We’ve all heard of the Tribeca Film Festival, right? Founded by legendary actor Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2002, the annual festival shows a plethora of independent film screenings, panel discussions, and introduces us to some of the best up and coming movies and actors. Since its creation, the Tribeca Film Festival has grown each year – but now, Tribeca Enterprises are trying out something new, and devoting a whole new festival to TV shows. Want to know the best bit? Some of our favorite TV stars will be in attendance. We’re so there.
Robert De Niro has released an official statement on behalf of Tribeca Enterprises, stating that,
Ten years ago we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival. Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense. As the Tribeca Film Festival has done, the Tribeca TV Festival will act as a curator in bringing people together for this emerging experience.
It’s said that the new festival will take place between September 23 and September 24, 2017, in New York. Just like the film festival, the TV festival will also showcase up and coming talent, as well as new TV premieres, and panel talks. One of the most anticipated panel discussions will be with our favorite characters from Will & Grace, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, and Megan Mullally as well as the show’s creators as they get ready to showcase their epic new reboot (we can’t wait). The festival will also give us a sneak peek into new episodes of TV series like Better Things, At Home With Amy Sedaris, Queen Sugar and Ten Days in the Valley.
This new development seems to have come at the perfect time – as TV is truly taking over. With the likes of Netflix dominating the streaming world and services like Hulu and Amazon Video offering customers all of the latest TV shows, it’s no wonder TV is thriving. We reckon this new festival will be just as big (maybe even bigger) than the Tribeca Film Festival…