Acquisitions execs don’t have the highest expectations for Tribeca’s premieres, but neither do they want to be the ones that miss this year’s “Roger Dodger.” Here are a few titles they’re tracking:“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” TV scribe Jordan Hawley directs this romantic comedy starring Jennifer Westfeldt and Paul Schneider. (Sales: Cinetic Media) “Cavedweller” Lisa Cholodenko directs Kyra Sedgwick as a rock singer who returns to her Georgia hometown hoping to regain custody of her daughters from an abusive ex (Aidan Quinn). (Sales: Showtime) “Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling” Portrait of 1940s grapplers such as the Fabulous Moolah and Gladys “Killem” Gillem, and their travails both inside and outside the ring. (Sales: Ronna Wallace) “Point & Shoot” Tribeca-based photographer-scenester Shawn Regruto’s debut is a sexy, reality-based look at tormented love in Manhattan’s fashion world. (Sales: Endeavor) “Poster Boy” A gay college student’s father, unaware of his son’s sexuality, enlists him as a poster boy in his run for U.S. Senate. First-timer Zak Tucker directs Jack Noseworthy, Michael Lerner and Karen Allen. (Sales: Steven Raphael) “Terkel in Trouble” Denmark’s first CGI feature and a local B.O. sensation, this twisted comedy a la “South Park” about a sixth grader who causes a classmate’s suicide may be ripe for an English-lingo voiceover. (Sales: Nordisk Film) “Tying the Knot” Timely docu focuses on a widowed gay rancher’s fight to keep his home, and a lesbian police officer’s battle for her slain wife’s pension. (Sales: Sue Bodine and Ben Feldman) “Winter Solstice” Developed at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Josh Sternfeld’s debut is a contemplative drama about a widower (Anthony LaPaglia) struggling to rear two sons on his own.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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- Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut
- Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado
- Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut