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iPOP at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 16, 2004 at 2:0AM

iPOP at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival
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iPOP at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival

by Jonny Leahan/indieWIRE

Frequent indieWIRE reporter Jonny Leahan headed to the Rockies to cover the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen March 3-7 and filed a guest iPOP from the event. Among the festgoers he spotted along the way were the folks from "My Date with Drew," which had its world premiere at the fest as well as "Stella Street" stars John Sessions and Ronni Ancona in addition to NYC film biz folks including Newmarket's Bob Berney.

[Brian Brooks contributed to this report.]




Cinetic Media's Dana O'Keefe and comedian/writer Mike O'Connell party down at the St. Regis Hotel, a main venue for the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival held in Aspen, from March 3-7.


Photo by Jonny Leahan.




The "Drew" Crew: directors Brett Winn, Brian Herzlinger, Jon Gunn, and producer Kerry David -- all from "My Date With Drew," which had its world premiere at the festival, enjoy some laughs at the Netflix party for "Sex and the City" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."


Photo by Jonny Leahan.







Also at the "Sex/Enthusiasm" party: Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix; Stu Smiley, USCAF executive director; Kevin Haasarud, USCAF film discovery program director; Bob Berney, president of Newmarket Films; Henry McGhee, president of HBO Home Video; and Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix.


Photo by Jonny Leahan.




"Stella Street" stars John Sessions and Ronni Ancona with executive producer John Goldstone, renowned for his Monty Python films, celebrate a stellar world Premiere at the USCAF.


Photo by Jonny Leahan.







The Isis theater, the main film venue for the festival, was packed to capacity even on the snowiest of days.


Photo by Jonny Leahan.

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