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Tribeca fest talks up panels

NEW YORK — The Tribeca Film Festival is introducing the “Behind the Screens” and film executive-targeted “Tribeca Talks Industry” programs, featuring conversations with Sissy Spacek, Lou Reed and Isabella Rossellini.

The fest also unveiled participants in its “Tribeca Talks and Conversations in Cinema” panels: Buzz Aldrin on “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Mike Figgis on digital filmmaking, Christiane Amanpour on global dialogues and “Steroid Nation” author Shaun Assael on performance-enhancing drugs in sports.

In a “Tribeca Talks Industry” panel, The Hollywood Reporter business editor Georg Szalai will host “Click to View: The Future of New Media,” which will include Rossellini discussing shorts she’s created for mobile devices. Other new TTI panels are “Reuse, Remix and Renew: Film Tools for the 21st Century” and a talk with director Shane Meadows.

The programs run April 24-May 4 at venues around Manhattan.

Source: Hollywood Reporter