Top Quotes by Craig Hatkoff

Whether we’re talking about books, music or film, it’s all about storytelling. You get a powerful new way of connecting with people once you hear their stories.

Craig Hatkoff

Tribeca Film Festival Doha will promote Middle Eastern themes and filmmakers, but not exclusively. Approximately 40 films will be presented at the new Museum of Islamic Art and in cinemas across Doha. Innovative work by established filmmakers will be shown alongside the debuts of newly discovered directing talents.

Craig Hatkoff

Tribeca Film Festival Doha will be both an industry festival and an audience festival, not just an event for insiders. Community outreach will be a major part of what we’re doing. We’ll put filmmakers in touch with local, regional, and international audiences.

Craig Hatkoff

Disruption is in my genes. My father owned one of the first discount toy stores, Duane’s Toyland, in Albany and Schenectady, near where I grew up. Discount was always a huge disruptor – it disrupted Sears Roebuck.

Craig Hatkoff

I took computers in high school. I would do all my own programming, but I didn’t see the future of computers for anything other than data processing. Who was going to use a computer for communications?

Craig Hatkoff

In December of 2001, after September 11th, my wife, Jane Rosenthal, and Robert DeNiro asked me if I would help them create the Tribeca Film Festival. The idea was to revitalize lower Manhattan. We would show films on piers, in high schools. It was all about the community. We wanted it to be accessible to everybody.

Craig Hatkoff

I have always tried to live by the ‘awe principle.’ That is: Can I find awe, wonder and enchantment in the most mundane things conceivable?

Craig Hatkoff