The stars were out in late September for the Tribeca TV Festival. Here is a video clip with Ben McKenzie talking about writing his first episode and some pics from the red carpets.
Trevor Noah & the Writers of The Daily Show
Trevor Noah offered a peek at what goes on behind the scenes at The Daily Show and talked about being the new kid on the late night block. He compared their work environment to “working in trauma,” noting that the “time from shock to laugh is the shortest amount of time possible.” He went on to call Trump “the most dishonest, authentic person you will ever come across in your life,” and noted Hillary Clinton’s shortcomings in the election, remarking that she couldn’t “get to the emotion that was needed.”
Ten Days in the Valley
Kyra Sedgwick joined her all-female creative team from Ten Days in The Valley for an illuminating conversation about their smart take on the TV mystery-procedural. Kyra challenged the notion that a female character has to be likable, and noted the double standard, saying, “Did we ever ask if Walter White was a good father?….We really didn’t. I think [my character] is real. When I’m in people’s living rooms…I want to play a real character.”
ABC’s Designated Survivor stars Maggie Q, Kal Penn, Italia Ricci and Paulo Costanzo discussed the striking similarities between their show’s storylines and what’s happening in Washington, noting that they had to adjust the ending of season one because it was “too close” to reality. The cast recollected about co-star Kiefer Sutherland’s intense chess skills and quipped about his dramatic delivery when he says “check.”
The ensemble cast and crew of Red Oaks reflected on what new and returning audiences can look forward to in their final season, and reminisced about their love of working together. The cast chatted about their favorite things about the 80s, and Executive Producer Steven Soderbergh quipped that he didn’t remember the 80s because he was born in 1989.
Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe discussed their mutual love and how they enjoy working with such “fierce” female directors. They called out Executive Producer Ava Duverney and said they wanted to direct an episode together. Diving into the more serious topics tackled within the series, the co-stars discussed the importance of accurately depicting race and culture.
ABOUT THE TRIBECA TV FESTIVAL
Tribeca TV Festival, presented by AT&T, brings people together to discover and celebrate episodic storytelling on any screen – from TV to online, mobile to VR. The inaugural event, created by Tribeca Enterprises, parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, is an extension of Tribeca’s April TV program into a standalone fall TV Festival and is the first dedicated TV festival created by a film festival. Tribeca TV runs September 22-24, 2017 in New York City.