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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Honorees for Disruptive Innovation Awards, Includes Twyla Tharp, Glenn Beck, Morgan Spurlock

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 2, 2013 at 2:00PM

Honorees have been announced for the Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Awards, which will honor innovative pioneers and game-changers across various disciplines and domains on April 26.
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Twyla Tharp, center
Twyla Tharp, center

Honorees have been announced for the Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Awards, which will honor innovative pioneers and game-changers across various disciplines and domains. 

Performance art visionary Twyla Tharp will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for her approach to choreography; the city of Manchester will receive the Inaugural Manchester Prize for Urban Innovation; with additional award winners including Korean YouTube sensation Psy, AFRON, Jack Andraka, TV-radio personality Glenn Beck, Beau Lotto, Norma Kamali, Kenzo Digital, GE FOCUS FORWARD, Morgan Spurlock, Aaron Peckham and Elise Andrews.

The awards will be handed out at the NYU Stern School of Business on April 26. The Tribeca fest runs April 17-28. 


This article is related to: Festivals, Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.