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Summary: Chanel throws star-studded dinner celebrating Tribeca Film Festival
Story No: 644259
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Date: 29/04/2010 15:28 PM
People: Selma Blair , Robert De Niro , Zach Braff , Kristen Bell , Peter Facinelli , Zoe Kravitz , Rachel Zoe , Abbie Cornish
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FASHION AND FILM MEET AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Some of Hollywood's brightest stars attended a special dinner on Wednesday, 28 April in New York City in honor of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Dinner was thrown in support of the Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program at the Odeon restaurant.

"I love Chanel," said Selma Blair. "I have an association with Chanel in the past and I think you know, it's one of the most beautiful, elegant fashion houses and they've done a lot to support these artists here in SoHo and Tribeca and really in providing a space for their work and the store and just a wonderful, wonderful brand."

Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks. They wanted to bring economy and revitalization to lower Manhattan.

Other stars who attended the event included Zach Braff, Kristen Bell and Abbie Cornesh.

The Tribeca Film Festival has shown more than 1100 films from more than 80 countries, making about $600 million U.S. dollars for the city of New York.

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New York, 28 April 2010

1. Exterior of Odeon restaurant

2. Mid shot of Zach Braff on the red carpet.

3. Wide shot of Zach Braff joking with photographers

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Zach Braff/Actor:

"I just love Tribeca and I love Mr. Robert De Niro and I think he's done a wonderful thing for the city and there's a lot of amazing films that have been made in New York so to have a festival that celebrates them and to celebrate filmmaking in New York and the art of movies is great and I was glad that I got invited."

5. Wide shot of Selma Blair on the red carpet

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Selma Blair/Actress:

"Well, I love Chanel. I have an association with Chanel in the past and I think, you know, it's one of the most beautiful, elegant fashion houses and they've done a lot to support these artists here in SoHo and Tribeca and really in providing a space for their work and the store and just a wonderful, wonderful brand."

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Aaron Eckhart/Actor, on why he wanted to attend the event:

"You know, my participation here is for the Film Festival. I'm a juror here for the International Narrative Films and I love film and creation and fashion and photography and good food."

8. Wide shot of Peter Facinelli on the red carpet

9. Mid shot of Kristen Bell on the red carpet

10. Pan out to wide shot of Kristen Bell

11. Close up Selma Blair and Kristen Bell posing together

12. Pan out to wide shot of Selma Blair and Kristen Bell greeting each other

13. Close up Zoe Kravitz and Rachel Zoe posing together

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Zoe Kravitz/Actress, on her involvement with The Tribeca Film Festival:

"Well, I mean, the film I'm doing is called "Beware of the Gonzo," I'm supporting, it's a New York film, it was all filmed in New York, I live in New York, all the actors are local actors. So it's definitely, you know, a really good feeling to be accepted by your own creative, you know, peers.

15. Wide shot of Abbie Cornish on the red carpet

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Abbie Cornish/Actress, on the perks of being a celeb when it comes to fashion:

"I mean I'm kind of lucky in what I do. We get to go to these events and a lot of the time people will dress us."

17. Mid shot of Abbie Cornish posing for photographers

18. Push in to tighter shot of Abbie Cornish

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Summary: Adrien Brody and Naomi Watts attend annual Tribeca Artists dinner
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Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 26/04/2011 07:04 AM
People: Adrien Brody , Naomi Watts , Chloe Sevigny , Zach Braff , Robert De Niro , Michael Stipe , Zoe Kravitz , Matthew Modine , Rose Byrne
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SHOTLIST

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New York, 25 April 2011

1. Wide of lower Manhattan skyline, tilt down to The Odeon cinema

2. Close-up of Odeon sign through ivy

3. Zoom into Tribeca Film Festival banner

4. Wide of Chloe Sevigny on red carpet, zoom in to her posing for photographers

5. Wide of Adrien Brody on red carpet

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Adrien Brody/Actor:

"I'm very happy for what it does for New York. It brings film here to Tribeca. It's done a lot for the community, post 9/11. I think it's a very positive thing for New York."

7. Camera cutaway with pan to Adrien Brody

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Adrien Brody/Actor:

"It's great to be here, and it's also a nice welcome by the festival, by the people that are important to me. Robert DeNiro is someone I have tremendous admiration for, Jane his partner. They're wonderful people and very supportive of the filmmaking community."

9. Wide of Naomi Watts and mother on red carpet

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Naomi Watts/Actress:

"It's great. I love it. He's such a New York landmark. The obvious desire to bring creative minds together, that's always a good thing."

11. Medium of photographers

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Rose Byrne/Actress:

"I've lived in New York for four years, so it's really exciting to be a part of a grassroots thing, especially so specific to Tribeca. I hope I can see some of the films as well. It would be good."

13. Zach Braff posing for photographers

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Zach Braff/Actor:

"The whole thing was put on by my good friend Bobby D. We're not good friends, I'm just kidding, but I love him, and there he is, oh my god. I wish I had my camera."

15. Robert Deniro walks by

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Zach Braff/Actor:

"Robert DeNiro has been such a proponent of downtown, especially post 9/11 helping build back the economy down here. It started off as one little thing, and now it's become this really prominent amazing festival, I love it."

17. Tilt up on Sophie Auster

18. SOUNDBITE (English) Sophie Auster /actress:

"Tribeca Film Festival has been a staple in New York. And it's a great festival. It's great for independent films, and you have to support the small people out there, so it's good."

19. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Modine/Actor:

"The idea behind the birth of it was to bring business back down to lower Manhattan after the tragedies of September 11. This was a way to show people that New York was still open for business. Those of us who live downtown and had a firsthand taste of the horrors of that day, know how important it is to support this film festival and its message."

20. Medium of Michael Stipe and friend posing for photographers

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Rosenthal/Festival creator:

"I think the one thing that Bob DeNiro would always say that if you do it long enough, people will take you seriously and they'll come. And that's always been Bob's mantra, so I stood by that."

22. Medium of Zoe Kravitz

23. SOUNDBITE (English) Matthew Modine/Actor:

(Reporter: Are you wearing Chanel tonight?)

"No. No, no. Yeah, I got Chanel vibrating underwear on."

24. Tilt down from Odeon sign to red carpet

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CHANEL CELEBRATES TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL WITH STAR-STUDDED EVENT

Chanel honored the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday night (25 April 2011) with a star-studded event in lower Manhattan.

The sixth annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists dinner brought with it the likes of Chloe Sevingny, Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody.

The festival was, of course, the talking point of the night, along with its creator Robert DeNiro.

"It's great to be here, and it's also a nice welcome by the festival, by the people that are important to me," said Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody. "Robert DeNiro is someone I have tremendous admiration for, Jane his partner. They're wonderful people and very supportive of the filmmaking community."

Brody's newest film, "Detachment," opened at the festival later in the evening.

Other stars in attendance included Michael Stipe, Zoe Kravitz, and Matthew Modine.

"The idea behind the birth of it was to bring business back down to lower Manhattan after the tragedies of September 11. This was a way to show people that New York was still open for business. Those of us who live downtown and had a firsthand taste of the horrors of that day know how important it is to support this film festival and its message," Modine said.

Newly transplanted New Yorker, Rose Byrne explained why she feels proud to be involved in the festival.

"I've lived in New York for four years, so it's really exciting to be a part of a grassroots thing, especially so specific to Tribeca," Byrne said.

Another big fan of DeNiro is Zach Braff, the actor commented that he wished he had brought his camera when DeNiro passed him on the red carpet.

"Robert DeNiro has been such a proponent of downtown, especially post 9/11 helping build back the economy down here," he added. "It started off as one little thing, and now it's become this really prominent amazing festival, I love it," Braff said.

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Summary: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones kick of the Tribeca Film Fest with Vanity Fair party
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Source: AP Entertainment
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 18/04/2012 06:48 AM
People: Robert De Niro , Billy Crystal , Michael Douglas , Hugh Dancy , Rosario Dawson , Whoopi Goldberg , Kellan Lutz , Susan Sarandon , Olivia Wilde , Shailene Woodley , Dakota Fanning , Katie Couric , Jane Rosenthal , Jason Segel , Emily Blunt , Judd Apatow , Julia Louis-Dreyfus , Brad Hall , Demian Bichir , Lily Cole , Michael Bloomberg , Grace Hightower , Leelee Sobieski
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FESTIVITIES BEGIN FOR NEW YORK'S TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Vanity Fair threw a lavish gala at the New York State Supreme Courthouse Tuesday (17 April) to kick of the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival.

Festival co-founder Robert De Niro attended the event on a warm spring evening along with celebrity pals Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones.

The legendary actor said the new crop of filmmakers keep it interesting for him year after year.

"And that it's actually become part of the city and hopefully will be something that will last for a long, long time," he said.

Fresh off his ninth Oscar hosting gig, Crystal played coy when asked about his plans for next year's event.

"I can't answer that question. You know I had such a good time. I don't know what's going to happen and if they want me. Who knows what? All I know is we had short notice and we did the best we could and people seemed to like it and the ratings went up and I'm still living so that's all," he said.

Along with 90 films, the festival boasts an A-list panel of jurors including Hugh Dancy, Rosario Dawson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kellan Lutz, Susan Sarandon, Olivia Wilde, Shailene Woodley and Dakota Fanning.

Fanning, who donned a hot pink Lanvin number for the party, weighed in on what she looks for in a film.

"I don't know I try and just appreciate the film as a whole and I love movies. So I love getting to see films from different countries and established directors and newcomers and I'm just very excited for everything," she said.

Anchorwoman Katie Couric stopped at the press line to dish on some TV hot topics. First, on "Good Morning America" beating the "Today" show in ratings for the first time in 16 years:

"Well you know I think it goes up and down. You know I don't think anybody should necessarily declare victory. I mean I think it's a big accomplishment, don't get me wrong, that 'GMA' did this, but I also think competition makes everyone better. And hopefully high tide raises all ships."

Until recently, the addition of "Katie" to the ABC daytime lineup implied one existing show would be cancelled. Besides Couric's hour of programming that left "The Chew", "The Revolution" and "General Hospital" vying for the two remaining daytime hours. Last week it was announced "The Revolution" was cancelled and "General Hospital" which is the oldest soap on TV still in production, had been renewed to see its 50th anniversary in April 2013.

Couric said she's glad "General Hospital" got picked up for another year. She was also relieved after months of angry tweets from soap fans.

"I'm glad that 'General Hospital' is still around because I was getting a lot of very nasty tweets from 'General Hospital' fans. I would be like 'aw! I'm so scared!' But they're keeping it on and I'm very happy for the show and the actors and everyone involved. I'm very happy for viewers who love the show and have watched it for years and they're very vocal. Can I say they're very vocal. And I admire that."

The New York festival, founded by De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, officially opens Wednesday with the flashy premiere of the comedy "The Five-Year Engagement," starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt and produced by Judd Apatow ("Bridesmaids," "Knocked Up"). Apatow feared he arrived for the party a bit underdressed in his flannel tee-shirt and jeans.

"I didn't even realize this was a fancy affair," he said. "Look at me, I'm not dressed up. I didn't even brush my hair. I kind of thought it was going to be a very small thing. I didn't realize this was a big thing. Should I go home and change?"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus attended the bash with her husband Brad Hall. The recent empty nesters are showing their film "Picture Paris" about a woman who becomes obsessed with the City of Light to fill the void after her son leaves for college.

Best actor nominee Demian Bichir and British model Lily Cole also walked the press line before heading into the gala.

Tribeca is punctuated by such popcorn-friendly tent-pole events, including the closing night superhero bonanza, "The Avengers," and numerous outdoor screenings.

The slate is typically among the most varied (and hardest to define) of the large international festivals.

It runs April 18-29 in New York.

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New York, 17 April 2012

1. Pull out on the New York State Supreme Courthouse

2. Wide of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta entering the party

3. Wide of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg greeting festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal

4. Wide of Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro, actor and festival co-founder (on what keeps the festival fresh for him year after year):

"Well the movies, this - this is great and that it's actually become part of the city and hopefully will be something that will last for a long, long time."

6. Pan up Dakota Fanning wearing Lanvin

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Dakota Fanning, actress and festival juror (on what she looks for in a film):

"I don't know I try and just appreciate the film as a whole and I love movies. So I love getting to see films from different countries and established directors and newcomers and I'm just very excited for everything."

8. Zoom out on Billy Crystal and his wife Janice

9. Reporter: About the Oscars, would you do it again?

SOUNDBITE (English) Billy Crystal, actor (on hosting the Oscars):

"I can't answer that question. You know I had such a good time. I don't know what's going to happen and if they want me. Who knows what? All I know is we had short notice and we did the best we could and people seemed to like it and the ratings went up and I'm still living so that's all."

Reporter: "But you had fun?"

Billy Crystal: "I had a great time this year. I really did. I thought we did a lot of new, interesting things on the show. The focus group piece with Chris Guest and we did that and the thing with Melissa Mccarthy and there were a lot of things that I think hopefully made the show more fun for people at home."

10. Wide of Billy Crystal talking to reporters

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Billy Crystal, actor (on what brings him out for the Tribeca Film Festival):

"You know it's sort of a no-brainer. Isn't it? This part of town was scorched and now it's blooming again and so much of that is because of what Robert De Niro and Jane (Rosenthal) have done with this festival. To create this thing, I remember in the beginning it took six months and they had this up and running and now it's like an epic event for the city and a great one. And its heart is in the best place."

12. Wide shot of Katie Couric

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Katie Couric, journalist (on "Good Morning America" beating the "Today" show in ratings for the first time in 16 years): "Well you know I think it goes up and down. You know I don't think anybody should necessarily declare victory. I mean I think it's a big accomplishment, don't get me wrong, that 'GMA' did this, but I also think competition makes everyone better. And hopefully high tide raises all ships. Is that what that expression is? Thank you."

14. Fashion shot Katie Couric

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Katie Couric, journalist (on "General Hospital" being picked up for another year):

"I'm glad that 'General Hospital' is still around because I was getting a lot of very nasty tweets from 'General Hospital' fans. I would be like 'aw! I'm so scared!' But they're keeping it on and I'm very happy for the show and the actors and everyone involved. I'm very happy for viewers who love the show and have watched it for years and they're very vocal. Can I say they're very vocal. And I admire that."

16. Pan from camera viewfinder to Judd Apatow speaking to reporters

17. SOUNDBITE (English) Judd Apatow, prouder/director:

"I didn't even realize this was a fancy affair. Look at me, I'm not dressed up. I didn't even brush my hair. I kind of thought it was going to be a very small thing. I didn't realize this was a big thing. Should I go home and change?"

18. Wide shot of Leelee Sobieski

19. SOUNDBITE (English) Leelee Sobieski, actress (on what her daughter thought of her outfit):

"This was, she looked at it and said 'tutu!' And the she ran with her hands, that were not the cleanest towards me and it was actually slightly heartbreaking because I had to say 'careful, careful.' Because it was pretty pristine so it was like the one time where I really got dressed where I didn't get like a super big squishy hug where she just blew me a very demur kiss."

20. Actor Demian Bichir and wife Stefanie Shark

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Demian Bichir, actor (on life after his Oscar nod):

"Yeah we made it through. It was a little fun and you know 'A Better Life' became a really interesting film after the box office round -- we lost that round. But then it picked up on DVD. And a lot of people went into Netflix and iTunes and took a look at it and we're really, really proud of that. And all that craziness about the Oscars and this and that that was fun. That was fun."

22. Wide of British model Lily Cole

23. Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses for photographers

24. SOUNDBITE (English) Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actress:

"We have film that my husband wrote and directed that's in the festival called 'Picture Paris.'"

Reporter: Tell us about it.

SOUNDBITE (English) Brad Hall, actor/writer:

"Well our son went away to college about a year ago and it broke our hearts so we thought we'd make a movie about it but make it a little bit funny. So that's what it is. About a girl who is completely obsessed with Paris to replace the hold in her heart when her son goes to school and she's that girl."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: "Yeah, I play that girl. That woman in fact."

Reporter: So is this film filling the empty nest void?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: "It didn't work! We have to come up with another project quick!"

25. Zoom out on exterior of court house

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Summary: Nas documentary 'Time is Illmatic' opens Tribeca festival
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Date: 17/04/2014 07:30 AM
People: Nas , Robert De Niro , Michael Rapaport , Alex Gibney , Bjork , Alice Cooper , Bob Weir , Clark Terry , Grace Hightower , Michael Mosberg , Jemima Kirke
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NAS FILM OPENS TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

The Nas documentary, "Time Is Illmatic," kicked off the 13th Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday (16 APRIL 2014) in New York.

The film opened at the Beacon Theatre for the first time, and expanding the festival by moving uptown seemed to please its co-founder, Robert De Niro.

"We're very happy and excited by it," he said on the red carpet.

The documentary "Time Is Illmatic" comes out at the 20th anniversary of Nas' debut album "Illmatic." That album is widely-regarded as one of the most influential in hip hop. The film traces the rapper's journey from a street poet to finding success.

He'll also put out a revamped edition of the album with remixes and new material called "Illmatic XX."

When asked if you could ever imagine the success and film based on it when writing the album, Nas joked for a second.

"Maybe if it was a film I shot myself of like, like a little hood movie maybe (laughs) but yes and no. Yes and no because you know I already made videos. I was makin' videos for the album so back then I started thinking about movies but I could've never foreseen this right here," Nas said.

"Illmatic" was Nas' debut album in 1994 and is one of the most revolutionary albums in hip hop thanks to its strong narrative describing the artist's life on the streets of Queens. But Nas says after it's success, he's never tried to duplicate it.

"I think a lot of people wanted me to chase this album. I never got that. You know I never did that. I always felt like it was important to grow. You've gotta grow. I never tried to chase it. I never will. That's a time period that's happened already and you can't fake that," Nas said.

Actor Michael Rapaport walked the red carpet ahead of his directorial effort later in the week.

"I'm so excited to be part of the Tribeca Film Festival. I think that obviously the Nas documentary couldn't be more New York, you know, his album is a classic album, it's a classic hip hop album and it's classic American music. It's beyond hip-hop, it's beyond rap music and I'm excited to see it. And tomorrow night you know we have 'When the Garden was Eden' the film that I directed about the '70-'73 Knicks and I'm really excited for people to see that. I'm really excited to be in New York showing and that was the goal to have it first be seen in New York," Rapaport said.

Michael K. Williams, of both 'The Wire,' and 'Boardwalk Empire' also came out to support Nas.

"I mean this documentary is more than just about an album. It's spanning, the lifespan of an epic career, born and bred in New York City from the hood of Queens Bridge Projects. He's seen a lot of things and gone a lot of places where he wasn't necessarily supposed to go, so you've got to celebrate that. And to me this is about his legacy more than just one record," he said.

This year's festival will feature 80-plus films, heavy on music-themes.

Alex Gibney's unfinished, untitled James Brown documentary will screen, as will the concert film "Bjork: Biophilia Live."

The lineup includes documentaries on Alice Cooper ("Super Duper Alice Cooper,") the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir ("The Other One") and jazz trumpeter Clark Terry ("Keep on Keepin' On.")

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New York, 16 April 2014

1. Wide of red carpet

2. Medium of Nas entering red carpet and posing for photographers

3. Medium of Nas talking to reporter

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Nas/Recording Artist, on imaging he'd be at Tribeca when writing the album:

"Maybe if it was a film I shot myself of like, like a little hood movie maybe (laughs) but yes and no. Yes and no because you know I already made videos. I was makin' videos for the album, so back then I started thinking about movies, but I could've never foreseen this right here."

5. Medium of Nas talking to reporter

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Nas/Recording Artist, on the challenge of following up a great debut album:

"I think a lot of people wanted me to chase this album. I never got that. You know I never did that. I always felt like it was important to grow. You've gotta grow. I never tried to chase it. I never will. That's a time period that's happened already and you can't fake that."

7. Wide of Nas posing with One9, Erik Parker, and Jungle

8. Wide of Robert De Niro entering red carpet

9. Camera cutaway

10. Medium of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor, Festival Co-Founder, on the continued success of the festival:

"It's great. I'm very happy. We all are very happy it was received so well over the years, become part of the city. The city fabric, cultural fabric if you will. It's great."

12. Wide of Robert De Niro talking to reporter

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor, Festival Co-Founder, on opening the film in an uptown theater:

"Well we're uptown but in a great venue so that's the tradeoff. Things usually happen at the Ziegfeld and that's a great place, it's the place we usually have premieres, not only us but all the movies that open in New York, certain movies and but this is like another type of thing and very special, so we're very happy and excited by it."

14. Medium of Michael Mosberg and Jemima Kirke posing for photographers, pull out to show Michael Rapaport

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Rapaport/Actor

"I'm so excited to be part of the Tribeca Film Festival. I think that obviously the Nas documentary couldn't be more New York, you know, his album is a classic album, it's a classic hip hop album and it's classic American music. It's beyond hip-hop, it's beyond rap music and I'm excited to see it. And tomorrow night you know we have 'When the Garden was Eden' the film that I directed about the '70-'73 Knicks and I'm really excited for people to see that. I'm really excited to be in New York showing it and that was the goal to have it first be seen in New York."

16. Wide of Michael K. Williams on red carpet, push in to his skirt

17. Medium of Michael K. Williams talking to reporter

18. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael K. Williams/Actor

"I mean this documentary is more than just about an album. It's spanning, the lifespan of an epic career, born and bred in New York City from the hood of Queens Bridge Projects. He's seen a lot of things and gone a lot of places where he wasn't necessarily supposed to go, so you've got to celebrate that. And to me this is about his legacy more than just one record."

19. Wide of red carpet

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Date: 18/04/2014 07:21 AM
People: Susan Sarandon , Chelsea Clinton , Robert De Niro , Heather Graham , Paul Haggis , Dev Patel , Eva Amurri , Grace Hightower , Henry Winkler , Hillary Clinton , Karolina Kurkova , Olivia Palermo , Whoopi Goldberg
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STARS ATTEND PARTY DURING TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, SUSAN SARANDON COMMENTS ON CHELSEA CLINTON'S PREGNANCY

The Tribeca Film Festival isn't just about films, it's also about parties.

Stars like Robert De Niro, Heather Graham and director Paul Haggis attended Swiss watch brand IWC's "For the Love of Cinema" party Thursday (17 APRIL 2014) in New York.

Dev Patel said on the carpet that he's in the middle of shooting the final season of HBO's "The Newsroom."

"I'm kind of exhausted but I've had a couple of glasses of wine so that's keeping me awake right now," he joked.

Susan Sarandon, who is getting ready to be a grandmother for the first time when her daughter, actress Eva Amurri gives birth this summer, said she was also excited by the news that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant too.

"It's great. Life goes on. Ob-la-di. I'm all for it these girls that are you know they know everything so it's gonna be a very healthy, well informed birth and you know I'm really proud of her."

The Tribeca Film Festival runs through April 27.

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New York, 17 April 2014

1.Medium of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower arriving at party

2. Zoom out to wide of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower arriving at party

3. Tight shot of Robert De Niro

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Haggis/Director - on talking to Robert De Niro:

"Yeah. Just talks your ear off. Can't shut up, shut up, shut up. You can't get him to stop (laughs.) No, he's exactly what you think he is. He's a very cool guy and you know when he speaks he has something to say."

5. Pan up of Susan Sarandon arriving

6. Medium of Susan Sarandon

7. Wide of Susan Sarandon

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Sarandon/Actress - on daughter Eva Amurri's pregnancy:

"It's going really well. She just taped a pilot with Henry Winkler called 'The Winklers' and so now she can just focus on growing the baby and she's due in August and so I'll be out there in August. I'm really excited. She's very healthy. She's happy. Except her husband Kyle (Martino) you know he's doing that Discovery Channel thing where the guy's jumping off of Mt. Everest so he's going to be gone for a month while they acclimate and get ready for the event to happen so that's pretty exciting."

Reporter: "Wow, a lot going on."

Susan Sarandon: "Yeah, yeah, yeah. A lot going on."

Reporter: "Hillary Clinton is also going to be a grandmother."

Susan Sarandon: "I saw that!"

Reporter: "What do you think of that?

Susan Sarandon: "It's great. Life goes on. Ob-la-di. I'm all for it these girls that are you know they know everything so it's gonna be a very healthy, well informed birth and you know I'm really proud of her."

9. Wide of Heather Graham on the red carpet

10. Push in to medium of Heather Graham

11. Fashion pan of Heather Graham

12. Medium of Karolina Kurkova

13. Fashion pan of Karolina Kurkova

14. Wide of Olivia Palermo

15. Fashion pan of Olivia Palermo

16. Medium of Whoopi Goldberg posing

17. SOUNDBITE (English) Dev Patel/Actor

"I'm kind of exhausted but I've had a couple of glasses of wine so that's keeping me awake right now."

18. Tight shot of Dev Patel on the carpet

19. Zoom out to medium of Dev Patel

20. Zoom out to wide of Dev Patel

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Summary: CORRECTED Robert De Niro and Jane Rosental on this year's Tribeca Film Festival
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Date: 05/04/2015 13:26 PM
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1. Wide of Robert De Niro entering red carpet

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor-Festival creator, on how it feels to create such a successful film festival:

"Great. We didn't know it would last as long as it did, and will, hopefully. We just took it one year at a time from the beginning and I'm very proud of that. We are happy."

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3. Medium of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower posing for photographers

4. Camera cutaway

5. Medium of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor-Festival creator, on starting the festival to rebuild the neighborhood after 9/11:

"That's the reason we started it, so it' was essential. It has evolved over the years, obviously to what it is, and it will evolve into whatever it will become later on. Things are changing so much."

SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Rosenthal/Producer-Festival creator:

"It's also - the neighborhood is now open. We can have a new venue, a hub. We can walk anywhere downtown, now, which is the first time ever we can do that. Downtown is now open for business. We're always about celebrating the lives that were lost and the people that were - really worked to bring this city back to what it is right now, and that's part of what the festival will always celebrate."

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7. Medium of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor-Festival creator, on the future of the festival:

"Generally, we would kind of feel where it will go. But with technology, with everything, with area -Tribeca - we don't know what can happen. We're open to any new direction, which could very well happen. Who knows what? "

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9. Wide of red carpet

DE NIRO, ROSENTHAL ON THIS YEARS TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

The 14th Tribeca Film Festival will open in a few weeks, and Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal are excited about this year's program.

The festival founders spoke to AP Entertainment Thursday (2 APRIL) at the festival's new facility in lower Manhattan.

"We didn't know it would last as long as it did, and will, hopefully. We just took it one year at a time from the beginning and I'm very proud of that. We are happy," De Niro said.

They founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 in response to the 2001 attacks on The World Trade Center as a way to help revitalize Lower Manhattan which was devastated by the falling towers.

"That's the reason we started it, so it' was essential. It has evolved over the years, obviously to what it is, and it will evolve into whatever it will become later on. Things are changing so much," De Niro said.

Rosenthal talked about the festival's growth, and the fact that the neighborhood is back to normal, at least from a construction perspective.

"We can walk anywhere downtown, now, which is the first time ever we can do that. Downtown is now open for business. We're always about celebrating the lives that were lost and the people that were - really worked to bring this city back to what it is right now, and that's part of what the festival will always celebrate," Rosenthal said.

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on April 15 with "Live From New York," a documentary on Saturday Night Live.

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New York, 15 April 2015

1. Wide of tents on Columbus Avenue

2. Medium of Lorne Michaels posing for photographers

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Lorne Michaels, creator/executive producer, "Saturday Night Live":

"('SNL' executive producer and costume designer) Tom Broecker, who is just a genius and who has been at the show for a long time, came in and said, 'I'd like to do a documentary and I'd like to sort of mark this time and I think I have the people to do it,' and I said, 'Good luck and I'll see you at the premiere' and I expect to see him at the premiere tonight."

4. SOUNDBITE (English) J.L. Pomeroy, "Live From New York!" producer (with Tom Broecker):

"When we very, very first conceived of the idea for this film it was our dream from day one truly to debut it at Tribeca Film Festival because we're making a film about 'Saturday Night Live,' a beloved New York institution, and we're debuting it at Tribeca, a beloved New York institution, and a huge part of our film is 'Saturday Night Live's importance that it played after 9/11 and what an important like cathartic moment that was for New Yorkers to see what was happening on 'Saturday Night Live.'"

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Owen Moogan, "Live From New York!" producer:

"It was like what was happening politically at the time, what commercials we were mocking and why we were doing them? Sinead O'Conner, remember what a big deal that was, you know, years ago and then to have for example Chris Rock in the film say that after all that time it 'turns out she was right.' What a strange change of opinion and it's a context to see things at a slightly slower speed perhaps than the 24-hour news cycles that we're now used to."

6. Medium of former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani and wife Judith

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor:

"Well because these two institutions mean a great deal to New York. 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!' has been the best advertisement New York City can get over the last 40 years and during some of the city's worst times and the Tribeca Film Festival started as a very small film festival. Now it's one of the greatest in the world tied to New York and you have two men, Lorne Michaels and Robert De Niro, who have been tremendous supporters of the city and, as Judith (Giuliani) pointed out before, came to our support after Sept. 11 more than most."

8. Medium of Robert De Niro arriving

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Bao Nguyen, "Live From New York!" director:

"I mean there's been so many documentaries and programs about 'SNL' in the past already, so our film is a very specific and narrow approach, which is looking at how SNL has reflected American culture and society and how it's impacted it in many ways. Just looking at it through that scope it made it easier but of course it wasn't... It was much easier to do other projects than this but, you know, there's tons of people we could have talked to, tons of stories we could have told and so yeah, going through the list of everyone that's been on that show and trying to figure out who we were going to talk to, that was almost an impossible task. It was like, 'I don't know if I can do this.'"

10. CU of 'SNL' cast member Beck Bennett, pull out to medium of, left to right, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan and Beck Bennett saying in unison, "Hey! We're at the Tribeca Film Festival!"

11. Medium of 'SNL' cast member Kate McKinnon posing for photos

'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' DOCUMENTARY KICKS OFF TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Live from New York, it's the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival!

The festival kicked off Wednesday (15 APRIL 2015) night at New York's Beacon Theatre with the premiere of the "Saturday Night Live" documentary "Live From New York!"

Directed by Bao Nguyen, the film looks back at the history of "SNL" and was made with the sanction of the show's creator, Lorne Michaels.

When approached about the idea for the documentary, Michaels recalled saying, "Good luck and I'll see you the premiere," he told reporters on the red carpet.

Nguyen said at times the project felt a little overwhelming.

"There's tons of people we could have talked to, tons of stories we could have told and so yeah, going through the list of everyone that's been on that show and trying to figure out who we were going to talk to, that was almost an impossible task. It was like, 'I don't know if I can do this,'" he explained.

Rapper Ludacris was to follow the premiere with a performance.

"Live From New York!" adds to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live."

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said the documentary was the appropriate start to the film festival.

"These two institutions mean a great deal to New York. 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!' has been the best advertisement New York City can get over the last 40 years and during some of the city's worst times and the Tribeca Film Festival started as a very small film festival. Now it's one of the greatest in the world tied to New York," he said.

"You have two men, Lorne Michaels and Robert De Niro, who have been tremendous supporters of the city and, as Judith (Giuliani) pointed out before, came to our support after Sept. 11 more than most."

"Live From New York!" begins a theme at this year's Tribeca. A number of films at the festival document comedy from behind-the-scenes, with subjects including National Lampoon and New Yorker cartoons.

An event commemorating the 40th anniversary of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is also planned.

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New York, 14 April 2015

1. Wide of State Supreme Court Building, push in to guests walking up steps

2. Wide of guests being photographed

3. Festival signage atop the steps

4. Medium shot of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor, Festival co-founder:

(Reporter: "Bob, how proud are you of this festival?")

Robert De Niro: "I'm very proud, obviously. It's lasted until now and what more could I ask for, could we ask for?"

6. Tilt up on Jane Rosenthal

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Rosenthal/Festival co-founder:

"It's extraordinary to have Monty Python, so many of the people that are coming. The SNL - celebrating SNL. We have a lot of big celebrations as well as all the new technology. We have a home this year in Spring Studios and everybody can come and enjoy the festival and feel the community of Tribeca and downtown."

8. Medium shot Harvey Keitel and Daphna Kastner posing for photographers

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Harvey Keitel/Actor, on what his friend Robert De Niro has accomplished:

(Reporter: "Your friend Bob has created such a festival - what are you most proud of?")

Keitel: "That Rob has recognized the importance of these stories people are putting on film, to share them with us."

10. Tilt up on Debi Mazar

11. Medium shot Theo Rossi touches Sarah Jones' pregnant belly, tilt up

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Theo Rossi/Actor:

"I couldn't ask for a better place. This is my city. This is where I grew up. I carry it on my back everywhere I go in the world and there is no better place to be, so this is a dream come true for me."

(Reporter: "Tell me about the film?")

Theo Rossi: "'Bad Hurt' - it's a film set in Staten Island 1999. A struggle. A family. What families go through. A son with PTSD, a returning veteran. A daughter with disabilities. And just the inner workings. What's behind the door? We see a lot in life but what is it like when a family has to live their life. It's a complicated thing and it's really beautiful."

13. Medium shot Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen

14. Various of Joan Smalls

15. Wide of Nick Sandow

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Nick Sandow/Actor:

"It's very important. I made a New York story and it's in a New York festival. And this festival coming out of 9-11, it's very special. I'm a New Yorker. I'm from the Bronx. It means a lot to me to be here and to have my film here. There's no other place it should be. It makes a lot of sense."

17. Wide of venue at night, zoom in to festival signage

ROBERT DE NIRO, HARVEY KEITEL, OTHERS ATTEND VANITY FAIR PARTY TO KICK OFF TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Tribeca Film festival co-founder Robert De Niro attended the Vanity Fair party Tuesday (14 APRIL 2015) in New York. The annual soiree celebrates the festival, which will see its 14th installment.

Before climbing the steps of the party's location at the State Supreme Courthouse, the actor expressed his delight at the success of the festival.

"I'm very proud, obviously. It's lasted until now and what more could I ask for, could we ask for?" he said.

De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 as a means of stimulating New York after the September 11 terror attacks.

Rosenthal is thrilled at the growth of the festival since then, and especially this year's lineup.

"It's extraordinary to have Monty Python, so many of the people that are coming. The SNL - celebrating SNL. We have a lot of big celebrations as well as all the new technology. We have a home this year in Spring Studios and everybody can come and enjoy the festival and feel the community of Tribeca and downtown," Rosenthal said.

Longtime De Niro co-star Harvey Keitel is proud of what his friend has accomplished.

"Rob has recognized the importance of these stories people are putting on film, to share them with us," Keitel said.

Two television stars are directing films in this year's festival.

Theo Rossi, who recently wrapped up the final season of "Sons of Anarchy," has a movie called "Bad Hurt."

"It's a film set in Staten Island 1999. A struggle. A family. What families go through. A son with PTSD, a returning veteran. A daughter with disabilities. And just the inner workings. What's behind the door?" Rossi explained.

"We see a lot in life but what is it like when a family has to live their life. It's a complicated thing and it's really beautiful."

Another New Yorker, Nick Sandow - best known as assistant warden Joe Caputo in "Orange is the New Black" - said there's no better place for him to premiere his film, "The Wannabe."

"I made a New York story and it's in a New York festival," he said.

"And this festival coming out of 9-11, it's very special. I'm a New Yorker. I'm from the Bronx. It means a lot to me to be here and to have my film here. There's no other place it should be. It makes a lot of sense."

The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on April 15 with "Live From New York," a documentary about Saturday Night Live.

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New York, 13 April 2015

1. Wide exterior shot of Tribeca Film Festival event venue

2. Wide exterior shot of Tribeca Film Festival event venue

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3. Medium shot of actor and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower posing for photos on red carpet

4. Medium shot of Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower posing for photos on red carpet

5. Medium shot of Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal posing for photos

6. Medium shot of Christoph Waltz talking to reporter on carpet

7. Medium shot of Christoph Waltz talking to reporter on carpet

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Christoph Waltz, actor, on what the film festival represents:

"The significance, I think, is more for the people who start out. It's a starting point and since it's more about film or cinema as such and not so much about breaking into the business - of course everybody wants to break into the business - but here it's more a safer environment than in Cannes for example."

9. Medium shot of Dakota Fanning posing for photos on carpet

10. Medium shot of Dakota Fanning talking to reporter

11. Medium shot of Joel McHale posing for photos

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Joel McHale, actor, on "friendship" with Christoph Waltz:

"Oh yeah, Christoph Waltz and I did two movies together. It was called 'Fart Police' and 'Fart Police 2' and I don't think it got the recognition it should, but I think it'll get another chance at some other film festival."

13. Medium shot of Joel McHale posing for photos

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14. SOUNDBITE (English) Joel McHale, actor, on making "Community" for Yahoo:

"There are not restraints but it's not like it's just all d*** shots and MMA fighting or something. It's the same show. Dan (Harmon) was like, 'I'm not changing the show,' but now the show can breathe - and his imagination has just run. So, there's no notes from Yahoo. It's really crazy and wonderful and the show can be slightly longer. Instead of 21 and a half minutes, which is how long sitcoms are, or 22 minutes, now they've been 26 and 29. Shocker. So, I've enjoyed this season as much as I've ever enjoyed anything I've ever done in my entire life."

15. Medium shot of Jennifer Morrison posing for photos

16. Medium shot of Jennifer Morrison talking to reporter

17. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Morrison, actress, on having film she directed at festival:

"Honestly, I don't think it's real to me yet. Today is sort of my kickoff event for me. I know last night was the first night of the festival but today is my first night participating in events, so it's not quite real. I've seen the movie probably 100-thousand times between editing and color timing and whatever. So in my mind it's just going to be like on a TV in my living room and I think I'll be really overwhelmed when I see it on a big screen."

18. Wide shot of Paul Haggis posing for photos

19. Medium shot of Paul Haggis talking to reporter

20. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Haggis, director, on how he manages his Tribeca film going:

"Oh, you know that's hard. I just look for what films I won't get a chance to see any place else and there's so many of them that are so intriguing and interesting. I just get the list, start circling, see what I can go to. Yeah, I'm just like any other guy."

21. Medium shot of Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower leaving carpet

CHRISTOPH WALTZ, ROBERT DE NIRO, JOEL MCHALE WALK CARPET FOR TRIBECA AFFAIR

The subject was "For the Love of Cinema" at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan Thursday night (16 APRIL) as stars showed up for an event to honor and support the nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute.

Festival co-founder and iconic actor Robert De Niro was on the carpet with his wife Grace Hightower.

Also at the event was Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz, who spoke about how Tribeca stands out from other film festivals around the world.

"The significance, I think, is more for the people who start out. It's a starting point and since it's more about film or cinema as such and not so much about breaking into the business - of course everybody wants to break into the business - but here it's more a safe environment than in Cannes for example," said Waltz.

The event was being hosted by funny man Joel McHale who talked about what it's like now that his show "Community" is streaming on Yahoo - having moved over from broadcast television.

"It's the same show. Dan (Harmon) was like, 'I'm not changing the show,' but now the show can breathe - and his imagination has just run. So, there's no notes from Yahoo. It's really crazy and wonderful and the show can be slightly longer. Instead of 21 and a half minutes, which is how long sitcoms are, or 22 minutes, now they've been 26 and 29. Shocker. So, I've enjoyed this season as much as I've ever enjoyed anything I've ever done in my entire life," McHale said.

"Once Upon a Time" star Jennifer Morrison, who lives in New York, was attending her first festival as a director, making her directorial debut for the short film "Warning Labels."

She said she's thrilled that the film is being shown at Tribeca:

"Honestly, I don't think it's real to me yet. Today is sort of my kickoff event for me. I know last night was the first night of the festival but today is my first night participating in events so it's not quite real. I've seen the movie probably 100-thousand times between editing and color timing or whatever. So in my mind it's just going to be like on a TV in my living room and I think I'll be really overwhelmed when I see it on a big screen."

Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis, another New Yorker, said he always attends the film festival and is just like everyone else when it comes to figuring out what films to catch.

"Oh, you know that's hard. I just look for what films I won't get a chance to see any place else and there's so many of them that are so intriguing and interesting. I just get the list, start circling, see what I can go to. Yeah, I'm just like any other guy," he smiled.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs through April 26th.

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New York, 17 April 2015

1.Medium of Richard Gere posing on the red carpet

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Gere/Actor - on the Tribeca Film Festival:

"Of course it's fun. This is a very interesting festival. There are - it's a very embracing festival. You don't have to have English subtitles to get into Tribeca. It's embracing all kinds of different films so I think it's interesting. Documentaries, shorts, a lot of American films, I like it. I like it. It feels like a New York festival."

3. Medium of Dakota Fanning posing

4. Fashion pan of Dakota Fanning

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Dakota Fanning/Actress - on wearing a prosthetic baby bump in the film:

"Yeah, I definitely had to - it was something I had to get used to but it had some weight to it which helped me. It made me kind of move differently and walk differently and all that so I really actually loved it. It's weird how that instinct just kicked in immediately just having this sort of you felt like there was something you needed to protect even though there was nothing in there."

6. Cutaway of Theo James giving an interview

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Theo James/Actor - on whether it's nice to promote a smaller film after the whirlwind "Insurgent" press tour

"It is very nice. It's great to do both but you know on a small film like this you end up knowing people better. (Director Andrew) Renzi, for example, is a friend and it's more of a you get to a process with the film and it's also good to play different characters and to play in a different way. It's a narrative piece, it's a character piece and it's very different so, yes."

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Dakota Fanning/Actress - on her favorite Richard Gere film:

"I love 'Pretty Woman.' Love 'Pretty Woman.'"

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Theo James/Actor - on his favorite Richard Gere film:

"'Officer and a Gentlemen' still. I think he's cool in that. He's like vintage Gere in it."

10. Medium of director Andrew Renzi posing

THEO JAMES ENJOYS PROMOTING A SMALLER FILM FOR A CHANGE AT THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

After last month's whirlwind press tour for "Insurgent," the second film in the "Divergent" series, Theo James had a much more low key experience on the red carpet for his new film "Franny."

The film premiered Friday (17 APRIL 2015) at the Tribeca Film Festival.

"It is very nice. It's great to do both but you know on a small film like this you end up knowing people better. (Director Andrew) Renzi, for example, is a friend and it's more of a you get to a process with the film and it's also good to play different characters and to play in a different way. It's a narrative piece, it's a character piece and it's very different so, yes."

James stars with Dakota Fanning, as a young married couple who befriend an eccentric philanthropist, played by Richard Gere who is trying to relive his past.

Fanning, who recently turned 21-years-old, is pregnant in the film and marveled at wearing a prosthetic baby bump.

"It was something I had to get used to but it had some weight to it which helped me. It made me kind of move differently and walk differently and all that so I really actually loved it. It's weird how that instinct just kicked in immediately just having this sort of you felt like there was something you needed to protect even though there was nothing in there," she laughed.

Both actors were excited to work with Richard Gere and shared their favorite movies that he's starred in. James likes the 1982 classic, "An Officer and a Gentleman," because he's "cool in that...like vintage Gere." Fanning, on the other hand, chose 1990's "Pretty Woman," co-starring Julia Roberts.

Gere, however, was happy to be in the moment, enjoying the Tribeca Film Festival.

"This is a very interesting festival. There are - it's a very embracing festival. You don't have to have English subtitles to get into Tribeca. It's embracing all kinds of different films so I think it's interesting. Documentaries, shorts, a lot of American films, I like it. I like it. It feels like a New York festival."

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New York, 20 April 2015

1. Wide of street, pan to arrivals area, outside of Manhattan's Balthazar Restaurant

2. Medium shot of actor and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower arriving for dinner

3. Close shot of Uma Thurman talking to producer Brian Grazer on carpet

4. Close shot of Uma Thurman posing for photos

5. Tilt up of Cobie Smulders

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Cobie Smulders, actress:

"I'm a juror. I'm in the best narrative director category. So I've been watching lots of films that are all wonderful and varied. Yeah, it's been a really interesting process and I have - I think our deliberations are on Wednesday. So we have just a couple more days of viewings and then we're going to go into a small room and debate."

7. Medium shot of Cobie Smulders talking to reporter on carpet

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Cobie Smulders, Actress:

"Yeah, 'The Avengers,' it's coming out soon. I mean they turned that around so fast, really. I mean, I can't believe how quickly they got it into theaters because we just - I think they just wrapped at the end of last year and they've just been like editing like mad people."

9. Medium shot of Cobie Smulders and Jennifer Morrison hugging

10. Close shot of Jennifer Morrison, pull out to wide

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Morrison, actress/director, on screening film she directed:

"The film's called 'Warning Labels.' We screened for the first time on Thursday night and had a great response. You don't know until you get into a room with an audience how people are going to respond, but everybody laughed at what they were supposed to laugh at and was emotional at what they were supposed to be emotional at and cheered at the end. So, I was totally thrilled with that response."

12. Medium shot of Jennifer Morrison talking to reporter

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Morrison, actress/director:

"It has been such a whirlwind because I have been trying to participate in the festival. I've been trying to go to the panels and see other screenings and go the filmmaker parties and really get to know other people and meet other filmmakers and today was great. I went to the women filmmaker brunch and I met Lake Bell, who's someone I've really looked up to. She's been directing for years. She's done such wonderful work as an actress and a director and, you know, just met some other lovely ladies and great producers. So it's been a bit of a whirlwind in terms of going from thing to thing to thing, so it's been kind of quick."

14. Medium shot of Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott arriving, zoom in

15. Close shot of Michiel Huisman talking to reporter

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Michiel Huisman, actor, on working on "Game of Thrones" where actors are always getting killed off:

"One of the things that right from the start made 'Game of Thrones' stand out and so exciting, just as you're getting comfortable as an audience and you're starting to fall in love with a character - bang - he's gone and you're like, 'What?' and you're like, 'I'm never going to get back into the show,' and before you know it you're hooked. It's in the DNA of the show."

17. Medium shot of Michiel Huisman talking to reporter

18. SOUNDBITE (English) Michiel Huisman, actor, on filming both "Game of Thrones" and "Orphan Black":

"I was able to make it work last year. I'm not able to make it work anymore. So, this year on 'Orphan Black,' I won't spoil anything, but you won't be seeing me a lot."

19. Medium shot of Karlie Kloss posing for photos on carpet

20. SOUNDBITE (English) Karlie Kloss, model:

"I used to live in Tribeca, right around the corner from the festival. I'm excited to see the sort of the new talent. I hope to meet some new, talented actors and directors in there. I don't know who's here tonight but I'm excited to see their work this week."

21. Medium shot of producer Brian Grazer and fiancee Veronica Smiley posing for photos

22. SOUNDBITE (English) Brian Grazer, producer:

"I'm just here to support friends of mine, Bobby De Niro, of course. Did a movie with him and love him and that's what I'm doing here."

23. Wide shot of selfie stick pan to wide exterior shot of Balthazar Restaurant

ROBERT DE NIRO, COBIE SMULDERS, KARLIE KLOSS WALK CARPET AHEAD OF CHANEL'S TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ARTISTS DINNER

The stars turned out for Chanel's night to shine at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan Monday night (20 APRIL).

Festival co-founder Robert De Niro, with his wife Grace Hightower on his arm, walked the carpet in front of Balthazar Restaurant, the site of the annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner hosted by Chanel

Also on hand was "Avengers: Age of Ultron" star Cobie Smulders, who recently relocated to New York and is serving as a juror in the festival's best narrative director category.

She said she's thrilled to be a jury member and is also excited that her latest "Avengers" film is coming out May 1st.

"I mean they turned that around so fast really. I mean, I can't believe how quickly they got it into theaters because we just - I think they just wrapped at the end of last year and they've just been like editing like mad people," she said.

Smulders had a big hug for her friend, actress Jennifer Morrison, who just screened "Warning Labels," a short film she directed at the festival.

"We screened for the first time on Thursday night and had a great response. You don't know until you get into a room with an audience how people are going to respond but everybody laughed at what they were supposed to laugh at and was emotional at what they were supposed to be emotional at and cheered at the end. So, I was totally thrilled with that response," smiled Morrison.

Michiel Huisman, who stars in both "Orphan Black" and "Game of Thrones" also walked the carpet. He said he was in town for the premiere of his film "Age of Adeline" co-starring Blake Lively.

Huisman said while he was able to fit in both TV shows last year, this year is proving to be more difficult:

"I was able to make it work last year. I'm not able to make it work anymore. So, this year on 'Orphan Black,' I won't spoil anything, but you won't be seeing me a lot."

Chanel's Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner honors artists who contributed original artwork to award-winning filmmakers.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs through April 26th.

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1. Wide exterior shot of Tribeca Film Festival theater

2. Mid shot of Sam Waterston talking to reporter on red carpet, pan to Gloria Reuben talking to reporter

3. Mid shot of Sam Waterston talking to reporter

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sam Waterston, Actor: "What happens to me in the movie is sort of the precipitating event or the event where all the good and bad things that happen in the movie come together, all the lines cross and then - he's a philosophy teacher and so his view of the world is very much part of the fiber of the movie."

5. Mid shot of Sam Waterston talking to reporter

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sam Waterston, Actor: "Shooting in New York is a wonderful thing for me. I love this city. I came here, ah, let's see - about a half-a-century ago so it's been my hometown even when I haven't actually lived in it for all those years. I love this place."

7. Mid shot of Sam Waterston and Gloria Reuben talking to each other on carpet

8. Tilt down and up of Gloria Reuben

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Gloria Reuben, Actress: "It's a kind of quintessential New York City story, which I love, because things - How do I say? Love, well, everything is different in New York than any other place on the planet and of course every city can say that but there's something really extremely focused and unique about telling a story in New York and in such a short amount of time."

10. Tilt up of Glenn Close

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Glenn Close, Actress: "Well, it's really exciting tonight because it's the first time press and potential buyers are seeing the film and it's the first time I've ever seen, I've seen a film for the first time at the premiere. I had a wonderful time filming it. I worked with Sam Waterston, who I've known for years and my beloved dog Jakey is in it and it does a beautiful performance so I'm really, really looking forward to it."

12. Mid shot of Glenn Close posing for photos

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Glenn Close, Actress: "I'm in it because I loved the script, written by Tim Blake Nelson, and I really believe in participating in casts in movies like this that are hard to get made, they're always hard to get made, but they're the films that remind us of our humanity and good stories and this is a deeply New York story, which I love. So, I can't wait to see it and it's about how we're all connected in ways we might not even be aware of."

14. Tilt up of Gretchen Mol

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Gretchen Mol, Actress: "It sort of felt to me like one of those 1970's films, like 'Short Cuts,' Robert Altman, where you're getting these slices of life that felt really authentic and you didn't quite know why you're in this person's story or this person's story but you kind of go along with it and then it all coalesces in this very beautiful, very poignant way. So, that's how I connected to the script and then the role, she's a mother. Her marriage is in crisis. It's interesting to find yourself at this point in your life as an actor when you start getting the mother roles, who are like always alcoholics, like, what?"

16. Mid shot of Jessica Hecht posing for photos

17. SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Hecht, Actress: "It's four groupings of people and their lives all intersect around one event, which takes place at the beginning of the film and you don't know the outcome of the event. It seems very dramatic and then it goes on you realize slowly that these people perhaps are all interconnected in the most random way and at the center of these different groupings are families and so you're sort of looking at how difficult it is to be part of a family and then in the course of two days how all of these lives come together."

18. Mid shot of Tim Blake Nelson and wife Lisa Benavides talking to reporter

19. SOUNDBITE (English) Tim Blake Nelson, Writer/Director/Actor: "It was a way of exploring the New York I see right now with an eye to the New York in which I've lived for the past more than two decades and I've always wanted to write a New York story and this ended up being it."

(Reporter: And to be able to present it at Tribeca?)

Tim Blake Nelson: "Perfect. I couldn't imagine a better place and everybody always says that but I actually can say it credibly because it's a New York story with New York actors and a New York crew and we're putting it in front of a New York audience."

20. Wide shot of carpet

SAM WATERSTON, GLENN CLOSE ON TIM BLAKE NELSON'S NY STORY 'ANESTHESIA'

For Tim Blake Nelson premiering "Anesthesia" - the film he wrote, directed and stars in - in New York City, at the Tribeca Film Festival could not be more appropriate.

"I couldn't imagine a better place and everybody always says that but I actually can say it credibly because it's a New York story with New York actors and a New York crew and we're putting it in front of a New York audience," he said.

Nelson spoke at the premiere of the movie Wednesday night (22 APRIL 2015), where stars Sam Waterston and Glenn Close walked the red carpet.

Waterston - who starred in the iconic New York TV series "Law and Order" said he loved filming "Anesthesia" in The Big Apple:

"Shooting in New York is a wonderful thing for me. I love this city. I came here, ah, let's see - about a half-a-century ago so it's been my hometown even when I haven't actually lived in it for all those years. I love this place."

The story centers around Waterston's character, a Columbia University professor who is brutally mugged at the opening of the film. The whole story takes place in a two-day period.

"What happens to me in the movie is sort of the precipitating event or the event where all the good and bad things that happen in the movie come together, all the lines cross and then - he's a philosophy teacher and so his view of the world is very much part of the fiber of the movie," explained Waterston.

His "Law and Order" co-star Gloria Reuben also talked of the special New York flavor of the film.

"Everything is different in New York than any other place on the planet and of course every city can say that but there's something really extremely focused and unique about telling a story in New York and in such a short amount of time," she said.

Glenn Close, who plays Waterston's wife in the film, agrees:

"I really believe in participating in casts in movies like this that are hard to get made, they're always hard to get made, but they're the films that remind us of our humanity and good stories and this is a deeply New York story, which I love. So, I can't wait to see it and it's about how we're all connected in ways we might not even be aware of."

"Anesthesia" also stars Gretchen Mol, Jessica Hecht and newcomer Hannah Marks.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs through April 26th.

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MONTY PHYTHON ATTENDS 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF 'HOLY GRAIL' AT TRIBECA

The Tribeca Film festival hosted a special 40th Anniversary screening Friday night (24 APRIL) in New York for 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' and all the surviving members attended.

John Cleese and fellow Brits Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, plus Yankee interloper Terry Gilliam walked the red carpet before the showing. The sixth member, Graham Chapman, died in 1989.

Idle, who went on to write and win a Tony for 'Spamalot' - based on the film, spoke of its longevity.

"Well, I think it's got some classic things. It's about King Arthur. It's a quest. That's stuff everybody knows about, the knights, the quest. And I think it coincided with 'Dungeons and Dragons,' you know that lovely medieval game that people love," Idle said.

But things turned hilarious when Idle was asked if Graham Chapman was looking down on them this evening from heaven.

"He'll be looking up, believe me. We know enough about Graham to know that he won't be looking down. Nobody wants to go the heaven anyway, it's filled with horrible people, you know. Do you want to me in eternity with Sarah Palin? No, Michal Palin will do in hell," he said.

Terry Gilliam spoke about the lesson he learned from co-directing the film that would lead his unique vision in future films.

"It was the first film, so learning on the job is what I was doing. And one thing I learned was never work with the Python's again, and that's why my career blossomed," Gilliam joked.

Gilliam has directed numerous films over the years, including 'Brazil,' 'Twelve Monkey's' and 'The Fisher King.'

If Graham Chapman were still alive, Gilliam had an idea of what he would do at the event.

"He would probably be here crawling on his knees, licking people's knees and shoes. Graham would be doing something very bizarre today, and that's one of the things I kind of miss," Gilliam said.

After getting a 13-episode deal with the BBC for their show, 'Monty Python's Flying Circus,' the troupe became an instant hit on British television. But their first feature film, 'And Now for Something Completely Different,' was a financial disaster.

With the help of rock bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Genesis, Monty Python was able to raise money to do 'Holy Grail,' and it was an immediate success.

Michael Palin and Terry Jones joked about knowing the film would be a success when they made it.

After a Yes-No battle between the two of them, Palin got serious.

"I mean no. You never plan something like that. We were just - it was made on a very small budget. We had to have people like Led Zeppelin and Genesis giving us money just to get the film made. We just wanted to get through the next year, so to have it forty years later is quite remarkable, especially for a director like Terry Jones," Palin said.

Fans at the Beacon Theater, where the screening was held, were treated to a set of coconuts. In the film, they were used to make the sound of trotting horses.

Jones got his hands on a set and playfully clopped them for the media.

Palin then joked about Graham Chapman being happy about the film's longevity.

"At last he's earned some money from it," he said.

Palin then looked up at the sky, and asked: "Wouldn't you Gray?"

After a moment, he wiped his eye:

"Sorry, he said he wouldn't be happy," he joked.

Before answering a question, John Cleese decided to lip-synch a passing ambulance.

He spoke of the low-budget film, and what he had to endure.

"The whole film cost $400,000, and the day before I drove up to Scotland, the producer rang me up and said would you mind very much sharing a hotel room during the shooting of the movie, and I said: 'I'm a f**king film star. What do you mean share a hotel room?' That was how short we were. We had about four umbrellas for the entire cast and crew, and it was Scotland. So it started raining at 7 o'clock, by the time they broke and we had to try and get back to the hotel; because there wasn't much hot water there - by the time we broke, we were absolutely exhausted," recalled Cleese.

The Tribeca Film Festival closes on Saturday with a reunion of the cast of the Martin Scorsese gangster film, 'Goodfellas.'

*** WARNING: JOHN CLEESE SOUNDBITE (SHOT 18) CONTAINS PROFANITY***

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New York, 24 April 2015

1. Wide of Beacon Theater marquee

2. Wide of Monty Python entering the red carpet

3. Medium of Monty Python (l. to r. Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam) posing for photographers, pull out as they move down the carpet

4. Medium of Monty Python kicking their legs, push in

5. Wide of Monty Python members talking to reporters

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Idle/Actor, on the longevity of the film:

"Well, I think it's got some classic things. It's about King Arthur. It's a quest. That's stuff everybody knows about, the knights, the quest. And I think it coincided with 'Dungeons and Dragons,' you know that lovely medieval game that people love."

7. Camera cutaway

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Idle/Actor, on deceased member Graham Chapman:

(Reporter: Graham looking down on this, what do you think he's thinking?)

"He'll be looking up, believe me. We know enough about Graham to know that he won't be looking down. Nobody wants to go the heaven anyway, it's filled with horrible people, you know. Do you want to me in eternity with Sarah Palin? No, Michal Palin will do in hell."

9. Medium of Terry Gillian talking to reporter

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Terry Gilliam/Actor-Director, on what he learned from co-directing the film that would lead to his unique vision as a director:

"It was the first film, so learning on the job is what I was doing. And one thing I learned was never work with the Python's again, and that's why my career blossomed."

(Reporter: One last question, Graham...)

Gilliam: "He's still dead, yes."

(Reporter: How proud would he be of the film still loved 40 years later?)

Gilliam: "He would probably be here crawling on his knees, licking people's knees and shoes. Graham would be doing something very bizarre today, and that's one of the things I kind of miss."

11. Terry Jones clapping Coconuts

12. Wide of Michael Paling and Terry Jones talking to reporter

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Terry Jones/ Actor-Director, on being surprised at the success of the film:

"No..."

SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Palin/ Actor:

"Yes."

Jones: "No, no."

Palin: "Yes."

Jones: "No."

Palin: "Yes, yes, no I mean no."

Jones: "No." (laughs)

Palin: "I mean no. You never plan something like that. We were just - it was made on a very small budget. We had to have people like Led Zeppelin and Genesis giving us money just to get the film made. We just wanted to get through the next year, so to have it forty years later is quite remarkable, especially for a director like Terry Jones."

14. Terry Jones quoting the virgin line from 'Life of Brian'

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Terry Jones/ Actor-Director, on Graham Chapman being happy about the film's longevity:

"Well, yeah."

Palin: "At last he's earned some money from it." (laughs)

Jones: "The money probably."

Palin: (Looking up) "He'd be happy - wouldn't you Gray?" (Wipes his eye) "Sorry, he said he wouldn't be happy."

16. Medium of John Cleese lip-synching a passing ambulance

17. Camera cutaway

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18. SOUNDBITE (English) John Cleese/ Actor"

"The whole film cost $400,000, and the day before I drove up to Scotland, the producer rang me up and said would you mind very much sharing a hotel room during the shooting of the movie, and I said: 'I'm a f**king film star. What do you mean share a hotel room?' That was how short we were. We had about four umbrellas for the entire cast and crew, and it was Scotland. So it started raining at 7 o'clock, by the time they broke and we had to try and get back to the hotel; because there wasn't much hot water there - by the time we broke, we were absolutely exhausted."

19. Wide of red carpet

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'GOODFELLAS' CAST ATTENDS 25th ANNIVERSARY SCREEENING AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, and others walked the red carpet Saturday night (25 APRIL) to celebrate the 25th anniversary screening of "Goodfellas."

De Niro entered the carpet shortly before the screening with wife Grace Hightower. After posing with most of the cast, he quickly made his way inside the Beacon Theater.

Ray Liotta, who stars in the film as Henry Hill, spoke highly of the festival that De Niro helped create.

"I think that it's great. The fact that he helped put it together right after 911 and bring Tribeca back as well as New York that was just honorable in itself. And to sustain for so long now, it represents a great thing in movies, that's great for movies, and a great thing for the city," Liotta said.

Then Liotta shared Scorsese approach to the film.

"I don't know if he reinvented it as much as he just created his own version of it. I remember asking, 'what are you thinking about when you're doing that, and he says I want to shoot this like a gangster. I want to shoot it the way I want to shoot it. If IU wants to freeze frame, if I want to voiceover, if I want to whatever...' And that's what he did. It gave him a lot liberty to just be him," Liotta said

A few years after starring in the film as wife of Liotta's character, Bracco went on to play Dr. Melfi in the HBO series, 'The Sopranos.' She finds a lot similarity between the series creator David Chase and Scorsese.

"The music was hip. We were young enough. And we were all street smart in 'Goodfellas,' and 'Sopranos.' I mean I think that's the juggernaut of what we can say held the both of them together," Bracco said.

Paul Sorvino is just proud to be a part of it.

"Well, there's so much excitement about it. It's part of the iconography of American film. We have it in our unconscious now. Everyone is watching it all the time. It's very good to have been a part of it. I feel very lucky that I was a part of it and such great master doing it, the great Scorsese. It's epic. It's one of the three or four greatest movies ever made, and if you get to do that in your career, you're pretty lucky," Sorvino said.

A special 25th Anniversary edition of 'Goodfellas' is available on Blu-ray and Digital HD on May 5.

Scorsese couldn't make the screening because he was out of the country, but he filmed a message introducing the film to the audience at the Beacon Theatre. After the screening, outgoing "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart moderated a panel discussion with the cast.

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1. Beacon Theater, push in on marquee

2. Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower enter red carpet

3. Camera cutaway

4. Medium of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower posing for photographers

5. Wide of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower walking red carpet, push in as he kisses Debi Mazar and hugs Paul Sorvino

6. Wide of Ray Liotta entering red carpet

7. Medium of Ray Liotta posing for photographers

8. Wide of Ray Liotta talking to reporter

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Liotta/Actor, on the film playing the festival De Niro helped create:

"I think that it's great. The fact that he helped put it together right after 911 and bring Tribeca back as well as New York that was just honorable in itself. And to sustain for so long now, it represents a great thing in movies, that's great for movies, and a great thing for the city."

10. Wide of Ray Liotta talking to reporter

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Ray Liotta/Actor, on Martin Scorsese reinventing the gangster genre:

"I don't know if he reinvented it as much as he just created his own version of it. I remember asking, 'what are you thinking about when you're doing that, and he says I want to shoot this like a gangster. I want to shoot it the way I want to shoot it. If I want to freeze frame, if I want to voiceover, if I want to whatever...' And that's what he did. It gave him a lot liberty to just be him."

12. Tilt up on Lorraine Bracco

13. Wide of Lorraine Bracco talking to reporter

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Lorraine Bracco/Actress, on Martin Scorsese and David Chase reinventing the gangster genre:

"Well, he definitely, I agree with you he made it hip. The music was hip. We were young enough. And we were all street smart in 'Goodfellas,' and 'Sopranos.' I mean I think that's the juggernaut of what we can say held the both of them together."

15. Wide of Paul Sorvino and wife posing for photographers

16. Medium of Paul Sorvino and wife posing for photographers

17. Wide of Paul Sorvino talking to reporter

18. SOUNDBITE (English) Paul Sorvino/Actor

"Well, there's so much excitement about it. It's part of the iconography of American film. We have it in our unconscious now. Everyone is watching it all the time. It's very good to have been a part of it. I feel very lucky that I was a part of it and such great master doing it, the great Scorsese. It's epic. It's one of the three or four greatest movies ever made, and if you get to do that in your career, you're pretty lucky."

19. Cast poses for a photo (l. to r. Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco, and Kevin Corrigan)

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ROBERT DE NIRO TALKS SHOWING 'TAXI DRIVER,' PULLING 'VAXXED' FROM TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

The Tribeca Film Festival enters its 15th year, and founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal could not be happier.

De Niro also spoke of his reason to pull the vaccine documentary, "Vaxxed" from the festival. He initially defended the controversial film, but decided to pull it after some of the claims made in the film were discredited.

"Well I wanted to put it in, and I never get involved in any of the movies. The most I ever did was when someone approaches me - which is rare - those are the people. I stay out of that. This I just wanted to screen. There was so much resistant, and also from people I was surprised to hear the way I understand it. For me it was let the movie be screened. What's gonna be the big deal. But it was felt that it was not - because of the person, who made it there was certain things that were discredited, and it got into a big controversy and I did not want it to this perception of tainting the festival in a certain way. I did have time - I didn't want to do that. I didn't have enough information. I knew a lot of things, but I didn't know enough about that. I still feel that way. I think it was perceived as an anti-vaccine movie and that people would be saying now they won't get vaccinated. And it wasn't that. It was what was in the vaccine, and other things that I am learning now," De Niro said.

Born as a response to revitalize the lower Manhattan neighborhood after the September 11 terror attacks, the Toronto Film Festival has grown into major festival, showcasing more than film. This year, there is a more of a high-tech presence with Virtual Reality, multimedia installations, and social media.

De Niro felt confident that it would last, but he had no idea how much it would grow.

"When we did it the first time we had no idea. It was year by year. I always thought we'd be a tradition," De Niro said.

Rosenthal wasn't sure if it last beyond the first year.

"The first festival was four days. We did it in 120 days and I thought that was it. I remember driving up the West Side Highway and found out we were only able to show fifteen minutes of 'Gangs of New York,' and Bob called and said, 'Why did we only show 15 minutes because it was going to Cannes and blah, blah, blah. And he said, 'next time, you should tell me. Next year make sure you tell me these things.' And I was like, 'Next year," Rosenthal said.

Previous festivals have included special screenings of some of De Niro's classic film, and this year is no different. There will be a 40th anniversary screening of "Taxi Driver," the second film he did with director Martin Scorsese.

"We'll run out of things eventually, but now we are OK. No, it's good. I'm happy to do it. I like - I'm looking forward to it - it's 40 years. It's hard to imaging," De Niro said.

And the closing film this year is not a film at all. "The Bomb" will be presented as a 360-degree multimedia installation with film and live music.

"It is film at the core, and only so many people can go in at a time. The band Acid is playing live with it, so it's a different kind of experience; you get either from just music or film. It's about issues of nuclear war," Jane Rosenthal said.

The Tribeca Film Festival runs April 13 through April 24.

New York, 14 April 2015

1. Wide of State Supreme Court Building, push in to guests walking up steps to the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival party

2. Tilt up on Jane Rosenthal

New York, 5 April 2016

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor, Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder - on being surprised of the success of the festival:

"No. When we did it the first time we had no idea. It was year by year. I always thought we'd be a tradition"

Jane Rosenthal/Producer/Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder

"That first year I didn't realize we signed long-term deals with sponsors. I honestly believe - the first festival was four days. We did it in 120 days and I thought that was it. I remember driving up the West Side Highway and found out we were only able to show fifteen minutes of 'Gangs of New York,' and Bob called and said, 'Why did we only show 15 minutes because it was going to Cannes and blah, blah, blah. And he said, 'next time, you should tell me. Next year make sure you tell me these things.' And I was like, 'Next year?"

New York, 14 April 2015

4. File footage of Tribeca Film Festival signage atop the steps

5. Medium shot of Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

6. FILE SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor, Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder:

(Reporter: "Bob, how proud are you of this festival?")

Robert De Niro: "I'm very proud, obviously. It's lasted until now and what more could I ask for, could we ask for?"

New York, 5 April 2016

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor, Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder - on decision to pull 'Vaxxed' from the festival:

"Well, I wanted to put it in, and I never get involved in any of the movies. The most I ever did was when someone approaches me - which is rare - those are the people. I stay out of that. This I just wanted to screen. There was so much resistant, and also from people I was surprised to hear the way I understand it. For me it was let the movie be screened. What's gonna be the big deal. But it was felt that it was not - because of the person, who made it there was certain things that were discredited, and it got into a big controversy and I did not want it to this perception of tainting the festival in a certain way. I did have time - I didn't want to do that. I didn't have enough information. I knew a lot of things, but I didn't know enough about that. I still feel that way. I think it was perceived as an anti-vaccine movie and that people would be saying now they won't get vaccinated. And it wasn't that. It was what was in the vaccine, and other things that I am learning now."

New York, 25 April 2015

8. Beacon Theater, push in on marquee

9. Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower enter red carpet

New York, 5 April 2016

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro/Actor, Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder - on holding a 40th anniversary showing of 'Taxi Driver' at this year's festival:

"We'll run out of things eventually, but now we are OK. No, it's good. I'm happy to do it. I like - I'm looking forward to it - it's 40 years. It's hard to imaging."

(Reporter: Where does that film rank for you...)

Robert De Niro: "It was with Marty. It was our second film together. Was that our second?"

Jane Rosenthal: "Yeah, 'Mean Streets."

Robert De Niro: Yeah, 'Mean Streets' was our first. We had a great feeling, all of us, about the script. I remember when I read it and (Paul) Schrader had written it, and Schrader was a very important screenwriter at the time, up and coming as I remember. We were all excited about it, Michal and Julia Phillips, everybody. We were anxious to get started, so as I finished '1900,' we started filming a few weeks later. You never have an idea of how a movie will be received or some movies can be cult classics, if you will, that people like that you never would think or whatever. I just don't know."

New York, 25 April 2015

10. Cast of "Goodfellas" poses for a photo (left to right, Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco, and Kevin Corrigan)

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Rosenthal/Producer, Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder - on the closing installation, 'The Bomb':

"It is film at the core, and only so many people can go in at a time. The band Acid is playing live with it, so it's a different kind of experience; you get either from just music or film. It's about issues of nuclear war, and what we all - it's got an interesting message to."

New York, 14 April 2015

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH STAR-STUDDED RED CARPET FOR FASHION DOC ON MET GALA

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival fashionably kicked off Wednesday (13 APRIL 2016) with the premiere of Andrew Rossi's "The First Monday in May."

Jane Fonda, Lauren Hutton, Robert De Niro and more walked the red carpet for the behind-the-scenes documentary about the mounting of an ambitious fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the museum's annual star-studded Met Gala.

The film is an intimate and lively look at the highest aspirations of fashion, revealing everything from Anna Wintour fretting over seat assignments to Rihanna's eye-popping budget for performing at the ball.

Wintour walked the red carpet and posed for photographers.

Festival co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal were also at the event.

While De Niro entered the theater around show time, Rosenthal came earlier and posed for photos with fashion designer Zac Posen.

Some of Posen's designs have been worn at the annual Met Gala, so he was intrigued by the film.

"Well it makes a great documentary because it's a great exhibition and what goes into a exhibition about fashion and history is very in depth, so that's what makes it exciting. You obviously have lots of celebrities, different people from the art world - it's a full fusion. But it's people celebrating the preservation of art and craft and how that marks history," Posen said.

"The First Monday in May" is a fitting opener. It mostly follows Met Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton as he frantically puts together what would be a blockbuster exhibit, "China: Through the Looking Glass," and strives for equal standing amid the Met's more traditional art forms.

The film will be most sought out for its rare look inside Wintour's annual Met ball, one of the biggest nights in fashion. The Hollywood Reporter called it "catnip for fashionistas."

Posen admitted he didn't always see fashion as art, especially when he was a high school intern at the Met.

"My father is an artist and a painter, and anything that really has to with function - that's why it's called design. And when I started interning there, it was a real pull in me. I never saw fashion as an art form. But it certainly is, in the same way that other elements of architecture have been brought into museums, and it's certainly a marker of history, and there's certainly artistry within fashion," Posen said.

Rosenthal is extremely proud of what the festival has become over the years.

"We're about storytelling, and it's storytelling on every different platform, whether it's your phone, whether it's a SnapChat festival, whether it's television - it's all about creators and how creators are telling stories in new and different ways, and bringing a community together to watch those films and experience it," she said.

This year Jason Biggs was appointed to one of the festival's juries: documentary director.

The actor admitted that this is his first time attending the Tribeca Film Festival, even though he lives in the neighborhood.

"It's our first everything. I never leave the house," Biggs joked.

T he actor was more excited to talk about picking out wife Jenny Mollen's outfit earlier in the day.

"Well, I was working today and I didn't have a chance to get something to wear, so I gave Jason the task of finding me an ensemble for this evening," Mollen said.

Biggs said he may have a future in fashion.

"Or a future in marriage," joked Mollen.

Over the next 12 days, the festival has some 100 films to unveil, a robust multimedia program including numerous virtual reality exhibits, a host of television show premieres and numerous staged celebrity conversations.

New York, 13 April 2016

1. Wide of entrance of John Zuccotti Theater

2. Tribeca Film Festival signage

3. Medium of Anna Wintour entering red carpet

4. Various of Anna Wintour posing for photographers

5. Wide of Chloe Grace Moretz posing for photographers

6. Close up of Robert De Niro walking on red carpet, pull out to medium

7. Wide of Jane Rosenthal and Zac Posen on red carpet

8. Medium of Jane Rosenthal and Zac Posen posing for photographers

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Zac Posen, fashion designer:

"Well it makes a great documentary because it's a great exhibition and what goes into a exhibition about fashion and history is very in depth, so that's what makes it exciting. You obviously have lots of celebrities, different people from the art world - it's a full fusion. But it's people celebrating the preservation of art and craft and how that marks history."

11. Medium of Zac Posen talking to reporter

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Zac Posen, fashion designer::

"My father is an artist and a painter, and anything that really has to with function - that's why it's called design. And when I started interning there, it was a real pull in me. I never saw fashion as an art form. But it certainly is, in the same way that other elements of architecture have been brought into museums, and it's certainly a marker of history, and there's certainly artistry within fashion."

13. Medium of Jane Rosenthal

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Rosenthal, festival co-founder:

"I'm extremely proud of what the festival has become over the years. We're about storytelling, and it's storytelling on every different platform, whether it's your phone, whether it's a SnapChat festival, whether it's television - it's all about creators and how creators are telling stories in new and different ways, and bringing a community together to watch those films and experience it. To be able to experience art in a communal setting, a lot of people have heard about VR, but they don't know what it is - and to see the best that's out there right now in the world."

15. Nick Rhodes and guest pose for photographer

16. Lauren Hutton poses for photographer

17. Jane Fonda walks on red carpet

18. Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen pose for photographers

19. Tilt up on Jenny Mollen

20. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Biggs, actor:

"It's our first everything. I never leave the house."

(Reporter: "So what is special about being here tonight, night out?")

Jason Biggs: "Yes, it is date night - that is one. I'd also like to point out that I got Jenny's outfit all by myself. It was a little present."

(Reporter: "Tell me about that?")

Jenny Mollen, actress: "Well, I was working today and I didn't have time to get something to wear, so I gave Jason the task of finding me an ensemble for this evening."

Jason Biggs: "And I think I did good."

(Reporter: "Points for that?")

Jenny Mollen: "Oh, major points. Major, major points."

Jason Biggs: "I think I have a future in fashion."

Jenny Mollen: "Or a future in this marriage."

Jason Biggs: "Or a future on this relationship."

23. Wide shot Karolina Kurkova posing for photographers, zoom in

22. Pan of red carpet

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Not only does Jessica Biel star in "The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea," but in her capacity as the film's producer, she hired her husband Justin Timberlake to create music for the film.

Biel and Timberlake attended the film's world premiere Thursday (14 APRIL 2016) at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Speaking on the red carpet, Biel said working with her spouse "turned out alright."

"We didn't know what to expect. We got our money's worth, which was nothing because he worked for free," Biel laughed.

While Biel stopped and talked about the film, Timberlake briskly walked the arrivals line.

As for the film, Biel said the idea was brought to her attention by its writer and director, Bill Purple.

"We were just both very moved by the story. I remember we both laughed, we cried and went through the whole range of emotions, and just felt that this was a very unique film that was almost not a drama, not a comedy, but a fable in a sense. We just felt it should be told," she explained. "So, that's why I think we kept with it, it took us nine years to get it done, and I think it was really worth every step of the way."

And by every step of the way, Biel is referring to the challenges they faced to actually get it to the screen.

"We would get our financing, we would lose it. We would get our cast, we would lose them. We would have our script, and we then we would need to re-op the option on the script. It just went on and on and on, for years and years and years," Biel said.

The process helped the star appreciate the perseverance of struggling filmmakers.

"Anyone that's getting an independent film made should be so proud of themselves. It is just wrought with challenges, which I know make it a great experience," she said.

"The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" also stars Jason Sudeikis and Maisie Williams.

The film festival has some 100 films to unveil, a robust multimedia program - including numerous virtual reality exhibits - and a host of television show premieres.

New York, 13 April 2016

1. Wide of entrance of John Zuccotti Theater

2. Tilt up on Jessica Biel

3. Various of Jessica Biel posing on red carpet

4. Medium of Justin Timberlake walking on red carpet

5. Medium of Justin Timberlake talking to Tribeca Kids reporters

6. Medium of Jessica Biel talking to reporter

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Biel, actress - on husband Justin Timberlake doing music for the film:

"Yeah. I mean he turned out all right. Fingers crossed on that one. We didn't know what to expect. We got our money's worth, which was nothing because he worked for free."

8. Medium of Justin Timberlake talking to Tribeca Kids reporters

9. Medium of Jessica Biel talking to reporter

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Biel, actress - on what drew her to the film:

"Bill (Purple) originally found the material, brought it to me, and we were just both very moved by the story. I remember we both laughed, we cried and went through the whole range of emotions, and just felt that this was a very unique film that was almost not a drama, not a comedy, but a fable in a sense. We just felt it should be told. That it was important that the human experience, about grief and overcoming that, and tragedy, turning that into a new life and reinvention of yourself or your life, and that movies like this should be made. So, that's why I think we kept with it, it took us nine years to get it done, and I think it was really worth every step of the way."

11. Medium of Jessica Biel talking to reporter

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Jessica Biel, actress - on the difficulty of producing a film:

"Yes. This one for sure was the greatest challenge every step of the way. We would get our financing, we would lose it. We would get our cast, we would lose them. We would have our script, and we then we would need to re-op the option on the script. It just went on and on and on, for years and years and years. And it just one of the most grueling processes. Anyone who is getting an independent film made should be so proud of themselves, because it is just wrought with challenges, which I know make it a great experience."

(Reporter: What are you guys planning to do while in New York?)

Jessica Biel: "Just this. We're doing just this."

13. Various of Jason Sudeikis

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Date: 17/04/2016 04:20 AM
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NICOLE KIDMAN, JASON BATEMAN ATTEND TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL OF HER FILM 'THE FAMILY FANG'

Nicole Kidman lit up the red carpet Saturday (16 APRIL) with husband Keith Urban at her side for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of 'The Family Fang.'

The film is the latest directorial effort by Jason Bateman, and based on the novel by Kevin Wilson.

David Lindsay Abaire adapted the novel for the screen. Kidman previously starred in the film version of his prize-winning play, 'Rabbit Hole.'

"I wouldn't say that 'Rabbit Hole' is depressing, I think it's an incredibly honest graphic portrait of grief. And this is a portrayal of families in the way in which children who have been raised by performance artist parents have a particular view of the world and have lost their identities," Kidman said.

That was the appeal for Kidman.

"It's about finding out that your parents are not actually perfect, and realizing that they're human beings with all their flaws, and becoming their peers rather than parent-children, and that's sort of the trajectory of this story," Kidman said.

She liked the story so much that she optioned the novel to make the movie.

"It was such a different character for me. I was blessed that I was able to option the book and support a writer, a Tennessee writer who - Kevin Wilson - who had never had a book made into a film, so to be able to sit him down and say I'm going to option this book and I promise you it will get made is a great feeling to support other artists, be they novelists, be they directors. I mean it was Jason's second film, and I just loved that he took the bull by the horns so to speak and ran with it," Kidman said.

While the couple's two daughters, Faith Margaret and Sunday Rose are too young to see this film, Kidman says it wouldn't matter.

"No, they have no interest in seeing anything I'm in. They are far more interested in 'Zootopia," Kidman said.

She added: "I was telling Jason. I was saying I cannot believe the lamb was evil. That was terribly disturbing to my children."

Kidman and Bateman play adult siblings that are scarred from an unconventional upbringing. Their parents are performance artists that are famous for elaborate public hoaxes. When they suddenly go missing under troubling circumstances, they investigate if it's foul play or just another elaborate ruse. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover.

Christopher Walken plays their father.

"It was a good part and a great cast of people. And, you know, I play a stage father. I was a child performer, so I could understand that," Walken said.

So how much did his childhood memories influence him?

"I thought about it a lot. I was one of those kids, like my kids in the movie," Walken said.

Kidman just came from Los Angeles where she was filming episodes of her upcoming HBO series with Reese Witherspoon.

"That's been fantastic because I'm working with Reese, who is a really close friend of mine, and we optioned that book together. So it's good being in a position where you can sort of utilize whatever power you have to support new writer and new directors. And working with Shailene, and Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern - there's five women in lead roles in this piece, which is just glorious," Kidman said.

'The Family Fang' will be available On Demand starting May 6.

This year, The Tribeca Film Festival has some 100 films to unveil, a robust multimedia program including numerous virtual reality exhibits, a host of television show premieres and numerous staged celebrity conversations.

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New York, 16 April 2016

1. Pan of entrance of John Zuccotti Theater

2. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman entering red carpet

3. Wide of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban on red carpet, push in

4. Medium of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban embracing, pull out as they walk down carpet

5. Wide of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban talking to reporter

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicole Kidman/Actress, on the differences between her recent family dramas:

"I wouldn't say that 'Rabbit Hole' is depressing, I think it's an incredibly honest graphic portrait of grief. And this is a portrayal of families in the way in which children who have been raised by performance artist parents have a particular view of the world and have lost their identities. I think a lot of people struggle now with the loss of 'Who am I?' Your identity, who am I in the world. Where do I fit in? and actually the idea of 'My parents are flawed and this film is about that. It's about finding out that your parents are not actually perfect, and realizing that they're human beings with all their flaws, and becoming their peers rather than parent-children, and that's sort of the trajectory of this story."

7. Medium of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban talking to reporter

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicole Kidman/Actress, on optioning the novel:

"It was such a different character for me. I was blessed that I was able to option the book and support a writer, a Tennessee writer who - Kevin Wilson - who had never had a book made into a film, so to be able to sit him down and say I'm going to option this book and I promise you it will get made is a great feeling to support other artists, be they novelists, be they directors. I mean it was Jason's second film, and I just loved that he took the bull by the horns so to speak and ran with it."

9. Wide of Nicole Kidman posing for photographers

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicole Kidman/Actress, on her kids seeing her movies:

"No, they have no interest in seeing anything I'm in. (laughs) They are far more interested in 'Zootopia..."

Keith Urban: "Yeah."

Nicole Kidman: "...which I was telling Jason. I was saying I cannot believe the lamb was evil. That was terribly disturbing to my children. (Laughs)"

11. Wide of Jason Bateman posing for photographers, push in

12. Wide of Jason Bateman talking to reporter

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Bateman/Actor, on how it all came together:

"You know Nicole optioned the book, and then she brought on David to adapt it. Once they had the script it found its way to me. I guess she saw 'Bad Words' and really liked and I thought the initial phone call was a joke, you know. She's incredible and then when I went after Chris Walken and he said yes, and Carter Burwell, and he said yes, it was really a dream come true."

14. Wide of Christopher Walken posing for photographers, push in

15. Wide of Christopher Walken talking to reporter

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Christopher Walken /Actor, on the quirky part:

"It was a good part and a great cast of people. And, you know, I play a stage father. I was a child performer, so I could understand that."

(Reporter: Did it bring back childhood memories?)

Christopher Walken: I thought about it a lot. I was one of those kids, like my kids in the movie."

17. Wide of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, push in

18. SOUNDBITE (English) Nicole Kidman/Actress, on her upcoming HBO series, 'Big Little Lies':

"We came from Los Angeles now because I was filming yesterday. So we finish that up the end of May. But that's been fantastic because I'm working with Reese, who is a really close friend of mine, and we optioned that book together. So it's good being in a position where you can sort of utilize whatever power you have to support new writer and new directors. And working with Shailene, and Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern - there's five women in lead roles in this piece, which is just glorious."

19. Exterior of John Zuccotti Theater

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RICKY GERVAIS BRINGS NEW NETFLIX SHOW TO TRIBECA; TALKS CREATIVE FREEDOM, JOKES ABOUT TRUMP

Ricky Gervais spoke of creative freedom and joked about Donald Trump at the premiere of his new Netflix movie "Special Correspondents" Friday (22 APRIL) at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Written and directed by Gervais, the satire tells the story of a journalist that fakes war reports from the front lines.

But Gervais feels the film is not about disreputable journalism.

"Well, it's not really making fun of journalists. They're fictional for one thing. It's more a swipe at lies, really, not just in that profession. It's about integrity and about good people sometimes that make stuff up to save their marriage or their job. And I think the bigger target is fame. I think it's about anything people to be famous, more than it's a big swipe at media."

The creator of the hit series, 'The Office,' and 'Extras' spoke of the importance of creative freedom throughout his career, including his relationship with Netflix.

"Well, I've always demanded freedom. I've always had final edit. But to get that luxury, often I've had to go to fringe outlets, you know. HBO instead of NBC, BBC2 instead of BBC 1 to get my own way. Netflix comes along, and it's the best of both worlds. No interference and the sky is the limit. They got 70 million subscribers, you know, so it couldn't be better for me," Gervais said.

Gervais also joked about the Republican front-runner U.S. presidential election.

"It's funny, because when I first heard Trump was running, I thought it was a bit of a joke, but now it's getting serious. So I don't know whether to laugh or not. And I don't know if I want him to get in just to see what happens, or to nip it in the bud. But it's fascinating from an outsider's point of view. It's about fame again. He's gonna get in because he's famous in a way, you know. He's playing that card, and this film is about that. My wife plays that character, who thinks the world owes her a living, who wants all these things just because she wants them. It's odd. It's odd that you have a future president bragging about how rich he is. I love that. It's amazing," Gervais said.

The film also stars America Ferrera and Eric Bana.

Gervais joined Bana on the red carpet, and joked with him for photographers.

Bana plays the disreputable journalist in the film, spoke of what drew him to the part.

"The premise, as I was saying, is one that had a lot of comedic possibilities to it. I like the fact that it's not like a slap stick. It's not a laugh a minute. It's like a normal movie that has a lot of laughs in it, and I really enjoy that. There's a little tiny bit pathos in it toward the end. I like how Ricky's character is very happy with his lot, even though he's a bumbling fool, and I'm this confident idiot who is unhappy. I think it says a lot about life," Bana said.

Ferrera was happy to work with Gervais.

"I thought that the script was a lot of fun, and a bit of a satire, and a bit of a commentary. I'm such a he fan of Ricky's and I think he does satire well, and better than most. I just think he's so smart and fun and bold, so I was really excited to work with him."

"Special Correspondents" premieres April 29 on Netflix.

New York, 22 April 2016

1. Entrance of John Zuccotti Theater

2. Wide of posing on red carpet

3. Ricky Gervais grabbing sunglasses and putting them on

4. Medium of Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon posing for photographers, tilt down

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ricky Gervais/Actor, on the premise of the film:

"Well, it's not really making fun of journalists. They're fictional for one thing. It's more a swipe at lies, really, not just in that profession. It's about integrity and about good people sometimes that make stuff up to save their marriage or their job. And I think the bigger target is fame. I think it's about anything people to be famous, more than it's a big swipe at media."

6. Ricky Gervais calling Eric Bana over to pose with him

7. Wide of Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais talking to reporter

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ricky Gervais/Actor, on having complete creative freedom throughout his career:

"Well, I've always demanded freedom. I've always had final edit. But to get that luxury, often I've had to go to fringe outlets, you know. HBO instead of NBC, BBC2 instead of BBC 1 to get my own way. Netflix comes along, and it's the best of both worlds. No interference and the sky is the limit. They got 70 million subscribers, you know, so it couldn't be better for me."

9. Wide of Ricky Gervais talking to reporter

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Ricky Gervais/Actor, on Donald Trump:

"It's funny, because when I first heard Trump was running, I thought it was a bit of a joke, but now it's getting serious. So I don't know whether to laugh or not. And I don't know if I want him to get in just to see what happens, or to nip it in the bud. But it's fascinating from an outsider's point of view. It's about fame again. He's gonna get in because he's famous in a way, you know. He's playing that card, and this film is about that. My wife plays that character, who thinks the world owes her a living, who wants all these things just because she wants them. It's odd. It's odd that you have a future president bragging about how rich he is. I love that. It's amazing."

11. Medium of Eric Bana talking to reporter

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Bana/Actor, on the premise of the film:

"The premise, as I was saying, is one that had a lot of comedic possibilities to it. I like the fact that it's not like a slap stick. It's not a laugh a minute. It's like a normal movie that has a lot of laughs in it, and I really enjoy that. There's a little tiny bit pathos in it toward the end. I like how Ricky's character is very happy with his lot, even though he's a bumbling fool, and I'm this confident idiot who is unhappy. I think it says a lot about life."

13. Medium of America Ferrera talking to reporter

14. SOUNDBITE (English) America Ferrera/Actress

"I thought that the script was a lot of fun, and a bit of a satire, and a bit of a commentary. I'm such a he fan of Ricky's and I think he does satire well, and better than most. I just think he's so smart and fun and bold, so I was really excited to work with him."

15. America Ferrera posing on red carpet

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH STAR-STUDDED RED CARPET FOR CLIVE DAVIS DOCUMENTARY; BEVERLY JOHNSON TALKS BILL O'REILLY DECISION

The Tribeca Film festival kicked off with a tribute to native New Yorker Clive Davis at Radio City Music Hall.

The 85-year old music mogul walked a star-studded red carpet in New York, Wednesday (19 APRIL) with the likes of Robert De Niro, Jennifer Hudson, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, for "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" .

The man brought the world such artists as Whitney Houston, Barry Manilow, and Alicia Keys called the honor, "A dream come true."

"First of all, to have a film made of your life, second of all, for it to open here at Radio City. I grew up in Brooklyn, and the first time I got to Manhattan was when I was 13 years old and where did I go? To Radio City Music Hall, so to be back here now at Tribeca to be the debut opening film is beyond comprehension," Davis said.

Directed by Chris Perkel, the film is based on Davis' 2013 autobiography of the same name.

Davis signed Hudson to J records after her American idol appearance, and won a Grammy for producing her debut album.

"The legacy of Clive Davis, it is music. He has made such a huge contribution to music, so to be here, to be a part of it, and for him to make such a treasure and then share it with the world is a gift for us all to have. So that's why I am so happy and honored to be here to witness it, and also be a part of it," Hudson said.

Many other artists Davis signed to recording contracts were at the event, including Manilow, who declined to speak to press. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried honored him anyway, by singing a few bars of "Ready to Take a Chance Again."

Former supermodel Beverly Johnson spoke of Davis' contribution, as well as the overall importance of music, especially in these trying times.

"Gosh, it's a lifeline actually. Not only that, but it's really an expression of really the times. Through art we can change the world, and I think that we're going (to be) really leaning on our artists more than ever because of the situation we are in," Johnson said.

Johnson, who in 2014, wrote a magazine article claiming Bill Cosby drugged her in an attempt to sexually assault her during a meeting in his apartment in the 1980s, also commented on Fox News parting ways with commentator Bill O'Reilly amid sexual harassment allegations.

"Well I really acknowledge the fact that women are having a voice and a say, and that we are not second class citizens. So as long as the needle is moving, and we're moving forward, it's always a good thing," Johnson said.

The star-studded carpet included Peter Fonda, Carly Simon, Ray Parker Jr., and Judy Collins.

De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff founded The Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 after the September 11 terror attacks, to help economically revive the neighborhood. While the festival has enjoyed increasing success since its inception, De Niro claims it's always a struggle to keep it going.

"It's always good every year that we actually are able to open it, because it's very difficult. We're not a festival that's sponsored by the state, by anybody. We need sponsors, so we don't - it's always a lot of hard work to get people to put money into these venues. It's not that easy. It's that simple. This is not like Cannes or Toronto, where they get money from the state. We don't get any money from the state," De Niro said.

"Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" was purchased on Wednesday by Apple Music.

New York, 19 April 2017

1. Exterior wide shot traffic moving past Radio City Music Hall

2. Close up Tribeca Film Festival signage

3. Wide of crowded red carpet

4. Medium Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower walk red carpet

5. Camera cutaway

6. Wide shot Barry Manilow and Clive Davis on red carpet

7. Wide shot Clive Davis talking to reporter

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Clive Davis, music mogul - on having a documentary on his career open the festival:

"Look, it's so unique and special. It's almost trite to say, it's a dream come true. First of all, to have a film made of your life, second of all, for it to open here at Radio City. I grew up in Brooklyn, and the first time I got to Manhattan was when I was 13 years old and where did I go? To Radio City Music Hall, so to be back here now at Tribeca to be the debut opening film is beyond comprehension."

9. Wode shot Carly Simon walking red carpet

10. Wide shot Jennifer Hudson and Ray Parker Jr. pose for photographers

11. Wide shot Jennifer Hudson talking to reporter

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Hudson, recording artist - on the legacy of Clive Davis:

"The legacy of Clive Davis, it is music. He has made such a huge contribution to music, so to be here, to be a part of it, and for him to make such a treasure and then share it with the world is a gift for us all to have. So that's why I am so happy and honored to be here to witness it, and also be a part of it."

13. Wide shot Peter Fonda walks red carpet

14. Medium Robert De Niro talking to reporter

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro, Festival co-founder - on keeping the festival going:

"It's always good every year that we actually are able to open it, because it's very difficult. We're not a festival that's sponsored by the state, by anybody. We need sponsors, so we don't - it's always a lot of hard work to get people to put money into these venues. It's not that easy. It's that simple. This is not like Cannes or Toronto, where they get money from the state. We don't get any money from the state."

16. Camera cutaway

17 Medium Clive Davis and Robert De Niro

18. Wide shot Barry Manilow walks red carpet

19. Close up UPSOUND (English) Gilbert Gottfried sings "Ready to Take a Chance Again"

20. Wide shot Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks to reporter

21. SOUNDBITE (English) Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York - on opening night of the festival:

"Well first, the Tribeca Film Festival is now a great New York institution, and it's growing and that's great. In many ways it represents the heart and the soul of New York, the arts, the culture and I don't think you could kick it off any better than with a show about Clive Davis and the premiere of "Soundtracks...' He is the master of music, certainly for my generation, and generations before. So I think it's a great way to start off the film festival."

22. Wide shot Cynthia Erivo hugging Gayle King

23. Wide shot Beverly Johnson talking to reporter

24. SOUNDBITE (English) Beverly Johnson, actress and model - on the importance of music, and firing of Bill O'Reilly:

"Gosh, it's a lifeline actually. Not only that, but it's really an expression of really the times. Through art we can change the world, and I think that we're going (to be) really leaning on our artists more than ever because of the situation we are in."

(Reporter: Do you think it was a step in the right direction with Bill O'Reilly losing his job?)

Beverly Johnson: "Well I really acknowledge the fact that women are really having a voice and a say, and that we are not second class citizens. So as long as the needle is moving, and we're moving forward, it's always a good thing."

25. Wide of red carpet

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Summary: Manilow, De Niro celebrate Clive Davis at Tribeca
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Date: 20/04/2017 14:43 PM
People: Carly Simon , Peter Fonda , Clive Davis , Barry Manilow , Robert De Niro
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New York, 19 April 2017

1. Medium of Robert De Niro and Clive Davis

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Clive Davis, music mogul - on having a documentary on his career open the festival:

"Look, it's so unique and special. It's almost trite to say, it's a dream come true. First of all, to have a film made of your life, second of all, for it to open here at Radio City. I grew up in Brooklyn, and the first time I got to Manhattan was when I was 13 years old and where did I go? To Radio City Music Hall, so to be back here now at Tribeca to be the debut opening film is beyond comprehension."

3. Cutaway of Carly Simon walking red carpet

4. Cutaway of Peter Fonda

5. Cutaway of Barry Manilow and Clive Davis

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert De Niro, Festival co-founder - on keeping the festival going:

"It's always good every year that we actually are able to open it, because it's very difficult. We're not a festival that's sponsored by the state, by anybody. We need sponsors, so we don't - it's always a lot of hard work to get people to put money into these venues. It's not that easy. It's that simple. This is not like Cannes or Toronto, where they get money from the state. We don't get any money from the state."

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Summary: Burt Reynolds makes rare public appearance for Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his latest film 'Dog Years'
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Date: 23/04/2017 10:52 AM
People: Chevy Chase , Robert De Niro , Ariel Winter , Burt Reynolds , Nikki Blonsky , Adam Rifkin
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BURT REYNOLDS MAKES RARE PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Robert De Niro helped Burt Reynolds onto the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie, "Dog Years" Saturday night (22 APRIL 2017) in New York.

It was a rare appearance for the 81-year old actor, who at times struggled to walk.

Reynolds was given a chair on the red carpet, so that he could speak to a limited number of press outlets about the film.

He was overjoyed at the turnout.

"That's very nice, very nice. Great to see Mr. De Niro, who I love, and I love Kathie (Nolan), you know, all the people that I know. It's very sweet." Reynolds said.

Reynolds portrays an aging movie star in the film, who realizes his best days are behind him. The actor sees similarities in the character with his own life.

"An aging actor, that's a parallel, and I guess – I guess I'm doing all right. I think because it's a hell of a turnout," Reynolds said.

His co-star, Kathleen Nolan sat down next to him on the red carpet.

Nolan is the mother of actor Spencer Garrett, who joined her at the premiere.

"Oh my god, how are you? Good to see you," Reynolds said to Garrett.

Then he added: "Well, he's a good looking lad."

Written and directed by Adam Rifkin, the film also stars " Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase, and Nikki Blonsky.

Reynolds joked about working with younger co-stars.

"No, you don't learn from young actors. You just tell them how to behave," Reynolds said.

Nolan then chimed in about Ariel Winter.

"You had a wonderful young actor," she said.

Reynolds agreed.

"I did that. I did that, and they're good people, we had very good people. And it was wonderful to see Mr. De Niro here tonight," Reynolds said.

The film is currently looking for a distributor.

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New York, 22 April 2017

1. Robert De Niro helps Burt Reynolds onto red carpet, joined by Chevy Chase

2. Tight of Burt Reynolds on red carpet

3. Wide of Burt Reynolds posing with cast and director

4. Burt Reynolds talking to reporter

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Burt Reynolds/Actor, on being at the festival:

"That's very nice, very nice. Great to see Mr. De Niro, who I love, and I love Kathie (Nolan), you know, all the people that I know. It's very sweet."

6. Burt Reynolds talking to reporter

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Burt Reynolds/Actor, on parallels with his own life:

"Ha ha. An aging actor, that's a parallel, and I guess – I guess I'm doing all right. I think because it's a hell of a turnout. I think they are all here to take pictures of Kathie."

Kathleen Nolan: (Laughs) "I'm gonna see Bob Fuller."

Burt Reynolds: "Are you?"

Kathleen Nolan: "May, in May. This is my son."

Burt Reynolds: "Oh my god, how are you? Good to see you."

Kathleen Nolan: "Spencer Garrett, wonderful actor."

Burt Reynolds: "Well, he's a good looking lad."

8. Burt Reynolds and Kathleen Nolan talking to reporter

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Burt Reynolds/Actor, on working with younger actors:

"No, you don't learn from young actors. You just tell them how to behave."

Kathleen Nolan: "You had a wonderful young actor."

Burt Reynolds: "I did that. I did that, and they're good people, we had very good people. And it was wonderful to see Mr. De Niro here tonight."

10. Wide of De Niro, Reynolds and Chase posing on red carpet, push in

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Date: 25/04/2017 02:42 AM
People: Chloe Sevigny , Laura Linney , Steve Coogan , Oren Moverman , Richard Gere , Rebecca Hall
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RICHARD GERE, LAURA LINNEY SAY 'THE DINNER' HOLDS UP MIRROR TO OUR LIVES

The first thing Richard Gere is ready to give up about his new movie, "The Dinner," is that it is an uncomfortable film.

At Monday night's (24 APRIL) at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, Gere acknowledged that sitting through the film is "rough."

Then he joked that the director and screenwriter Oren Moverman was to blame for the discomfort that comes from the film, which was adapted from the bestselling Herman Koch novel of the same name.

"The Dinner" is the story of the fierce showdown that erupts between two couples during a fancy meal, as a horrendous act perpetrated by their sons is revealed. A debate erupts on how to deal with the issue.

"There are four different points of view on a situation," said Gere. "All of them are defensible and all of them are understandable and depending on causes and conditions and circumstances, we each could follow any one of those arguments. And that's our world today. This is a world subtle mental and emotional processes. Unlike the president we have right now, the grey area is actually where we live. So there's no right and wrong in almost any situation in our lives."

Moverman said the film also shines a light on how we see and treat others.

"I think there's a fundamental question that's being asked in the world that we live in right now and with the technology that we have: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to acknowledge the humanity of others? And that's really what the conversation that's coming out of this movie is about."

Rebecca Hall plays Gere's second wife. She said this is really a much bigger story than just four people sitting down for an awkward meal.

"Family dramas tend to be microcosms of global dramas. They're political. Like, a family drama, you think it's just about the family. It's not. It's about how the whole world operates in terms who wants what when and who's trying to get something somewhere else. I think what is fascinating about this particular subject matter is these are all people who are right and wrong. They're all essentially horrible people and good people at the same time and I think that gray area is challenging to us because we all want to exist in our bubbles and assume other people outside the bubbles are the ones who are doing the wrong thing. So to present a story that challenges your sense of black and white, right and wrong, I think is important."

Laura Linney plays Claire, who makes a controversial choice in the film. Linney said she does not know how she would react under such circumstances in real life.

"I hope I would know how I would behave. I would love to say that I would take what I feel is the ethical way to go, but I think until you're actually in that situation, I don't know what primal desire comes through. I don't think I'm a Claire. I hope I'm not a Claire but I'm sure there's a little bit of Claire in all of us as there is hopefully a little bit of Richard's character in all of us as well."

And while it's difficult to determine the right move in "The Dinner," Chloe Sevigny, who plays the ex-wife of Gere's character, said it's also a situation we've all experienced.

"We've all been at uncomfortable dinners. We've all had, you know, sibling rivalry experiences. I think there's a lot for people to relate to. I think the problems are larger than a lot of us have to face but puts us in a position we have to think about what would we do in a moral dilemma such as that. So it's an interesting premise and film."

"The Dinner" also stars Steve Coogan.

New York, 24 April 2017

1. Various external shots of premiere venue

2. Medium shot of Richard Gere entering the room

3. Fashion shot of Richard Gere

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Gere, actor, on the film's uncomfortable premise:

"It's rough."

(Reporter: "I know. It is, right?")

Richard Gere: "It's rough. (To director Oren Moverman). Blame him. Blame Oren. She said, 'Thanks for this really uncomfortable two hours.'"

Oren Moverman, director: "You're welcome." (Gere laughs)

Richard Gere: "She was talking about your movie."

Oren Moverman: "Your movie. Your movie. I'm behind the scenes."

5. Medium shot of Richard Gere and Oren Moverman posing for photos

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Gere, actor:

"There are four different points of view on a situation. All of them are defensible and all of them are understandable and depending on causes and conditions and circumstances, we each could follow any one of those arguments. And that's our world today. This is a world subtle mental and emotional processes. Unlike the president we have right now, the grey area is actually where we live. So there's no right and wrong in almost any situation in our lives."

7. Wide shot of Richard Gere and Oren Moverman talking to reporter on the red carpet

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Oren Moverman, director:

"I think there's a fundamental question that's being asked in the world that we live in right now and with the technology that we have: What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to acknowledge the humanity of others? And that's really what the conversation that's coming out of this movie is about."

9. Wide shot; zoom to medium Richard Gere posing for photos

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Gere, actor:

"I've got a 17-year-old kid. He's (Moverman) got two of his - teenage and 20-year-old kids here. You know, our first instinct is we will do anything to protect our kids from the immediate danger, but there are other thought processes you've seen in the movie where you think long-term what is actually is actually good for us personally and for the whole universe is to be responsible, to step up and take credit or responsibility for everything that we do and there are consequences for everything that we do."

11. Wide shot zoom to medium Rebecca Hall posing for photos

12. Fashion shot of Rebecca Hall

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebecca Hall, actress:

"Family dramas tend to be microcosms of global dramas. They're political. Like, a family drama, you think it's just about the family. It's not. It's about how the whole world operates in terms who wants what when and who's trying to get something somewhere else. I think what is fascinating about this particular subject matter is these are all people who are right and wrong. They're all essentially horrible people and good people at the same time and I think that gray area is challenging to us because we all want to exist in our bubbles and assume other people outside the bubbles are the ones who are doing the wrong thing. So to present a story that challenges your sense of black and white, right and wrong, I think is important."

14. Medium shot of Rebecca Hall talking to reporter

15. SOUNDBITE (English) Rebecca Hall, actress:

"I think... You know, I think that's one of the purposes of art. You know, I don't gravitate toward material that, you know, is relatable and cozy. I gravitate toward material that challenges me and makes me think differently about human behavior because otherwise what's the point."

16. Fashion shot of Laura Linney

17. SOUNDBITE (English) Laura Linney, actress:

"You have four different people who are coming from four very different places and there's also just the bigger topic of the selfish and the communal and social conscience and individual desire and, you know, sort of rabid appetite."

18. Medium shot of Laura Linney talking to reporter

19. Medium shot of Laura Linney posing for photos

20. SOUNDBITE (English) Laura Linney, actress:

"I hope I would know how I would behave. I would love to say that I would take what I feel is the ethical way to go, but I think until you're actually in that situation, I don't know what primal desire comes through. I don't think I'm a Claire (laughs). I hope I'm not a Claire but I'm sure there's a little bit of Claire in all of us as there is hopefully a little bit of Richard's character in all of us as well."

21. Fashion shot of Chloe Sevigny

22. Medium shot of Chloe Sevigny talking to reporter

23. SOUNDBITE (English) Chloe Sevigny, actress:

"I mean, we've all been at uncomfortable dinners. We've all had, you know, sibling rivalry experiences. I think there's a lot for people to relate to. I think the problems are larger than a lot of us have to face but puts us in a position we have to think about what would we do in a moral dilemma such as that. So it's an interesting premise and film."

24. Medium shot of Chloe Sevigny posing for photos

25. SOUNDBITE (English) Chloe Sevigny, actress:

"I think it is more than ever I think, in the day of the Internet and social media and everybody's kind of always being held accountable for everything or hopefully they will be and you know, it's... Everything's more transparent these days, but then a lot of people are getting away with a lot so it's a confusing time for us all."

26. Wide shot of red carpet

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