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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Tribeca Talks Lineup with Daring Women Summit

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Tribeca Talks Lineup with Daring Women Summit

The Tribeca Film Festival has released the lineup for its Tribeca Talks series. The festival will run from April 13-24 this year. 

New to this year’s festival are Tribeca Talks: Storytellers, which will feature passionate creators who work across different media to tell their stories. Patti SmithIdina Menzel and Tina Fey will participate in that section. Returning is the Tribeca Talks: Director Series featuring intimate one-on-one conversations with acclaimed directors. Jodie Foster, Julie Taymor and Andrea Arnold are set to speak. Also debuting this year is the Tribeca Talks: Daring Women Summit, a day of conversations with some of the most influential women in arts and technology.

The Tribeca Talks featuring women in prominent positions are featured below, descriptions courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival. 

Tribeca Talks: Directors Series:

Andrea Arnold
One of the freshest voices in cinema today, British filmmaker Andrea Arnold sits down for a conversation about her work from her debut feature “Red Road” to the highly acclaimed “Fish Tank.” 
DATE: Monday, April 18
TIME: 2:00PM
LOCATION:  SVA 2

Jodie Foster with Julie Taymor
Jodie Foster has culminated her experience as an actress into directing and will explore how she has forged a position as an esteemed filmmaker in both film and television through a conversation with filmmaker Julie Taymor.
DATE: Wednesday, April 20
TIME: 5:30PM
LOCATION:  Festival Hub

Tribeca Talks: Storytellers:

Patti Smith
From cultural music icon to novelist Patti Smith has always been ahead of the curve and never afraid to pull punches, she will converse on her career and force field of creativity.
DATE: Thursday, April 14
TIME: 3:00PM
LOCATION:  SVA 2 

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel has trail blazed a career in film, television and theater not only being there for the inception of stage shows and the roles she has made iconic, but also performed in a variety of mediums and showcased her abilities as a songwriter.
DATE: Monday, April 18
TIME: 4:00PM
LOCATION:  SVA 1

Tina Fey with Damian Holbrook
Known for developing smart comedy through her writing and performances in film and television, the former head writer of SNL has also created fan and critic favorite TV shows “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
DATE: Tuesday, April 19
TIME: 6:00PM
LOCATION:  John Zuccotti Theater @ BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center 

Tribeca Talks: After the Movie:


“I Voted?”

How do you know that your vote is recorded as intended in an election?  After South Carolina candidate Alvin Greene overwhelmingly won the Senate Primary despite having not campaigned, a pandora’s box of questions opened regarding the voting process – particularly in a digital age where we rely on computer systems to act with integrity despite the use outdated and unregulated technology.
After the movie: Writer Director Jason Grant Smith, Executive Producer Katie Couric and more.
DATE: Thursday, April 21st
TIME: 5:30PM
LOCATION:  SVA 2

“Equity” 
High-powered Wall Street banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) has been passed over for a promotion again. If she can successfully launch her next high profile IPO, she’ll be back on top. To get the job done, she must bypass her ambitious assistant (Sarah Megan Thomas) and an aggressive US prosecutor (Alysia Reiner) watching her every move, in TFF Nora Ephron Prize winner and alumnus Meera Menon’s financial thriller. A Sony Pictures Classic release.
After the movie: Director Meera Menon, and other female directors discuss their experience in the industry.
DATE: Tuesday, April 19
TIME: 6:00PM
LOCATION:  SVA 2

Tribeca Talks Daring Women Summit:

This day of first-hand storytelling celebrates today’s most influential women in arts and technology who have risen to the top of their respective fields by eschewing traditional career trajectories in creating their own paths. Not only have these women broken ceilings to succeed for themselves, but most importantly they have created opportunities for other women along the way through direct support and mentorship, forging job opportunities for others and creating content where women can see themselves and the possibilities of what they themselves could become.

These creative minds refused to take no for an answer, taking on outsized risks, despite the conventional wisdom. These women in tech and entertainment are bold, they are driven by innovation, and they have reservoirs of expertise and life lessons to share.Speakers include Producer and Actress Olivia Wilde, Fashion Designer Donna Karan, “Full Frontal”‘s  Samantha Bee, actress & activist Rosie Perez, The Li.st founder Rachel Sklar, HelloGiggles co-founder Sophia Rossi, Google Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief Julie Ann Crommett, “Fresh off the Boat” Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan, actress Mya Taylor, PYPO Creator Stephanie Laing, Chief Content Officer for Refinery 29 Amy Emmerich, New York Public radio’s President & CEO Laura Walker, WNYC’s “Death, Sex & Money” Anna Sale, actress LaLa Anthony and many more.

Tribeca Talks: Master Class:


Prepping to Shoot with Catherine Hardwicke

“Twilight,” “Lords of Dogtown” and “Thirteen” Director Catherine Hardwicke takes you inside preproduction – from creating a workable shot list to constructing lookbooks, shaping locations and building relationships with cast and crew alike – she offers tips and tricks as well as showcasing her personal work materials.
DATE: Sunday, April 17
TIME: 3:00PM
LOCATION:  SVA 2

Inside Casting 
Esteemed Casting Director Ellen Lewis and Ellen Chenoweth have worked with some of the greatest directors including Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, Jim Jarmusch, the Coen Brothers, George Clooney and Stephen Spielberg. They will divulge the process of casting and discovering some of today’s most recognizable faces.  Moderated by Bernard Telsey.
DATE: Saturday, April 23
TIME: 2:30PML
OCATION:  SVA 2

[via Press Materials]

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