Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Unveils Stand-Alone Tribeca TV Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Unveils Stand-Alone Tribeca TV Festival

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Tribeca’s stand-alone television festival will run from September 22-24 in New York City.

Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, has announced that it is launching a standalone festival for TV in autumn.

Tribeca is expanding its existing April TV programme into the Tribeca TV Festival for episodic storytelling.

The three-day festival will present curated shows and conversations representative of the cultural zeitgeist, featuring both cast and crew.

Television programming has been a part of the Tribeca Film Festival since it screened the series finale of Friends in 2004 at the Tribeca Drive-In.

In 2016, Tribeca launched an official section of the festival dedicated to TV programming, which has featured world premieres of new series and seasons of anticipated shows and special events, including the world premieres of Emmy-nominated programmes The Night Of and, this year, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Much like the April TV programme, the new festival will highlight premieres, and also draw attention to under-the-radar work.

Programming highlights include a conversation with Will & Grace stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally and show creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan ahead of the highly anticipated reboot this autumn. …

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