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Tribeca Festival Announces 2021 Tribeca TV, Tribeca Now and Tribeca Creators Market

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The Press Release:
The 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, will debut a robust lineup of exciting new and returning TV series, new indie episodic storytelling, and an industry-facing Creators Market. The 20th anniversary celebration will take place city-wide June 9-20 and will be the first major film festival to host in person events. After a year of couchsurfing, the Tribeca Festival will be an opportunity for people to toss their comfy sweatpants to the side and experience television programming on the big screen with their friends. The Tribeca TV lineup will include nine shows made up of six series premieres, one season premiere, two docuseries, and panel appearances including Christian Slater, Joshua Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Helen Hunt.

The Tribeca Festival will feature, for the first time ever, a historic performance by rock icons, KISS. The event will open the Tribeca TV section with a special larger-than-life concert following the screening of A&E Biography: KISStory.

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KISS @ Barclays Center by Ken Pierce (2019)

“When we launched Tribeca TV five years ago, we created space within the film festival to recognize the incredible, boundary-pushing work being done by filmmakers in the episodic format as official festival selections,” said Cara Cusumano, Festival Director and VP of Programming. “In a year defined by at-home entertainment, we are proud to continue that tradition with an exciting Tribeca TV lineup of new series from today’s top storytellers and unique new voices.”
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Tribeca Festival Announces Immersive Lineup

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The Press Release:
The 2021 Tribeca Festival™, presented by AT&T, today announced the line-up for Tribeca Immersive, a leading incubator for innovation and a global stage where top creators choose to debut their latest work. With Tribeca At Home and in-person experiences at outdoor venues across New York City, Tribeca Immersive will showcase cinematic and cutting-edge virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and participatory experiences by top artists who push the boundaries of storytelling with technology. The 2021 Tribeca Festival runs June 9-20.

Three unique sections of immersive content, some in-person and some virtual, are a part of Tribeca Immersive this year. For the at-home audience, VR experiences can be accessed via the Museum of Other Realities* (reaching a global audience for those with VR headsets). For those able to join the Festival in person this year, free outdoor participatory experiences are available to the New York community (from sculpture, immersive audio, augmented reality and a live participatory performance). Tribeca fans have come to know and love the Storyscapes collection, deeply immersive experiences, seen in-person at Spring Studios (50 Varick Street). Storyscapes projects are eligible for the juried Storyscapes Award presented by AT&T.
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Presenting The 93rd Academy Awards Winners

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The Academy Awards finished their 93rd Annual Ceremony just a short time ago and while we didn’t watch as it happened, we now present the winners list for you in the rundown you will find below. I watched a short bit of it and it felt very sterile but that is what we are faced with nowadays since nothing is being done in the fashion that so many of us enjoy. There wasn’t an actual host this year and I’d have to say that there wasn’t any real debate about this based on the circumstances. Let’s take a look at the list shall we? I will return at the close with some additional opinion.

Best Picture:
“The Father” David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, Producers
“Judas and the Black Messiah” Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers
“Mank” Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
“Minari” Christina Oh, Producer
WINNER – “Nomadland” Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers
“Promising Young Woman” Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, Producers
“Sound of Metal” Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers

Best Director:
“Another Round” Thomas Vinterberg
“Mank” David Fincher
“Minari” Lee Isaac Chung
WINNER – “Nomadland” Chloé Zhao
“Promising Young Woman” Emerald Fennell
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Presenting The 41st Annual Razzie Awards Winners

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Back in March we helped to share what was viewed as being the worst of the year in terms of films, and just a short time ago the winners of “The Razzies” were announced. For those who these awards are still new to, the full title is the Golden Raspberry Awards and the winners are presented for you down below. It’s almost comical that they announced the worst on a day when “the best” are being honored during The Oscars which airs tonight at 8PM. I’ll return at the close with some editorial thoughts.

Worst Picture:
365 Days (Next Film) – Maciej Kawulski, Ewa Lewandowska, and Tomasz Mandes
WINNER – Absolute Proof (One America News Network) – Mary Fanning, Brannon Howse, and Mike Lindell
Dolittle (Universal Pictures) – Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Susan Downey
Fantasy Island (Columbia Pictures) – Jason Blum, Marc Toberoff, and Jeff Wadlow
Music (Vertical Entertainment) – Sia and Vincent Landay

Worst Director:
Charles Band – All 3 Barbie & Kendra movies (Corona Zombies, Barbie & Kendra Save the Tiger King and Barbie & Kendra Storm Area 51)
Barbara Bia?ow?s and Tomasz Mandes – 365 Days
Stephen Gaghan – Dolittle
Ron Howard – Hillbilly Elegy
WINNER – Sia – Music
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Tribeca Festival Announces Feature Film Lineup

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The Press Release:
The 2021 Tribeca Festival™, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. The Festival’s 20th anniversary edition will be a celebration of audiences coming back together with comedic, music-centered, and socially-conscious films from diverse storytellers using art to inspire, illuminate and above all else, entertain. The 2021 Tribeca Festival will run June 9-20 with live in-person events at outdoor venues across all New York City boroughs.

The features program will include 66 films from 81 filmmakers from across 23 different countries. The line-up includes 56 world premieres, 1 international premiere, 4 North American premieres, 1 U.S. premiere, and 4 New York premieres. This year’s program includes 15 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects, and over 60% of the feature films are directed by female, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ filmmakers. This year’s Festival received a record high of 11,222 total submissions across all categories.
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