Illinois’ film director shows Sundance saavy

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Illinois Film Office Director Betsy Steinberg

As news breaks about yet another recording-breaking year for local film and TV production — Illinois film czarina Betsy Steinberg is understandably very happy, but realizes there’s no resting on her laurels.

Steinberg is out at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah — and reports the IFO’s repeat partnering with the Hollywood trade publication, Variety, has again paid off with good conversations “with producers and director who love Chicago.” On top of all that, among those who have stopped by the Variety/Illinois Film Office booth — so far— are Elijah Wood, Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Slattery, Chrstina Henricks, Kate Flannery and Alfred Molina.

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