“We’re A Lost Generation That’s Still Alive”: NYWIFT and IRIS Directors on The Writers Lab

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Meryl Streep was making waves as usual when it was announced during the Tribeca Film Festival that she had come aboard to fund a new initiative from New York Women in Film and Television and the IRIS collective. Called The…  Read more


Other Kinds of Violence: On Today’s True Crime Renaissance

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The evidence might be circumstantial but there seems to be a true-crime renaissance happening in the upper echelons of liberal-minded non-fiction. People have been talking about The Jinx and Serial the way I can’t remember people talking about non-fiction before…  Read more


Gregory Bayne and Christian Lybrook on their Tribeca N.O.W. Series, Zero Point

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Screening in the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca N.O.W. section (as in, “new online work”) is Gregory Bayne and Christian Lybrook’s Zero Point, a 45-minute independently-produced pilot for what the two Idaho-based creators hope will be full-on television series. Director, producer…  Read more


The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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Below are the winners of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Note that the narrative awards were split evenly between Virgin Mountain and Bridgend, with three apiece. WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES: The jurors for the 2015 World Narrative Competition sponsored by…  Read more