Major theatrical acquisitions are rare at Tribeca, but the festival has supplied a steady stream of product (some 400 films in its history) to a host of buyers, including, most recently, A24, Saban Films, IFC and the Orchard. Here are a dozen target titles.
Olivia Thirlby stars in this romantic dramedy about an L.A. couple on the rocks. Featuring Adam Goldberg, Peter Bogdanovich and Lesley Ann Warren.
“Betting on Zero”
A doc following hedge fund titan Bill Ackman’s crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.
Starring Viola Davis as a beleaguered judge, this courtroom drama from Tony Award winner James Lapine (“Into the Woods”) focuses on a high-stakes child custody battle.
A doc about an anti-Semitic Hungarian politician who later discovered he was Jewish.
Sales: The Film
A drama from Justin Kelly (“I Am Michael”) set in the cutthroat world of gay porn. Starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Keegan Allen and Alicia Silverstone.
“A Kind of Murder”
Based on a story by Patricia Highsmith, this ’60s-set noir thriller stars Haley Bennett, Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson, and was produced along with vets Ted Hope and Christine Vachon.
Exec-produced by Cary Fukunaga, this dramatic comedy from Rob Meyer (“A Birder’s Guide to Everything”) follows a bi-racial kid and his parents adjusting to new surroundings.
On the heels of last year’s popular “Very Semi-Serious” comes a new doc about those responsible for writing the obituaries in the New York Times.
“Southwest of Salem”
A true-crime doc about four women who were convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls, but have maintained their innocence for more than two decades.
Sales: Submarine/Preferred Content
Michael Shannon and Taylor John Smith topline this drama from Bart Freundlich (“The Myth of Fingerprints”) about a troubled father and his son.
“Women Who Kill”
Produced by indie stalwarts Parts and Labor (“The Witch”), Tribeca-supported filmmaker Ingrid Jungermann’s feature debut is a LGBTQ Brooklyn comedy.
“Youth in Oregon”
A road-trip dramedy starring Frank Langella, Billy Crudup and Christina Applegate.