Tribeca Talks

Tribeca Talks

Conversations recorded live at the Tribeca Festival with the best in the business. To learn more about all our programs and events, visit tribecafilm.com. The Tribeca Festival is presented by AT&T.

Episodes

December 3, 2020 24 min

For the first time ever, the Tribeca Film Festival has opened for podcast submissions! To celebrate, we’re bringing you a special behind the scenes episode about how our short film submissions process works. Leah chatted with Tribeca’s short programmers, Sharon Badal and Ben Thompson, to learn what they look for in the films they select, common mistakes they see, and what filmmakers can do to stand out. 

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Fierce, a podcast from iHeartRadio and Tribeca Studios, tells the incredible stories of women who history has undervalued. In this episode, you’ll hear about Cheng I Sao, the most successful pirate of all time. She innovated the piracy business model, established strict rules about the treatment of women on her ships, successfully evaded the Chinese government, and, unlike pretty much every other pirate, retired. 

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October 29, 2020 55 min

Celebrated singer, songwriter, actor, and producer John Legend sat down with Sara Bareilles as part of Tribeca’s 2018 Storytellers Series. They discussed John Legend’s first job out of college, Sara Bareilles’ most embarrassing song, and their collaboration on Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Multiplatinum artist John Legend has garnered eleven GRAMMY Awards®, an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe Award®, a Tony Award®, and an Emmy Award®, maki...

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Initially discovered for her original voice in breakout film Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham has gone on to win two Golden Globe Awards®, including Best Actress for her work on Girls, which was created by Dunham and helmed by Jenni Konner, whose other work includes the limited series Camping and Undeclared. In a can’t miss conversation with Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning actress America Ferrera, Dunham and Konner discussed Girls...

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Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu, one of only three directors to ever win consecutive Oscars® and the first to do so in 65 years, sat down with ground-breaking performance artist Marina Abramović to discuss his beautifully varied work as part of Tribeca’s 2017 Directors Series.

Academy Award®-winning director, writer, and producer Alejandro G. Iñárritu is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers working today...

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October 8, 2020 56 min

BAFTA, Peabody®, and Emmy Award® winning writer-director Ava DuVernay sat down with GRAMMY Award® winning musician Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed why DuVernay is always shooting, the art of lighting and framing dark-skinned actors, and the importance of finding your tribe. 

 

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  • Tips for writer’s block?
  • Follow up: The pressure of being watched?
  • How do you navigate a male-...
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    October 1, 2020 47 min

    In 2017, Tribeca premiered the extended music video for Common’s “Letter to the Free,” directed by Bradford Young. After the screening, Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and three time GRAMMY® winner Common sat down with author and filmmaker Nelson George to discuss “Letter to the Free,” Common’s work on Selma and 13th, and the power of music.

     

    Common is an artist, actor, activist and, most recently, a New York Times best-selling autho...

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    September 24, 2020 56 min

    If you’re a comedy fan, this conversation is for you. Bridesmaids and Freaks and Geeks director Paul Feig sat down with SNL co-head writer, actor, and stand-up comedian Michael Che at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed movie jail, internet backlash, and why it’s so hard to make good comedy. 

    Paul Feig is a successful filmmaker, writer and producer whose films have grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. As a producer, ...

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    September 17, 2020 42 min

    Academy Award® winning actress and director, Jodie Foster, was interviewed by Tony Award® winning director, Julie Taymor at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed their wildly different directing styles, why they’re both sick of the woman director conversation, and the audition that launched Jodie Foster’s career.

    In a career spanning over 50 years, Jodie Foster is considered  to be one of the most critically acclaimed actre...

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    September 10, 2020 71 min

    This legendary duo came together at the Beacon Theatre as part of Tribeca's 2019 Directors Series to reflect upon their illustrious decades of collaboration from Mean Streets to The Irishman.

    This podcast includes clips from Mean Streets, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Casino, Silence, and The Wolf of Wall Street

    Robert De Niro launched his motion picture career in Brian De Palma's The Wedding Party in 196...

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    September 3, 2020 73 min

    At the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, acclaimed actor Alec Baldwin interviewed Academy-Award® winning director Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro discussed how he storyboards and prepares for shoots, the origin of his film school, and what all his movies are really about. 

    Guillermo del Toro is among the most creative and visionary artists of his generation whose distinctive style is showcased through his work as a filmmaker, screenwriter, p...

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    August 27, 2020 61 min

    Barbra Streisand sat down with Robert Rodriguez at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival to discuss how she got her start in the industry, the moment she knew she wanted to direct, the power of the will, and more. 

    Widely recognized as an icon in multiple entertainment fields, Barbra Streisand has attained unprecedented achievements as a recording artist, actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, songwriter, and concert performer. S...

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    August 20, 2020 71 min

    Jamie Foxx is an award-winning actor, singer, and comedian. At the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, he sat down with Genius News anchor Jacques Morel to discuss his prolific career.

    Perhaps his most iconic role as an actor, Jamie Foxx's portrayal of musician Ray Charles in the biopic Ray landed him an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe®, and a BAFTA in 2005. The very same year, Foxx was nominated for a second Oscar® for his acting in the...

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    August 20, 2020 72 min

    Tribeca celebrated the legacy of The Godfather & The Godfather Part II one with a 45th anniversary screening and reunion event at our 2017 festival. The director and cast got together for a conversation after the screening.

    Francis Ford Coppola (Director) is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our time; a six-time Academy Award®-winning writer, director, and producer of such films as Patton, The Godfather, The Godfather Part...

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    August 8, 2020 38 sec

    To learn more about all of our podcasts, visit tribecafilm.com/podcasts.

     

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