A person sizing up the Tribeca Film Festival would be entitled to ask, with classic New York inflection, so what is it already? Is it a film marketplace, a supersized studio junket, a hip downtown…
Tribeca Film Festival
As the sixth Tribeca Film Festival kicks off tonight, the event again shows its support for a pressing issue. Fest's opening night, hosted by Al Gore, will spotlight the global climate crisis.
At the hothouse markets of Sundance and Toronto, where average acquisition prices hit around $4 million in the last year, what's a small distributor to do? Go to Tribeca.
About 20 films scored some kind of distribution deal out of the festival last year.
When a well-known actor or musician gets the greenlight to direct a movie, the news is often met with a sneer -- if not outright envy -- by the filmmaking community.
The films domestic distributors say they're eager to check out at Tribeca. All are being shown to buyers for the first time, with U.S. rights available:
A select look at the party and panel scene surrounding the Tribeca Film Festival. Please note that most events require badges or tickets; parties and receptions are strictly by invitation only.
Only in New York ...
Jane Rosenthal, producer and co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, expounds on the event's style and her own survival tactics.
In a deft stroke of festival diplomacy, Robert De Niro recently invited Rome's movie-loving mayor, Walter Veltroni, to be a Tribeca jury member. "We understand that political engagements could limit…