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Network: Fox. Episodes: Ongoing (one--two hours). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: May 25, 2018 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez, Marco Asensio, Paulo Dybala, Gabriel Jesus, Ousmane Dembele, Adrien Rabiot, Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, Hirving Lozano, and Marquinhos. TV show description: A docu-series from filmmakers including Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, Kevin Klauber, Chris Perkel, Leo Pearlman, Jane Preston, Alastair Uhlig, Lovinsa Kavuma, Bart van den Aardweg, Mirko Dreiling, Marco Schillaci, Gilles Rof, Joan Lloret and Sofia Geveyler, the Phenoms TV show covers up-and-coming soccer players. The athletes are vying to represent their respective home countries, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Phenoms chronicles their journey and gives fans access to the players'
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Tribeca 2018 Festival Jury and Audience Award Winners Announced

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The winners of the jury awards at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival were announced on 26th April. Here’s a list of the highlights.

Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Alia Shawkat in Duck Butter

Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Jeffrey Wright in O.G.

Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Diane written and directed by Kent Jones

Best Documentary Feature – Island of the Hungry Ghosts, directed by Gabrielle Brady

The Nora Ephron Award – Nia DaCosta, director of Little Woods

Best New Narrative filmmaker – Shawn Snyder of To Dust

Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director to Dava Whisenant for Bathtubs Over Broadway

Storyscapes Award – Hero created by Navid Khonsari, Vassiliki Khonsari and Brooks Brown

Student Visionary Award – Life of Esteban by Ines Eshun

Tribeca X Award – For Every Kind of Dream series for Square, directed by Mohammad Gorjestani

28th April
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Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards announced by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2018-04-29 11:53:03

Tribeca Film Festival's Best New Narrative Director Shawn Snyder for To Dust also wins an Audience Award Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The winners of the Tribeca Film Festival Narrative Feature and Documentary Audience Awards were announced on April 28. The Narrative Feature Audience Award went to Shawn Snyder's To Dust, starring the dynamic excavating duo of Matthew Broderick and Géza Röhrig. On Thursday night, Shawn Snyder was awarded Best New Narrative Director from jurors Josh Charles, Joshua Leonard and Zosia Mamet. The film is produced by Alessandro Nivola (last year's Tribeca Best Actor), Emily Mortimer, Ron Perlman, Josh Crook, and Scott Lochmus. Ondi Timoner's Mapplethorpe, starring Matt Smith as Robert Mapplethorpe captured second place.

The Documentary Audience Award goes to United Skates, directed by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown. Second place went to Momentum Generation, directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist.

Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award winners and second place
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‘To Dust,’ ‘United Skates’ Win Audience Awards at Tribeca Film Festival

‘To Dust,’ ‘United Skates’ Win Audience Awards at Tribeca Film Festival
To Dust,” Shawn Snyder’s comedy starring Matthew Broderick, and roller-rink documentary “United Skates” have won the top audience awards at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

The naming of audience favorites marks the end of this year’s Tribeca fest, which will screen the two winning films April 29 along with runners-up “Mapplethorpe” and “Momentum Generation.” Earlier in the week, juried awards went to features including Kent Jones’ “Diane.”

In “To Dust,” the winner of the audience award for narrative feature, Broderick and Geza Rohrig star in the story of a grieving Hasidic cantor who seeks out a local biology teacher to learn the specifics of how his recently deceased wife’s body will decay. Winning documentary “United Skates,” directed and produced by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, traces the influence of roller rinks on African American culture, and the fight to save the rinks that are still standing.

Runner-up “Mapplethorpe” stars
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‘To Dust’ and ‘United Skates’ Win the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards

‘To Dust’ and ‘United Skates’ Win the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced this year’s Audience Award winners:Shawn Snyder’s “To Dust” is taking home the Narrative prize, whileDyana Winkler and Tina Brown’s “United Skates” has claimed the Documentary award. Each laurel comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

“I’m both ecstatic and bowled over by this news. Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival has been a dream and a homecoming, as Tribeca Film Institute was one of the earliest supporters of this strangely personal and oddly specific film,” said Snyder. “It was made entirely out of love and miracles, by incredible collaborators who believed in it from the start. I share this honor and the excitement with each and every one of them.”

“It was such an honor to have our world premiere at Tribeca this year — and now to win the audience award!? Every one of those votes is like a vote for keeping
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‘To Dust,’ ‘United Skates’ Win Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards

‘To Dust,’ ‘United Skates’ Win Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards
The narrative feature “To Dust” and the documentary “United Skates” have won the top audience awards at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Tff organizers announced on Saturday.

To Dust,” written and directed by Shawn Synder, is a dark comedy that stars “Son of Saul” star Geza Rohrig as a Hasidic cantor whose grief after the death of his wife causes him to befriend a community-college biology professor (Matthew Broderick) to learn how her body will decay.

United Skates,” directed and produced by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, examines roller rinks and skate culture as an incubator for hip-hop and rap.

Also Read: Tribeca Film Festival: 'Diane,' 'Smuggling Hendrix,' 'Island of the Hungry Ghosts' Take Top Jury Awards

The runner up in the narrative competition is Ondi Timoner’s “Mapplethorpe,” starring Matt Smith as the transgressive and influential artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist’s “Momentum Generation,” which chronicles teen surfers in Oahu in the 1990s, finished second in the documentary competition.

Films in Tribeca’s U.S. Narrative, International Narrative, Documentary, Viewpoints, Spotlight, Special Screenings and Midnight sections were eligible for the audience awards. Audience members at the festival used the Tff app to rate the films they’d seen.

On Thursday, the festival announced jury awards to the narrative films “Diane” and “Smuggling Hendrix” and the documentary “Island of the Hungry Ghosts.”

The Tribeca Film Festival began on Wednesday, April 18 and concludes on Sunday with screenings of all the winning films.

Read original story ‘To Dust,’ ‘United Skates’ Win Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards At TheWrap
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‘Give Us This Day’ Filmmakers Talk The Overlooked High Crime In East St. Louis In New Docu – Tribeca

Lying just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Mo is East St. Louis, Illinois, which has for some years held the tragic distinction as the city with the highest homicide rate per capita in the United States. The shroud which has mostly kept East St. Louis off the mass media spotlight despite its unwanted title is lifted in directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's new At&T Audience Network documentary, Give Us This Day, which had an early sneak in New York just days…
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Robert Redford-Produced Surfer Doc to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Robert Redford-Produced Surfer Doc to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
A crew of surfers who helped change the sport tumble into each other's company in a new clip from Momentum Generation, a documentary executive-produced by Robert Redford (among others), that's set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The film tracks the rise of athletes who eventually "win world titles and forever reshape worldwide culture in the 1990s and beyond," according to a statement from the directors, Jeff and Michael Zimbalist

In the Momentum Generation teaser, the surfers come together as a group for the first time. "We all knew
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Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2018 Slate

Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2018 Slate
The Tribeca Film Festival has set its full feature film slate for 2018, tapping 96 movies, including Drake Doremus’ “Zoe” — a sci-fi romance starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux — and closing night offering “The Fourth Estate,” the first episode of Liz Garbus’ four-episode Showtime documentary series about the New York Times as it covered the first year of the Trump administration.

Of the almost 100 titles on the Tribeca docket, 75 are world premieres and 46% of the films are directed by women. Programmers divide the lineup in sections that include narrative features, international narratives, and docs up for the juried competition, as well as spotlight sections and genre programming, among other sections.

The latest by Doremus (“Like Crazy”), screening as the festival’s centerpiece selection, centers on colleagues at a high-tech research lab, and features a cast that also includes Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones, Theo James, and Miranda Otto. Films lined up for competition
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Tribeca 2018 line-up: Ewan McGregor sci-fi 'Zoe' lands centrepiece slot

Tribeca 2018 line-up: Ewan McGregor sci-fi 'Zoe' lands centrepiece slot
Record 46% of feature slate directed by women.

Liz Garbus’ The Fourth Estate will close the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival presented by At&T and Drake Doremus’ Zoe has been selected as the Centerpiece Gala, festival brass announced on Wednesday (March 7) as they unveiled a feature slate featuring a record 46% of films directed by women.

The Fourth Estate follows The New York Times’ coverage of the Trump administration’s first year, while sci-fi romance Zoe (pictured) stars Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James. The festival runs from April 18-29.

The line-up includes world premieres for Martin Freeman in
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Ewan McGregor sci-fi 'Zoe' lands Tribeca centrepiece slot

Ewan McGregor sci-fi 'Zoe' lands Tribeca centrepiece slot
Record 46% of feature slate directed by women.

Liz Garbus’ The Fourth Estate will close the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival presented by At&T and Drake Doremus’ Zoe has been selected as the Centerpiece Gala, festival brass announced on Wednesday (March 7) as they unveiled a feature slate featuring a record 46% of films directed by women.

The Fourth Estate follows The New York Times’ coverage of the Trump administration’s first year, while sci-fi romance Zoe (pictured) stars Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James. The festival runs from April 18-29.

The line-up includes world premieres for Martin Freeman in
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Hot TV Trend: Projects Tackling Race

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Showtime revealed Feb. 17 that it is developing The Ali Summit, a limited series about the momentous June 4, 1967, gathering of 11 of the nation's top black athletes (plus Ohio state representative Carl Stokes) to vet and ultimately to support Muhammad Ali's conscientious objection to the Vietnam War draft. The drama, from Jeff and Michael Zimbalist (The Two Escobars), is the latest scripted project explicitly to tackle the topic of race relations in the U.S. and, to a lesser degree,...
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Showtime Developing Muhammad Ali Civil-Rights Movement Limited Series

Showtime Developing Muhammad Ali Civil-Rights Movement Limited Series
Showtime is developing “The Ali Summit,” a civil-rights limited series about Muhammad Ali objecting to the Vietnam War draft, Variety has learned.

“The Ali Summit” captures a seminal moment in the civil-rights movement: the gathering of 12 of the nation’s top black intellectuals and athletes to first vet and then ultimately support Ali’s conscientious objection to the Vietnam War draft, 50 years ago in 1967. The series will explore the intersection of civil rights and sports that continues to resonate today, and tracks the FBI’s crusade against Ali, Jim Brown and other black leaders in the lead-up to Ali’s arrest for draft evasion at the peak of his boxing career.

Brown will serve as an executive producer on the project.

Jeff and Michael Zimbalist will serve as writers and directors on the limited series. They will also serve as executive producers, along with Brown, Monique Brown, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Joe Roth.

The
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It could be a twin win for Ar Rahman once again at 89th Academy Awards

In 2009, Ar Rahman was honoured with two Oscars awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song Jai Ho from the film Slumdog Millionaire and was also a nominee in the year 2011. It could be a twin win for Indian music maestro once again at the Academy Awards as his work for Pele: Birth of a Legend has found a spot in an initial list of Oscar contenders for the year. 'Ginga', Rahman's acclaimed number from the 2016 biographical film, is in the Oscar race too. He has been included in a 'long list' of 145 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the upcoming 89th Academy Awards. It is part of the 91 songs, which are competing for a spot in the final nominations for the Original Song category. Co-directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist, Pele: Birth of a Legend is based on the early
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A.R.Rahman to bag an Oscar again?

A.R.Rahman who won twin Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire has a good news. A popular daily has announced the eligible 145 Original Scores for this year, among which Rahman's Pele score also features.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend, which was the story about the legendary Brazilian footballer Pele had music by A.R.Rahman and was directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist.

The film was critically acclaimed especially for the background score by A.R.Rahman. Since it has now been announced as eligible for the Oscars, it might as well be A.R.Rahman’s next big award. Will history repeat itself for the legendary musician?...
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Grammy and Academy Award Winning Musician A.R. Rahman Joins Forces with Pelé for Biopic

Rahman, who is about to embark on his Intimate Tour in the UK, is bringing his unique style to the big screen. Widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, Pelé’s biographical film focuses on the Brazilian footballer’s early life. Directed and written by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, the film is centered on the relationship between the character Pelé and his father.

The partnership sees football’s greatest talent meet Indian cinema’s most prolific composer. Known for his distinctive mix of eastern classical music with modern electro, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements, Rahman has sought inspiration from regional Brazilian sounds with international sensibilities.

Commenting on the lead song Ginga, Rahman says: “We were very careful not to go overboard. The song definitely doesn’t sound Indian, but gives the movie the energy which it needs. It’s not too regional but for the whole world.
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Laurel Bernard Joins Simulmedia as Entertainment Marketing President (Exclusive)

Laurel Bernard Joins Simulmedia as Entertainment Marketing President (Exclusive)
Advanced television advertising company Simulmedia has hired longtime Fox executive Laurel Bernard as its new president of entertainment marketing. Bernard will be based in Los Angeles and report to Michael Zimbalist, the company’s chief marketing officer.

Bernard was one of the hundreds of Fox executives who recently accepted a voluntary employee buyout offer. She most recently served as executive vice president of marketing for Fox Broadcasting, a position she held for nine years.

“I have worked with Simulmedia and seen first-hand their ability to drive the kind of results that TV marketers need,” said Bernard. “I am energized by the opportunity to help expand Simulmedia’s footprint in Hollywood, where all entertainment marketers are beset by the challenge of finding audiences quickly, efficiently and at scale, and driving those audiences to take an action.”

Bernard spent 27 years at Fox, serving two stints at Fox Broadcasting, where she helped launch “Empire,” “American Idol
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Most awaited football anthem “Ginga” by Ar Rahman from Pele out now

“Ginga”by Ar Rahman, titled after Pele’s popular style, has been released. The single has a celebratory vibe to it and its the most awaited football anthem.

Directed and written by Emmy Award nominated writers Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist, the first biopic about the youngest World Cup winner, ‘Pelé: Birth of a Legend’ tells the miraculous story of the legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele’s rise to glory from a young boy, to the 17-year-old, who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958.

The film stars Kevin de Paula, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta and Colm Meaney. Produced by AcademyAward and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer and being released in India by PVR Pictures, ‘Pelé: Birth of a Legend’ hits the theatres on May 13th.

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[Review] Pelé: Birth of a Legend

It may be called Pelé: Birth of a Legend, but Jeff and Michael Zimbalist‘s film is really about Ginga soccer and Brazil at risk of losing its soul. The climax depicts the 1958 World Cup with the country’s unexpected run to the final on the back of a seventeen year-old hobbled by a sprained knee, but it’s not his goal scoring that inspires confidence. His ability to run around the pitch in complete ignorance of the Europeans’ formation game lights a fire that burns deeper than technique. Vicente Feola (Vincent D’Onofrio trying a Portuguese accent) was hired to rebrand the team after a debilitating loss in 1950 and poor sportsmanship in 1954 by invoking that European way, but Pelé (Kevin de Paula) refused to forget his identity.

Ginga goes back to the African slave heritage of Brazil’s black community — explained as a fighting style and spirituality all but outlawed outside the soccer field.
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Pelé: Birth of a Legend continues the soccer star's big screen legacy

It’s clunky in places and has some very suspect accents, but the new biopic is far from the only own goal in the Brazilian legend’s on-screen back catalogue

Originally scheduled to appear in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the long-delayed Pelé: Birth of a Legend – the first ever biopic of the soccer legend – is finally being released. Co-directed by American brothers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, and executive produced by Pelé himself, the film unfolds like a superhero origin story crossed with a sporty riff on Slumdog Millionaire.

Related: 40 years on: how New York Cosmos lured Pelé to a football wasteland

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