Cannes Film Fest Claims Accreditation Up 9 Percent Despite Coronavirus Fears

March 6, 2020

On Friday organizers sent out a defiant PR message aimed at countering any major industry withdrawal from the world’s most prestigious film festival, in which they claimed accreditation to the 2020 event, due to take place May 12-23, were continuing at an “intensive pace” and had actually risen 9 percent year-on-year. […]

France’s Cesar Academy Board to Resign Following Awards Backlash

February 14, 2020

The board overseeing the Cesar Academy, which distributes France’s equivalent of the Oscars, has revealed that it will resign following the Cesar Awards ceremony on February 28. The shock announcement comes on the heels of a backlash following 12 Cesar nominations for Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy. The Cesar’s were also […]

Sundance Film Festival Awards: ‘Minari’ Scores Double Top Honors

February 2, 2020

The Sundance Film Festival had its share of big deals this year, from the record-setting $17,500,000.69 that Neon and Hulu paid for Palm Springs to a pair of $12 million deals for The Night House (Searchlight) and Uncle Frank (Amazon). With the powder still settling, the 2020 fest handed out its […]

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