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RonHowardDirectingAt the Tribeca film festival, movies weren’t the only thing on offer. From Thelma Schoonmaker breaking down the editing process behind Raging Bull to The Wire’s David Simon on big data’s possible effects on storytelling, the festival had far more than just films, including a discussion between newscaster Brian Williams and legendary filmmaker Ron Howard. Howard shared his opinions on many topics, and  thanks to Indiewire, we’re able to find out exactly what those were! Continue on to check a few important takeaways from Howard’s panel. More »

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Nate SilverIn 2008, Nate Silver became a household name when his website FiveThirtyEight delivered eerily accurate predictions about the outcome of the presidential race. His results flummoxed traditional pollsters and analysts because his results came from exhaustive analysis of data on every possible “metric” related to voter behavior; suddenly, traditional opinion polling was, if not obsolete, highly suspect. 6 years later, his website is owned by Disney, and big data is the word on everyone in Hollywood’s lips. Yesterday at the Tribeca Film Festival, Silver, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, The Wire and Treme‘s David Simon, veteran journalist Anne Thompson and moderator John Hockenberry sat down for a conversation about if storytelling may become a matter for statisticians rather than screenwriters. Click through to hear what they had to say! More »

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TribecaEver since the creation of the talkie, music and sound have been among the most vital elements in filmmaking (and even silent films frequently had live musical accompaniment). As a storytelling device, sound can work magic; just try to think of the shower scene in Psycho without Bernard Hermann’s icy string stabs. In a conversation at the Tribeca Film Festival, moderated by Dolby Institute Director Glenn Kiser, Music Supervisor Susan Jacobs (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and Academy Award winning Sound Editor Skip Lievsay (No Country for Old Men, Gravitysat down to discuss the business of sound, and its effect on the moviegoing experience. Click through for more! More »

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Tribeca Talks Industry Master Class:The Cutting Room: An Insight to the Edit Suite - 2014 Tribeca Film FestivalOn Friday, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, Martin Scorsese’s longtime editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, sat down to discuss what was advertised as a look at her career. What we in the audience got was a granular breakdown of the editing and film techniques, as well as other production information, about the painstaking work that went into making Raging Bull,  consistently voted one of the Best Films of the 1980s. Click through for a breakdown as well as some other inside tips from the artist who helped bring this masterful vision to the big screen. More »

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TribecaThe Tribeca Film Festival is now in full swing, and this year they’ve included more titles than ever in their online programming. Films streaming on their website include select titles from their online competition, as well as winners of their #6SECFILMS Vine competition, Interactive & Interlude Music Film Challenge, and their new initiative Tribeca Now, which focuses on online content. Continue on to check out all of this great content! More »

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always frustrated when I get excited about a good movie at a festival, only to see the film descend into the bowels of obscurity after distribution dead-ends. Why is it so hard for anyone but a handful of good independent films to make their way onto my screen at home? After a year of hard work, I am excited to see the atmospheric, underdog film Hide Your Smiling Faces finally making it somewhere. Around this time last year, director Daniel Patrick Carbone sat down with No Film School over Skype. Checkout our original interview below, and find out where you can download the film now! More »

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tribeca youth fellowshipRemember the days of yore, when you were forced to attend high school with a few thousand knuckleheads, five days a week? In between your Discman and the Gak, what if your youthful imagination had been mentored by film professionals in Big Apple’s film community? If you’re still between the ages of 16-18, it’s not too late! Find out how you can become a youth Tribeca Film Fellow below, the deadline is right around the corner. More »

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TFF-2014-submissions-open-224x186In thirteen short years, the Tribeca Film Festival, started by Robert De Niro, among others, has built itself into one of those few film festivals with serious name-brand recognition: it’s the red-carpet NYC festival that your non-film friends have actually heard of! It’s also insanely competitive, with Tribeca having received nearly 9,000 submissions in 2013. If you’re interested, read up on the guidelines below because the Tribeca Film Festival submissions have begun! More »

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Amidst a revolution to overthow invading oppressors, a beautiful young woman becomes a spy for the resistance under the moniker ‘Ruby Blade.’ While she sneaks in messages to the imprisoned, non-violent leader of said resistance, they begin a glorious love affair. And get this, it’s not starring Leo DiCaprio, it’s a true story! From chasing sharks to helicoptering heads-of-state, filmmakers Alexander Meillier and Tanya Ager Meillier are taking their very first feature documentary Alias Ruby Blade to Tribeca. Director Alex Meillier was kind enough to sit down with NFS to explain just how you go about telling an action-adventure love story…that really happened. Read on for the interview, plus a way you can watch it online through Tribeca tonight. More »

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If you can’t make it out to the Tribeca Film Festival this year, you still have a chance to catch the show. They have announced that they will be offering programming for the Tribeca Online Festival as well as video-on-demand options in order to engage new audiences. Not only that, but they are also holding their very first #6SECFILMS Vine competition which they hope will expand their desired extra-festival participation. This will be the fourth year of the Tribeca Online Festival, “a digital platform that offers front row access to exclusive Festival content and new storytelling opportunities.” Essentially, you can go to the TFF, but you don’t have to get on a plane or change out of your pajamas. Also, with the addition of the Vine competition, the communities of both film-lovers and filmmakers, either participating in house or online, will all come together under one roof. More »