Tribeca Film Festival announced its lineup for the 2013 Tribeca Talks®

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The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced its lineup for the 2013 Tribeca Talks® panel series. This year’s programs include the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series” sponsored by OppenheimerFunds; “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie;” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie, Beyond the Screens: The Artist’s Angle,” sponsored by OppenheimerFunds; “Tribeca Talks: Industry;” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble.”

Tribeca Talks will feature conversations with some of the most influential and creative minds in the film industry. Those participating in the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series” events include Academy Award®-winner Clint Eastwood with Academy Award®-nominee Darren Aronofsky, Academy Award®-nominee Richard Linklater with fellow nominees Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, director Mira Nair with actress Bryce Dallas Howard, and Emmy Award®-winner Jay Roach with actor Ben Stiller. Among the “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie” event panelists are Academy Award®-winner Whoopi Goldberg, Academy Award®-nominee Ellen Page, legendary author and activist Gloria Steinem and actor Adrian Grenier. The Tribeca Talks panel series is open to the public and will take place throughout TFF, which will run from April 17 to April 28, 2013, at locations around New York City.

Each year we seek to provide audiences with diverse opportunities to connect with some the most accomplished and innovative minds in film with the Tribeca Talks series, ” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “We are excited to present this year’s lineup, featuring visionary industry leaders who are sure to engage audiences with thoughtful discussions on topics inspired by films and filmmakers participating in the Festival.”

TFF also unveiled four new titles that will screen at this year’s Festival, all followed by conversations with the respective filmmakers and topical experts. Paul Verhoeven’s groundbreaking film Tricked, whose script was crowd-sourced, will screen as part of the “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie” series, as will documentaries How to Make Money Selling Drugs and Out of Print, along with the world premiere screening of footage from the highly anticipated Beyond: Two Souls, a new interactive videogame currently in development by Quantic Dream and scheduled for release in October on PlayStation 3. Further, TFF announced that the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story will be followed by a conversation with legendary director Clint Eastwood as part of the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” which features intimate discussions with acclaimed directors.

Also part of “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie” is the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s 20th anniversary retrospective screening and discussion of the internationally acclaimed made-for-television film And the Band Played On from director Roger Spottiswoode. TFF’s conversation series is rounded out by the “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie, Beyond the Screens: The Artist’s Angle” program which gives viewers an inside look at the lives of iconic artists and those they impact; the free “Tribeca Talks: Industry” panels designed for industry professionals to explore the evolving film business; and finally, the free “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper” panels, hosted by Barnes & Noble, which focus on the creative writers and re-writers in the filmmaking industry.

“Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” sponsored by OppenheimerFunds, will include intimate conversations with:
Academy Award®-winning director Clint Eastwood in conversation with Academy Award®-nominee Darren Aronofsky following the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story.
Director and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Linklater in conversation with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy about their Before Sunrise series collaboration and most recent installment, Before Midnight.
Emmy Award®-winning director Jay Roach (“Game Change”) in conversation with actor Ben Stiller.
Acclaimed writer, director and producer Mira Nair (The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding), in conversation with actress Bryce Dallas Howard.
“Tribeca Talks: After the Movie” will include:
· The North American premiere of Tricked, the revolutionary film whose narrative was created by crowd sourcing; followed by a conversation with director Paul Verhoeven who will discuss the process of making an audience-created film.
· The US premiere of How to Make Money Selling Drugs, a shockingly candid examination of the entrenched, corrupt and violent drug industry, from street dealer to kingpin; followed by a conversation with director Matthew Cooke, producers Adrian Grenier and Bert Marcus, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Neill Franklin, president of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation Eric Sterling and author of HIGH: Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler Brian O’Dea in a conversation about the grim underbelly of the oft-glamorized drug trade. Moderated by Huffington Post contributor Keith Rushing.
· Out of Print, an exploration of the future of the publishing industry in a digital age; followed by a conservation with director Vivienne Roumani, president and CEO of the New York Public Library Tony Marx, CEO and co-founder of Open Road Integrated Media Jane Friedman and science writer Annie Murphy Paul who will discuss our shifting relationship with books and a glimpse into our future learning. Moderated by The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta.
· Inequality for All, follows Clinton-era Labor secretary Robert Reich as he examines the consolidation of wealth, the stagnation in wages and elasticity of the American economy; followed by a conversation with producers Jen Chaiken and Sebastian Dungan and political economist, professor and author Robert Reich who will discuss the widening income gap and deterioration of the USA’s economic health.
· The world premiere screening of footage from Beyond: Two Souls, a new interactive videogame developed by Quantic Dream that examines the supernatural and afterlife; followed by a conversation with actress Ellen Page and game creator David Cage exploring the cinematic elements of filmmaking that have crossed over into interactive entertainment.
· The world premiere of I Got Somethin’ to Tell You, Whoopi Goldberg’s directorial debut about comedic legend and pioneer Moms Mabley; followed by a conversation with Whoopi Goldberg and The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney.
· The US premiere of Wadjda, the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first by a female Saudi filmmaker which follows a determined young girl who refuses to submit to her surrounding social norms. The premiere will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour and founder of Women for Women International Zainab Salbi who will discuss the individuals and movements that are breaking gender boundaries. Moderated by journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.
· A 20th anniversary retrospective screening sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a long standing partner of Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute, of the internationally acclaimed made-for-TV film And the Band Played On. Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, the film examines the scientific facts and myths surrounding AIDS during the early stages of the epidemic. The screening will be followed by a conversation with industry leaders in film and science about the science of AIDS and the social politics surrounding the AIDS epidemic from the 1980s to the present. The panel includes will be moderated by filmmaker Tom Kalin.

“Tribeca Talks: After the Movie, Beyond the Screens: The Artist’s Angle,” sponsored by OppenheimerFunds, will feature:
· The world premiere of Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a documentary that blends archival footage and cinema vérité to reach beyond Broadway legend Elaine Stritch’s brassy exterior, revealing a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and inspiring artist; followed by a conversation with filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa and Elaine Stritch who will share her stories and tricks of the trade from her illustrious career. Moderated by The New York Times’ Charles Isherwood.
· The world premiere of Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, a documentary that chronicles legendary comedian Richard Pryor’s meteoric rise as well as his personal struggles; followed by a conversation with Emmy Award®-winning director Marina Zenovich, author Walter Mosley and comedian Wyatt Cenac about the making of the film and the impact of one of Hollywood’s most controversial comedians.

“Tribeca Talks: Industry” are free events and will feature:
Look Who’s Talking, a conversation with film industry professionals about race, authorship and authenticity in today’s filmmaking scene. The panelists will explore the marked lack of diversity behind the camera in major box office hits and how the ethnicity of film artists and filmmakers play into public perception of a movie about people of color. Panelists include critic and filmmaker Nelson George, actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Indiewire’s Shadow & Act Chief Editor Tambay Obenson, producer and Braven Films President and CEO Frida Torresblanco and filmmaker Terence Nance. Moderated by Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute Beth Janson.
Brand New Studios, a discussion about partnerships and projects that are stretching the traditional sponsor role and creating new opportunities for filmmakers. Meet successful brands producing original shorts, feature-length films and episodic series. Panelists include ESPN Films Director of Development Dan Silver, GE Executive Director of Global Digital Marketing Linda Boff, VICE Media, Inc. Executive Creative Director Danny Gabai and Red Bull Media House Head of Distribution Greg Jacobs Moderated by strategic consultant Nancy Schafer.
The Business of Entertainment: Truth, Persuasion and Bias in Documentaries, sponsored by Bloomberg, a conversation with documentarians about navigating the choices filmmakers make between journalistic precision and creative nonfiction, including how the business of entertainment shapes those decisions. Panelists include Executive Vice President American Documentary | POV Cynthia López and leading documentary filmmakers Dan Krauss (The Kill Team), Morgan Spurlock, Kristi Jacobson and Shola Lynch. Moderated by Bloomberg Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine.
Big Data and the Movies, sponsored by SAP, a conversation with industry experts to consider the effect and implications of strategically developed content and social sentiment to explore the latest ways audience data analysts and distributors are retooling the what, when and how of filmgoing. Panelists include Rentrak CEO Bill Livek, FilmTrack Co-Founder and CEO Jason Kassin, MoviePass Co-Founder and CEO Stacy Spikes, Mashable’s Senior Tech Analyst Christina Warren and Director of Digital Strategy at Film Society of Lincoln Center Eugene Hernandez. Moderated by SAP Labs SVP/GM of Media Industry Solutions Richard Whittington.
New Filmmakers in the Digital Age, sponsored by Panavision, is a discussion among new filmmakers about how they navigated the world of digital filmmaking to grow a festival feature. Panelists include director Lance Edmands (Bluebird), filmmaker/actor Alex Karpovsky, director Jenée LaMarque (The Pretty One), director Rob Meyer (A Birder’s Guide to Everything) and producer Tamara Anghie (Run and Jump). Moderated by Panavision’s Peter Brogna.

“Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble” are free events and will include:
New Chick Flicks, a discussion exploring how and why being a female in the film industry requires rewriting the typecast model and how our panelists are challenging traditional associations of what makes a movie by or for women. Panelists include producer of the ESPN Nine for IX series Libby Geist, director Rachel Boynton (Big Men), producer Tanya Ager Meillier (Alias Ruby Blade) and writer/producer Laura Goode (Farah Goes Bang). Moderated by producer Abigail Disney.
Putting the “I” in “Film,” a conversation with filmmakers who reflect on their very personal experiences writing themselves into the filmmaking process. Panelists include director Banker White (The Genius of Marian), director Tom Berninger (Mistaken for Strangers), writer /actress Amy Grantham (Lily) and director Josh Fox (Gasland Part II). Moderated by Screen International’s Mark Adams.
Whose Credit Is It Anyway? A group of filmmakers debate the emergence of the controversial writing credit in documentary films. Panelists include writer/director Fahad Mustafa (Powerless), writer/director Warwick Ross (Red Obsession), director Jason Osder (Let the Fire Burn), editor Nels Bangerter (Let the Fire Burn) and director Sean Dunne (Oxyana). Moderated by director Julia Bacha (Budrus).

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