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CNN’s “Parts Unknown”, “American Style” set for Tribeca TV Festival

CNN will offer a special presentation of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown as part of the second annual Tribeca TV Festival lineup. The festival was created by Tribeca Enterprises, parent company of the Tribeca Film ...
August 23, 2018

CNN will offer a special presentation of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown as part of the second annual Tribeca TV Festival lineup.

The festival was created by Tribeca Enterprises, parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival, to celebrate episodic storytelling across all screens.

The Parts Unknown presentation will feature the world premiere of the first episode of the travelogue’s 12th season premiere, which also includes an extended cut of the last episode with Anthony Bourdain’s full involvement and the last to feature his narration. Bourdain (pictured left) died in June before the season was completed. The episode also features stand-up comic W. Kamau Bell (right), who will will be present for a post-screening conversation with other Bourdain collaborators.

CNN’s American Style will also receive its world premiere. The new docuseries ties the history of American fashion to the political, social and economic climate of the times through archival footage and interviews with fashion experts and cultural figures, including Donna Karen, Vanessa Williams, Beverly Johnson, Isaac Mizrahi, Andre Leon Talley, John Varvatos and more. American Style is produced by Vox Media’s Vox Entertainment, with executive producers Marty Moe, Chad Mumm, Britt Aboutaleb and Dan Partland.

National Geographic’s part scripted, part unscripted limited series Valley of the Boom will also enjoy its world premiere at the New York-set television festival. Produced by STXtv, Valley of the Boom charts the rise and burst of the dot-com bubble in the 90s. Executive producers are Arianna Huffington, Matthew Carnahan, Jason Goldberg, Brant Pinvidic and David Walpert.

Elsewhere, the Tribeca TV Festival will present a 10-year retrospective on ABC’s business-themed competition series Shark Tank, from executive producer Mark BurnettShark Tank investors Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban will take attendees behind the scenes and discuss the legacy and impact of the show. Tribeca Talks: Ten Years of Shark Tank will take place on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. ET.

“With so much incredible work being showcased on TV, the process of discovery can be the most exciting — and the most overwhelming — for audiences,” said Tribeca Enterprises EVP Paula Weinstein in a statement. “Tribeca TV it here to help! We hope our guests will discover their newest TV obsession among our series premieres, from Valley of the Boom to American Style, or broaden their horizons even further with world premiere indie pilots and digital series.”

Several drama series will also be featured at the festival, including Showtime’s Ray Donovan, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and CBS’s Madam Secretary. Tribeca will host talks with SVU‘s Mariska Hargitay and Dick Wolf, and actors Bryan Cranston and Rosario Dawson, a conversation with Tracey Ullman and Meryl Streep, and more.

The festival runs from Sept. 20 to 23 at Spring Studios in New York City.

See the full lineup here.

(Photo by David Scott Holloway, courtesy of the Tribeca TV Festival)

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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