Sundance Film Festival May Request State Aid

Film lovers are gearing up for the Sundance Film Festival. It takes place in January, and festival organizers are nervous about festival finances. Apparently, it's hard to get corporate sponsorships in this tough year for the economy. So the film festival may ask the state of Utah for financial aid. Organizers recently met with state officials and said the film festival is good for the state's economy. An official with the Governor's Office of Economic Development responded that everyone is having a tough time right now.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And today's last word in business is big screen bailout. The Sundance Film Festival is having trouble finding corporate sponsors. The festival's coming up in January in Utah, and its organizers have begun feeling out state officials about the possibility of financial aid. Now, you may wonder why the government would bail out an industry that seems to sell nothing except a flashy story and a dream. But then again, they did bail out Wall Street. And that's the business news on Morning Edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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