The star-studded Tribeca Film Festival helmed by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, which was set to take place from April 15th to 26th, has officially been postponed.
In an email sent out to press on Thursday, co-founder and CEO Rosenthal released a statement:
"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."
[Photo via Tribeca Film Festival]