2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL® ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF TRIBECA TALKS® SERIES FEATURING CONVERSATIONS WITH TOP FILMMAKERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS

ACCLAIMED TRIBECA TALKS: DIRECTORS SERIES PANELS INCLUDE ONE-0N-ONE CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRISTOPHER NOLAN & BENNETT MILLER, GEORGE LUCAS & STEPHEN COLBERT, CARY FUKUNAGA & JAMES SCHAMUS, AND BRAD BIRD & JANEANE GAROFALO; ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS INCLUDE HARVEY WEINSTEIN, GUS VAN SANT, AMY SCHUMER, COURTNEY LOVE, CATHERINE MARTIN, CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, AND MORE

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, has announced its lineup for the 2015 Tribeca Talks® Series., which will feature conversations with some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives including Christopher Nolan with Bennett Miller, George Lucas with Stephen Colbert, Cary Fukunaga with James Schamus, Brad Bird with Janeane Garofalo, Harvey Weinstein, Gus Van Sant, Courtney Love, Catherine Martin, Christiane Amanpour, and more. The Tribeca Talks panels and events will run during the 14th edition of TFF, taking place April 15–26.

TFF also announced four additional feature documentary films that will screen during the Festival as part of the tff_min_300Tribeca Talks: After the Movie series: the world premieres of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap and The Diplomat, and the New York premieres of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and Misery Loves Comedy. Two advance premieres of new episodes from the anticipated Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer” and Netflix’s “Chef’s Table,” one short film, Les Bosquets, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s retrospective screening of Good Will Hunting round out the Tribeca Talks: After the Movie series. Tribeca Talks: After the Movie events give audiences the opportunity to watch a film and then listen to a related conversation with filmmakers and industry experts.

This year’s Tribeca Talks series offers unique opportunities to hear from some of the top storytellers in the world about filmmaking, film distribution, and media consumption. Programs include the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series, sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures” where an acclaimed director participates in an intimate one-on-one conversation; “Tribeca Talks: Master Class” conversations focusing on a specific sector of the filmmaking process; “Tribeca Talks: Script & Screen, hosted by Barnes & Noble” which explores topics related to screenwriting, as well as the previously announced special “Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Conversations” which presents conversations relating to sports and competition in film, and previously announced “Tribeca Talks Imagination powered by the Hatchery” events featuring discussions with tech thought leaders. (Panelists and moderators are subject to change. For the most updated schedule, visit www.tribecafilm.com)

Listed by category, the 2015 Tribeca Talks events are:

“Tribeca Talks: Directors Series, sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures” will include intimate conversations with:

  • Director and writer Christopher Nolan will review his boundary-pushing work and how he creates entire worlds and realities from his imagination with director Bennett Miller.
  • Legendary director George Lucas discusses his career as a filmmaker, including his work on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, with Stephen Colbert.
  • Acclaimed TV and film director Cary Fukunaga will explore the elements of creating award-winning works for both the big and small screens with writer and producer James Schamus.
  • Academy Award-winning filmmaker Brad Bird (Ratatouille; The Incredibles; Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol) will discuss how he has succeeded in creating both animated and live-action films with Janeane Garofalo.

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