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On the Scene at Tribeca Festival

On the Scene at Tribeca Festival

New York City showed the world we are back in business. Over the nearly two week festival several events proved that the love for entertainment never goes away. After 12 sensational days, the 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, came to a close. The festival celebrated the re-opening of New York, the return of star studded red carpets, and Tribeca’s 20th Anniversary at its multiple open-air venues across all five boroughs.

In celebration of the  20th anniversary of the festival, Tribeca teamed up with emerging director Lance Oppenheim and a diverse host of other contributors and friends of the festival including Robert De Niro, Fran Leibowitz, John Legend, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jon Chu, Stacey Abrams, Whoopi Goldberg, Darren Aronofsky, Steve Buscemi, Patti Smith, Delroy Lindo, John Turturro, Elegance Bratton, Michael Rappaport, Ximena Sariñana, Mike Jackson, Scott Z. Burns, Steve Bognan, Julia Reichert and more to create a behind the scenes short film shot on the move completely on iphone, capturing the making of Tribeca, the first North American film festival to come back in-person following the pandemic. This film is a love letter to New York featuring real life city dwellers with some noticeable public faces that celebrates the city’s resilience as New York reopens. The crew filmed from opening night of In The Heights which screened on 9 screens across all the city’s five boroughs, to intimate green room and 1:1 close ups with talent and friends of the festival in addition to snaps from the red carpet and capture of legendary performances.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 18: (L-R) Dr. Shirley Chi, Chelsea Hoff, Laura Moser, Lucy Abdullah, Kristelle Laroche, Bobby Moser, Monique Mack, and Courtney Chott attend as Neutrogena Studios celebrates the debut of “In The Sun” from Executive Producer Kerry Washington at The Standard Hotel on June 18, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Neutrogena Studios)

“In the Sun”, from Executive Producer Kerry Washington, premiered at a special screening at The Standard. Cast and crew in attendance included Dr. Shirley Chi, Courtney Chott, Monique Mack, Lucy Abdullah, Laura Moser, Kondwani Phiri, Chelsea Hoff and directors Bobby Moser and Kristelle Laroche.

The a poignant and inspiring documentary short that lets viewers follow the skin health journeys of seven families facing extraordinary circumstances as they navigate the long-term effects of living life in the sun, while still living vibrant lives. It is the first project from Neutrogena Studios and is now available on demand on The Roku Channel, YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV and Vimeo On Demand.

Two exciting Tribeca Talks took place today: Tribeca Talks: Scott Z. Burns & Matthew Rhys and Tribeca Talks: Tina Fey & Co. Scott Z. Burns and actor Matthew Rhys first posed for the photocall before giving a spirited conversation about Mr. Burns’ illustrious career as a writer, director, producer and playwright. Later in the evening, Tiny Fey, Jeff Richmond, Busy Phillips, Robert Garlock and Meredith Scardino participated in the photocall, then convened on the stage for an animated discussion about collaborating together on such shows as the new hit “Girls5Eva” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Burns at the panel emphasized to the audience to never give up on their dreams and to always have a vision.

In celebration of Pride month and as part of Tribeca Festival’s official Podcast Program, Audible hosted a preview of its latest Broadway Video title, queer action comedy Hot White Heist. Festival attendees were treated to an immersive preview of the new scripted Audible Original, a theme song performance, and a showcase of Sasha Velour’s drag revue, NightGowns. Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, is the first-ever Exclusive Audio Entertainment sponsor of Tribeca Festival.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 16: (L-R) Drag performers Vander Von Odd, Miss Malice, K.James, Sasha Colby, Sasha Velour, Neon Calypso, and West Dakota attend as Audible and Broadway Video Host Premiere of Scripted Podcast “Hot White Heist” during Tribeca Festival 2021 at Hudson Yards on June 16, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Audible)

The Queen Collective: A partnership between P&G, Queen Latifah, Flavor Unit Entertainment, and Tribeca Studios, Queen Collective returned in 2021 for a third year with its continued mission to accelerate gender and racial equality behind the camera, by opening doors to the next generation of up-and-coming Black women directors.  

Here is three cheers for one heck of a festival!

 
Video Courtesy Tribeca Studios

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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