Tribeca Film Fest: Liza Anonymous’ creative team

The desire to belong can take people to extremes. In Liza Anonymous, the character of Liza takes it too far.  Liza is a lonely millennial addicted to support groups who disguises herself in different personas trying to find her sense of belonging in the world, leading her on a very theatrical journey. This feminocentric short film led by an … Continue reading “Tribeca Film Fest: Liza Anonymous’ creative team”

Film honoring Marc Bolan debuts at Tribeca

On Friday, June 10th, documentary feature Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T-Rex, premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, which shares its name with the 2020 tribute album, is an ode and homage to Marc Bolan, the mop-headed T-Rex bandleader whose unique approach to pop songcraft birthed a legacy of musicians who were profoundly … Continue reading “Film honoring Marc Bolan debuts at Tribeca”

Leylak: Gritty NY Frontliners film debuts at Tribeca

A New York story about the unwavering strength of an immigrant in a pandemic was exactly the kind of important, gritty story creative duo, Scott Aharoni and Dennis Latos were looking to tell at all costs. Leylak tells a story of a Turkish gravedigger living in Queens, as he is unable to face the shattering … Continue reading “Leylak: Gritty NY Frontliners film debuts at Tribeca”

15th Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival to open with “Pictures of Ghosts”

The 15th edition of the Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival is scheduled to run from November 6 to November 11, 2023, in Los Angeles. The festival will open with the screening of Pictures of Ghosts, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho. This film is Brazil’s official submission for Best International Feature at the upcoming Oscars. The opening … Continue reading “15th Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival to open with “Pictures of Ghosts””

U.S. Bank, McCann doc Translators at Tribeca

U.S. Bank is getting into the film business. The bank announced the launch of Translators, a documentary focused on the lives of three immigrant, bilingual children who are the only ones in their otherwise non-English speaking families who can translate everything from grocery shopping to financial, health and government documents. Conceived and produced by McCann … Continue reading “U.S. Bank, McCann doc Translators at Tribeca”

REEL WOMEN: Filmmaker Sara Shelton

Sara Shelton is a writer, director, and comedic storytelling performer. She got her start as a writer at creatively led agencies such as Droga5 and Johannes Leonardo, working on brands ranging from Prudential to Pure Protein. During these years, she simultaneously pursued improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and sketch comedy writing at the … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Filmmaker Sara Shelton”

IFC Films purchases NA rights to Lakota Nation vs U.S.

IFC Films has purchased the North American rights to the documentary film Lakota Nation vs. United States, which premiered during the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The film was directed by Jesse Short Bull (Istinma) and Laura Tomaselli (MLK/FBI, Surge) and produced in association with XTR. Audio studio Mr. Bronx‘s Eric Hoffman served as supervising sound … Continue reading “IFC Films purchases NA rights to Lakota Nation vs U.S.”

Washington Square Films adds Erik Curtis

New York-based commercial and film production company Washington Square Films has signed director/DP/photographer Erik Curtis for his first commercial representation. With a diverse skill set spanning a multitude of on-set roles, Curtis brings a distinct ability to elicit authentic performances in his work, from both actors and real people alike. His talent for creating comfortable … Continue reading “Washington Square Films adds Erik Curtis”

Apache colors Peace in the Valley before Tribeca

Our friends at Apache helps bring life to Tyler Riggs’ new wrenching but relatable film, Peace In The Valley, contributing their color and finishing techniques ahead of its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The film highlights the current climate of gun violence in America, following a family’s struggle to make sense of a heartless … Continue reading “Apache colors Peace in the Valley before Tribeca”

Cairo Smith thriller to premiere at Dances with Films

Neo-Gothic psychological thriller Screwdriver, from director Cairo Smith, will have its world premiere as part of the closing night festivities of Dances With Films. The feature film debut of the award-winning director and screenwriter Smith, the film stars AnnaClare Hicks, Charlie Farrell, Milly Sanders and Matt Munroe. Described as an eerie slow-burn in the vein of Queen of … Continue reading “Cairo Smith thriller to premiere at Dances with Films”

Revery’s Moving Mountains recognized at Tribeca X

Global storytelling studio Revery announces the inclusion of Nike’s “Moving Mountains” at Tribeca X 2022, which celebrates the intersection of advertising and entertainment. The episodic series for Nike Journal internationally explores the stories of heroic everyday athletes — the remarkable humans whose purpose, pursuit and search for personal truth is deeply rooted in their sport. “What was truly … Continue reading “Revery’s Moving Mountains recognized at Tribeca X”

Film Academy reveals winning Nicholl Screenwriters

Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2021 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize and mentorship from an Academy member throughout their fellowship year.  The 2021 winners are (listed alphabetically by author): Haley Hope Bartels (Los Angeles, CA), Pumping Black After a desperate cyclist takes up … Continue reading “Film Academy reveals winning Nicholl Screenwriters” lands E! founder Larry Namer as President

Global entertainment industry veteran and E! founder Larry Namer will join the SEC-registered crowdfunding platform as president. The announcement was made today by company founder and CEO Ali Mahir Aksu. “We’re extremely lucky to have Larry Namer join FilmCapital’s executive team,” comments Aksu. “Not only does he possess unprecedented experience in both the entertainment … Continue reading “ lands E! founder Larry Namer as President”

Saturday Morning: 8:46 Films to honor George Floyd

Creative collective Saturday Morning has launched a new creative platform to showcase up-and-coming Black filmmakers and storytellers and honor the legacy of George Floyd, through a partnership with Tribeca Studios and Procter & Gamble’s ‘Widen The Screen’ initiative.  Debuting today, June 18th as part of the Tribeca Festival Juneteenth Program, 8:46 Films features four narrative short stories told … Continue reading “Saturday Morning: 8:46 Films to honor George Floyd”

French Riviera Film Festival: 2021 poster unveiled

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to unveil the fest’s 2021 official poster, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. The original poster is now listed for auction as an official Non-Fungible Token (NFT), making the property one of the first film festival posters to be made available … Continue reading “French Riviera Film Festival: 2021 poster unveiled”

Mahershala Ali narrates new P&G film ‘Widen the Screen’

The Procter & Gamble Company today announced the creation of an expansive content creation, talent development and partnership platform that enables and advocates for increased inclusion of Black creators across the advertising, film and television industries. To accomplish this the brand turned to Grey New York and acclaimed actor Mahershala Ali to create Widen The … Continue reading “Mahershala Ali narrates new P&G film ‘Widen the Screen’”

Washington Square Films signs director Lana Wilson

Commercial production company Washington Square Films has signed Emmy-winning director Lana Wilson for commercial representation. Transformative quests for meaning and humanity, driven by unfettered hope against all odds, connect her diverse body of work across documentaries, short films and episodic. Wilson’s most recent film, the Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana, peers beyond the sold-out stadiums … Continue reading “Washington Square Films signs director Lana Wilson”

RBL Spotlight: Documentary filmmaker J.M. Harper

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like J.M. Harper with … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: Documentary filmmaker J.M. Harper”

Cynthia Erivo hosts BVLGARI & Tribeca Studios

To celebrate and connect the brand’s rich, cinematic history with leading, contemporary voices of today, BVLGARI Official Jeweler of Tribeca Film Festival collaborated with Tribeca Studios on a multi-year short film series highlighting extraordinary women who are breaking boundaries and shattering cultural norms. This year’s two films, Lot 448 and Ezinma, both spotlight independent female pioneers … Continue reading “Cynthia Erivo hosts BVLGARI & Tribeca Studios”

Lynn Shelton Film Grant launches in 2020

To honor the legacy of beloved filmmaker Lynn Shelton, who passed away in May, Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, alongside Duplass Brothers Productions, are launching the Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant. The $25,000 unrestricted cash grant will be awarded each year to a US-based woman or non-binary filmmaker, age 39 or older, who has … Continue reading “Lynn Shelton Film Grant launches in 2020”