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19 items from 2017


Computer as Auteur? Ibm, Tribeca Contest Winner Imagines AI Auto-Generating Movie Previews Based on Scripts

28 June 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Filmmakers, writers, musicians and other creative professionals have long used technology in their work. But can machines produce a kind of intelligence that helps storytellers at a deeper creative level?

That’s the premise of the Ibm-sponsored “Storytellers With Watson” competition, launched in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival. Over the last two months, the contest solicited and reviewed submissions about how media and entertainment pros can use artificial intelligence in new ways.

On Tuesday, after an all-day session at Ibm’s Think Lab in New York culminating in “Shark Tank”-style pitches, the Ibm and Tribeca jury selected a winner from five finalists: filmmaker and producer Seth Grossman and his “Rip-o-matic With Watson” (pictured above), which recognizes meaning in images and language for video editing to — in theory — automatically generate a sizzle-reel preview of a movie or TV pilot based on the script.

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- Todd Spangler

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TV Hijacks Film Fests for High-Profile Bows

12 June 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As rival top-tier film festivals across the globe began to program episodic television, Cannes’ artistic director Thierry Fremaux remained a notable holdout — until recently.

Earlier this year, he relented and invited David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” TV reboot and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake 2: China Girl” to the Croisette for special screenings, the former with full red-carpet treatment. In April, Fremaux explained to Variety that while he is “not a big fan of series,” he justified the inclusion of Campion and Lynch as auteurs who are experimenting with “new narrative means.”

“Cinema remains a singular art, and we want to emphasize this while keeping our eyes open on the world that surrounds it,” Fremaux says. “And this world is more and more about TV series and virtual reality.”

Fremaux’s desire to keep the “film” in “film festival” was admirable, but possibly futile. Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, South by Southwest, Berlin »

- Addie Morfoot

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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards: ‘The Divine Order’ and ‘Hondros’ Win Big

29 April 2017 1:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced this year’s Audience Award winners: “The Divine Order” and “Hondros,” which won the narrative and documentary prizes, respectively. “Saturday Church” and “Shadowman” were the runners-up.

“It is always exited to see what resonates most with the audience, and this year both the narrative and documentary winners represent smart filmmaking and impactful storytelling,” said Tribeca Film Festival’s Paula Weinstein. “On behalf of the Tribeca team, we congratulate ‘The Divine Order’ and ‘Hondros’ as the 2017 Audience Award winners, and hope moviegoers worldwide get to experience these powerful films.”

Read More: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Awards: ‘Keep the Change,’ ‘Son of Sofia’ and ‘Bobbi Jene’ Take Top Prizes

Petra Volpe wrote and directed “The Divine Order,” a period piece about the Swiss suffragette movement. “Hondros,” which was co-written and directed by Greg Campbell, follows the war photographer Chris Hondros from the Kosovo War in 1999 until his »

- Michael Nordine

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Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks Pay Tribute to Jonathan Demme: ‘He Was Such an Inspirational Guy’

29 April 2017 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Two days after the loss of beloved American filmmaker Jonathan Demme,  the “Silence of the Lambs” and “Rachel Getting Married” director was still on the minds of everyone at the Tribeca Film Festival, including his “Philadelphia” star Tom Hanks and the man behind the film’s signature song, Bruce Springsteen.

The pair hit the Beacon Theatre on Friday evening for an hour-long chat as part of the festival’s Tribeca Talks series, and the discussion immediately turned to Demme, as the fest’s executive vice president Paula Weinstein introduced the duo and dedicated the event to Demme.

Read More: Remembering Jonathan Demme: Why He Was One of the Great Filmmakers of Our Time

“I realized what we really want as a festival is to dedicate today’s talk to the brilliant, extraordinary, committed, fabulous filmmaker Jonathan Demme,” Weinstein said. Hanks and Springsteen didn’t miss a beat turning the »

- Kate Erbland

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Tom Hanks Rocks Bruce Springsteen, After Saluting Jonathan Demme – Tribeca

28 April 2017 8:43 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Tribeca Film Festival conversation between Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen was planned long in advance but took on an unanticipated poignancy in the timing Friday afternoon, as an overflow crowd jammed the Beacon Theatre on New York’s Upper West Side. Welcoming the crowd, festival producer Paula Weinstein dedicated the event to Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at home in the city. “I realized what we really want as a festival is to dedicate today’s talk to the… »

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Did the Tribeca Film Festival Just Reunite ‘Mike and the Mad Dog’?

22 April 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It was not the normal enthusiastic Tribeca Film Festival crowd at the Bmcc Theater on Friday for the premiere of Espn’s “Mike and the Mad Dog,” a new documentary about New York Sports Talk Show hosts Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, whose Wfan sports talk radio show reigned supreme for 19 years.

When producer and Tribeca executive vice president Paula Weinstein mispronounced Francesa’s name during her introduction, the crowd erupted like she had just fumbled an easy ground ball. When Weinstein jokingly responded that she was “a story-film person,” not a sports person, the crowd got even louder, and it became clear she was alone – everyone present was a sports fan there to see the legendary duo together again after having split up in 2008.

The documentary, which will premiere on Espn in July, was an all-access look at how the daily five-and-a-half hour talk show radically changed »

- Chris O'Falt

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Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal & Paula Weinstein Open 16th Tribeca Film Fest

19 April 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Tribeca troika of festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Paula Weinstein took brief turns at the podium during a lunch for journalists in town to cover the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Created in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center towers, the festival has grown in size and scope, adding television, music, live performance, Vr and gaming to its programming over the years. Retrospectives also are part of the festival’s… »

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Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off With Storytelling for Every Size Screen

19 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As feature filmmaking continues to compete for resources, talent and audiences with television, digital storytelling, video games and virtual reality, film festivals face a growing dilemma. How do you embrace the increasingly diversified field of filmed storytelling, without losing your identity?

For the Tribeca Film Festival, which returns to Manhattan for the 16th year this week, the answer is philosophical: While ensuring that film remains the centerpiece of its offerings, Tribeca has endeavored to look at the festival as a “convergence” point for narrative storytelling, rather than siloing its offerings into strict platforms.

“I would say that we’re screen-agnostic,” says Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal, who started the fest with Robert De Niro back in 2002. “We have unusual timing,” she says by way of explaining the fest’s approach to unique programming. “We’re right before Cannes and right after SXSW — and we’re not a destination-based festival. We’re in New York City, »

- Andrew Barker

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Tribeca Film Festival Isn’t Really a Film Festival: How the New York Event Has Sought a 21st Century Identity

19 April 2017 8:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year, the Tribeca Film Festival will showcase more TV than ever before, along with robust virtual reality programming and immersive experiences, high-profile conversations with celebrities ranging from Barbra Streisand to Lena Dunham, musical performances from Aretha Franklin and Jennifer Hudson, and whole lot of panel discussions.

So what about the movies?

After years of struggling to find its footing in a highly competitive marketplace, Tribeca may have found its most successful bid for ongoing relevance. Now beginning its 16th edition, Tribeca has less to do with film and has staked its identity on becoming a major multiplatform media event.

Read More: Why ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is the Most Anticipated Screening of the Tribeca Film Festival

A Revolving Door

Getting to this point has required a lot of trial and error. Tribeca has experimented with different ways of supporting filmmakers, including film distribution, and expanded its programming far beyond feature films. »

- Graham Winfrey

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Film News: Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

18 April 2017 9:14 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

New York City – HollywoodChicago.com is New York City bound, as Writer and Editorial Coordinator Patrick McDonald reports on the first week of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival from April 20th through April 25th. For a Festival overview, click here.

The 16th Edition of the Tribeca Film Festival Begins on April 19th, 2017

Photo credit: TribecaFilm.com

The 16th Edition of the Tribeca Film Festival opens on April 19th, 2017, with “Clive Davis, The Soundtrack of Our Lives.” The film chronicles the historic influence of Mr. Davis, “The Man with the Golden Ears,” who as president of Columbia Records, founder of Arista Records, CEO of RCA Music Group and currently the Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment was behind such music luminaries as Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Earth Wind & Fire, Barry Manilow, Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, the Grateful Dead, Lou Reed, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson. Paula Weinstein, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Renewed for Season 4 at Netflix, Adds Lisa Kudrow

12 April 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Grace and Frankie” has been renewed for Season 4 at Netflix less than three weeks after the premiere of Season 3, Variety has learned.

The 13-episode Season 4 will debut in 2018. In addition, “Friends” alum and Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow will join the show in a guest-starring arc as Sheree, Grace’s longtime manicurist whose newfound friendship with Grace irks Frankie and threatens to drive a wedge between the titular ladies. Kudrow’s role will see her reunite with “Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman, who co-created the Netflix series and serves as an executive producer.

The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie respectively, sworn enemies who find common ground when their husbands leave them for each other. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston also star, along with Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, Baron Vaughn and June Diane Raphael.

The critically-acclaimed series hails from Skydance Television, and executive producers Kauffman, by way of her Okay Goodnight production company, co-creator »

- Joe Otterson

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Shailene Woodley, Eli Roth projects selected for Tribeca online showcase

24 March 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival strand highlights online storytelling.

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 19-30) has revealed its N.O.W. Showcase, Special Screenings and Creators Market, including projects from Eli Roth and Shailene Woodley.

The N.O.W. Special Screenings series features content curated by Tribeca from leading online networks and talent.

Academy Award-nominated Josh Fox and James Spione will premiere Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock, executive produced by Shailene Woodley, and co-directed by Myron Dewey.

Eli Roth’s Crypt TV will premiere Monster Madness, a series of character shorts from the digital brand’s scaremakers.

Op-Docs, The New York Times’ award-winning forum for short, opinionated documentaries, will screen three films at the festival.

Online studios Dust, Adaptive Studios, and Stage 13 will present work from Nicole Delaney, Vera Miaob and Arkasha Stevenson. Conversations will follow each screening with the creators, talent, and special guests.

The N.O.W. Showcase is a selection of 10 independent online creators’ work that celebrates »

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Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Lena Dunham in Tribeca Talks programme

20 March 2017 11:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director Series, Storytellers, Virtual Reality and Master Classes to run during festival, April 19-30.

Tribeca Film Festival heads announced on Monday the Tribeca Talks series of on-stage conversations and masterclasses.

Tribeca Talks: Directors Series includes on-stage conversations between Jon Favreau and Scarlett Johansson, in which the former will discuss feature films ranging from Swingers to Iron Man to The Jungle Book, and his foray into Vr with Gnomes & Goblins.

Alejandro González Iñárritu – one of three directors to win back-to-back Oscars and the only person to do so in 65 years – will talk about his career, while Dustin Hoffman will interview The Squid And The Whale director Noah Baumbach about his work.

The Tribeca Talks: Storytellers series features Bruce Springsteen in conversation with longtime friend Tom Hanks, and a live performance from Common following a conversation with filmmaker Nelson George.

The series includes a session between basketball great Kobe Bryant and animator Glen Keane, Girls creator »

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Tribeca Talks 2017: Scarlett Johansson, Kathryn Bigelow, Noah Baumbach, and Lena Dunham Join The Conversation

20 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced today its full slate of panels and discussions with industry leaders for the 16th annual festival.

Under the Tribeca Talks banner, the festival presents a talent-filled roster in discussion with leading creative voices across the entertainment industry. That includes conversations with big name directors such as Kathryn Bigelow, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, and Jon Favreau, as well as crossovers from the music and sports industries like Common, Kobe Bryant, and Bruce Springsteen. They will be joining previously announced participants Alejandro González Iñárritu and Barbra Streisand.

Read More: Tribeca 2017 Lineup: New Films From Alex Gibney, Azazel Jacobs and Laurie Simmons Lead the Eclectic Mix

Scarlett Johansson will interview Jon Favreau as part of the Directors Series, and Dustin Hoffman will do the same with Noah Baumbach. The Storytellers Series will feature “Girls” creator Lena Dunham in conversation with longtime collaborator Jenni Konner, as well as a »

- Jude Dry

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Bruce Springsteen, Kathryn Bigelow, Jon Favreau & Kobe Bryant Round Out Tribeca Talks Lineup

20 March 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival has announced its schedule for the Tribeca Talks portion of the event which runs April 19-30. These are conversations between pivotal creatives, filmmakers, musicians, stars and media personalities. "It is an incredible privilege to get a glimpse into the creative process of some of the most brilliant figures in film, music, and culture – and one of my favorite parts of the festival experience," said Tribeca's Paula Weinstein. "The… »

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Tribeca: Coppola, Pacino, De Niro to attend 'Godfather' reunion

8 March 2017 11:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director and cast to take part in panel discussion following screening.

Top brass at the 16th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival announced on Wednesday the Closing Night, Galas and Special Screenings, as well as the titles premiering under the Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival banner. 

The festival, which runs from April 19-30, will close on April 29 with a back-to-back screening of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II to celebrate the film’s 45th anniversary, followed by a panel discussion with director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro.

This year’s Galas section includes the world premiere of James Ponsoldt’s thriller The Circle starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.

World premiere Galas selections include Daniel Kaufman’s portrait of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story, a documentary celebrating the first 20 years of Bad Boy Entertainment »

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'The Godfather', 'The Godfather Part II' to close Tribeca

8 March 2017 11:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director and cast to take part in panel discussion following screening.

Top brass at the 16th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival announced on Wednesday the Closing Night, Galas and Special Screenings, as well as the titles premiering under the Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival banner. 

The festival, which runs from April 19-30, will close on April 29 with a back-to-back screening of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II to celebrate the film’s 45th anniversary, followed by a panel discussion with director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert De Niro.

This year’s Galas section includes the world premiere of James Ponsoldt’s thriller The Circle starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.

World premiere Galas selections include Daniel Kaufman’s portrait of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story, a documentary celebrating the first 20 years of Bad Boy Entertainment »

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Tribeca 2017 unveils Competition, Spotlight, Viewpoints, Midnight

2 March 2017 11:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival receives record number of submissions as top brass trim roster by 20%.

World premieres of Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip To Spain (pictured), Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal’s Whitney. “can I be me,”, and Hell On Earth: The Fall Of Syria And The Rise Of Isis by Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested are among the line-up at the 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival (April 19-30).

Festival top brass led by new director of programming Cara Cusumano and artistic director Frédéric Boyer unveiled on Thursday 82 of the 98 features that will screen at this year’s edition.

Trimmed down by 20%, the festival received a record number 8,700 submissions, of which 3,362 were features – and includes 32 films in competition comprising 12 documentaries, 10 Us narratives and 10 international narratives. Films in competition will compete for cash prizes totalling $160,000.

Spotlight Narrative section features 15 fiction films, while Spotlight Documentary includes 16 non-fiction films. Five fiction and one documentary film play in Midnight.

The 2017 roster »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tribeca Film Festival to Open With Clive Davis Documentary ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives’

2 February 2017 8:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” has been set as the opening night film for the 16th Tribeca Film Festival on April 19 at the Radio City Music Hall.

The screening will be followed by performances featuring Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and Earth, Wind & Fire.

“Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives is a fascinating exploration of his remarkable story and the impact that a great producer can have on artists and music,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and Executive Chair of the Tribeca Film Festival. “We are excited to have this powerful film premiere on our opening night.”

The film is directed by Chris Perkel and based on Davis’ 2013 autobiography. The film is produced by Michael Bernstein of Scott Free Productions, with Ridley Scott and Mary Lisio executive producing alongside Im Global’s Stuart Ford, David Schulhof, and Deborah Zipser. Im Global provided financing.

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- Dave McNary

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