Helmers chat up Tribeca

Pollack, Winkler appear in fest Talk Series

NEW YORK — Helmers Sydney Pollack and Irwin Winkler are among those slated to appear at the Tribeca Talks Series, to be held April 24-May 1 as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Fest is skedded to kick off with a gala screening of Pollack’s “The Interpreter,” starring Nicole Kidman. Pollack and Winkler will appear during the fest to discuss their works.

Also on tap for Tribeca’s panel section this year is the Music & Film Series, presented with the Future of Music Coalition.

A highlight of that panel section is to include an appearance by Jon Brion, the composer and music producer behind the scores to “Magnolia” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Brion’s one-on-one talk, dubbed “The Musician’s Musician: Jon Brion on Music in the Movies,” will be hosted by Vanity Fair’s Lisa Robinson.

An addition to the panels this year will be the Working Breakfast Series. Section will include ayem seminars, featuring distrib whiz Bob Berney, Sony Classics’ Tom Bernard, HBO’s Keri Putnam, Paramount Classics’ Ruth Vitale, Focus Features’ Glen Basner, Cinetic Media’s John Sloss and a number of agents in the indie world.

Highlighting the increased interest in docus, Tribeca will play host to a series of discussions under the moniker Doc@Tribeca. Panels will include appearances by helmers Fenton Bailey, Eugene Jarecki, Rory Kennedy, Jessica Sanders and Dana Brown, as well as Discovery’s Billy Campbell and Cinetic’s Micah Green.

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