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2019 Tribeca Film Festival announces juries – AwardsWatch

2019 Tribeca Film Festival announces juries – AwardsWatch

Jurors embrace Angela Bassett, Tig Notaro, Kal Penn, Mira Nair, Steve Zaillian, Cory Hardrict and dozens extra

The Tribeca Movie Pageant, introduced by AT&T, at the moment introduced the 2019 jury members who will choose the winners within the movie and immersive competitors sections. The jurors will award work in ten totally different classes and honor new voices and outstanding members of the artistic group with distinctive artwork and financial awards. This yr’s jury options acclaimed filmmakers, award-winning actors, noteworthy producers, and cultural leaders together with Angela Bassett, Rebecca Miller, Orlando von Einsiedel, Steve Zaillian, Drake Doremus, Famke Janssen, Jenny Lumet, Tig Notaro, Chloë Sevigny, and extra. The 18th annual Tribeca Movie Pageant takes place April 24-Might 5 in New York Metropolis.

For Tribeca’s 18th version, greater than 51 business leaders have been chosen to honor function size and brief movie classes, comprised of narratives and documentary movies, in addition to Storyscapes, the juried part of the Digital Arcade, introduced by AT&T. The jurors will even current the Tribeca X Award, celebrating excellence in branded storytelling on the intersection of promoting and leisure. For the primary time this yr, Tribeca X will increase to 4 classes: greatest function movie, brief movie, episodic, and VR.

The Pageant may even announce the winner of the seventh annual Nora Ephron Award, introduced by CHANEL, created to honor the spirit and imaginative and prescient of legendary filmmaker and author, Nora Ephron, which shall be chosen by a jury composed of esteemed group ladies whose works are revered within the artistic group.

“At 18 we’re pleased with our lineup of gifted and numerous filmmakers and welcome our extraordinary jury,” commented Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of the Tribeca Movie Pageant.

The profitable movies, tasks, filmmakers, actors, and storytellers in every class might be introduced on the Tribeca Movie Pageant Awards ceremony at The Stella Artois Theatre @ BMCC TPAC on Thursday, Might 2.

Following is an inventory of all 2019 Pageant jurors and their respective classes:

Function Movie Competitors Classes

The jurors for the 2019 U.S. Narrative Function Competitors part are:

  • Jonathan Ames – Jonathan Ames is the writer of 9 books and the creator of two tv exhibits, Bored to Demise and Blunt Speak His novella, You Have been By no means Actually Right here, was just lately tailored as a movie, directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Joaquin Phoenix.
  • Cory Hardrict– Cory Hardrict has a powerful movie profession spanning over 10 years. He presently stars on the collection The Oath for Crackle and can subsequent be seen within the movie The Outpost with Scott Eastwood. He’ll star and produce the movie.
  • Dana Harris – Dana Harris is the editor-in-chief of IndieWire.
  • Jenny Lumet – Jenny Lumet is the writer of Rachel Getting Married for which she acquired the 2008 New York Movie Critics Circle Award, 2008 Toronto Movie Critics Affiliation Award, and 2008 Washington D.C. Movie Critics Affiliation Award and NAACP Picture Award.

The jurors for the 2019 Worldwide Narrative Function Competitors part are:

  • Angela Bassett – Actress (What’s Love Obtained to Do With It, Black Panther), director (Whitney, American Horror Story), government producer (9-1-1 and Otherhood).
  • Famke Janssen – Famke Janssen is an award-winning Dutch actress, director, screenwriter, and former style mannequin, internationally recognized for her profitable profession in each function movies and on tv.
  • Baltasar Kormákur – Baltasar Kormákur is an Icelandic director and producer.  His 2012 movie The Deep was chosen because the Icelandic entry for the Greatest Overseas Language Oscar on the 85th Academy Awards.  He’s greatest recognized for guiding the movies 101 Reykjavík, A Little Journey to Heaven (starring Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker), Jar CIty, Contraband, 2 Weapons (starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington), Everest (starring Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin), and The Oath which premiered at Toronto in 2016. His most up-to-date movie, Adrift (Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin) premiered in June 2018.
  • Rebecca Miller – Rebecca Miller is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. She is the author and director of six function movies: Angela (1995), Private Velocity (2002), The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), The Personal Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Maggie’s Plan (2015), and Arthur Miller: Author (2017).
  • Steve Zaillian – Steve Zaillian gained an Academy Award for his screenplay of Schindler’s Listing. Different screenplays embrace Awakenings, American Gangster, The Falcon And The Snowman and The Woman With The Dragon Tattoo. He’s additionally a prolific director (Looking For Bobby Fischer, A Civil Motion and HBO’s The Night time Of).

The jurors for the 2019 Documentary Function Competitors part are:

  • Drake Doremus – Drake Doremus is a filmmaker who has made 9 function movies, most notably the Sundance Grand Jury Prize profitable Like Loopy.
  • Robert Greene – Robert Greene’s movies embrace Bisbee ‘17, Kate Performs Christine and Actress. He writes for Sight & Sound and is the Filmmaker-in-Chief for the Murray Middle for Documentary Journalism on the College of Missouri.
  • Julie Goldman – Julie Goldman is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer and government producer of documentary function movies and collection. Julie has had over 30 movies display on the Tribeca Movie Pageant, together with: this yr’s opening night time movie, The Apollo, One Baby Nation, Life, Animated and The Kill Staff.
  • Andrew LaVallee – Andrew LaVallee has been an editor and reporter at The Wall Road Journal for 13 years, most just lately serving as tradition editor in New York, the place he led protection of movie, TV, artwork, books and music. He beforehand labored in Hong Kong, modifying way of life and cultural protection for Asia. Earlier than journalism, he labored in net improvement and for Yoko Ono. He’s a graduate of Oberlin School and Columbia College.
  • Cheryl McDonough – Cheryl Horner McDonough is a two-time Emmy Award profitable documentary director and producer. She created numerous youth-oriented documentaries for MTV, produced the Emmy-nominated unbiased movie Bean, and lately directed Katie Couric’s documentary collection for Nat Geo, America Inside Out. Cheryl is at present in post-production on a function size documentary concerning the gun reform motion arising out of the tragic 2018 faculty capturing in Parkland, Florida.

The jurors for the 2019 Greatest New Narrative Director Competitors part are:

  • Stephen Kay – Stephen Kay is a author, director, and producer. His tv credit embrace The Defend, Friday Night time Lights, Sons of Anarchy, and Yellowstone. His function credit embrace Warner Brother’s Get Carter and Sony’s Boogeyman, in addition to unbiased movies reminiscent of, The Final Time I Dedicated Suicide, and Wasted. Stephen has Government Produced ABC’s Quantico, USA’s Covert Affairs and The Lizzie Borden Chronicles. He’s presently creator and government producer of The Tenderloin for The Historical past Channel.
  • Invoice Keith – Invoice Keith is the deputy editor of Leisure Weekly and the cohost of the Sirius XM Radio present, Bullseye.
  • Justin Lengthy – Justin will subsequent be seen within the BBC / Netflix drama GIRI/HAJI, created and written by BAFTA nominee Joe Barton and directed by BAFTA-winner and Emmy nominee Julian Farino. Current movie roles embrace Frank and Lola reverse Michael Shannon, And Then I Go, alongside Melanie Lynskey and Tony Hale, Actually, Proper Earlier than Aaron reverse Cobie Smulders and the upcoming Protected Areas with Fran Drescher and Richard Schiff.
  • Piper Perabo – Piper Perabo stars reverse Idris Elba in Netflix’s new comedy collection Flip Up Charlie, now streaming. She is going to subsequent seem on the large display alongside Morgan Freeman and Gerard Butler in Angel Has Fallen, the third installment of the Olympus Has Fallen collection. She will even be seen in Awesomeness Movie’s upcoming YA sci-fi drama Spontaneous from author and director Brian Duffield.
  • Mélita Toscan du Plantier – Mélita Toscan du Plantier began working in cinema with Unifrance Movies, French Cesars, and since 2001 directing the Marrakech Worldwide Movie Pageant. She began producing movies in 2014. Two of her productions have been chosen in Cannes and included the Golden Globe winner Within the Fade from Fatih Akin for which Diane Kruger gained Greatest Actress.

The jurors for the Greatest New Documentary Director Competitors part are:

  • Gbenga Akinnagbe – Gbenga Akinnagbe is an actor, activist and entrepreneur, maybe greatest recognized for his profession defining flip as ‘Chris Partlow’ on HBO’s The Wire. Gbenga is at present making his Broadway debut as ‘Tom Robinson’ reverse Jeff Daniels, within the acclaimed manufacturing of To Kill a Mockingbird, tailored by Aaron Sorkin and produced by Lincoln Middle and Scott Rudin.  
  • David Cross – Emmy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award nominee, David Cross is an creative performer, author, and producer on stage and display.
  • Orlando von Einsiedel – Orlando von Einsiedel is an Academy Award-winning director. His movies embrace function documentaries Virunga and Evelyn, and shorts The White Helmets and Skateistan: To Reside and Skate Kabul.
  • Kathrine Narducci – Native New Yorker, Actress Kathrine Narducci is knowledgeable movie and tv actor most recognized for her position as Charmaine Bucco on the HBO hit collection The Sopranos. Her present roles embrace Olympia Gigante within the upcoming collection Godfather of Harlem which can premiere this fall on EPIX alongside together with her position as Carrie Bufalino in Martin Scorsese’s movie, The Irishman.
  • Tig Notaro – Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated rise up comic, author, director, and actor. She will at present be seen as “Jett Reno” in Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Entry. Alongside together with her spouse Stephanie, Tig wrote First Women, a comedy starring Jennifer Aniston as the primary feminine President and Tig as her First Woman, set to movie for Netflix this yr.

Brief Movie Competitors Classes

The jurors for the 2019 Narrative Brief Competitors part are:

  • Maureen Dowd – Maureen Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and writer of three New York Time greatest sellers, turned an Op-Ed columnist in 1995. She additionally writes for the Fashion part and The Occasions journal.
  • Topher Grace – Actor Topher Grace lately starred in Spike Lee’s Academy Award nominated Blackkklansman. He’s well-known for roles in movies corresponding to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Fact reverse Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford, Visitors, and In Good Firm.
  • Rosalind Lichter – Rosalind “Roz” Lichter is a enterprise lawyer specializing in leisure regulation, employment regulation and company transactions. Ms. Lichter negotiated the rights of the story of Dana Canedy, Journal For Jordan (Denzel Washington, director); Mark Hogancamp for Welcome to Marwen (directed by Robert Zemeckis) and the life rights of Mary Mapes for a movement image with Cate Blanchett.
  • Hamish Linklater – Hamish Linklater is an American actor and playwright. Linklater lately wrapped manufacturing on the third and last season of the critically-acclaimed FX collection Legion from creator Noah Hawley and can subsequent seem as a collection common in TNT’s drama Inform Me Your Secrets and techniques reverse Lily Rabe. Up subsequent, he might be seen within the off-Broadway play The Ache of My Belligerence, which opens on April 22nd, 2019.
  • Lily Rabe – Lily Rabe is a Tony Award-nominated actress and was most just lately in Adam McKay’s Oscar-nominated movie, Vice, and has starred in seven seasons of Ryan Murphy’s long-running collection American Horror Story.  She stars subsequent in TNT’s new collection Inform Me Your Secrets and techniques in addition to Brad Anderson’s movie Fracture for Netflix. Rabe is presently capturing David E. Kelley/Susanne Bier’s HBO restricted collection, The Undoing, reverse Nicole Kidman in New York Metropolis.
  • Phoebe Robinson – Phoebe Robinson is a slapstick comedian, The New York Occasions best-selling writer, and actress. She is greatest referred to as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast turned HBO specials, 2 Dope Queens.
  • Jeff Scher – Jeff Scher is an Emmy Award profitable animator who has created music movies for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Graham Nash, Joan Baez and others. He has remodeled forty movies for The New York Occasions.

The jurors for the 2019 Brief Documentary and Scholar Visionary Competitions part are:

  • Dr. Kevin Cahill – Kevin M. Cahill MD is a specialist in tropical drugs and has labored around the globe in aid operations after pure disasters and in battle zones. He has been the Chief Advisor on Humanitarian Affairs for 3 Presidents of the United Nations Basic Meeting.
  • David Krumholtz – David Krumholtz can at present be seen as “Harvey Wasserman” within the acclaimed HBO collection The Deuce. He’s recognized for his huge array of characters through the years, most notably starring in CBS’ extremely profitable and long-running collection Numb3rs and along with his many movie credit, Krumholtz just lately appeared in Hail, Caesar! And The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs each directed by Joel & Ethan Coen.
  • Kathy Najimy – Kathy Najimy is an Actor/Director/Producer/Activist. Kathy Najimy has appeared in over 30 function movies, an abundance of Tv exhibits in addition to appeared on Off Broadway and Broadway. She created the play: Gloria: A Life, simply completed writing/directing/producing her brief movie: The Secret Membership and is producing a tv collection concerning the Ladies’s Motion.
  • Sheila Nevins – Sheila Nevins is the previous President of HBO Documentary Movies. She has been answerable for overseeing the event and manufacturing of greater than 1,000 documentaries for HBO, HBO2, and Cinemax. As an government producer or producer, she has acquired 32 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 34 Information and Documentary Emmys®, and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. Throughout her tenure, HBO’s critically-acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 26 Academy Awards®.
  • Agunda Okeyo – Author, producer and activist Agunda Okeyo is the pressure behind NYC’s longest operating Black Lady centered comedy present Sisters of Comedy, housed at Carolines on Broadway. Following years of exhibits at Gotham Comedy Membership, Carolines, NY Comedy Pageant, Tribeca Movie Pageant The Schomburg and Afropunk Pageant Okeyo is shifting the manufacturing to Los Angeles with plans for tv and a reside tour. She can also be the previous Director of Ladies’s March NYC, an completed author, a seasoned activist, a local New Yorker of Kenyan descent and third era African feminist.
  • Aaron Rodgers – Aaron Rodgers led the Inexperienced Bay Packers to a Tremendous Bowl Championship, and was named Tremendous Bowl MVP for his efficiency.  He was awarded because the NFL’s Most Useful Participant twice in his profession, setting the document for many consecutive cross makes an attempt (512) at residence with out an interception.
  • Buster Scher – Buster Scher is the founding father of HoopsNation and a present host for the NBA

Storyscapes Award

The jurors for the 2018 Storyscapes Competitors are:

  • Lisa Osborne – Lisa Osborne (@julipeno) develops, showcases, and invests in black storytelling expertise in her position as head of rising media at Black Public Media, a 40-year-old, movie nonprofit based mostly in Harlem.
  • Paul Smalera – Paul Smalera is Government Editor, Digital at Quick Firm. Previous to Quick Firm he served as Concepts Editor at Quartz, was an editor for the Opinion part at The New York Occasions, and edited each know-how and opinion protection at Reuters. He has written and edited know-how and enterprise tales for numerous different retailers together with Fortune, Slate, and the Washington Submit.
  • Adaora Udoji – Adaora is an rising know-how strategist and maker. She has labored in synthetic intelligence, digital actuality, augmented actuality and different new digital applied sciences. She is the Director of Company Innovation at New York Metropolis’s RLab, the primary city-funded hub targeted on the subsequent era of consumer interfaces together with digital and augmented realities and associated applied sciences.

Nora Ephron Award

The jurors for the 2019 Nora Ephron Award are:

  • Debra Messing – Debra Messing is an Emmy Award-winning actress and activist, greatest recognized for her position as “Grace Adler” on the NBC comedy collection, Will & Grace. Messing is the International Well being Ambassador for Inhabitants Providers Worldwide (PSI) specializing in HIV/AIDS, and actively helps HRC (Human Rights Marketing campaign), Everytown for Gun Security, and Joyful Coronary heart Basis, amongst many others.
  • Chloë Sevigny – Chloë Sevigny, an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress and director, who will subsequent be seen in Jim Jarmusch’s The Lifeless Don’t Lie. Sevigny has directed three critically acclaimed shorts:  Kitty, Carmen and White Echo.  
  • DeWanda Sensible – DeWanda Sensible is a revered actress and producer in tv, movie and theater. This Spring she is going to co-star within the Netflix Unique Movie Somebody Nice, seem within the Jordan Peele-led revival of The Twilight Zone, and can return to her starring flip as Nola Darling in Season 2 of the Netflix adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It, created by Spike Lee. She is a Tisch Scholar Award recipient, the Atlantic Achievement in Studio Award recipient, and the BFA Consultant of her graduating class of NYU’s Tisch Faculty of the Arts.


The jurors for the 2018 Tribeca X Award are:

  • Nabil Elderkin – Iranian-American director Nabil Elderkin was raised in coastal Australia and is greatest recognized for his music video and photographic work with artists similar to Travis Scott, John Legend, Frank Ocean, James Blake, The Weeknd, Sza and Kendrick Lamar. His business work has resulted in a number of Tremendous Bowl advertisements amongst others. Nabil can also be an completed documentarian via his photojournalism work in place just like the Somalia, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Kim Gehrig – Kim Gehrig is a multi-award-winning director. She has helmed quite a few iconic movies together with Sport England’s This Woman Can, John Lewis’ The Man on the Moon, Gillette’s We Consider, and Dream Crazier for Nike, starring Serena Williams. Kim was probably the most awarded feminine director in 2016’s Gunn Report and was named Marketing campaign Journal’s Director of the Yr in 2015.
  • Jason Kreher – For the previous decade, Jason Kreher has created efficient, award-winning work for shoppers corresponding to Netflix, KFC, Previous Spice, Instagram, Goal, Coca-Cola, Heineken, and The Academy of Movement Image Arts & Sciences. He’s at present the Artistic Director of W+Okay Studios, the company’s improvement and manufacturing arm, overseeing IP and unique leisure properties.
  • Roy Lotan – Roy Lotan is a artistic director and co-founder of Any_, the worldwide expertise design company, crafting manufacturers, merchandise and IRL experiences for shoppers in way of life, media, and tech. He’s additionally the co-founder of As Promised Media, publishing a quarterly Levantine tradition journal. Lotan believes in tradition as a driver of change in people, manufacturers, and societies. In 2017, he launched Any_good, the pro-bono pillar of Any_ the place impression meets design for manufacturers specializing in humanitarian efforts. Thus far, their work has helped crowdfund over $100okay and hundreds of thousands of views on social media. Roy takes inspiration from journey and noodles. He believes that every little thing in our life deserves consideration, whether or not it’s a constructing or a bowl of soup.
  • Kinjil Mathur – Because the Chief Advertising Officer of Squarespace, a number one all-in-one web site constructing platform, Kinjil leads the corporate’s world-class advertising and PR groups.
  • John Osborn – John Osborn is Chief Government Officer of OMD USA. John joined OMD in 2017 after 25 years with BBDO, the place he served as President and CEO of the New York Company for 13 years. Underneath John’s management, BBDO New York greater than doubled revenues, expanded its shopper base to incorporate classes like BtoB, retail, healthcare and extra, and diversified its workforce. He additionally led the company’s transformation into knowledge, advertising science, communications planning and social and digital innovation.
  • Patrick Milling-Smith – Patrick Milling-Smith is a Producer and the Co-Founder/CEO of worldwide manufacturing firm, SMUGGLER. With a give attention to revolutionary storytelling and dealing with first-class artistic expertise, Patrick has produced a mess of award-winning tasks throughout numerous mediums, garnering quite a few ​Tonys​, Grammys, Cannes Lions, Palme d’Ors, Grand Prixs, Webbys, Clios, and Emmys.

Concerning the Tribeca Movie Pageant:

The Tribeca Movie Pageant, introduced by AT&T, brings visionaries and numerous audiences collectively to rejoice storytelling in all its types, together with movie, TV, VR, gaming, music, and on-line work. With robust roots in unbiased movie, Tribeca is a platform for artistic expression and immersive leisure. The Pageant champions rising and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates revolutionary experiences; and introduces new know-how and concepts via premieres, exhibitions, talks, and stay performances.The Pageant was based by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the financial and cultural revitalization of decrease Manhattan following the assaults on the World Commerce Middle. Now in its 18th yr, the Pageant has advanced right into a vacation spot for creativity that reimagines the cinematic expertise and explores how artwork can unite communities. The 18th annual version will happen April 24 – Might 5, 2019. www.tribecafilm.com/pageant

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