Suspects in Western crimes charged in Utah bank robbery
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two men suspected in crimes across several Western states, including a deadly carjacking in Colorado, have been charged in an alleged bank robbery in Park City,...
8-year-old girl injured after falling from Utah chairlift
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A young girl is in the hospital after falling from a chairlift at a Utah ski resort.
KUTV in Salt Lake City reported Sunday that the 8-year-old girl was riding on a...
Colorado slaying may be linked to robberies in Wyoming, Utah
DENVER (AP) — Attackers who killed a man in Colorado may have held up a store in Wyoming and a bank in Utah later the same day, authorities said.
Dwayne Johnson goes indie with ‘Fighting With My Family’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Believe it or not, Hollywood executives told Dwayne Johnson "no thanks" when he pitched his latest movie.
It was an unusual rejection for the industry's reigning box...
Michael Jackson accusers detail road to ‘Leaving Neverland’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Wade Robson and James Safechuck didn't know what to think when the lights went up after the first public screening of "Leaving Neverland" late last month at the Sundance...
Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow said Wednesday in a court filing that a man who accused her in a lawsuit of crashing into him at a Utah ski resort was actually the culprit in the collision...
Worlds slopestyle final canceled, medals based on qualifying
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The 17-year-old snowboarder from New Zealand wasn't even going to compete in the slopestyle final Sunday after being injured during qualifying.
This was indeed a wind-aided win for Zoi Sadowski-Synnott.
Sadowski-Synnott breezed to the title after the finals were canceled Sunday due to strong wind gusts on the last day of the world championships. The organizers based the women's and men's medalists on the qualifying rounds.
Sildaru, Blunck win gold in ski halfpipe at worlds in Utah
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Teenager Kelly Sildaru of Estonia is quickly making up for lost time in her return from a knee injury, winning the women's ski halfpipe competition at the world championships.
With a big final run Saturday, Sildaru surpassed Cassie Sharpe of Canada for gold. American Brita Sigourney of Carmel, California, earned bronze.
For Chloe Kim, another title, and a taste of things to come
That already sizable gap between Chloe Kim and the rest of the world is growing even bigger.
The 18-year-old Kim added a world championship to her overflowing collection of halfpipe titles, outdistancing second-place finisher Xuetong Cam of China by 9.5 points on a frigid afternoon in Park City, Utah.
With Friday's win, Kim is now the reigning Olympic , X Games, U.S. Open and world champion.
Park City Group: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Park City Group Inc. (PCYG) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.7 million.
The Salt Lake City-based company said it had net income of 8 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 9 cents per share.
The software-as-a-service provider posted revenue of $5.6 million in the period.
Woods wins ski slopestyle gold at world championships
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — James Woods of Britain won the ski slopestyle title in changing snow conditions at the world championships.
His best run Wednesday was good enough to hold off Norway's Birk Ruud by a slim margin. American Nick Goepper finished with the bronze.
The 27-year-old Woods won silver in slopestyle at worlds in 2013 and bronze in '17. He just missed a podium spot at the Pyeongchang Games when he finished fourth. Goepper took Olympic silver in South Korea.
Loginov, Zogg capture gold in parallel slalom at worlds
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Dmitry Loginov of Russia picked up a gold medal for a second straight day, winning the parallel slalom at the world championships.
Loginov beat Roland Fischnaller of Italy in the big final Tuesday. Loginov captured the parallel giant slalom crown the day before. Stefan Baumeister of Germany picked up the bronze medal for a second straight race.
The 38-year-old Fischnaller had his first Olympic start in Park City during the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
Joerg, Loginov earn gold in parallel giant slalom at worlds
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Selina Joerg of Germany captured gold by beating Russia's Natalia Soboleva in the final of the women's parallel giant slalom at the world championships.
‘Clemency,’ ‘One Child Nation’ take top Sundance jury prizes
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A fiction film about a prison warden on death row duty and a documentary about the generations affected by China's' one-child policy have won the top jury awards at the 2019...
Ledeux, Boesch win ski big air titles at worlds champs
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Teenager Tess Ledeux of France won the women's ski big air title at the world championships.
Ledeux beat American Julia Krass on Saturday night, with Britain's Isabel Atkin taking the bronze. This was the second world title for the 17-year-old Ledeux, who also earned a slopestyle crown in 2017.
Sundance: Riding along with the excited ‘To the Stars’ cast
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It's the first Friday night of the Sundance Film Festival and the Deer Valley condominium housing the five 20-something actresses of the black-and-white period drama "To the...
Female directors of color finding a spotlight at Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In the ecosystem of who directs Hollywood's top-grossing films, women of color are the rarest kind.
But the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is proving to be a referendum...
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Amazon buys ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ at Sundance for $14M
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million.
Deadline first reported the news of the acquisition Wednesday.
The film stars Jillian Bell as an aimless 20-something who decides to start getting her life together and train for a marathon.
Sundance: Anton Yelchin celebrated in intimate documentary
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident at age 27, but a new documentary seeks to put the focus back on the actor's extraordinary life.
"Love, Antosha," which is seeking theatrical distribution, premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to tears and applause. His parents, Viktor Yelchin and Irina Korina, the driving force behind the documentary, were there as well.
Before it hits Netflix, Sundance previews ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Dan Gilroy's satirical contemporary art world thriller "Velvet Buzzsaw" will be available to Netflix subscribers worldwide this Friday, but he and his team gave audiences at the Sundance Film Festival a sneak peek at the film Sunday night where the most-common word used to praise it was "weird."
"Dan is crazy," Rene Russo, who is married to Gilroy, said in Park City, Utah. "He's got this crazy imagination and he's just kind of outside the box."
‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ gives Jillian Bell the spotlight
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When Jillian Bell is offered roles that have to do with body issues, they usually fall into two buckets: They're either making fun of the character's weight, or, they're not presenting it in a way that she finds compelling or authentic.
Sundance: An ode to Springsteen in ‘Blinded by the Light’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha knows a little bit about being a Bruce Springsteen fan, having seen The Boss at Wembley Stadium in 1984 where she proudly stood atop her chair and sang her heart out to his songs. So when she came across Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir about being a British Muslim boy who finds inspiration, comfort and understanding of his own circumstances in Springsteen's lyrics, she knew it would be perfect for a film.
Amazon picks up CIA torture investigation film ‘The Report’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film "The Report."
Vice produced the film and made the announcement Monday following an all-night bidding war for the buzzy political film.
"The Report" stars Adam Driver as senate staffer Daniel Jones, who investigates the CIA's detention and interrogation program.
‘Babadook’ director grapples with divisive follow-up
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — There's an early scene in director Jennifer Kent's film "The Nightingale" that is so relentlessly brutal, it's become almost infamous and has evoked the most extreme reactions, both positive and negative.
And it's not at all what Kent expected to happen. She thought she'd made a film about love. So why, she wondered, are some saying it is, "needlessly punishing" and that they'll never watch it again.
Sundance: A different side of Awkwafina in ‘The Farewell’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Awkwafina's dramatic turn in "The Farewell" has quickly become one of the must-sees at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. After rising to household name status last summer with breakout comedic roles in "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Ocean's 8," audiences in Park City, Utah, have been raving over the discovery that she's got the chops to make you cry, and not just from laughter.
Still, the 30-year-old New York native wasn't entirely sure she could even pull it off.
‘Untouchable’ charts the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's name was intrinsically linked to the Sundance Film Festival for years, which makes it somewhat fitting that 14 months after his career began to unravel the festival played host to the world premiere of a documentary about his rise and fall.
"I'm so happy it's at Sundance," said "Untouchable" director Ursula Macfarlane, whose film debuted Friday night in Park City. "It's the perfect place for a film about Harvey."
With a record acquisition, ‘Late Night’ is a Sundance hit
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match.
Shia LaBeouf turned rehab into a writing room for new film
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Shia LaBeouf latest film was born in an unusual place — court-ordered rehab.
The actor spent time writing the script for his semi-autobiographical "Honey Boy" while he...
Jackson accusers’ film gets standing ovation, estate rebuke
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — It's not uncommon for audiences at the Sundance Film Festival to give standing ovations, but the ceremonial act took on a solemn air as two men who accuse Michael Jackson of...
The Latest: Michael Jackson’s estate slams abuse documentary
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on the documentary "Leaving Neverland" which includes detailed allegations by two men that Michael Jackson sexually molested them when they were boys (all times local):
Michael Jackson's estate is blasting a documentary that tells the stories of two men who accuse Michael Jackson of sexually molesting them when they were young boys, calling the film "tabloid character assassination."
Study says number of female filmmakers at Sundance improving
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A new study released Friday found that female filmmakers are submitting to and being accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in significantly greater numbers than they were...
GLAAD announces nominees for 30th annual media awards
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — GLAAD is honoring video games for the first time during its 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group Friday announced 151 nominees in 27 categories for what the group says are fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.
Sundance: Documentary dives deep into the fraud of Theranos
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. So when HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Graydon Carter proposed...
Sundance is homecoming for Julianne Moore and husband
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — For director Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore, having their film "After the Wedding" premiere opening at the Sundance Film Festival holds a special significance. Moore and...
Ron Howard to make doc about town devastated by wildfires
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Ron Howard is planning to make a documentary about a Northern California town's attempt to rebuild after a devastating wildfire last year
National Geographic Documentary Films announced the project Thursday which will focus on the Sierra Nevada foothills town of Paradise, California. In November of 2018, flames destroyed nearly 15,000 homes and displaced over 50,000 people. Its working title is "Rebuilding Paradise."
Redford says he’s ready for smaller onstage role at Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Robert Redford has been kicking off the Sundance Film Festival with an opening day press conference for 34 years, but Thursday, he said he was ready to take a backseat...
At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.
The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for...
Sundance Film Festival unveils 2019 feature film slate
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy, Awkwafina dives into a dramatic role, and Harvey Weinstein gets a documentary spotlight in films that will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January.
The Sundance Institute revealed on Wednesday 111 feature films, culled from 4,018 submissions, set to screen at the annual festival this January in Park City, Utah.
All-female ski team provides another route for racers
Foreste Peterson confronted a cold reality after four years on the U.S. ski team development squad and four more competing at Dartmouth College : Her racing days were about to end.
Not ready to retire, there were not many other avenues, either. Time to put those environmental and geography studies to use , Peterson reckoned.
Park City open now open for winter skiers and snowboarders
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Park City Mountain ski resort says it is now open for the winter season.
Lifts began operating Wednesday morning at the resort's Park City Mountain Village and the Canyons Village. The ski resort describes itself as the largest in the United States.
Park City Mountain will be open for the winter season through April 7. Updates on terrain and weather reports will be available online.
Utah man charged in crash had 4 times legal alcohol limit
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Newly unsealed court documents show a Utah dump truck driver with a history of driving drunk had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit at the time of last month's crash that killed six people in another vehicle.
Jamie Don McKenzie of Heber City has been charged with six counts of automobile homicide and two counts of DUI in the Oct. 19 crash south or Park City.
Park City Group: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Park City Group Inc. (PCYG) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $966,000.
The Salt Lake City-based company said it had net income of 4 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 5 cents per share.
The software-as-a-service provider posted revenue of $5.9 million in the period.
5 of the 6 killed in Utah highway crash were from Honduras
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five of the six men killed last week when a dump truck collided with a pickup truck on a Utah highway were from Honduras, authorities said Monday.
Utah authorities are coordinating with Honduran consular officials to inform the victim's families before making their identities public, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street.
They were killed Friday when a dump truck driven by 41-year-old Jamie Don McKenzie crossed a median and hit the oncoming pickup south of Park City.
The Latest: Man charged in Utah crash that killed 6 men
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Utah that killed six men (all times local):
A Utah man suspected of causing the deaths of six men when his dump truck collided last week with an oncoming pickup truck has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.