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ReachTV Debuts Short Films, Backs New Documentary And Arts Channels

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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‘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

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‘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

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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

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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

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Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2018 – Part 3: Christina Hendricks, Ansel Elgort, Karen Gillan, Michael Shannon & More

The Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival is up and running for five talent-filled days at the NYC fest; including visits by Christina Hendricks (Egg), Ansel Elgort (Jonathan), Karen Gillan (The Party’s Just Beginning), Michael Shannon (State Like Sleep), and many more. Photographer Mark Mann is behind the lens for our series of photo sessions and video interviews. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more photos and video… Read

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‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Stars Talk Trip To Paris For Season 2 — Tribeca Studio

In the midst of production on Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—a series which garnered two Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice Awards and a PGA Award in its first run—stars Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen and Marin Hinkle stopped in at Deadline’s Tribeca Studio yesterday to tease a bit of what we can expect from the series’ second season. An Amazon original comedy series, Maisel follows a 1950s housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) who decides to channel her considerable energies… Read

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Paris Hilton Gets Candid About Social Media Highs & Lows In ‘The American Meme’ — Tribeca Studio

A documentarian who is no stranger to the Tribeca Film Festival, director Bert Marcus is back at the fest this year with his latest outing, The American Meme, in which he takes on the bizarre current climate of social media, with a little help from Paris Hilton. The film charts the evolution of the social media landscape since the time Hilton—by her own account—invented the selfie, demonstrating a path to celebrity success and, in essence, creating a career template… Read

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‘She’s Gotta Have It’s DeWanda Wise Discusses Nola Darling, A Fierce Black Female Icon — Tribeca Studio

Making a name for herself over the last several years with films including How to Tell You’re a Douchebag and plays like LAByrinth Theater’s Sunset Baby, actress DeWanda Wise found she made a strong impression in particular with the executives at Netflix, who suggested her to Spike Lee for his television adaptation of his iconic ’80s feature, She’s Gotta Have It. In the series—which has been picked up for a second season—Wise plays Nola Darling, an incredibly… Read