IndieWire reports today that Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Film Festival Institute is joining forces with Renew Media, the New York organization that has supported independent filmmakers since 1990. The new organization will be led by Renew Media’s Brian Newman and combines the programs, staff, and boards of the two organizations.

“What we are trying to say is that the Institute is a year-round home for filmmakers and new media artists,” Brian Newman told indieWIRE this weekend as the Tribeca Film Institute began to get the word out about its move. “We are developing it into a true institute, based in New York, with an international focus.”

The new Tribeca Film Institute will also seek space in downtown Manhattan for the organization, providing a permanent space for exhibitions, screening rooms, and meetings. Full details of the merger are expected to be announced today.

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