Major TV series festival to kick off in Cannes

Major TV series festival to kick off in CannesKnow anybody working in TV series? Cannes has opened submissions for its first TV series festival to be held in Aptil 2018.

The project called CanneSeries is being organized by an independent association chaired by France’s former culture minister Fleur Pellerin. It will promote excellence in the genre. The goal is to bring together the best of the players in the world of TV series, discover the talents of tomorrow, and to create an international competition for series of all genres and lengths – something which has been sorely missing so far.

The event will alo shave an awards ceremony. So we can expect the usual red carpet glamour. Thuis is Cannes, after all.


Cannes Lions 2018: shorter, cheaper and we hope better

Cannes Lions 2018: shorter, cheaper and we hope betterCannes Lions, the annual festival of creativity held in Cannes each year, has announced some major changes. To counter criticisms that it is expensive and losing focus, it has decided to reduce the entrance and re-shuffle the categories, hoping to ensure its continued relevance in the years to come. Thre are also plans to extend the reach of the event both online and in the town of Cannes itself during the festival. Special packages have also been negotiated with the hotels, restaurants and taxis as particiapts – rightly – complained of price gouging during the show.

Attended by some 16,000 participants, it is facing big challenges as advertising companies themselves face challening competitive environment.

The 2018 edition, already the 46th, will be held June 22-28, 2018.

Adele: TV premiere of “Hello” this Saturday

British star Adele, who hit the million-sale mark almost immedately when she recently released the single “Hello”, will premiere the track on French TV this Saturday. The annual French award show NRJ Music Awards features major artists every year. Ed Sheeran, Cats on Trees, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith amongst the nominees this year. The hsw is held in the same venue as the Cannes Film Festival.


It is possible to catch the show on TF1 via satellite – or simply wait a few hours unti teh videos start appearing on YouTube and elsewhere!