Tribeca Festival announces Jay-Z, Fat Joe docu projects

Festival takes place this June

The 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, has announced its lineup of world premieres of new and returning television and original indie episodic series. The festival, which takes place June 7-18, showcases a selection of highly anticipated programs from networks and streamers at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling including Disney+, Max, Apple TV+, Starz, AMC, A&E, BET+, and more.

A&E’s Exposing Parchman is getting a limited series featuring Jay-Z that’s making its world premiere at the festival. The series is an investigative documentary that explores the efforts to reform the Mississippi correctional system led by a team of attorneys on behalf of the inmates of Parchman Prison. The film tells the inside stories of the families, the legal team, and Roc Nation across three years of legal battles to end the deadly conditions for those incarcerated at Parchman. Executive produced by Jordana Hochman, Jeanmarie Condon, Desiree Perez, Lori York, Rahman Ali Bugg, Elaine Fontaine, Shelly Tatro, and Brad Abramason.

Paramount+’s De La Calle is a new series that’s making its world premiere. De La Calle is a docu-series that takes a journey into the Latino diaspora to explore the evolution of Urbano music and cultures that ignited the musical revolution of rap, reggaeton, bachata, Latin trap, cumbia, and other sounds that are influencing music and culture worldwide. Hosted by Nick Barili, featuring Fat Joe, Juelz Santana, and other artists. Executive produced by Nick Barili, Picky Talarico, Lydia Tenaglia, Christopher Collins, Jared Andrukanis, Amanda Culkowski, Bruce Gillmer, and Craig H. Shepherd.

Disney+’s Choir is a new series also making its world premiere. For the Detroit Youth Choir, everything changed when they entered the spotlight on America’s Got Talent. They’d come a long way from rehearsing in a church basement with a handful of kids, but now their past achievements are old news and the new kids need to step up. With new talent and auditions underway, can the DYC stay relevant both in their hometown and on the national stage? Executive produced by Jason Blum, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Justin Wilkes, Sara Bernstein, Michael Seitzman, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, Gretchen Palek, Ryan Miller, Rudy Valdez, and Ross Dinerstein.

Additional non music-related films and series are making their premieres during the 10 day event. Passes and ticket packages are available at with single tickets on sale May 2nd.

The Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games, and XR. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is synonymous with creative expression and entertainment. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning talent, curates innovative experiences, and introduces new ideas through exclusive premieres, exhibitions, conversations, and live performances.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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