Tribeca Film Festival Becomes Latest Major Event Affected by Coronavirus Pandemic

Tribeca Film Festival Becomes Latest Major Event Affected by Coronavirus Pandemic

Though the event’s dates miss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statewide ban of gatherings, co-founder Jane Rosenthal notes they ‘are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public.’

AceShowbizRobert De Niro‘s Tribeca Film Festival has been postponed following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statewide ban of gatherings of more than 500 people.

The event was due to take place from April 15 to 26, missing the Governor’s ban until April 12, but organisers have opted not to take any chances, according to Deadline.

In a statement to the outlet, Tribeca co-founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises Jane Rosenthal writes, “We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community.”

“We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans.”

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