Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.

Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant...

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The Protectors...

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Clive Davis celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life, along with performances from artists he helped become icons, during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

Davis, 85, said it was a dream come true to launch "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our...

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017

Pioneering virtual reality studio and distributor Wevr returns to the Tribeca Film Festival--this time presenting Apex, a VR experience created by 3D artist and musician Arjan van Meerten. Anthony Batt, co-founder/executive VP of Wevr and an exec producer on Apex, described van...

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

Political currents have always flowed through the Tribeca Film Festival, founded in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. But this year, the festival has a slightly pugnacious edge to counter the policies of its midtown neighbor, President Donald Trump. Tribeca co-founder Robert De Niro, after all,...

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017

Director Bryan Buckley, long known for his engaging brand of humor in commercialmaking via production house Hungry Man, is also developing a reputation for striking a more serious, poignant storytelling vein with work that brings Somalia and its people into context as reflected in his last two...

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017

Fresh off his co-starring role in "La La Land," John Legend is trying another medium: virtual reality.

Legend will executive produce and lend his voice to the title character of the upcoming Baobab Studios series "Rainbow Crow." The production company was to announce Legend's involvement...

Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017

Continuing his Tribeca tradition yet at the same time embarking on a new chapter in his filmmaking career, director David Gelb--perhaps best known for his lauded feature documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)--will be at this month’s festival with his first trek into VR, The...

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017

Five finalists have been selected for the 2017 Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, now an official category at the Tribeca Film Festival. The five Shorts finalists will premiere during the NYC fest on Tuesday, April 25, at the Cinepolis Chelsea Theatre. Eva Longoria, Andy Cohen, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jason...

Monday, Apr. 3, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival announced the finalists for the second annual Tribeca X Award. Ten finalists, 9 short films and 1 Virtual Reality project, were selected from a field of 600 entries that represent the best in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment from the...