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Today at Tribeca: Our Future of Film Series Begins and Richard Linklater Talks Shop with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy

Mondays are exciting here at TFF. With more great events, movies and the kick-off of our Future of Film series, we offer plenty of reasons for you to start your workweek off with TFF.

Were you one of the lucky movie lovers who attended the Tribeca Talks® Directors Series conversation between Jay Roach and Ben Stiller yesterday?? If not, you missed a great chat. No need to fret, however, because we have our archived livestream of the conversation right here. Click and enjoy!

With great panels like our Tribeca Talks® Pen to Paper: Whose Credit is it Anyway? and Tribeca Talks® Industry: Brand New Studios, yesterday’s TFF audiences were also treated to discussions from industry insiders  providing  a mélange of views on current issues affecting the independent film world.

Today’s Events:

Our Future of Film Live series with The Verge kicks off today! Hosted by 92Y Tribeca and moderated by Josh Topolsky (EIC of The Verge), these panels  bring the leading industry experts and filmmakers together to discuss and debate compelling topics at the forefront of their industries. Here are today’s topics and panelists:

Josh Topolsky of The Verge

The Big Picture: Film Distribution Today (12PM-1PM)

Josh Topolsky (EIC of The Verge) moderates a conversation/debate on the ever-changing world of film distribution. Panelists include Richard Wellerstein of AT&T U-Verse, Mike Imbesi of Comcast, Avner Ronen of Boxee and Kristin Jones from Vuguru.

Is Non-linear Storytelling the Future of Film? (1PM-2PM)

Josh Topolsky (EIC of The Verge) moderates a revealing discussion about non-linear and nontraditional storytelling. Panelists include videogame creator Dan Connors of TellTale Games, Yoni Bloch of Interlude, and Nate Mitchell of Oculus Rift.

In our third installment of our Tribeca Talks® Directors Series, sponsored by OppenheimerFunds®, Director and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Linklater will join his “Celine” and “Jesse” a/k/a Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy to talk about their work on Before Sunrise series and their most recent installment, Before Midnight.

How do filmmakers navigate between journalistic precision and creative nonfiction? Are their choices too often shaped by financial demands from the business side of entertainment? A panel including  industry vets and leading doc filmmakers will discuss these questions at a Tribeca Talks® Industry event entitled The Business of Entertainment: Truth, Persuasion and Bias in Documentaries, sponsored by Bloomberg.

Tomorrow’s Highlights:

Sponsored by SAP. Our Tribeca Talks® Industry: Big Data and the Movies panel offers insights into new methods for testing the production and distribution of films, both big and small. Join our panel of industry experts to consider the effect and implications of strategically developed content and social sentiment and explore the latest ways that audience-data analysts and distributors are retooling the what, when and how of film going.

Our Tribeca Talks Industry®: Music + Film panel, presented in collaboration with American Express, focuses on artists who creatively manipulate the senses. The National's Matt Berninger, hip hop artist Q-Tip, and director Todd Haynes will discuss the ways in which films and music have inspired and enhanced one another.

Need to plan your movie schedule for tomorrow? There are still some tickets available for purchase for Powerless, Bottled Up, Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution, Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys, Sunlight Jr., What Richard Did, Bridegroom, Greetings From Tim Buckley, Jin, Lil Bub & Friendz, Broken Circle Breakdown, Tricked, Genius of Marian, Taboor, Run & Jump, Dark Touch and Fresh Meat. Buy yours now and avoid the Rush lines.


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