Cannes 2017

Cannes 2017: American Pavilion Unveils The Lineup

American Pavilion

Spike Lee, Wim Wenders and John Cameron Mitchell will be among those taking part in conversations at The American Pavilion during the Cannes film festival.

The American Pavilion, the most sought after destination for the Cannes film festivals has revealed the lineup for the series of talks and fabulous events. Spike Lee, Wim Wenders and John Cameron Mitchell are just a few of many iconic figures of the film industry who will take part in conversations this year.

The full program follows:

FRIDAY, MAY 19

11:00AM

IN CONVERSATION WITH CINETIC MEDIA

John Sloss and Dana O’Keefe

Producers of Wonderstruck discuss filmmaking and their famed management company

3:00PM

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

2:00PM

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

4:00PM

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

10:00AM

AMPAV OPENING RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

SPECIAL GUEST: STAR BRITTANY SNOW

(PITCH PERFECT, BUSHWICK (Director’s Fortnight 2017))

11:00AM

EMERGING FILMMAKER – LGBTQ SHOWCASE AND AWARDS

11:00AM

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

11:00AM

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

1:00PM

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.

2:00PM

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

3:00PM

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

2:30PM

EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE AND AWARDS

4:30PM

EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE RECEPTION

10:00PM

QUEER NIGHT PARTY

HOSTED BY JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL

(OPEN TO ALL FESTIVAL BADGE HOLDERS)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

11:00AM

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

11:00AM

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.

2:00PM

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

4:30PM

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

6:30PM

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

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