Huge day! The Tribeca team toasts the amazing film talent we’re involved with who received Oscar nominations in 2013 including the big boss Robert De Niro, War Witch, and Asad.
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What’s this? Oh, just a little champagne to celebrate Tribeca Film’s first Oscar nomination for War Witch.

Huge day! The Tribeca team toasts the amazing film talent we’re involved with who received Oscar nominations in 2013 including the big boss Robert De Niro, War Witch, and Asad.

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What’s this? Oh, just a little champagne to celebrate Tribeca Film’s first Oscar nomination for War Witch.

Do not miss this film next year. Proud to be helping tell the world about this one.
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We’re thrilled to announce that War Watch, the powerful drama from TFF 2012, has made the 2013 Oscars Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film. You can watch this harrowing tale of a child soldier in the Congo in early 2013 from Tribeca Film. 

Do not miss this film next year. Proud to be helping tell the world about this one.

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We’re thrilled to announce that War Watch, the powerful drama from TFF 2012, has made the 2013 Oscars Shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film. You can watch this harrowing tale of a child soldier in the Congo in early 2013 from Tribeca Film

A cool new series launched today about my buddy Mr. Rubino. One of the most talented and genuinely good doods you’ll encounter out there. This is great and well worth getting through all 12 vignettes.
"Over the span of one year filmmaker Jim Helton documented New York-based artist Chris Rubino while he searched for a new direction in his work. In the process we see screenprinting, drawing, painting, wandering as well as a peak inside the workings of a studio and an artist’s process. The final 12 part film that is Love Kills Demons takes a look behind the proverbial curtain exposing some of the mystery of creation supported by the otherworldly sounds of Big Blood."
WATCH HERE

A cool new series launched today about my buddy Mr. Rubino. One of the most talented and genuinely good doods you’ll encounter out there. This is great and well worth getting through all 12 vignettes.

"Over the span of one year filmmaker Jim Helton documented New York-based artist Chris Rubino while he searched for a new direction in his work. In the process we see screenprinting, drawing, painting, wandering as well as a peak inside the workings of a studio and an artist’s process. The final 12 part film that is Love Kills Demons takes a look behind the proverbial curtain exposing some of the mystery of creation supported by the otherworldly sounds of Big Blood."

WATCH HERE

Ty: Oh, I don’t keep score judge. 

Judge Smails: Well, how do you measure yourself with other golfers?

Ty: Height.

American Airlines Goes Up In The Air

Because of her job at ABC, my brothers wife Yvonne gets Academy screeners each year around the holidays. Last weekend we watched Up In The Air which comes out on Christmas. Mid-movie my brother wondered aloud how much American and Hilton had spent for a partnership with the film because of the incredible amount of logo placements throughout the movie.

There is an article today in Ad Age that covers the placement and dicusses how actually no money was exchanged but in fact each brand traded the exposure for no production costs on the usage of the facilities (airports, hotels, planes etc).

At the end of the day the formula for success with brands in this manner is the carefully crafted balance of art vs. commerce.  This partnership works because they aligned themselves with a Oscar caliber film and the nature of George Clooney’s character allows for the plausible integration based on how intrinsic the brands are to his characters self-worth. They are currently measuring the halo effect through social media and receiving positive feedback but since the message of the film is actually one of renewed connection to home and family and the displacement of the road-warrior, I wonder if it will provide the long term ROI they are hoping for.

The 90 Minute Movie

I just saw Where The Wild Things Are with my brother and his wife.  It was beautiful and I enjoyed it but I didn’t really connect with it (its a movie stuck between ages) and I felt it was 20 minutes too long.  I feel that way a lot and for the past few years I have been railing against movie length to anyone who will listen for most of my adult life. Movies over two hours are self-indulgent ego driven junk and I essentially have stopped watching films longer then that time frame and have can’t recall a single film longer then 90 minutes that I felt couldn’t have been better at 90 minutes or less.

So I was happy to stumble upon my friend Noah’s post sharing the sentiment on his site and linking to a commentary in Esquire.  Good to see I’m not alone on this one.  I am working on a personal project which I hope to launch before the end of this year that deals with this specific issue. Stay tuned.

Guaranteed sell out, regardless of the ridiculous price tag.  

This is an actualization of an idea I’ve been thinking about for a while.  Meme store.  A just in time design collective that would design products around the popular trending topics on the internet that same day they occur and release them through a store within a week of the meme reaching critical mass.

davidcho:

Opening Ceremony: Max Suit - $610
I’m wavering between being disgusted by how much it costs and how fun it would probably be to wear.
Guaranteed sell out, regardless of the ridiculous price tag. This is an actualization of an idea I’ve been thinking about for a while. Meme store. A just in time design collective that would design products around the popular trending topics on the internet that same day they occur and release them through a store within a week of the meme reaching critical mass.

davidcho:

Opening Ceremony: Max Suit - $610

I’m wavering between being disgusted by how much it costs and how fun it would probably be to wear.