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Dakota Fanning, Rosario Dawson Among Tribeca Film Festival Jurors

By Julie Shapiro | April 16, 2012 5:31pm
Actress Dakota Fanning will help judge the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
Actress Dakota Fanning will help judge the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
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TRIBECA — Dakota Fanning and Rosario Dawson are on jury duty — for the Tribeca Film Festival.

On Monday, festival organizers announced the 39 jurors who will award prizes for the best films at this year's festival, which begins April 18.  

In addition to Fanning and Dawson, the star-studded list includes actors Hugh Dancy, Susan Sarandon, Kim Cattrall, Patricia Clarkson, Whoopi Goldberg, Gabourey Sidibe and Shailene Woodley, plus filmmakers Michael Moore, Stuart Blumberg, Mike Newell and Brett Ratner.

Oscar-winning director and producer Irwin Winkler, known for "Rocky" and "Goodfellas," will serve as jury president.

Also serving on the festival jury are TriBeCa restaurateur Drew Nieporent; Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet; Scooter Braun, the music producer credited with discovering Justin Bieber; and Robert Hammond, executive director of Friends of the High Line.

The jurors are divided into groups based on the festival's categories, which include best documentary, best narrative feature, best new documentary director, best new narrative director and best documentary, narrative and student shorts.

This year's festival winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Goldberg at 7 p.m. April 26, which will be live-streamed online.