Tribeca 2013: Clint Eastwood, Darren Aronofsky Lead Director Panels

Eastwood Playing Pivotal Role at Back9 Golf Network

Clint Eastwood is taking on the duties of chairman of the creative board and founding shareholder (with his wife, Dina) of Back9, a forthcoming golf-lifestyle network. The gig is a fitting addition to Eastwood's resume given his love for the game.

Festival organizers unveiled the lineup for additional "Tribeca Talks: Directors Series" panels, which also includes Richard Linklater, Mira Nair and Jay Roach.

Clint Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky lead a group of acclaimed directors that will participate in panels at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

The Eastwood in conversation with Aronofsky panel will follow the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story.

Festival organizers unveiled the lineup for additional Tribeca Talks: Directors Series panels, which also includes Richard Linklater, Mira Nair and Jay Roach, as well as their Tribeca Talks: After the Movie event panelists (including Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen Page, Gloria Steinem and Adrian Grenier).

The Tribeca Talks panel series are open to the public and will take place throughout TFF, which runs April 17-28 in New York.

“Each year we seek to provide audiences with diverse opportunities to connect with some the most accomplished and innovative minds in film with the Tribeca Talks series, " said Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “We are excited to present this year’s lineup, featuring visionary industry leaders who are sure to engage audiences with thoughtful discussions on topics inspired by films and filmmakers participating in the Festival."

TFF also unveiled four new titles that will screen at this year’s festival, all followed by conversations with the respective filmmakers and topical experts. Paul Verhoeven’s film Tricked, whose script was crowd-sourced, will screen as part of the Tribeca Talks: After the Movie series, as will documentaries How to Make Money Selling Drugs and Out of Print,along with the world premiere screening of footage from Beyond: Two Souls, a new interactive videogame currently in development by Quantic Dream and scheduled for release in October on PlayStation 3.

Also part of Tribeca Talks: After the Movie is the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s 20th anniversary screening and discussion of Roger Spottiswoode’s And the Band Played On.

For a complete list of panels and events, visit

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