The Festival is a juggernaut of networking for everyone from emerging independent film artists to the movers, shakers and moguls of Hollywood alike. In a keen 2010 business move Daniel Thompson, Visionary for Power & Industry, capitalized on this Festival's infamous creature known as the "Lounge." Every year Daniel hosts the most epic Lounge, Power & Industry's Independent Film Maker Lounge(commonly referred to as the #indielounge)
Sitting down with Daniel in his head offices you would be hard pressed to discover the major empire he commands over many markets. Despite his many production projects, vast real estate holdings and his philanthropic charities, Daniel has a way of making you feel instantly like family. He may be best known in the entertainment industry for his highly successful television series Flip Men on Spike TV. However, his production genius has also been brushed upon many commercials and short film canvases nationwide. Speaking with Daniel is disarming. He is rather unassuming and although his life's experiences give him reason to be pessimistic, his gentle optimism burns that all away. There is an ease and comfortable nature that permeates in his character. These are the same descriptions from past attendees to his "Indie" Lounge. The many film executives, directors and decision makers who join with the A-List celebrities have made this their staple lounge because of its hospitable respite from the fast paced race that is The Sundance Film Festival.
Daniel has often been quoted as saying "Meet everyone, you never know the opportunity of a relationship until you ask" It has become clear rather quickly that in this superficial modern puppeteer media world, Daniel Thompson is the man you want pulling your strings for you.