A Sundance Crash Course Kim Masters catches up with Independent producer Cassian Elwes and aspiring screenwriter Matthew Hickman between screenings at the Sundance Film Festival. Hickman was recently awarded the first Independent Screenwriting Fellowship, which Elwes sponsored with the Black List . At Sundance, Elwes gave Hickman -- who works at a UPS store in Santa Monica -- a crash course in the indie film business.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?