Tribeca 2013: Eva Longoria, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Radnor among festival jurors

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The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Josh Radnor, and Evan Rachel Wood — as well as policy makers and entertainment business leaders.

According to a press release, the seven juries will award $180,000 in cash and prizes during the Festival (April 17-28). Tribeca All Access (TAA) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for narrative and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also receive a work of original art by an acclaimed artist as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program, sponsored by Chanel. In addition, TFI will award $130,000 in grants to Latin American film and video artists, including two $10,000 Heineken VOCES grants for Latin American filmmakers living and working in the United States.

“We are delighted to welcome such an illustrious group of individuals to the Tribeca jury,” said TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal. “We look forward to their expert perspective on the films and talent in our program and the dialogue that emerges from the process.”

Click through for a full list of jurors.

World Competition Categories
2013 World Narrative Competition
·          Kenneth Lonergan: Academy Award®-nominated playwright, filmmaker and screenwriter. Credits include You Can Count On Me, Gangs of New York, and Margaret. His stage credits include Lobby Hero, The Waverly Gallery, and This is Our Youth. He is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York.
·          Bryce Dallas Howard: Multi-award nominated actress, director, writer and producer. Acting credits include The Help, 50/50, The Twilight Saga, Hereafter, Restless, Lady in the Water, The Village, and the HBO adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. She directed the short film When You Find Me as part of Canon’s innovative and inaugural “Project Imagin8ion” campaign and directed one of five short films included in The Lifetime Original Movie event Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.
·          Paul Haggis:  Academy Award®-winning filmmaker whose credits include Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters to Iwo Jima, Casino Royale, In the Valley of Elah, and television including Thirtysomething and The Tracey Ullman Show.
·          Blythe Danner: Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actress. Stage credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Betrayal, Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, The Miser, and The Seagull. Film work includes The Great Santini, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, and Meet the Parents.
·          Jessica Winter: Senior editor at Time magazine, directing coverage of the arts and culture. Her writing has appeared in Time, The New York Times, Slate, The Guardian, and many others. Previously served as a juror at the London and Vancouver International Film Festivals.

2013 World Documentary Competition
·          Whoopi Goldberg: Makes her directorial debut at in the 2013 TFF with the documentary I Got Somethin’ To Tell You. One of an elite group of artists who have won an Academy, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards.
·          Sandi Dubowski: Director and producer whose award-winning work has screened at Tribeca, Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto Film Festivals; BBC, PBS, and ZDF-Arte; and in cinema release globally. Credits include Trembling Before G-d, A Jihad For Love, and Budrus.
·          Joe Berlinger: Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker and two-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and director. Films include Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, and Crude.
·          Evan Rachel Wood: Critically acclaimed actress who has garnered Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe nominations. Credits include The Wrestler and HBO’s Mildred Pierce. Stars in the 2013 TFF selection A Case of You.
·          Mira Sorvino: Academy Award®-winning actress best known for Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, The Replacement Killers, Mimic, and Norma Jean and Marilyn.

Emerging Competition Categories
2013 Best New Narrative Director
·          Stu Zicherman: New York-based screenwriter, producer and director. Co-created the ABC’s Six Degrees and wrote and produced ABC’s What About Brian and FX’s Lights Out. Has written feature scripts for several major studios and made his feature directorial debut at the 2013 Sundance Film festival with the comedy A.C.O.D.
·          Ari Graynor: Film, stage and television actress and producer. Credits include the films For a Good Time Call, Celeste and Jesse Forever, 10 Years, Holy Rollers, Conviction and Nick, and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, and the television series The Sopranos and Fringe. Broadway credits include The Performers, Relatively Speaking, and The Little Dog Laughed.
·          Naomi Foner: Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter, producer, and director. Writing credits include Running on Empty, Losing Isaiah, and Very Good Girls.
·         Radha Mitchell: Australian actress, Radha Mitchell who currently stars on the ABC series Red Widow, is best known for her work in past feature films such as High Art, Man on Fire, Finding Neverland, and Woody Allen’s Melinda & Melinda.
·          Tony Gilroy: Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and director whose credits include Dolores Claiborne, Michael Clayton and the Jason Bourne series.

2013 Best New Documentary Director
·         Taraji P. Henson: Academy Award® nominee for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hustle & Flow, Date Night, Karate Kid, and Think Like a Man. Currently stars in the CBS hit Person of Interest.
·         Josh Radnor: Actor, writer and director best known for the Emmy Award-winning television series How I Met Your Mother. He wrote, directed and starred in Happythankyoumoreplease and Liberal Arts and next appears in Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight.
·         Jared Cohen: Founder and director of Google Ideas, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an author. His books include: The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business; Children of Jihad, and One Hundred Days of Silence. Previously served as a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and a close advisor to Condoleezza Rice and later Hillary Clinton.
·         Riley Keough: Actress whose film credits include The Runaways, The Good Doctor, Jack and Diane, and Magic Mike.

Short Film Competition Categories
2013 Narrative Short Film Competition
·        Sheila Nevins: President of HBO Documentary Films, is responsible for overseeing the development and production of all documentaries for HBO, HBO2, and Cinemax. She has overseen the creation of more than 500 documentaries and has earned dozens of awards, including, Primetime Emmys, News and Documentary Emmys, and Peabody Awards.
·        Kassem Garaibeh: Actor, comedian, and co-founding talent of Maker Studios, a network that includes over 10,000 channels on YouTube. Credits include his award-winning YouTube series California On and Going Deep.
·        Jessica Hecht: Stage and screen actress known for roles on Breaking Bad, Bored to Death, Friends, and Law and Order. She appears in 2012 selections The English Teacher and Space Cadet, and is starring on Broadway in The Assembled Parties.
·        Chris Milk: Artist, music video director and photographer. Credits include Wilderness Downtown, Last Day Dream, The Johnny Cash Project, and videos for Kanye West, U2, Arcade Fire, and Gnarls Barkley. Co-creator of the 2013 TFF Storyscapes selection This Exquisite Forest.
·        Christine Baranski: Tony-, Emmy-, SAG-, and American Comedy Award-winning actress. Stage credits include The Real Thing, Rumors, Lips Together Teeth Apart, Boeing-Boeing, Hurlyburly, and The House of Blue Leaves. Screen and television credits include The Good Wife, Cybill, Frasier, The Big Bang Theory, Chicago, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Cruel Intentions, The Ref, Reversal of Fortune, and Mamma Mia!

2013 Documentary and Student Short Film Competitions
·         John Skipper: President of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks. Frequently appears on “most influential” lists in such outlets as Sports Business Journal, CableFAX Magazine, Business Week, and The Sporting News.
·         Eva Longoria: Golden Globe-nominated and SAG- and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, businesswoman, and philanthropist best known for ABC’s Desperate Housewives.
·         Bobby Flay: Acclaimed chef, restaurateur, Food Network star and cookbook author. Hosted and produced 3 Days to Open with Bobby Flay, The Next Food Network Star, and is an Iron Chef on Iron Chef America.
·         Jason Silva: Television personality, media artist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher who has presented at TED Global, Google, The Economist Ideas Festival and at keynote events for Microsoft and IBM on the evolution of technology and its effect on humanity.
·         Danny Strong: Emmy Award-winning writer of HBO’s Game Change and is currently writing the two-part finale of The Hunger Games. Also an actor on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, and Mad Men.
·         Abigail Breslin: Academy Award®-nominated actress best known for Little Miss Sunshine. Other credits include M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs, New Year’s Eve, My Sister’s Keeper,  Zombieland, Rango, and The Call. Forthcoming films include Haunter, Ender’s Game, Final Girl, and August: Osage County.

Storyscapes
2013 BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Award for Transmedia
·         Jeff Gomez: CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, the world’s leading expert at expanding entertainment properties, premium brands and socio-political themes into highly successful transmedia franchises and international campaigns.
·         Frank Rose: Bestselling author, speaker and digital anthropologist known for his books The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories and Into the Heart of the Mind. Contributing editor to Wired magazine.
·         Thomas Allen Harris: Filmmaker whose videos and installations have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney, Corcoran Gallery, and the London Institute of the Arts.

TAA Creative Promise Awards
2013 TAA Creative Promise Award—Narrative
·         Rubén Blades:  Panamanian-born musician, recorded over 20 albums, won 11 Grammys, acted in over 30 films. Ran for the Panamanian presidency in 1994. Was Minister of tourism there from 2004 through 2009. Holds degrees from Panama’s Universidad Nacional, Harvard Graduate Law School, and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music.
·         John Forte: Grammy-nominated recording artist, composer, music producer, educator, and activist. Former Fugees. Co-producer of the 2013 TFF selection The Project.
·         Téa Leoni: New York-native and actress whose credits include Flirting with Disaster, Spanglish, You Kill Me, Bad Boys, The Family Man, and Tower Heist.

2013 TAA Creative Promise Award—Documentary
·         Shola Lynch: Director, producer, and writer whose documentary credits include Chisholm ’72 — Unbought & Unbossed and the recently released in theaters Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.
·         Sol Guy: Culture ninja and social entrepreneur who has worked with Lauryn Hill, Outkast, and P. Diddy. Co-creator and host of the series 4REAL and currently developing a new TV series, The Talent Show.
·         Rachel Dratch: Funny lady best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, creating the characters Boston Teen Denise, Debbie Downer, Denise, and Sheldon. Credits include Down with Love, Click, and 30 Rock.

TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund
TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund, including the Heineken VOCES awards
·         Julia Bacha: Brazilian media strategist and award-winning documentary filmmaker who highlights under-documented stories from the Middle East. Most recently directed and produced the short My Neighborhood, winner of a 2013 Peabody Award.
·         Carlos Gutierrez: Co-founder and executive director of Cinema Tropical.
·         Leonardo Zimbron: Latin producer best known for his films Efectos Secundarios, Bajo la Sal, Viento en Contra, and Nosotros los Nobles.

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