Sundance: 'Late Night' director Nisha Ganatra on breaking records, directing Mindy Kaling and finally getting her due (Exclusive)

It's about time you knew her name.

Nisha Ganatra has been directing independent films and episodes of some of your favorite television shows for over two decades now but, unlike some of her male contemporaries, her career has yet to, as she put it, "blow up."

But, with her latest project, "Late Night," it's finally her time to shine on the world stage that so desperately needs her perspective. The film was written by Mindy Kaling, who co-stars in the film alongside Emma Thompson as Thompson's late-night host character's first-ever female writer. It's a charming, funny, topical and all-around joy of a movie that, thanks to a record-breaking $13 million deal with Amazon, will get the distribution that will hopefully ensure its success.

Following the premiere of "Late Night" at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Ganatra took part in back-to-back panels at the Stella Artois Film Lounge, after which AOL's Gibson Johns caught up with the accomplished director to talk about her wild 24 hours at Sundance, her working relationship with Mindy Kaling and the exciting prospect of what "Late Night"s success could mean for the future of her career.

Check out our conversation below:

You've had a pretty wild 24 hours: "Late Night" premiered on Friday night, after which an ensuing all-night bidding war ensued, which ended in Amazon scoring a record-breaking $13 million deal to distribute your film, which was then screened again this morning before you took part in two panel discussions at the Stella Artois Film Lounge. I'm sure it's been a whirlwind. How are you feeling?

It’s been a crazy day! I’m over-the-moon excited. I’m so happy that people are going to be able to see this movie that we’ve worked so hard on. The fact that a movie with female stars and a female-driven story is the record-breaker at Sundance is good for all of us. 

We hear the term "bidding war" a lot around film festivals, but what does that mean and look like from your end? What can you tell me about that process?

It means you’re up really late, and it's the greatest thing in the world for an independent film. [Laughs] You come to a festival hoping for distribution and you're worried if people will like it or will it sell or will people ever get to see this again outside of this festival, so a bidding war just means you have higher and higher chances of people seeing your movie. Our producers were up late negotiating and, at 5 a.m., we got the text that the deal was done. Jennifer Salke bought it for Amazon, and we are going to be seen in theaters. It was the best news ever.

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Nisha Ganatra speaks onstage during the Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series: ReFrame's '#GotStamped: Gender Parity Success Stories,' Presented by Women In Film at Stella's Film Lounge on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Amanda N' Duka, Cathy Schulman, Nisha Ganatra, and Bruna Papandrea attend the Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series: ReFrame's '#GotStamped: Gender Parity Success Stories,' Presented by Women In Film at Stella's Film Lounge on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Actress Nisha Ganatra attends Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with The Filmmakers of 'Late Night' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Actresses Nisha Ganatra and Mindy Kaling speak onstage during the Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with The Filmmakers of 'Late Night' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Nisha Ganatra, Mindy Kaling, and Dominic Patten speak onstage during the Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with The Filmmakers of 'Late Night' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Mindy Kaling and Nisha Ganatra attend The Vulture Spot during Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Reid Scott, Kim Yutani, Nisha Ganatra, Mindy Kaling, Amy Ryan, Paul Walter Hauser, attends the 'Late Night' Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Director Nisha Ganatra attends the 'Late Night' Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Director Nisha Ganatra speaks onstage during the 'Late Night' Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Writer Mindy Kaling and Director Nisha Ganatra attend the 'Late Night' Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Writer Mindy Kaling (L) and Director Nisha Ganatra attend the 'Late Night' Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Amy Ryan, Reid Scott, Director Nisha Ganatra, Mindy Kaling and Paul Walter Hauser from Late Night attend The Hollywood Reporter 2019 Sundance Studio At Sky Strada, Park City, on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )
(L-R) Director Nisha Ganatra, Paul Walter Hauser, Reid Scott, Amy Ryan and Mindy Kaling from 'Late Night' pose for a portrait in the Pizza Hut Lounge in Park City, Utah on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Aaron Richter/Getty Images for Pizza Hut)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 24: Nisha Ganatra (L) and Mindy Kaling attend An Artist at the Table Dinner and Program during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Utah Film Studios on January 24, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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And I presume that such a deal far surpassed your expectations. When you bring a film like "Late Night" to Sundance, what's your vision for what could happen? And how did that differ from what ended up happening?

This is going to sound so nerdy, but just being at Sundance was the amazing end result. We were dreaming about this magical place called the Eccles Theater and Sundance … it’s such an incredible place to be a part of, not just because of the movies they show and what it does to you to be included here, but also what the support systems and the institute and being an alumni do for you. It’s an ongoing thing where it’s like, "You’re a good filmmaker. How can we help you keep doing what you’re doing?"

It must feel quite validating for you and your work.

Yes -- and uplifting!

You’ve done independent movies in the past, but you've been really focusing on television directing over the last four years or so. What about that intense experience in TV prepared you for making this movie specifically?

Indie film and TV directing are very similar. I started in independent film, and then I went to TV. It’s a faster pace, where you have to be very decisive and cover your ass and make sure you don’t limit yourself in the editing room. In an independent film, you make bold choices and you absolutely limit yourself. Those were the two things that were very different, but the fast pace and the lack of resources were things this film had. It was all about the brilliance of Emma Thompson, because she was so prepared, and if she didn’t nail these things in one or two takes, we would’ve never been able to make this movie in just 25 days.

Not to jinx anything, but I think the overwhelming opinion is that this movie will be very popular with audiences once it hits theaters, which will bring about a whole other level of promotion, media, interviews and just general buzz. How do you prepare yourself for something like that for the first time?

It’s not even a thing I’ve ever experienced -- I’ve only read about it and seen it happen. Obviously I directed Jay Duplass [on Amazon's "Transparent"] and seen him blow up; I’ve seen so many men come through Sundance and blow up, and it’s just exciting to think that it could finally happen to me.

Talk to me about your working relationship with Mindy Kaling. Obviously, you had previously directed her on episodes of "The Mindy Project," so this represented you two joining forces again. What makes your dynamic work so well?

When I read Mindy’s script, I thought, "Oh my god, I am [her character] Molly. Who captured all of my experiences so poignantly and so funnily in this lovely journey in such a fun, entertaining way?" 

First and foremost, we are both comedy nerds; we love comedy, and I got into it to tell these stories about women and people of color, but to do it in an entertaining way like the movies I grew up watching and admiring. I always loved Mike Nichols movies and loved Pedro Almodovar. I just wanted to make movies that were working on both levels: Very entertaining and very funny, but also thoughtful and had something to say. ["Late Night"] kind of brought everything together in a beautiful way.

With Mindy, I always loved directing on her show, because she was so respectful of directors. She knew that this is an incredible craft that takes a lot of dedication. She didn't do that showrunner thing that some people fall into where they try to direct over you. She just really allowed me to direct and really focused on her acting. I became a director to work with actors, and performance is the most important thing to me. I always said that I don’t care how cool the shot was, if I don’t believe what this character is saying then nothing else matters. That was the fun of working with Mindy, because she lets you direct and focuses on the enormous amounts of tasks that she has.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Zac Efron attends the 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile' Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Actresses Nisha Ganatra and Mindy Kaling speak onstage during the Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with The Filmmakers of 'Late Night' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Blythe Danner and Demi Moore attend The Vulture Spot during Sundance Film Festival on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for New York Magazine)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly are seen at Park City on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/GC Images)
Brie Bella and Nikki Bella hosted a private event to announce their new beauty and body line Nicole and Brizee at Dressed Design on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Nicole + Brizee )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Actresses Milla Jovovich, unknown, Emma Roberts and Danielle Macdonald are seen walking on Main Street during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Jake Gyllenhaal attends the 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
G-Eazy made a surprise appearance to perform at TAO Park City presented by Stella Artois and featuring Casamigos during the Sundance Film Festival.
David Arquette showed off his tattoos to Rosanna Arquette at the IndieWire Studio Presented by Dropbox at the Sundance Film Festival. (Credit: Shutterstock)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Actor Christopher Meloni attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Vince Vaughn speaks onstage during the Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with the filmmakers and cast of 'Fighting With My Family' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois)

Daniel Radcliffe mingles at the pre-Mardi Gras celebration for "A Tuba to Cuba" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan.26,2019, in Park City, Utah.

(Photo by Miles Mortensen/ Invision for The Salesforce Music Lodge/AP Images)

Noah Schnapp was spotted arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport with his RIMOWA suitcase on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah.

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PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 26: Naomi Watts attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Actors Tyler Posey (L) and Beau Mirchoff (R) pose with suprise guest from 'Now Apocalypse' at Starz + Vanity Fair Sundance Party at on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Starz)
Jesse Williams arrived at TAO Park City the night before his movie premiere for Selah and the Spades, a 2019 Sundance NEXT selection. (Credit: TAO Park City/Al Powers – Powers Imagery)

Avril Lavigne and Macy Gray performed at the second night of ChefDance 2019 at The Fly Lounge powered by Airthereum. 

(Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for ChefDance, LLC)

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Geoff Stults and Jason Momoa attend the 'David Crosby: Remember My Name' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Autograph Collection Hotels Vice President, Global Brand Marketing & Management Jennifer Connell, HALA Screenwriter Minhal Baig, HALA Actor Geraldine Viswanathan, HALA Executive Producer and Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation President Jana Babatunde-Bey, and HALA Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith attend the 'Power Women's Cocktail' hosted by Autograph Collection Hotels, the Black List and Sundance Institute on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Autograph Collection Hotels)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Actress Julianne Moore, right, and actress Michelle Williams seen at the Chase Sapphire hosted "After the Wedding" after party at Chase Sapphire on Main at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on Thursday January 24, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Chase Sapphire/AP Images)
Brandon Jenner, Brody Jenner, Matt Bilinsky, Natasha Raquel Kirtchuk and Kaitlynn Carter Jenner during the KAOS Dayclub & Nightclub performance with Marshmello at Park City Live on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision for Park City Live/AP Images)
Gerard Butler at TAO Park City presented by Stella Artois and featuring Casamigos during the Sundance Film Festival.
Charlie Plummer attended 'The Future Is Fluid' Screening And Panel Discussion Hosted By GUCCI And CHIME at The Shop on December 27, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Gucci)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 25: Julianne Moore attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/GC Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Jessica Williams poses for a photo at the LA Times Studio at Sundance Film Festival presented by Chase Sapphire, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Chase Sapphire /AP Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Rza performs onstage during the new SHOWTIME Docuseries 'Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
Jon Hamm from The Report attends The Hollywood Reporter 2019 Sundance Studio sponsored by Heineken At Sky Strada, Park City, on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Lala Kent (L) and Scheana Shay attend ChefDance 2019 - Day 2 sponsored by Shiseido on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for ChefDance, LLC)
Krista Smith, Kyra Sedgwick and Valerie Stadler attend the Kyra Sedgwick and SeriesFest's reception honoring female artists and 'Girls Weekend' hosted by The RAND Luxury Escape at St. Regis Deer Crest Resort on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Rand Luxury)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Actor Noah Jupe attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Jesse Williams is seen on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Jeff Goldblum and Ben Jaffe at the pre-Mardi Gras celebration for "A Tuba to Cuba" the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan.27,2019, in Park City, Utah.

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Octavia Spencer and Mindy Kaling pose for a photo at the LA Times Studio at Sundance Film Festival presented by Chase Sapphire, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Chase Sapphire /AP Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: (Backrow L-R) Wendell Pierce, Michael O'Neill, Danielle Brooks, Richard Gunn, Bronwyn Cornelius, (Frontrow L-R) Alfre Woodard, Chinonye Chukwu, Aldris Hodge, and Richard Schiff attend Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with the filmmakers and cast of 'Clemency' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
Ryan Cabrera checked out the Sunlighten Solo System at the Wanderluxxe Wellness Lounge with Essential Costa Rica during the Sundance Film Festival. (Credit: Shutterstock)
"Stranger Things" actor Noah Schnapp picked up some luxury boots from mou at the Kia Telluride Supper Suite by Greene St. Kitchen. (Credit: Photagonist)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Lala Kent and Randall Emmett attend the 'Paradise Hills' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during The 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Armie Hammer of 'Wounds' attends The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at The 2019 Sundance Film Festival - Day 2 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Michelle Williams is seen on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 27: Charlie Plummer and Nick Galitzine at the Lyft Lounge on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Lyft)
Demi Moore attends The Hollywood Reporter 2019 Sundance Studio At Sky Strada, sponsored by Heineken, Park City on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - From left to right Scott Z. Burns, actor Adam Driver, and actress Annette Bening seen at the Chase Sapphire hosted "The Report" presented by Vice Studios after party at Chase Sapphire on Main at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Chase Sapphire/AP Images)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Jada Pinkett Smith talks on a panel for the film "Hala" at LA Times Live at Sundance Film Festival presented by Chase Sapphire, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Chase Sapphire/AP Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Lil Rel Howery and Jessica Williams attend the new SHOWTIME Docuseries 'Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Actor Ray Romano attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Actress Naomi Watts attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 25: Lily Collins arrives at the Salt Lake City airport prior to attending the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/GC Images)
Alia Shawkat poses for a portrait to promote the film "Animals" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Storm Reid and David Oyelowo relax at Chase Sapphire on Main during the Sundance Film Festival 2019, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Chase Sapphire /AP Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Robert Schwartzman attends the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Canon Magic Hour Hosted By Robert Schwartzman at the Canon Creative Studio on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Francis Ford Coppola Winery)

Nick Robinson at the Music Lodge celebrating "A Tuba to Cuba" during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan.25,2019, in Park City, Utah.

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: (Third from left) Eiza Gonzalez and the cast of 'Paradise Hills' celebrate at Stella's Film Lounge during The 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: David Arquette is seen on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Michael B. Jordan at TAO Park City presented by Stella Artois and featuring Casamigos during the Sundance Film Festival.
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Actor Peter Sarsgaard attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Mia Wasikowska attends VICE Studios' 'Judy & Punch' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Salesforce's #MakeChangeSeries Live Concert Presents Initimate Performance By Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Salesforce Music Lodge on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: (L to R) Singer FKA twigs, actor Shia LaBeouf, visual artist Shayna Saide attend the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Lala Kent stopped by the Kia Telluride Supper Suite by Greene St. Kitchen and enjoyed beverages by Blue Moon Belgian White and Dragonfly Coffee Roasters. (Credit: Photagonist)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Actress Demi Moore attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Lena Waithe at TAO Park City presented by Stella Artois and featuring Casamigos during the Sundance Film Festival.
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHASE SAPPHIRE - Director Nisha Ganatra, left, and actress Cara Buono seen at the Chase Sapphire hosted after party for "Late Night" at Chase Sapphire on Main at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on Friday, January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Chase Sapphire/AP Images)
Danielle MacDonald from Paradise Hills attends The Hollywood Reporter 2019 Sundance Studio sponsored by Heineken At Sky Strada, Park City, on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Zach Galifianakis of 'The Sunlit Night' attends The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at The 2019 Sundance Film Festival - Day 2 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Ryan Cabrera having a Casamigos toast with friends at the "Love, Antosha" film party at WanderLuxxe Filmmaker Lounge with Essential Costa Rica at Sundance Film Festival. (Credit: Shutterstock)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Gerard Butler attends the new SHOWTIME Docuseries 'Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 25: Mindy Kaling attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 25: Hilary Swank attends the 'I Am Mother' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during The 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 24: Jon Hamm attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Ryan Hawke (L) and Ethan Hawke attend the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Avril Lavigne attends ChefDance 2019 - Day 2 sponsored by Shiseido on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for ChefDance, LLC)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Haley Joel Osment and Angela Sarafyan of 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' attend The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at The 2019 Sundance Film Festival - Day 2 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 26: Zac Efron at the “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” party at DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for AT&T and DIRECTV)
PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 26: Annette Bening attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Emma Roberts of 'Paradise Hills' attends The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at The 2019 Sundance Film Festival - Day 2 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: Awkwafina attends the 'Paradise Hills' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during The 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Joe Berlinger, Zac Efron, and Lily Collins of 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' attend The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at The 2019 Sundance Film Festival - Day 2 on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Angela Sarafyan poses for a photo at the LA Times Studio at Sundance Film Festival presented by Chase Sapphire, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Chase Sapphire /AP Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Josh Gad attends the 'Little Monsters' celebration at Stella's Film Lounge during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Stella's Film Lounge on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Alfre Woodard attends the Stella Artois & Deadline Sundance Series at Stella's Film Lounge: A Live Q&A with the filmmakers and cast of 'Clemency' at Stella's Film Lounge on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Stella Artois )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Taryn O'Neill, Scheana Shay, and Janet Elizabeth attend ChefDance 2019 - Day 2 sponsored by Shiseido on January 26, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for ChefDance, LLC)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Natalia Dyer is seen on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Actress Alfre Woodard attends the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Jenna Dewan kept it cozy around Utah in a monochromatic set by Naked Cashmere.
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