Saturday, November 27, 2021

Stars to Show Up for Tribeca TV Festival Sept. 12-15

(L-r) Mike Colter , Katja Herbers. and Aasif Mandvi  in “Evil.” Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS 2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

*The Tribeca annual TV Festival will take place Sept. 12—15 in New York. The programming includes the world premieres of:

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America” (AMC), the second episode featuring Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” followed by a conversation with directors and co-executive producers One9 and Erik Parker; EPs Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and TarikBlack ThoughtTrotter, and co-executive producer Angie Day.

Godfather of Harlem” (EPIX) followed by a conversation with star and executive producer Forest Whitaker, Ilfenesh Hadera, and EPs Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein.

First Wives Club” (BET+), a modern television remake of the classic 1996 revenge comedy “The First Wives Club,” followed by a conversation with Michelle Buteau and EP/Creator Tracy Oliver.

Questlove in “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America”

Evil,” (CBS) is the highly anticipated new series from Robert and Michelle King. After the screening there will be a conversation with the producers, cast members Mike Colter, Katja Herbers, Aasif Mandvi, and Michael Emerson.

Leavenworth” (STARZ) is another new series screening featured, followed by a conversation with executive producers Steven Soderbergh Paul Pawlowski, Platoon Soldier Mike McGuiness, New York Times National Correspondent David Philipps, and Lorance’s lawyer John Maher. In  addition, homage is paid to shows old shows like “Friends” and “Transparent.”

Forest Whitaker in “Godfather of Harlem”

Also on the program are “Room 104,” “Party of Five,” “Looking for Alaska,” “Katy Keene,” “Goliath,” and “Bless This Mess.” Pam Grier, Lake Bell, Dax Shepard, Michelle Buteau, Ryan Michelle Bathe are among the TV cast members remaining for talks after their shows.

Embracing their role as storytellers, many of the shows selected by Tribeca have a common theme of tackling timely issues such as immigration, race relations and political tensions. The event is created by some of the industry’s most influential names—Robert DeNiro (co-founder of Tribeca Film Festival), Jane Rosenthal (CEO and co-founder of Tribeca Film Festival), and Paula Weinstein (EVP of Tribeca Film Festival). The Tribeca TV Festival brings all of this content together in one place for fans to discover shows for the season. For more information, go to: tribecafilm.com/tvfestival

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Marie Moorehttp://eurweb.com
Veteran syndicated journalist who covers film and television.

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