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“Who Is Stan Smith?” Opens May 3rd in Los Angeles and New York and in over 50 Markets May 10th: View New Clip: View New Clip

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Release date: May 3, 2024
Director:  Danny Lee
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA

“Who Is Stan Smith?” film tells the story of the groundbreaking athlete who went from being one of the world’s greatest tennis stars, to a leading civil rights and AIDS activist, blazing a trail along the way with his namesake Adidas sneakers – the iconic shoe that has become a fashion statement for hip hop musicians and celebrities for more than 50 years. The film features extensive interviews with Stan Smith, his family, and many of the world’s most famous athletes and celebrities including John McEnroe, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Donald Dell.

Release date: May 3, 2024
Director:  Danny Lee
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Distributor: Monkey Wrench Films helmed by Tom Putnam  and Henry C. Lystad
Executive producers: LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, Alexandra Dell, and Donald Dell
Producers: UNINTERRUPTED within  The SpringHill Company (TSHC), and in association with CALICO

“Wild Eyed and Wicked” June 11th      Release on TVOD/Digital and Cable On Demand: Check out new trailer

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Release: June 11th on TVOD/Digital and Cable On Demand
Director and Writer: G.S. Foxwood
Starring: Molly Kunz, Michael X. Sommers, Stefanie Estes, and Colleen Camp
Genre: Horror
Run time: 1 hour 39 minutes
Country: United States

G.S. Foxwood’s feature film debut, the fantasy psychological horror film  "Wild Eyed and Wicked" stars Molly Kunz (Widows, The Irrational), Michael X. Sommers (Sense8), Stefanie Estes (Soft & Quiet), and the iconic Colleen Camp (Clue).

It follows Lily Pierce (Kunz) in her attempt to strike back at the medieval creature that’s haunted her family for generations. In order to do so, she must reconnect with her estranged father, Gregory (Sommers), a disgraced history professor, and learn how to draw upon a time of steel and blade when armor-clad knights rode out and dueled monsters to the death. 

Estes, Camp, and Claire Saunders round out the cast and story. Shot in 16 days, the real-life family farm outside of Philadelphia where the movie was shot is also where the film’s writer/director grew up and now lives. The story of Lily Pierce is inspired by Elizabeth Foxwood  experiences helping herself and others build paths to recovery regarding trauma and mental health battles, all part of her world as a medical doctor in NYC and Pennsylvania.

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Distributor: Gravitas Ventures 
Director and Writer: G.S. Foxwood
Starring: Molly Kunz, Michael X. Sommers, Stefanie Estes, and Colleen Camp
Producers: Big Bad Film’s Powell Robinson and Patrick R Young, Executive Producer: Elizabeth Foxwood, New Mythology Productions.

THE BLUE ANGELS Exclusively in IMAX theatres for one-week only beginning Friday, May 17th and streaming globally on Prime Video beginning Thursday, May 23rd

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Release dates: May 17, 2024 IMAX
May 23, 2024 Amazon Prime Video
Director: Paul Crowder
Run time: 1 hour 34 minutes
Country: United States:
Language: English

Soar with The Blue Angels in a brand-new documentary featuring never-before-seen footage that chronicles a year with the Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron—from selection through the challenging training and demanding show season—showcasing the extraordinary teamwork, passion, and pride that fuels America’s best, the Blue Angels.

Release dates: May 17, 2024 IMAX, May 23, 2024 Amazon Prime Video
Director: Paul Crowder
Run time: 1 hour 34 minutes
Country: United States:
Language: English
Producers: Glen Powell, Sean Stuart, Glen Zipper, Mark Monroe, J. J. Abrams, Hannah   Minghella
Music: James Everingham, Stewart Mitchell
Production companies: Bad Robot, Zipper Bros. Films, Sutter Road Picture Company, Diamond Docs, Barnstorm Productions, IMAX Entertainment, Dolphin Films
Distributer: Amazon MGM Studios

All Is Well Pictures in Association With Ford Foundation, and Scandobean Productions’ PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: The Corky Lee Story Premieres on PBS May 13th

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Director: Jennifer Takaki
Run Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Language: English
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: USA

PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: The Corky Lee Story an OFFICIAL SELECTION: DOC NYC, CAAMFest, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) and many more.

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For 50 years, Chinese American photographer Corky Lee documented the celebrations, struggles, and daily lives of Asian American Pacific Islanders with epic focus. Determined to push mainstream media to include AAPI culture in the visual record of American history, Lee produced an astonishing archive of nearly a million compelling photographs. His work takes on new urgency with the alarming rise in anti-Asian attacks during the Covid pandemic. Jennifer Takaki’s intimate portrait reveals the triumphs and tragedies of the man behind the lens.

Corky Lee was born in 1947 in New York to Chinese immigrants who owned two laundries in Queens. He majored in history at Queens College and became a community organizer in Manhattan’s Chinatown in the 1970s. Over the next five decades he photographed countless protests and cultural events in the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Lee’s photographs documented the birth and growth of the Asian American movement for social justice and he became known as “The Undisputed, Unofficial, Asian American Photographer Laureate.”   His death in 2021 at the age of 73 due to Covid was mourned in the press worldwide

Filmmaker Jennifer Takaki  is a fourth generation Japanese American from Colorado. She began her career in journalism at a Denver TV station and later moved to Hong Kong to work with Encore International. In Hong Kong she produced English-based news programming broadcast in China, India, and the Middle East via Rupert Murdoch’s STAR-TV.  In New York, she produced and directed “Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story” which premiered at DOC NYC and was supported by the Ford Foundation and The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). She was awarded the prestigious Better Angels Lavine Fellowship in 2023.

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Website: https://photographicjustice.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorkyLeeStory
X/Twitter: @corkyleestory
Instagram: @corkyleestory

Director: Jennifer Takaki
Run Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Language: English
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: USA
Executive Producers:  George and Hillary Hirose, Lily M. Fan
Producers: Jennifer Takaki, Linda Lew Woo
Co-Producers: David Koh, Nicole DiMiceli
Editor: Linda Hattendorf

Amazon MGM Studios Challengers Starring Zendaya Opens in Theaters Today

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Release dates: March 26, 2024 (Sydney)
April 26, 2024 (United States)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writer: Justin Kuritzkes
Starring: Zendaya, Josh O'Connor, Mike Faist
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports
Country: United States
Language: English
Running time: 2 hours 11 minutes

Tashi Duncan (Zedaya), a former tennis prodigy turned coach after a career-ending injury, is married to a champion on a losing streak. Her strategy for her husband's  (Mike Faist) redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against his former best friend, (Josh O'Connor), who is also Tashi's former boyfriend.

Running time: 2 hours 11 minutes
Release dates: March 26, 2024 (Sydney)
April 26, 2024 (United States)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writer: Justin Kuritzkes
Cast: Zendaya,  Josh O'Connor, Mike Faist,  Darnell Appling, AJ Lister, Nada Despotovich, Naheem Garcia, Hailey Gates, Jake Jensen
Running time: 2 hours 11 minutes
Producers: Luca Guadagnino, Rachel O'Connor, Amy Pascal, Zenday
Cinematography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editor: Marco Costa
Music: Trent Reznor. Atticus Ross
Production companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Pascal Pictures
Distributers: Amazon MGM Studios (United States), Warner Bros. Pictures (International)

Lionsgate’s YOU CAN’T RUN FOREVER- Starring J.K. Simmons Opens in Theaters, On Digital and On Demand May 17th

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Director:  Michelle Schumacher
Writers    Carolyn Carpenter, Michelle Schumacher
Starring:  J.K. Simmons, Fernanda Urrejola, Allen Leech, Isabelle Anaya, Graham Patrick Martin, Olivia Simmons
Genre:    Thriller
Rating:    R for violent content including suicide, language, and brief sexual content
Run Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Miranda, a young woman already suffering from acute anxiety due to a past tragedy, faces a new terror when a serial killer chooses her as his new target. In a harrowing hunt through the woods, Miranda finds strength she never knew she had as she tries to elude her murderous tracker. Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons stars in a spine-chilling thriller about the strength of family and the astonishing power of the human spirit.

About Michelle Schumacher - Director/Co-Writer

Michelle is an award-winning writer, director and producer and has been a working actor and member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Actors Equity Association (AEA) for more than 30 years. Michelle’s professional contracts include Film, Television and Broadway Theatre.

Michelle was nominated for Best Directorial Debut at Camerimage Film Festival 2017 for I'm Not Here. Her short film Dr. Vanostrand won Best Black Comedy in the National Film Challenge and The Floor was a semi-finalist in the Sundance/Sci-Fi Channel’s Short Film contest.

Director:  Michelle Schumacher
Writers    Carolyn Carpenter, Michelle Schumacher
Starring:  J.K. Simmons, Fernanda Urrejola, Allen Leech, Isabelle Anaya, Graham Patrick Martin, Olivia Simmons
Genre:    Thriller
Rating:    R for violent content including suicide, language, and brief sexual content
Run Time: 1 hour 43 minutes
Distributors: Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment Group
Production Co.:  Rubber Tree Production
Producers: Randle Schumacher, p.g.a.
Casting by Anne McCarthy, C.S.A and Kellie Roy, C.S.A
Music by Joe Simmons
Costume Designer Greg LaVoi
Edited by Evan Ahlgren
Production Designer Jordan Crockett
Director of Photography Pietro Villani

2024 TRIBECA FESTIVAL AUDIO STORYTELLING AND GAMES LINEUP

Audio Storytelling Program Features 10th Anniversary of Vox Media’s “Criminal” with Melissa McCarthy; Live Tapings of Stitcher Studios’ “Vibe Check” with Lena Waithe, Slate’s “Death Sex & Money” with Kara Swisher, Slate’s “Slow Burn,” and Crooked Media’s “Strict Scrutiny”; IMI and Audio Flux Presents Pet Sounds; PLUS: Tribeca’s First-Ever Excellence In Audio Journalism Gala Honoring The New York Times’ “The Daily”

Audible Returns as the Exclusive Sponsor of Audio StorytellingGames Lineup Includes World Premieres of “Goodnight Universe” and "darkwebSTREAMER"; “From Fire to Firaga: Remaking FINAL FANTASY VII” Special Event with Naoki Hamaguchi and Yoshinori Kitase

Tribeca Membership and Festival Passes Available on TribecaFilm.com;
Single Tickets on Sale April 30

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The 2024 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced its lineup of live events and official selections for audio storytelling and games. This year’s audio storytelling program, exclusively sponsored by Audible, takes place June 9-13 and the games lineup runs June 12-16.

Tribeca’s 2024 audio storytelling live events program includes the 10th anniversary of Vox Media’s Criminal, an award-winning podcast that explores the unexpected side of true crime, with special guest Melissa McCarthy; Stitcher Studios’ Vibe Check, a dissection of news, entertainment, politics, and everything in between through a Black, queer lens, with special guest Lena Waithe; IMI and Audio Flux Presents Pet Sounds, three-minute audio stories inspired by the artwork of NYC-based pet portrait artist Ben Lenovitz; Slate’s Slow Burn, a narrative history podcast exploring the Briggs Initiative; Crooked Media’s Strict Scrutiny, an in-depth, accessible, and irreverent analysis of the Supreme Court and its cases, culture, and personalities; and Slate’s Death Sex & Money, a special event on the art of the interview, with special guest Kara Swisher. Tribeca is also recognizing the impact of audio journalism and celebrating achievements in the medium by honoring the New York Times’ The Daily with an inaugural Excellence in Audio Journalism Gala.

The official selections feature world premieres of Our Ancestors Were Messy, a series based on gossip columns from Black newspapers in 1930’s Washington, D.C. that brings history’s drama to life; Bird Talk, a fictional interview show in which the hosts interview birds—and no subject is left unruffled; and Sounds Current: Angel Island, a docuseries on the collaboration between the Del Sol Quartet and composer Huang Ruo that invites us to bear witness to the Asian American experience and explore how art builds community. This year, Tribeca received a record-breaking number of audio storytelling submissions from talented creators worldwide.

“In a risk-averse media environment and transformative period for the podcast industry, it is independent creators—and networks that champion their creative autonomy—who are making truly original audio,” said Tribeca Curator of Audio Storytelling Davy Gardner. “We’re highlighting inventive and fresh stories that are told on their own creative terms. Additionally, the program’s focus on the intersection of political activism and audio storytelling pays homage to the enduring legacy of activist, mentor, and dear friend, Paula Weinstein."

Tribeca’s 2024 games program celebrates the convergence of games, entertainment, and culture, with this year’s lineup featuring seven selections that demonstrate phenomenal storytelling and innovation through interactive experiences. Each selection is eligible for the Tribeca Games Award, which honors an unreleased game for artistic and storytelling excellence. The games gallery is hosting free playable demos of this year’s selections exclusively at Pier 57 for the public.In its fourth year of spotlighting games as official selections, the program features the premieres of Goodnight Universe, an action-adventure that follows a six-month-old baby who begins to develop mysterious psychic abilities and features an immersive “face-tracking” mode, expanding on the innovative use of camera-based technology that the team is known for; and darkwebSTREAMER, a psychological-horror RPG streamer simulation that puts players in the role of an occult streamer on the dark web.

“This year’s selections demonstrate how incredible storytelling through video games can forge deep connections between its audience and the characters in its stories,” said Casey Baltes, Vice President of Tribeca Games and Immersive. “These titles showcase such vastly different voices, gameplay, and visual styles, and we’re excited for attendees to discover how each of these stories will transport them to new realms, offer unique perspectives, and evoke powerful emotions.”

Naoki Hamaguchi, the director of FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, and Yoshinori Kitase, the producer of the game and director of the original FINAL FANTASY VII, will be in discussion for a special games event—From Fire to Firaga: Remaking FINAL FANTASY VII—about remaking the beloved classic and bringing an iconic cast of characters to life in the modern age.

The Tribeca Festival is curated by Festival Director and SVP of Programming Cara Cusumano, Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer; VP of Shorts Programming Ben Thompson; Senior Programmers Liza Domnitz, Faridah Gbadamosi, Jarod Neece, José F. Rodriguez; Programmers Casey Baron, Jason Gutierrez, Jonathan Penner, and Madison Egan; VP of Games and Immersive Casey Baltes and Immersive Curator Ana Brzezińska; EVP of Artist Relations Nancy Lefkowitz and VP of Artist Relations Meredith Mohr; Curator of Audio Storytelling Davy Gardner; Music Programmer Vincent Cassous; along with a team of associate programmers; supported and inspired by the legendary Paula Weinstein.

The full audio storytelling and games lineups are detailed below.

For the latest updates on programming, follow @Tribeca and #Tribeca2024 on TwitterInstagramFacebook,
and LinkedIn, and to become a Tribeca Member or purchase passes and ticket packages for the 2024 Tribeca Festival, go to tribecafilm.com/festival.

ABOUT TRIBECA FESTIVAL

The Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games, and immersive. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is synonymous with creative expression and entertainment. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning talent, curates innovative experiences, and introduces new ideas through exclusive premieres, exhibitions, conversations, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. The annual Tribeca Festival will celebrate its 23rd year from June 5–16, 2024 in New York City.

In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.

 

Diarra Kilpatrick’s  BET+ Original DIARRA FROM DETROIT Episodes 8 ‘The House of Blaine’ Now Streaming

Cast of DIARRA IN DETROIT: Photo BET+
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Episode: The House of Blaine
Network: BET+
Studio: BET Studios
Creator: Diarra Kilpatrick
Director(s): Chioke Nassor, Brennan Shroff, Sadé Clacken Joseph, America Young
Writer(s): Diarra Kilpatrick, Miles Orion Feldsott, Mark Ganek, Jacob Copithorne, Doug Hall, Lisa McQuillan, Esa Lewis, Helen Krieger, Ester Lou
Starring: Diarra Kilpatrick, Morris Chestnut, Claudia Logan, Dominque Perry, Bryan Terrell Clark, Shannon Wallace , Jon Chaffin, David Zayas, Harry Lennix, Paul Ben-Victor, Bechir Sylvain, Kash Doll, John Salley, Icewear Vezzo, Julio Macias

Diarra, Diarra, Diarra, what have you gotten you and your crew into now? She is looking for the OG stripper Flora and wants to know what, if any, involvement she has with Velvet. Chris and Deonte.

Mr. T is shot in the leg and can’t go to the hospital.

What was the reason they were never able to have children? Are Diarra and Swa getting back together?

Looks can be deceiving. What is his involvement with the mob fixer? Swa with his button-down, corporate look, is he involved with the mob?

Moni’s husband Roman appears to be in some kind of trouble. Does it involve the Velvet and the underworld?

Deonte’ mom Vonda tells Diarra, “Courage is doing shit. Doubt is sitting on your ass.”

Who is the person they call Chief? Does Chief have any responsibility for Deonte’s kidnapping?

These are some of the questions to be answered about DIARRA IN DETROIT. They will certainly keep you glued to the screen to get the questions answered.

Tune in to episode A House of Blaine on BET+.

ABOUT BET STUDIOS:

BET Studios is an unprecedented studio venture launched in September 2021, powered by the infrastructure and financing of BET Media Group and Paramount.  The venture was designed to supply the increased demand for premium content from Black creators across an array of internal buyers, including Paramount+, SHOWTIME, CBS, Nickelodeon, BET+, and BET, in addition to select third-party platforms that seek best-in-class content from both leading and rising Black creatives.

 

ABOUT BET+:

BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of Paramount Global, is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The ad-free subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including Emmy-nominated The Ms. Pat Show from Lee Daniels, Martin: The Reunion, hit unscripted series The Impact Atlanta and College Hill: Celebrity Edition, and exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business and The Black Hamptons to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest.

 

 

Network: BET+
Studio: BET Studios
Creator: Diarra Kilpatrick
Director(s): Chioke Nassor, Brennan Shroff, Sadé Clacken Joseph, America Young
Writers: Diarra Kilpatrick, Miles Orion Feldsott, Mark Ganek, Jacob Copithorne, Doug Hall, Lisa McQuillan, Esa Lewis, Helen Krieger, Ester Lou
Starring: DIARRA KILPATRICK as ”Diarra”, MORRIS CHESTNUT as “Francois” aka “Swa”, CLAUDIA LOGAN as “Monifa” aka “Moni”, DOMINQUE PERRY as “Aja”, BRYAN TERRELL CLARK as “Mr. Tea”, SHANNON WALLACE as “Chris”: Diarra’s Tinder date, JON CHAFFIN as “Danger”: The local hookup man, and rounding out with guest appearances by DAVID ZAYAS as “Marshall”, HARRY LENNIX as “Walter Harley”, PAUL BEN-VICTOR as “Zervas” , BECHIR SYLVAIN as “Roman” , KASH DOLL as “Maisha” , JOHN SALLEY as “Tony Kincaid”, ICEWEAR VEZZO as “LeRoy” , JULIO MACIAS as “Young Marshall”
Executive Producers: Diarra Kilpatrick, Miles Orion Feldsott, Darren Goldberg, Kenya Barris for Khalabo Ink Society
Co-Executive Producers: Ester Lou, Mark Ganek
Supervising Producer: Esa Lewis
Consulting Producer: Lisa McQuillan, Doug Hall
Producer: Erynn Sampson
Co-Producers: Helen Kreiger, Dantonio Alvarez
Line Producer: Thomas Whelan
Music by: Nathan Matthew David
Director of Photography: Matt Edwards
Music Supervisor: Jabari Ali

PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: The Corky Lee Story Opens theatrically Today in NYC and in Los Angeles on April 26th

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Run Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Language: English
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Documentary Feature
County: USA
Director: Jennifer Takaki
Executive Producers:  George and Hillary Hirose, Lily M. Fan
Producers: Jennifer Takaki, Linda Lew Woo
Co-Producers: David Koh, Nicole DiMiceli
Editor: Linda Hattendorf

PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: The Corky Lee Story, will open theatrically in New York THIS WEEK on April 19 (DCTV's Firehouse Cinema) and in Los Angeles (Laemmle Glendale) NEXT WEEK on April 26, with a regional expansion to follow.

The film will also have a nationwide US television release, premiering Monday, May 13 at 10/9C on PBS (check local listings) and on PBS apps to follow, timed to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month May, 2024.

For 50 years, Chinese American photographer and New Yorker Corky Lee documented the celebrations, struggles, and daily lives of Asian American Pacific Islanders with epic focus. Determined to push mainstream media to include AAPI culture in the visual record of American history, Lee produced an astonishing archive of nearly a million compelling photographs. Jennifer Takaki’s intimate portrait reveals the triumphs and tragedies of the man behind the lens.

Corky Lee was born in 1947 in New York to Chinese immigrants who owned two laundries in Queens. He majored in history at Queens College and became a community organizer in Manhattan’s Chinatown in the 1970s. Over the next five decades he photographed countless protests and cultural events in the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Lee’s photographs documented the birth and growth of the Asian American movement for social justice and he became known as “The Undisputed, Unofficial, Asian American Photographer Laureate.”   His death in 2021 at the age of 73 due to Covid was mourned in the press worldwide.

Filmmaker Jennifer Takaki  is a fourth generation Japanese American from Colorado. She began her career in journalism at a Denver TV station and later moved to Hong Kong to work with Encore International. In Hong Kong she produced English-based news programming broadcast in China, India, and the Middle East via Rupert Murdoch’s STAR-TV.  In New York, she produced and directed “Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story” which premiered at DOC NYC and was supported by the Ford Foundation and The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). She was awarded the prestigious Better Angels Lavine Fellowship in 2023.

TRIBECA FESTIVAL 2024 ANNOUNCES TV AND NOW LINEUP

World Premieres of Apple TV+’s “Presumed Innocent” Starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Hulu’s “Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer” from Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning; ESPN’s “In the Arena: Serena Williams;” and Paramount+’s “Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken”

PLUS: AMC’s “The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - The Book of Carol” Starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride; HBO’s “My Brilliant Friend” Starring Alba Rohrwacher and Irene Maiorino

Tribeca Membership and Festival Passes Available on TribecaFilm.com;
Single Tickets on Sale April 30

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NEW YORK, NY — (April 18, 2024) — The 2024 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced its lineup of television and original indie episodic series. The Festival, which takes place June 5-16, showcases highly anticipated world premieres of new and returning programs from networks and streamers at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling including Apple TV+, AMC, HBO, Hulu, Paramount+, and more.

This year’s TV lineup features 11 series premieres and two first looks at returning classics. World premieres include Hulu’s Mastermind: To Think Like A Killer, executive produced by Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning, an in-depth exploration of Dr. Anne Burgess’ career and her successful journey to closing some of America’s most infamous criminal cases; Hollywood Black, executive produced by Justin Simien, an examination of the Black experience in Hollywood featuring conversations with Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Ryan Coogler, and Ava DuVernay; and Apple TV+’s Presumed Innocent, a legal thriller starring and executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, hailing from David E. Kelley and executive producer J.J. Abrams, also with Ruth Negga and Peter Sarsgaard.

The program also spotlights docuseries from ESPN’s In the Arena: Serena Williams, a masterclass in professional sports excellence, exploring the most pivotal and intimate moments of Serena Williams’ life and career; MSNBC’s The Turning Point: To Be Destroyed follows Dave Eggers in a fiery investigation of a local school district’s banning of his novel; and Paramount+’s Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken, an impactful two-part special about Melissa Etheridge’s bond with incarcerated women at the Topeka Correctional Facility and the power of music as a conduit of empathy and healing. Etheridge will perform a short acoustic set at the Beacon Theatre following the world premiere, presented by City National Bank.

Fan favorite shows include a return to The Walking Dead universe with season two of AMC’s The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - The Book of Carol, which follows Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in a post-apocalyptic France and Carol Peletier’s (Melissa McBride) journey to find him, and the final season of HBO’s My Brilliant Friend finds Elena (Alba Rohrwacher) and Lila (Irene Maiorino) entangled, once again, amid the political violence and social unrest of the late 80’s in Italy.

“The episodic realm is rich in phenomenal storytelling, and Tribeca’s 2024 TV and NOW program delivers the very best of narrative and documentary series. Audiences can look forward to diving into the testimonies of brilliant visionaries like Serena Williams, Melissa Etheridge, and the original subjects of the Stanford Prison Experiment, all of whom will be joining us at the Festival to present their stories,” said Tribeca Senior Programmer Liza Domnitz. “We’re also thrilled to present international adaptations of beloved books from award-winning novelist Bernardine Evaristo with Mr. Loverman and the farewell season premiere of Elena Ferrante’s stunning My Brilliant Friend.”

Tribeca Festival’s NOW program continues to uncover compelling independent episodic work, including short and long-form pilots and series. The 2024 NOW showcase focuses on seven standout titles, including a special Untitled Tim Burton Docuseries, a journey of Tim Burton’s excellence in melding the ominous and the frightful with a sense of whimsy created by Tara Wood; Yanqui, a story of love and life’s unexpected outcomes directed by award-winning filmmaker Kyle Hausmann-Stokes; and Juice, Mawaan Rizwan’s hilariously surreal BAFTA TV nominated series, co-starring Russell Tovey (Feud).

Over the years, Tribeca’s TV program has world-premiered numerous award-winning series, including season one of FX’s The Bear with Jeremy Allen WhiteEbon Moss-Bachrach, and Ayo Edebiri; HULU’s The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel; HBO’s Chernobyl with Jared HarrisEmily Watson, and Stellan Skarsgård; and more.

The Tribeca Festival is curated by Festival Director and SVP of Programming Cara Cusumano, Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer; VP of Shorts Programming Ben Thompson; Senior Programmers Liza Domnitz, Faridah Gbadamosi, Jarod Neece, José F. Rodriguez; Programmers Casey Baron, Jason Gutierrez, Jonathan Penner, and Madison Egan; VP of Games and Immersive Casey Baltes and Immersive Curator Ana Brzezińska; EVP of Artist Relations Nancy Lefkowitz and VP of Artist Relations Meredith Mohr; Curator of Audio Storytelling Davy Gardner; Music Programmer Vincent Cassous; along with a team of associate programmers; supported and inspired by the legendary Paula Weinstein.

The full TV and NOW lineups are detailed here. For more updates on programming follow @Tribeca and #Tribeca2024 on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn, and to purchase passes and ticket packages for the 2024 Tribeca Festival, go to tribecafilm.com/festival.