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Samsung Studio at Sundance - Guests Gather at Samsung For Intimate Discussions and Virtual Reality Experiences

 (L-R) Director Nate Parker, actors Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, and Chike Okonkwo discuss 'The Birth of a Nation' at the Deadline.com panel at The Samsung Studio during The Sundance Festival 2016 on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung

(L-R) Director Nate Parker, actors Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, and Chike Okonkwo discuss 'The Birth of a Nation' at the Deadline.com panel at The Samsung Studio during The Sundance Festival 2016 on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung

Virtual reality activations took a bigger presence this year at Sundance Film Festival. Being ahead of the forefront attendees headed to the Samsung Studio, held at 638 Park Ave., to catch the latest discussions as well as interactive activations. 

 Actress Jasmine Dustin attends The Samsung Studio At Sundance Festival 2016 on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Samsung

Actress Jasmine Dustin attends The Samsung Studio At Sundance Festival 2016 on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Samsung

Samsung Electronics America,Inc., was the official mobile sponsor of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Each day interactive virtual reality experiences were brought to the forefront as guests took part in panels with various actors and directors. 

“One of the biggest trends and themes for 2016 is virtual reality. At Samsung, we are making  VR more accessible by partnering with the best in the industry to deliver a growing library of engaging, rich content for our Gear VR which is all made possible by our latest Galaxy devices,” said Marc Mathieu, chief marketing officer at Samsung Electronics America. “We are excited to engage with the creative community at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to collaborate and amplify viewpoints, content and new technological advancements as we continue to cultivate development in the VR community.”

 Festival goers attend The Samsung Studio At Sundance Festival 2016 on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah.  Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung

Festival goers attend The Samsung Studio At Sundance Festival 2016 on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah.  Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung

In addition to the activations Samsung held panels daily. Below is a complete list of what happened in the Samsung Studio:

 (L-R) Director Kevin Smith, actors Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, Justin Long, and Ralph Garman discuss Yoga Hosers at the Deadline.com panel at The Samsung Studio. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung

(L-R) Director Kevin Smith, actors Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, Justin Long, and Ralph Garman discuss Yoga Hosers at the Deadline.com panel at The Samsung Studio. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung



Friday:

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Funny or Die: The Future of Comedy in VR
12:00 – 1 p.m. Deadline panel with Tallulah featuring Ellen Page and Sian Header (director)

Saturday:

12:00 – 1 p.m. Deadline panel with Goat featuring Andrew Neel, Brad Land, Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer

Monday:

12:00 – 1 p.m. Deadline panel with Yoga Hoser featuring Justin Long, Kevin Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Kim Leadford( producer) and Liz Destro (producer)

Tuesday:

12:00 – 1 p.m. Deadline panel with the Birth of a Nation featuring Armie Hammer

 (L-R) Ben Schnetzer, Christine Vachon, Andrew Neel, prodcuer David Hinojosa, and Nick Jonas discuss Goat at the Deadline.com panel in the Samsung Studio during the Sundance Festival 2016 on January 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung

(L-R) Ben Schnetzer, Christine Vachon, Andrew Neel, prodcuer David Hinojosa, and Nick Jonas discuss Goat at the Deadline.com panel in the Samsung Studio during the Sundance Festival 2016 on January 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung


It was a weekend of unique programming with new innovative activations to enhance your experience at the festival. Samsung Studio will also treat Festivalgoers to interactive filmmaker panels with Deadline, BMI, Broadcast Music, Inc. and Funny Or Die, among other programming took place over the weekend at the Samsung Studio. 

Till next time Sundance!


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