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Variety's 2024 Sundance Studio Portrait Gallery

The annual search for the next indie breakout has begun at the Sundance Film Festival. Actors, directors, writers, agents, producers and journalists all decked out in their best “mountain chic” have filled the (formerly) sleepy streets of Park City, Utah. Together they’ll sit elbow-to-elbow in the local theaters to witness what could very well be the next Oscar-winning thrill such as Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” or Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” (both former Sundance success stories).

Among the many mainstays of the Sundance Festival, including popcorn dinners and shockingly cheery Uber drivers, the Variety Studio at Sundance, presented by Audible, remains a pivotal stop. The stars all pour in to discuss their new films, documentaries and more inside the Variety studio, pausing for pictures at the portrait studio. Take a sneak peak inside this Sundance staple with images from Normani, Lucy Liu, Jodie Foster, Lionel Richie, Julia Fox and Alok Vaid-Menon photographed by Nicol Biesek.

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