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The Tribeca Film Festival in L.A - 5th Annual Cocktail Reception Hosted by American Express

By Marilinda Rivera

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When: Monday, March 18th 2013

Where: The AQUA STAR POOL at the Beverly Hilton Hotel 

What: The Tribeca Film Festival + American Express Cocktail Reception 


 

American Express united the same passion for films with this festival to celebrate their 5th annual cocktail reception honoring the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Program ( April17 - April 28 ).

This celebration for authentic independent films has brought the excellence of movies that simply make a difference in this complex industry. This year The Beverly Hilton Hotel opened it’s fabulous AQUA STAR POOLdoors to this great evening inviting some acclaimed actors and film makers we all need to remember when attending to film festivals. Here are some of them: Alice Eve (Some Velvet Morning, TFF 2013), Adrian Grenier (How to Make Money Selling Drugs, TFF 2013), Heather Graham (At Any Price, TFF 2013), Shiloh Fernandez (Deep Powder, TFF 2013), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Michael Steger (90210), Sasha Pieterse (GBF, TFF 2013, Pretty Little Liars), Andrea Bowen (GBF, TFF 2013,Desperate Housewives), Evanna Lynch (GBF, TFF 2013, Harry Potter Franchise), Clark Greg (Actor and Director of Trust Me, TFF 2013), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Jonathan Keltz (21 & Over), Shawn Christensen (2013’s Oscar winner for Best Short, Curfew), Zoe Bell (Raze, TFF 2013), Gideon YagoKat Coiro, David M. Rosenthal, Darren SteinMeera MenonNicholas WrathallAndrew NapierSam GeorgeDavid Schlussel, Jennifer ArnoldSenain Kheshgi,Matthew CookeJane WeinstockEdoardo PontiBryn MooserKatie Rose LucasJenee LaMarqueSteven KochonesCraig ZiskJose VillalobosLucy WalkerChristopher PomerenkeTribeca Enterprises (TE) Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey GilmoreTribeca Film Festival (TFF) Artistic Director Frederic BoyerTFF Director of Documentary Programming Ryan Harrington, TFI Director of Feature Programming Tamir Muhammad and many more familiar talent.

The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal (American Film Producer), Robert De Niro(American Actor, Film Producer, Director) and Craig Hatkoff (American Real Estate Investor and Philanthropist) to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long term recovery of lower Manhattan after the 911 tragic event. It’s major mission is to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience.

When I got the invitation to this wonderful fiesta I was very interested in knowing how this festival could easily affect all movie makers decisions for their projects, due to the strong competition that allows their talents attract new audience to their own vision.

As an actress I am a fanatic of films that clearly make a difference in my own believes and somehow that energy is valued to be one of the most important factors to consider  when I watch a film. 

This evening felt like a friendly casual movie making meeting between the East and the West Coast. I met great film makers and visionaries that are craving to see more of what the Tribeca Film Festival is consciously presenting to the audience. Film festivals like this one are essential for this tricky industry to survive when rough times come around. I have to say “ thank you L.A for celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival success in BIG.”



To stay tuned with 2013 Tribeca Film Festival Program visit: www.tribecafilm.com

 

Ps; if your purpose is to make a difference through your thoughts and talents, make sure to explore your heart before inviting the world in your life. 

Photos by: Getty Images

Published on Apr 03, 2013

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