Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival Collaborates With IBM To Introduce AI Tech For Storytellers

The Tribeca Film Festival and IBM Watson presented a contest for project developers using artificial intelligence to aid creative storytelling<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Stars who think bras are tops

Saving money or showing off? These celebs decided a shirt simply isn't necessary when you've got a great bra.

Fashion

Hillary Clinton is less popular than Donald Trump because nobody will let the 2016 election end

Most of the time, the candidates who lose presidential elections collect a consolation prize: grudging public respect. With the campaigns over, with the negative ads bundled up for a museum, the defeated candidates slowly edge back into public life. They teach college classes. They appear in Viagra …

Hillary Clinton

Tribeca Festival Art Documentary ‘Blurred Lines’ Lands at Gravitas

Gravitas Ventures has bought worldwide VOD rights to the Barry Avrich documentary “Blurred Lines,” which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival.<p>The …

Documentaries

Six Filmmakers Making ‘Bushwick Beats’ Brooklyn Drama

“Bushwick Beats,” a new film set in Bushwick, Brooklyn, that explores the topic of unconditional love and the power of love in the face of adversity, …

TV

AT&T Makes a Play for Hollywood Types

With its acquisition of DirecTV and pending purchase of Time Warner, AT&T is no longer simply a telecom services provider; it has "transformed into a much broader entertainment group," as David Christopher, CMO of AT&T Mobility, describes it.<p>That was on display at a weekend event in Los Angeles, …

Gear VR

Doctor Who announces Broadchurch actress as first female Doctor

The BBC has listened<p>It only took 13, but <i>Doctor Who</i> has finally named its first female Doctor.<p>Jodie Whittaker, the actress best known for her work in the BBC drama <i>Broadchurch</i>, was announced today by the BBC. The current Doctor, Peter Capaldi, will step down from the role after the upcoming Christmas …

TV Series

Million-Dollar Tribeca Film Festival Winner Reunites With His Artistic and Corporate Sponsors – Adweek

The proof is in the pre-production.<p>Faraday Okoro, winner of this year’s inaugural Tribeca Film Festival “Untold Stories” pitch competition, through …

Advertising Industry

Live-action Lion King’s first teaser shown at D23 is breathtakingly beautiful

But it won’t be online anytime soon<p>Disney revealed its first look at Jon Favreau’s upcoming live-action adaptation of <i>The Lion King</i> during the biennial D23 expo today. We have a breakdown of what the footage showed, although don’t expect the studio to bring it online anytime soon.<p>The clip, which …

Walt Disney Company

Fantasia 2017, Day 1: “Museum,” “Tilt,” “The Villainess”

There’s something magical about flying two hours from Chicago to a place that looks more like Europe to watch a film made in Japan. Fantasia has …

Atomic Blonde

Newswire: Fox developing theatrical “binge-watch” scheme with multiple Fear Street adaptations

The way people have really flocked to streaming must be truly terrifying for the major movie studios, which have tried to compete with stuff like Netflix and Amazon by instituting frustrating restrictions on when movies can be rented or downloaded or by releasing more and more movies through …

Movies

IBM Asks What Watson Can do for Storytellers

Peter WardTech EditorUpdated: 13 July 2017<p>Watson, IBM’s AI platform, has helped power applications in a wide range of industries. Some of the more …

Artificial Intelligence

Tarantino's Next Project Sounds Equally Intriguing And Distasteful

Tarantino has never been a stranger to controversy; cartoonish violence and racial slurs are the hallmarks of his film catalog. Somehow, he manages to turn his feverish, bloodsoaked masturbatory fantasies into cinematic masterpieces.<p>His next project, movie number nine out of Tarantino’s intended …

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s Next Movie Will Be About the Manson Family

Quentin Tarantino has finally found a way to make a family movie, according to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>: focus on the Manson Family. The director is …

Quentin Tarantino

Ricky Gervais, comedy review: Much more than another day at the office

Ricky Gervais returns to stand-up with a show that's more personal, pensive and relevant than his last, writes Bruce Dessau<p>1/15 The Soho Theatre<p>Sara …

Ricky Gervais

Best Looks: Kristen Stewart

SO chic, always.<p>Whether she's in a floral romper or just jeans on the street, KStew can make any outfit look effortless. See all her best ensembles.

Fashion

How virtual reality may change your life

<b>Virtual reality (VR) is being touted as a big growth area for film-makers, engaging audiences in ways traditional film can't. But it is also being explored everywhere from rock music to psychiatric treatments. Is it all just a passing fad - or could VR really change the way we see the world about</b> …

Virtual Reality

Amy Schumer posts mocking bikini photo for National Bikini Day

Amy Schumer is celebrating National Bikini day ... sort of!<p>The comedian took to Instagram on the made-up holiday on Thursday to share a photo of herself rocking a two-piece bathing suit in apparent mocking celebration.<p>"National bikini day!" she captioned the snap. "#wherewasmyparisfashionweekinvite"<p>…

Awards

Whitney Houston Documentary Lets the Late Singer Tell Her Own Story

From Our Partners<p>This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly. For more stories like this, visit ew.com.<p>Long before her death in 2012 at age 48, Whitney Houston had become a cultural icon as recognized for her personal downfall as her success. The dazzling yet tender new documentary</i> …

Documentaries

I Have to Ask: The Matthew Heineman Edition

Director Matthew Heineman attends the <i>City of Ghosts</i> premiere during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26 in New York City.Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images …

Documentaries

Check It | Tribeca Film Festival

Fed up with being pushed around, a group of gay and trans teens of color form a gang and fight back on the brutal streets of Washington D.C. They …

Documentaries

Immersive experiences, the future of philanthropy

“AN elephant disappears every 15 minutes,” explains Kathryn Bigelow. Around 100 are killed every day, and only 400,000 of them are left. The numbers …

Business (UK)

Virtual reality is giving African filmmakers a new way to explore complex narratives

Two women and a man wrangle over fruits in <i>Nairobi Berries</i>, each one emptying the other’s core, while a poetic voice speaks over layered images of the Kenyan city. In <i>The Other Dakar</i>, a young girl receives a message and finds the hidden face of the Senegalese capital. In the <i>Spirit Robot</i> documentary, …

Virtual Reality

Watch the trailer for new rom-com-noir-thriller Women Who Kill

Who’s in the mood for an original romantic comedy…with macabre film noir overtones…which is also a satire about dating and the delirium of starting a new relationship?<p><i>Women Who Kill</i> is the fantastic debut film by writer-director Ingrid Jungermann, creator of the web series <i>F to 7th.</i> As you can see …

Kathryn Bigelow Joins Smuggler, Public Record Signs Daisy Zhou

"Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Hurt Locker" director <b>Kathryn Bigelow</b> has joined Smuggler's roster for worldwide commercial representation. Her earlier …

Advertising Industry

Jan Kounen’s ‘Kosmik Journey’ Headlines Okio’s VR Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

PARIS – Okio, the up-and-coming Parisian production banner behind the Tribeca-playing VR short film “I, Philip,” is developing several VR …

Virtual Reality

IBM had filmmakers teach its Watson AI how to make movies

Artificial intelligence is making huge strides in innovating the creative industries, and thanks to a collaboration between IBM and the Tribeca Film Festival – the trend seems set to grow even bigger.<p>Earlier this week, the two companies hosted the Storytellers with Watson contest where a small but …

Artificial Intelligence

“From the Ashes,” Live in Your Living Room

Recently, I’ve found myself in places I never imaged, from sharing the stage with actor Edward Norton at the Tribeca Film Festival, to walking the …

Climate

Emma Watson's flop tech thriller The Circle is being quietly dumped on Netflix UK

The Emma Watson/Tom Hanks tech thriller The Circle, about a young woman who discovers the internet corporation she works for is plotting to engineer a global surveillance state, is being quietly dumped on Netflix in the UK, without any advance promotion on the service's home page.<p>While the …

Movies

'From the Ashes,' Live In Your Living Room

Recently, I’ve found myself in places I never imaged, from sharing the stage with actor Edward Norton at the Tribeca Film Festival, to walking the red carpet in Paris with the city’s dazzling mayor Anne Hidalgo, to addressing the Aspen Ideas Festival, where I am this week. I’ve been speaking at …

Climate