Tribeca gives projects All Access pass


NEW YORK -- The Tribeca All Access mentoring program announced 32 new projects to help aspiring filmmakers, including films chronicling a lynching survivor and Christian wrestlers, along with two high-profile names: producer Lawrence Bender and actor Joe Mantegna.

The narrative and documentary films in the fourth annual program, presented by Tribeca Film Festival, American Express and Tribeca Film Institute, will allow their directors and screenwriters to meet with more than 100 investors, development execs, producers and agents.

Notable narrative projects include Tze Chun and Sheila Dvorak's sperm donor odyssey "Artificial Dissemination," Joshua Sanchez's romantic drama "Four" from producer Gill Holland, screenwriters Aaron Greer and Fran Kaplan's lynching biopic "Fruit of the Tree" and Priyanka Kumar's "The Flicker's Dance," a tale of an ill boy featuring actors Mantegna, William Mapother and Ione Skye.

Docus include Barb Lee's "Adopted: The New American Family," Karen Hayes' "The Foolishness of God: Desmond Tutu and Forgiveness," Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino's "Ultimate Christian Wrestling" and Jessica Sanders' music-themed "Samba" from exec producer Bender.

Two projects from past All Access programs, Benson Lee's breakdancing docu "Planet
B-Boy" and Jeffrey Morgan's "Lillie & Leander: A Legacy of Violence," will screen at this year's fest.
The program runs April 25-29 during the Tribeca fest.