidate Dan Portwood talks about his qualifications for the office. Sundance Film Festival Managing Director Sarah Pearce addresses Wednesday's ticketing system failure and Kim Kerr with Sunrise Rotary has details how non profit organizations can apply for a grant.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Planners Ray  Milliner and Jennifer Strader about Tuesday's Snyderville Basin Planning Commission meeting. Glenn Wright with Project for a Deeper Understanding has details on Tuesday's panel to discuss the $56 million school bond. Sundance Film Festival Director Sarah Pearce has details about Wednesday's sale of Sundance 2016 passes and ticket packages.

When the dust settles from the Sundance Film Festival, the effects still linger in the  community linger …in various ways.  For one former Park City resident, the infusion of creativity and curiosity that comes with Sundance, along with a trip to Cuba, her life was changed forever.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

KPCW

Today on The Sundance Reel, Leslie Thatcher invites KPCW film and book reviewer Barb Bretz to talk movies. Barb has taken on the unenviable goal of watching 35 films this festival and has already knocked out 25. That averages more than four films a day, but keeps them straight by reviewing each one immediately on her blog.

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