Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Unveils First Digital Creators Programme

Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Unveils First Digital Creators Programme

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The Digital Creators Market and Special Screenings programme on April 20-21 will include a conversation with Josh Hutcherson and Jake Avnet of Indigenous Media's Film Incubator

The day will feature new work from online storytellers at digital studios like YouTube Red, StyleHaul, Fullscreen, Indigenous Media, New Form Digital and Maker Studios.

The programme kicks offon April 20 with the world premiere of Vlogumentary by Matthew Testa and produced by Shay Carl Butler, Morgan Spurlock, Corey Vidal, Jeremy Chilnick, and Julie "Bob" Lombardi.

Special Screenings continue the following day with a sneak peek of new episodes from Legendary and Fullscreen's update of Sid & Marty Kroft's Electra Woman & Dyna Girl starring YouTube sensations Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, as well as Maker Studios and New Form Digital's comedy series Party Girl created and starring Lisa Schwartz, and StyleHaul's ensemble dramedy series Relationship Status featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell and Brant Daugherty.

Hutcherson and Jake Avnet will discuss their new film-maker mentorship initiative, Indigenous Media's Film Incubator, powered by The Black List, and show screen clips from one of the chosen films.

The day closes with the premiere of Fine Brothers Entertainment and Mandeville Films' scripted comedy series Sing It!, which launches exclusively on YouTube Red in spring.

The Tribeca Digital Creators Market, conceived in association with CAA, will run parallel to the Special Screenings series and curates a group of upcoming creators and pairs them with MCNs (multi-channel networks), ad agencies, traditional media producers, agents, and brands looking for content and talent. …

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