Sundance Institute said today that Stephanie Langhoff will receive this year’s Red Crown Producer’s Award. She is producing partners with the prolific filmmaking team of Jay and Mark Duplass and also has produced films including The Skeleton Twins and Safety Not Guaranteed. But Langhoff is at Park City this year with The Bronze, starring Melissa Rauch as an embittered and foul-mouthed gymnast who finished third at the 2004 Olympics and still lives in her small Midwestern hometown. Now a promising young gymnast is threatening her local celebrity status.
The Red Crown Producer’s Award and its $10,000 prize goes to an emerging producer of a Sundance pic who shows “bold vision and a commitment to continuing work as a creative producer in the independent space.” Past recipients include Elisabeth Holm (Obvious Child), James Johnston & Toby Halbrooks (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and Josh Penn & Dan Janvey (Beasts of the Southern Wild).