The script for the Sundance Institute’s upcoming move from Beverly Hills to the mid-Wilshire district could wind up being either a thriller or a mundane drama. It all depends on how crazy things are in the final weeks leading up to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
According to Variety‘s AJ Marechal, who works at the same 5900 Wilshire Blvd. address, January is when the indie film folks will begin a ten-year, eighth floor lease. The building is right across the street from LACMA and also houses the New York Times and Los Angeles magazine:
Sundance executive director Keri Putnam said the new home will make for a good fit. “Sundance is first and foremost a cultural organization, so I like the combination of the cultural landscape on the Miracle Mile.”
There’s some additional synchronicity at work here. In 1989, one of the Sundance Film Festival’s feature competition entries was Miracle Mile, a drama that climaxes with a scene featuring the equally handy La Brea tar pits.