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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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Tribeca Review: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Leaves Out Insight

It is perplexing to understand how a documentary about someone as funny, alive, honest, edgy, and brilliant as Richard Pryor can fall so flat. Marina Zenovich’s documentary on the comedian, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," premiering at Tribeca, testifies to the comedian's humor and brilliantly dark view of the world around him. But "Omit the Logic" doesn’t show the audience anything new or insightful about him.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 25, 2013 1:39 AM
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Tribeca Film Institute Honors 'Middle of Nowhere' Director Ava DuVernay, Latin American Filmmakers

"Middle of Nowhere" director Ava DuVernay is the well-deserved winnr of Tribeca Film Institute's first Heineken Affinity Award, which gives the African American independent filmmaker $20,000 in cash as well as year-round support from TFI for future projects.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 22, 2013 12:52 PM
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Tribeca Film Institute Announces Four Projects to Receive $140K from Sloan Filmmaker Fund

The Tribeca Film Institute today announced the four projects that will receive financial and creative support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund. A total of $140,000 in funds will be awarded and recognized at this year's Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2013 2:00 PM
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