Tribeca 2008



Bart Got a Room
Before the Rains
Lake City
Man on Wire
The Objective
War, Inc.


Tuesday, April 29

Mariah Carey back on film with 'Tennessee'
Seven years after making what is widely regarded as one of the worst movies ever, Mariah Carey is back with a road-trip flick. But her new movie, "Tennessee," has little in common with 2001's "Glitter." Full story

Monday, April 28

New Tribeca caters to the biz
This year's Tribeca Film Festival had barely begun when the fest received the kind of vindication it has eagerly been seeking: A screening for the Michelle Monaghan family drama "Trucker" on Thursday night brought out execs from such studio specialty divisions as Miramax and Paramount Vantage, and even the Weinstein Co.'s Harvey Weinstein. Full story

Friday, April 25

Tribeca awards underrepresented filmmakers
The Tribeca Film Festival and sister nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute presented six filmmakers from underrepresented communities with the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards Friday. Full story

Thursday, April 24

Risky Biz Blog: Who's your baby mama?
God bless the Tribeca Film Festival. Where else can you see Jeff Zucker, a slew of gossip columnists, a host of SNL alumnae like Steve Martin, Jimmy Fallon and Chevy Chase, a battalion of Endeavor agents, and, just to keep it indie real, Killer Films' Christine Vachon, muttering to her guest about "how bad" that pre-screening commercial from the New York tourism board was. More

Wednesday, April 23

Tax credit signed into law at start of Tribeca

The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with Gov. David Paterson signing the New York State production tax credit bill into law, the unveiling of competition judges and American Express' commitment to five more years as the fest's main sponsor. Full story

Tuesday, April 22

Tribeca Film Festival hopes to find success
Last year should have been triumphant for Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff. Full story

Tribeca's market titles show promise
As the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off Wednesday night with the Universal comedy "Baby Mama," a group of filmmakers hopes the fest will deliver big sales. Full story

Tribeca aims to help filmmakers
Filmmakers are always in good hands at the Tribeca Film Festival, but this year they can count on extra attention. This year's fest refocusing yields fewer consumer panels -- and more industry-oriented ones, plus an expanded "Tribeca All Access" program and a full-service concierge. Full story

Wednesday, April 9

Udine grants 'Indulgence' premiere date
The world premiere of Chinese director Zhang Yibai's "Mi guo" (Lost Indulgence) will be among the highlights of the 62-film Far East Film Festival lineup, organizers said Wednesday. Full story

Monday, April 7

Tribeca announces 2008 sponsors

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its lineup of 2008 sponsors, including newcomers LG Electronics and Snapple, which will use the festival as a platform for new product launches.
Full story

Thursday, April 3

Regina Spektor in Tribeca music lineup
The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Nick Lowe and Ingrid Michaelson are among the artists set to perform during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Sia, Joseph Arthur, Chris Thile and Rachael Yamagata also are scheduled to appear. Full story

Wednesday, April 2

'Speed Racer' to close Tribeca fest
The Wachowski Brothers' "Speed Racer" will pop up at the finish line of this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Full story

Tuesday, April 1

Tribeca fest talks up panels
The Tribeca Film Festival is introducing the "Behind the Screens" and film executive-targeted "Tribeca Talks Industry" programs, featuring conversations with Sissy Spacek, Lou Reed and Isabella Rossellini. Full story

Tuesday, March 25

'Redbelt' a cinch for Tribeca/ESPN fest
David Mamet's mixed martial arts drama "Redbelt" has been chosen as the gala premiere at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. Full story

Sunday, March 24

Tribeca All Access jurors named
Jesse L. Martin, Damon Dash, Adam Beach and Joy Bryant are among 10 jurors who will participate in the fifth annual Tribeca All Access program. Full story

Thursday, March 20

Tribeca unveils shorts lineup
The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its short film program Tuesday, including a short film series created by returning filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. Full story

Tuesday, March 18

Fest veterans big in Tribeca sections
The Tribeca Film Festival's final Spotlight, Showcase and Restored/Rediscovered sections were unveiled Monday, featuring more pickups from other recent fests than any in Tribeca history. Full story

Friday, March 14

Tribeca lines up Discovery, Midnight
The Tribeca Film Festival has unveiled its 30 Discovery section and seven Midnight section selections, featuring talent ranging from Chazz Palminteri and Christine Lahti to Mariah Carey and Rumer Willis. Full story

Wednesday, March 12

Tribeca slims down for 7th edition
The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has followed through on its promise to trim its slate, announcing Tuesday a features lineup that's nearly 25% smaller than last year's. Full story

Thursday, March 6

'Baby' due date: Tribeca opening night
The Tribeca Film Festival has tapped "Baby Mama," the ensemble comedy about fertility and family from a cadre of "Saturday Night Live" vets, as its opening-night film. Full story

Monday, March 3

De Niro, Rosenthal chair bigger Tribeca
Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will co-chair a bigger and stronger version of the Tribeca Film Institute, partnering with the Rockefeller Foundation's Renew Media to deliver more than $1 million film, media and arts grants annually. Full story