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Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Announces Recipients Of Grant Money For Films Tackling Social Themes

EXCLUSIVE: Tribeca Film InstituteGucci and the Oath Foundation today announced the 2018 grant recipients for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. Six feature-length films that explore social issues, especially those affecting women and girls, will receive a total of $150,000. The program, funded by Gucci with additional support from Oath Foundation, provides production and finishing finances, along with year-round support and guidance from TFI. In a decade of operation… Read

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Tribeca’s Through Her Lens Awards $80,000 Grant To Filmmaker Suha Araj

Writer/director Suha Araj will received full production funds for her short film Rosa, Tribeca Enterprises has announced. Araj was one of five projects under consideration as part of the annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program, a mentorship project sponsored by Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel. Araj and producer Maryam Keshavarz will receive $80,000 of the program’s $100,000 grants, along with support from Tribeca Studios. Four other… Read


Tribeca Pacts With Ticketing Outfit SquadUP For TV And Film Festivals

EXCLUSIVE: Tribeca Enterprises has reached a deal with ticketing specialist SquadUP to handle all ducats for both its nascent fall TV festival and well-established spring film festival. SquadUP’s experience with beer, wine and food festivals has positioned it to deliver what Tribeca organizers envision as a “seamless, white-labeled ticketing experience” to its hundreds of thousands of attendees. SquadUP’s client list has included Riot Games, Fullscreen Live, The Wall Stree… Read


Tribeca’s 2nd Annual TV Festival To Feature Anthony Bourdain Premiere And ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Season 20 Bow

Tribeca has announced details for its second annual TV Festival, which will feature premieres of shows like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Law & Order: SVU and Ray Donovan as well as a new showcase for indie TV pilots. In 2017, Tribeca launched its fall TV extension as public fascination with the medium and the cross-pollination between the film and TV communities continued to pick up speed. The TV festival landscape has grown more crowded in the U.S., with festivals… Read


ReachTV Debuts Short Films, Backs New Documentary And Arts Channels


ReachTV is debuting the first short films from its partnership with the Tribeca Festival, and is partnering with two other companies to support new documentary and performing arts channels. With access to more than 100 million viewers in places like airports and hotels, ReachTV (formerly ReachMe.TV draws a mass audience at a scale traditional broadcasters rarely reach anymore. Because of the nature of the interaction with ReachMe screens, the company has taken a creative… Read


Tribeca TV Festival Sets 2018 Dates, Expands To Include Indie Pilots

The Tribeca TV Festival will return this fall for a second annual edition, with an expanded program running September 20-23 and encompassing indie pilots, organizers said today. Tribeca Enterprises, which runs the TV festival along with the Tribeca Film Festival, said the TV extension will be three days, compared with last year’s two-day debut. New series will once again hold premieres during the fest, and there will be season sneak peeks, season finales, and… Read


‘The Fourth Estate’ Director Liz Garbus On The Plight Of Journalists In The Trump Era

Watching the 2016 presidential election play out, Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus was as surprised as anyone by the outcome, as Republican candidate Donald Trump took a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton. “All the predictors were telling us it was going to turn out one way, and it turned out another, and I think there was a moment in which storytellers were figuring out, what is our role in this new political landscape?” Garbus said in conversation with… Read


In Potent ‘Schindler’s List’ Panel, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson And Ben Kingsley Get Emotional 25 Years Later – Tribeca

Tonight’s Schindler's List retrospective event at the Tribeca Film Festival yielded more than a few familiar stories. But it also brimmed with unchecked emotion from director Steven Spielberg and four of his cast members, including Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley, who all watched the film with a theatrical audience for the first time in nearly 25 years. Moments after the lights came up after the screening and a long ovation from the Beacon Theatre crowd had subsided… Read


‘Sweetbitter’ Stars On Their Entrée Into World Of Fine Dining With Starz Series — Tribeca Studio

Wrapping up Deadline’s time at the Tribeca Film Festival today, the stars of Starz’s Sweetbitter were on hand to discuss their unique New York-set drama. Appearing to discuss the series—which premieres on May 6—were Ella PurnellCaitlin FitzGerald, Paul Sparks, Tom Sturridge, Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Jasmine Mathews, and Eden Epstein. From series creator Stephanie Danler—based on her own international best-seller—Sweetbitter follows 22-year-old Tess (Purnell), who moves… Read


‘Disobedience’ Star Rachel Weisz On Film’s Depiction Of “Hidden, Secret Community” — Tribeca Studio

Coming off a Foreign Language Oscar win for A Fantastic Woman, writer/director Sebastián Lelio is already back on the festival circuit in support of his latest project, Disobedience. Starring Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola and premiering in TIFF before moving on to other festivals, including Tribeca, the adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel takes as its focus the Orthodox Jewish community of North London. Following Ronit, a woman (Weisz) who returns to… Read


Zosia Mamet & Evan Jonigkeit Reimagine Myriad Tales Of Old With ‘Fabled’ — Tribeca Studio

Appearing regularly at the Tribeca Film Festival in recent years, Fabled EP/stars Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit (also at the fest this year with Starz’ Sweetbitter) appeared at Deadline’s Tribeca Studio this morning to discuss their new fantasy series. Directed by Jennifer Morrison, executive produced by Alex Gayner and featuring an all-star cast—including Mamet, Jonigkeit, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Norbert Leo Butz and more—the imaginative anthology series tinkers with a series… Read


Ralph Macchio Returns To The Dojo 30 Years Later With YouTube Red Series ‘Cobra Kai’ — Tribeca Studio

Forever associated with his iconic Karate Kid character Daniel LaRusso, Ralph Macchio is all grown up and back in the dojo with YouTube Red’s new comedy series, Cobra Kai. Set 30 years after the memorable events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, the series follows Karate Kid antagonist Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), setting out to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo, and finding himself butting heads with LaRusso once again. “It's been a long time since Daniel LaRusso's… Read