Attending Cannes Lions without actually being there

Don’t have the cash/time/inclination to attend Cannes Lions this year? Don’t worry, the people at ImageBrief can show you how to follow the main points of Cannes Lions from the comfort of your own home/office/railway station.

You can also work out how much you are saving by not enjoying the most glamorous, insightful advertising get-together on the planet. 😉 Read More


Malaysian music biz calls for global directory

Speaking at Midem 2015 in Cannes, the head of IFPI Asia/Pacific called for a global music business directory to make contacts between producers, writer and labels easier. “We are already in a situation where the vocals of a track could be recorded in London, mixed in New York with Asian writers,” according to Norman Abdul Halim, also the head of Kru Music.

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How to get better meetings at Cannes

Anyone going to the Cannes Film festival, Midem or MIPTV wants to have good meetings. But how do you get goo dqualty meetings at Cannes?

This simple 4-step process from the editor of Cannes-or-bust can increase the quality of meetings you can get. It comes down to being very clear about your goals at Cannes. Sounds simple, huh? Check out the video and see for yourself.

Thee are more tips in his book, the Cannes starter Guide (Google it).

Save 35% on the AmPav membership – today only

Save 35% on the AmPav membership - today onlyThe Cannes film festival and Film Market is a place to meet people. And the American Pavilion is one of the important places to be at the Cannes International Film Festival.

The pavilion primarily services the American film community, but membership
is open to all nationalitities. People attend for the networking, conferences and services.
Today April 20 is the LAST DAY
to save 35% on membership. Once this offer expires at 11:59pm PDT, the
price will return to $150 for Standard and $900 for Red Carpet. Standard
Membership price is now $100. The promo code is TAX35.

For full details about membership and applications, visit the AmPav site.

L’ombre des femmes to open the Directors Fortnight at Cannes

L'ombre des femmes to open the Directors Fortnight at Cannes“L’ombre des femmes/The Shadow of Women” by Philippe Garrel, with Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau and Lena Paugam, will be presented in Cannes during the Quinzaine des RĂ©alisateurs.

This selection aims to highlight directors that are less known than those in the official Festival selection. The 47th edition of this event organized by France’s society of filmmakers (SRF) will be held from 14 to 24 next May.

Breaking Cannes: 10 days only to get the infamous T-shirt

Breaking Cannes: 10 days only to get the infamous T-shirtThe countdown is on. If you want to wear the funkiest T-shirt for Cannes this year, you really should try and catch this offer now to make sure you get it in time.

The “Breaking Cannes” T-shirt is a high-quality tee for anyone that has a connection with Cannes or the movie or music biz. It ships from the States, so allow for that when buying. After April 22 2015, it will be too late.

Worried about etiquette? No need. During the day, Cannes is remarkably relaxed. When it gets hot, there are more T-shirts and shorts than in Miami. It’s the evening events that sometimes require formal dress. But even then, the nightclubs and parties along the Croisette can get pretty wild.