2024 Tribeca Festival Recap

By Tammy Reese

The 2024 Tribeca Festival has now concluded and I am thrilled to provide my beloved NYWIFT community with my recap.

I had the honor of covering The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon — The Book of Carol. This experience officially marked me covering all three The Walking Dead Universe spin off red carpet premieres. A huge dream came true. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon — The Book of Carol picks up where season one of the series left off, following fan-favorite characters Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride). They both confront old demons while she fights to find her friend and he struggles with his decision to stay in France, causing tension at the Nest. Check out my NYWIFT coverage here.  

Tammy Reese on the red carpet (photo courtesy of Tammy Reese)


Being that June is Black Music Month it was a soulful experience to interview Director, Screenwriter, and Cinematographer Dream Hampton at the world premiere of It Was All a Dream. Constructed from Hampton’s personal archive, It Was All a Dream is a visual memoir reflecting on the dawn of the golden era of hip-hop. It takes viewers inside the studio with intimate access to some of rap’s most celebrated minds, including Hampton’s neighbor The Notorious B.I.G., Wu Tang’s Method Man, Mobb Deep, Snoop Dogg and many more. With narration constructed from her previous work as the astonishing footage unfolds, Hampton not only provides insight to this era of hip-hop but also firmly establishes her place in its story. In attendance at the premiere were executive producer CJ Wallace, along with Black Thought, W Kamau Bell, and actress Antonique Smith.

Check out my interview with Dream Hampton and coverage from the red carpet here: 

As the Black Music Month tributes continued at Tribeca, next up, I covered the Bam Bam: The Sister Nancy Story world premiere. Helmed with a deft touch by Alison Duke, the story provides an opportunity to give Nancy her flowers by way of industry titans like Janelle Monáe, Young Guru and Pete Rock. As efforts to right wrongs (both personal and professional) take center stage, the narrative weaves an indelible look at an artist staunch in their authenticity and fueled by the same resilient vigor that allowed her to become the first woman to break out internationally through Dancehall years ago.

Check out my red carpet coverage including interviews with Sister Nancy herself, the director Alison Duke, and more!


HBO’s hit TV series The Sopranos celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the festival which made it so special for me to cover the Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple world premiere. Disciple is the rare film that yearns — like Stevie himself — for the preservation of the genre and spirit of rock n’ roll. With incredible access, it tells the story of an artist through the eyes of those that saw him most closely — the peers and legends that came up before, alongside and after him. Among them is Stevie himself, with a humor, passion and candor that lights up the screen. Stevie played the role of Silvio Dante in The Sopranos. His Sopranos castmate Vincent Pastore was in attendance.

Check out my interviews and coverage from the Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple red carpet here: 

Another carpet I was thrilled to cover was the world premiere of Color Book which is executive produced by Naturi Naughton and her husband Xavier Two Lewis. Color Book highlights the strength and resilience that emerge while exploring the myriad of experiences that may come from raising a child with Down syndrome. Its beauty lies in its simplicity: an intimate, moving portrait of a father and son sure to inspire a range of emotions.

Check out my red carpet coverage and interviews with Director David Fortune, and Producer Kiah Clingman, as well as cast members William Catlett, Njema Williams, Brandee Evans, and Jeremiah Daniels. Cast member Terri J. Vaughn gave an awesome shoutout to NYWIFT on the red carpet! View here: 

No one wants to make a mistake, so I am so happy that it was not a mistake that I covered the A Mistake world premiere. I enjoyed the red carpet a great deal! Director Christine Jeffs skillfully crafts a tense medical drama that resonates with the universal themes of accountability and the far-reaching consequences of our choices. With its gripping exploration of human fallibility and the search for forgiveness, A Mistake is a thought-provoking film that will leave audiences questioning the fragility of life and the weight of our actions.

Check out my interviews with the Director Christine Jeffs and cast member Mickey Sumner here: 

Last but not least, I covered Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer world premiere with Dakota and Elle Fanning and director Abby Fuller. Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer has unprecedented access to the mastermind behind the development of modern serial-killer profiling. The series tells Dr. Ann Burgess’ story which puts her at the center of solving America’s most infamous true-crime cases. From the widely known Ed Kemper and Ted Bundy to lesser-known cases like the Ski Mask Rapist, Burgess investigates and studies the victims and damaged psyches of their attackers.

Check out my interview with the director Abby Fuller and Showrunner Dani Sloane here: 

Now that you are all caught up on my 2024 Tribeca Festival red carpet coverage be sure to also check out my pre -Tribeca interviews with NYWIFT members who had their projects showcased at this year’s festival by visiting https://www.nywift.org/author/tammy-reese/.

Thank you NYWIFT and Tribeca for another iconic experience!

Clockwise from top left: NYWIFT Member Tammy Reese with Robert DeNiro; Members LaKisa Renee and Tammy Reese with Terri J. Vaughn; Tammy Reese with NYWIFT Board Member Okema T. Moore; and NYWIFT members at Tribeca X Tammy Reese, Lara Slife, Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, LaKisa Renee


Tammy Reese

Tammy Reese Tammy Reese is CEO of Visionary Minds PR & Media, and a New York award winning Actress, Writer, and Journalist.

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