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Tribeca Film Fest 2015 Unveils Call for Submissions & Key Dates, with Filmmaking Tips from Ron Howard (VIDEO)

Gearing up for its 14th year, the Tribeca Film Festival has revealed its 2015 schedule, including key dates and a call for submissions. Plus, director Ron Howard offers a few words of wisdom to Tribeca hopefuls.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 6, 2014 12:00 PM
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Robert De Niro Steps Out, for His Festival, His Father and the Friars Club's Top Award

We all know that Robert De Niro is a far better screen actor than he is public figure. Journalists dread interviews with the famously monosyllabic star. But this year De Niro is suddenly everywhere: at Tribeca, his New York film festival, hawking the Tribeca-produced Sundance documentary about his artist father, "Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.," which is airing on HBO, and accepting a rare honor from The Friars Club in New York.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • June 17, 2014 2:01 PM
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RADiUS-TWC Will 'Keep On Keepin' On'

Weinstein boutique label RADiUS-TWC has acquired both worldwide rights and remake rights for the music doc "Keep On Keepin' On," winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Fest.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 28, 2014 1:18 PM
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Watch Writer/Executive Producer Joss Whedon's Latest, Tribeca Entry 'In Your Eyes,' Now

On Easter Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Bellwether Pictures' Joss Whedon and Kai Cole made an unexpected announcement after premiering their latest production "In Your Eyes." Directed by Brin Hill and written by Whedon, this metaphysical romance is now available to download instantly for $5 via the film's website.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 12:09 PM
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Fledgling Director Gillian Greene's 'Murder of a Cat' Is One to Watch at Tribeca

Fledgling director Gillian Greene's "Murder of a Cat" premieres next week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The off-beat comedy stars Fran Kranz as a manchild with a proto-Bieber haircut, various delusions, and who lives at home with his mother (Blythe Danner). Just coincidentally, all of Greene's children, ages 7 to 20, live with their mother.
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 17, 2014 4:31 PM
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Tribeca Film Fest Announces Closing Night Film

Writer/director John Carney's "Begin Again," the movie formerly known as "Can A Song Save Your Life?," will close the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival this Spring in New York.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 20, 2014 12:01 PM
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$50,000 Alfred P. Sloan Student Screenwriting Prize Goes to 'Survival of the Fittest,' by UCLA's Laura Alsum

The Tribeca Film Institute has revealed the recipient of the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting. “Survival of the Fittest” by Laura Alsum, a UCLA film student, was selected as winner from the science-themed scripts submitted by six leading film schools participating in Sloan’s National Film Program.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 27, 2014 12:52 PM
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Tribeca Film Institute Awards Ten Grants to Underrepresented Filmmakers

The Tribeca Film Institute today announced ten promising new film projects selected for the 11th annual Tribeca All Access (TAA) program. The TAA program bolsters filmmakers from underrepresented communities, granting each project $15,000 along with year-round support, guidance, and resources to help filmmakers complete them, and admittance into the TAA Alumni program.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 10, 2014 2:35 PM
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Rotterdam Panel: Creative Co-Funding of Indie Films, from Tribeca to Kickstarter (UPDATED)

Funding and financing an independent film takes almost as much creativity as making the film, according to a panel of representatives from The Tribeca Film Fund, Kickstarter and Cinereach. Filmmakers from outside the U.S. -- especially those in Europe -- benefit from government support and co-production treaties, but Americans are on their own.
  • By Torene Svitil
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  • January 31, 2014 4:38 PM
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Tribeca Announces 10th Annual All Access Awards, Winners Include Terence Nance

Tribeca Film Institute has announced recipients of the 10th Annual Access Awards, which offers year-round support for burgeoning filmmakers and their incomplete projects.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 25, 2013 11:53 AM
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