The Tribeca Film Festival officially kicked things off on Wednesday in NYC and runs through May 4th. If you don’t have the balls to party crash some of the harder to get into events there’s always this. The Apple Store in SoHo is playing a role in this year’s festival and presenting a showcase of actors, directors, writers, producers, and other film industry types. Seating is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis. ANIMAL took a look at some of the more relevant workshops you might be interested in attending and presents them after the jump.
Saturday, April 26, 8:00 p.m.
Amy Poehler: “Currently in her seventh season of Saturday Night Live, Amy Poehler (Blades of Glory, Shrek the Third, Mr. Woodcock) has a busy year ahead of her. With filming under way on Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil, four of her films â€” Hamlet 2, Horton Hears a Who!, Baby Mama, and Spring Breakdown â€” will debut in theaters in 2008. Hear the comedienne and actress talk about her various roles and film and TV projects.”
Monday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Morgan Spurlock: “With Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) seeks to do what the CIA, FBI, and U.S. military have not been able to: find Osama. Join Morgan as he discusses the film (being released this month by the Weinstein Company). Monday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.”
Tuesday, April 29, 8:00 p.m.
Isabella Rossellini: “Successful model and actress Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Big Night, Fearless) wrote My Dad Is 100 Years Old and makes her directorial debut in the experimental Green Porno, a series of short films she also conceived, wrote, and appears in. She produced Green Porno in association with the Sundance Channel. Comical but insightful studies of the sex lives of various creatures, Green Porno screens at this yearâ€™s Tribeca Film Festival, and Isabella will discuss the series during her Filmmaker Talk.”
Friday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.
Adam Yauch: “A founding member of the hip-hop trio Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch has also earned filmmaking cred by directing Awesome; I Shot That! and Gunninâ€™ for That #1 Spot (now screening at the Tribeca Film Festival). Adam brings a unique perspective to filmmaking, which youâ€™ll discover as he discusses his latest project and fields questions from the audience.”
Saturday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.
Paul Haggis: “Heâ€™s the first screenwriter to write back-to-back Oscar winners for Best Picture: Million Dollar Baby and Crash, which he also directed and produced. An acclaimed screenwriter (Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Casino Royale), Paul comes to our Filmmaker Talks to speak about his latest film projects: the Academy Awardâ€“nominated In the Valley of Elah (which he wrote, directed, and produced), and the upcoming Quantum of Solace and Rangerâ€™s Apprentice.”