Special Guests Include: Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, John Cameron Mitchell, Eugene Jarecki, Christine Vachon, Karen Allen, Greg Kinnear, Brittany Snow
and many more.
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 15, 2017) - Acclaimed actors, filmmakers, movie executives, and journalists will be among those featured during the upcoming “Industry In Focus” Series and “In Conversation” programming at The American Pavilion at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, it was announced by Julie Sisk, Founder and Director of The American Pavilion (www.ampav.com).
The American Pavilion’s discussions and one-on-one in conversations take place in the Roger Ebert Conference Center and are open to all AmPav members. Programming includes executives from Cinetic Media, IFC, Kino Lorber, Neon, and Roadside Attractions with moderators from Deadline, Indiewire, New York Magazine, SXSW, Variety and The Wrap among other notable speakers.
Exciting panels include filmmakers and stars of films BRIGSBY BEAR, HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, PATTICAKE$, PROMISED LAND, RODNEY KING, WONDERSTRUCK, WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D and many more.
Additional diverse topics being covered in the Series include: The Hollywood Bubble, The Anatomy Of A Successful Movie Marketing Campaign, Hollywood & China and The Future of International Film Production, Making Movies That Matter, The Profession of Casting, and Taking the Smallscreen to the Bigscreen: Why TV Shows Have Started Premiering at Film Festivals.
QUEER NIGHT, which has become the biggest and only gay dance party event tied to the Festival, will take place on Tuesday, May 22 beginning at 10:00PMand entry is gratis to ALL Festival badge holders.
The American Pavilion would also like to thank our sponsors for Cannes 2017:
American Airlines, The Asylum, Coffee of Grace, Harman,
The Hollywood Reporter, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, The Mohawk Group
PepsiCo, SAGIndie, Sierra Nevada, Variety, The Weinstein Company
and ZIOBAFFA Wines.
The following is the full programming schedule.
All schedule, panels and guests are subject to changes and additions.
2017 AMERICAN PAVILION SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, MAY 19
IN CONVERSATION WITH CINETIC MEDIA
John Sloss and Dana O’Keefe
Producers of Wonderstruck discuss filmmaking and their famed management company
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE HOLLYWOOD BUBBLE
Is Hollywood living in a bubble? Are we in touch with the rest of America? Is it important? What does it mean for film production?
-Chris Charalambous, Freestyle Releasing’s Head of Sales & Acquisitions
-Anne Lai, Creative, Producing Initiatives Director, Sundance Institute
-Tom Quinn, Founder/CEO, Neon
-Uri Singer, Founder/CEO, Passage Pictures
-Moderated by Sharon Waxman, The Wrap
SATURDAY, MAY 20
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE ANATOMY OF A SUCCESSFUL MOVIE MARKETING CAMPAIGN
-Howard Cohen, Co-President, Roadside Attractions
-Matt Landers, VP, Marketing, IFC/Sundance Selects/IFC Midnight
-Richard Lorber, President & CEO, Kino Lorber
-Jonathan Saba, VP, Sales, Marketing & Distribution, Saban Films
-Christine Vachon, Producer, Cannes competition film Wonderstruck
-Moderated by Zachary Soreff, Sawyer Studios
FILM PANEL: WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D
Co-directors Jean-Michel Cousteau, François Mantello (who also serves as producer) and screenwriter Jean-Jacques Mantello discuss the upcoming 3D documentary (Narrated by Arnold Schwarzenegger).
SUNDAY, MAY 21
AMPAV OPENING RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
SPECIAL GUEST: STAR BRITTANY SNOW
(PITCH PERFECT, BUSHWICK (Director’s Fortnight 2017))
EMERGING FILMMAKER - LGBTQ SHOWCASE AND AWARDS
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE PROFESSION OF CASTING
Themes will include the qualities that make a successful and effective casting director, the creativity and the evolution of casting, and how casting directors best collaborate with actors, agents, producers and directors.
-Richard Cook, Lisa Richards Agency, Ireland
-Constance Demontoy, France
-Jenny Jue, CSA, USA
-Tusse Lande, ICDN, Sweden
-Debbie McWilliams, ICDN
-Moderated by: Nancy Bishop, CSA, ICDN
MONDAY, MAY 22
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: HOLLYWOOD & CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL FILM PRODUCTION
A discussion of Chinese investments in Hollywood, U.S.-China co-productions, and the Chinese movie market.
-Rob Carney, VP International Sales, Film Nation
-Wei Han, CEO, Bliss Media
-Crystine Zhang, Managing Director, Shandong Film & TV Media Group
-Moderated by Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline
IN CONVERSATION WITH SPIKE LEE AND ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH
In Conversation with award-winning actor, writer and director Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Malcom X) and his long-time collaborator. Lee and Smith’s most recent collaboration is the film Rodney King, a powerful history-infused one-man show film that is currently streaming worldwide.
TAKING THE SMALLSCREEN TO THE BIGSCREEN: WHY TV SHOWS HAVE STARTED PREMIERING AT FILM FESTIVALS
(JANE CAMPION SERIES – TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL)
-Hakan Kousetta and Jamie Laurenson, See-Saw Films
-Philippa Campbell and Libby Sharpe, Producers
-Moderated by: Jarod Neece, SXSW
FILM PANEL: PROMISED LAND
Set against the 2016 presidential election, PROMISED LAND takes a musical road trip across America in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce to explore how a small town boy lost his authenticity and became a “King,” while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.
-Eugene Jarecki, Award-winning director
-Moderated by Chaz Ebert
TUESDAY, MAY 23
EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE AND AWARDS
EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE RECEPTION
QUEER NIGHT PARTY
HOSTED BY JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL
(OPEN TO ALL FESTIVAL BADGE HOLDERS)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
IN CONVERSATION WITH KAREN ALLEN
Director and actor Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones, Animal House) and producer Diane Pearlman discuss their Cannes Short Film Corner film A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.
THURSDAY, MAY 25
INDIEWIRE'S SCREEN TALK LIVE
Join Indiewire’s Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson for a live recording of their popular Screen Talk podcast about the latest film and TV news. They’ll also touch on the buzz out of Cannes, how the film industry is changing, and take audience questions.
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: MAKING MOVIES THAT MATTER
Do filmmakers have a responsibility to make movies that matter and promote beauty?
-Wim Wenders, Award-winning director (Wings of Desire, Paris, Texas, Buena Vista Social Club)
-Anne Facerias Founder Festival Sacré de la Beauté
-Dario Vigano, Prefect of the Secretariat for the Communication of the Holy See (The Vatican)
-Costa Gavras (Positive Cinema week)
-Moderated by: Bruno Chatelin, Filmfestivals.com
FILM PANEL: BRIGSBY BEAR (CANNES CRITICS WEEK, CLOSING NIGHT FILM)
-Dave McCary, Director
-Kyle Mooney, Co-Writer, Actor (Saturday Night Live)
-Kevin Costello, Co-Writer
-Greg Kinnear, Actor
-Moderated by Jada Yuan, New York Magazine
IN CONVERSATION: JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL, BRYAN WELLER & BRIDGET EVERETT.
Director John Cameron Mitchell & Composer Bryan Weller (How To Talk To Girls at Parties, Official Selection Cannes Film Festival) and Bridget Everett (Patticake$, Directors Fortnight).
2017 AMPAV- CURRENT PROGRAM:
-IN CONVERSATION WITH CINETIC MEDIA -5/19
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE HOLLYWOOD BUBBLE- 5/19
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE ANATOMY OF A SUCCESSFUL MOVIE MARKETING CAMPAIGN- 5/20
-FILM PANEL: WONDERS OF THE SEA 3D- 5/20
-AMPAV OFFICIAL OPENING/ RIBBON CUTTING- 5/21
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: THE PROFESSION OF CASTING-5/21
-EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE- 5/21
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: HOLLYWOOD & CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL FILM PRODUCTION- 5/22
-IN CONVERSATION WITH SPIKE LEE AND ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH-5/22
-TAKING THE SMALLSCREEN TO THE BIGSCREEN: WHY TV SHOWS HAVE STARTED PREMIERING AT FILM FESTIVALS- 5/22
-FILM PANEL: PROMISED LAND-5/22
-EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE- 5/23
-QUEER NIGHT PARTY- 5/23
-IN CONVERSATION WITH KAREN ALLEN- 5/24
-INDIEWIRE'S SCREEN TALK LIVE- 5/25
-INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: MAKING MOVIES THAT MATTER- 5/25
-FILM PANEL: BRIGSBY BEAR – 5/25
-IN CONVERSATION: JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL, BRYAN WELLER & BRIDGET EVERETT- 5/25
ABOUT THE AMERICAN PAVILION
The American Pavilion, celebrating its 29th year as the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, brings together both professional and emerging filmmakers along with industry executives from across the globe. A sought after destination for information, orientation, and recreation, it accommodates the needs of its members, guests and sponsors in a dynamic business environment. With its impressive array of amenities and services, AmPav provides an opportunity to relax in very comfortable surroundings.
The American Pavilion boasts the Roger Ebert Conference Series which offers insightful and provocative panel discussions and in-conversations with filmmakers, talent and top leaders; a restaurant and bar that provide fast service with a smile throughout the day and is open to all festival badge holders after 6:00pm most evenings; a coffee bar; free WiFi and charging stations; a media terrace with a panoramic view of the Riviera; the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase; the Culinary Program featuring chefs from across the US and Canada; The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program; and public and private rental for parties and receptions.
For more information, visit www.ampav.com