Midem announces new dates (again)

Welcome to Midem, CannesMusic trade fair Midem has announced new dates for 2016. After years of being held in the cold month of January, it switched to early June in 2015 and announced dates in late June in 2016.

The organisers have been able to bring Midem forward and have announced the dates of June 7-10, 2016. This will be the 50th anniversary of Midem, with suitable celebrations being planned. It will also mean that participants can enjoy that famous Cannes sunshine rather than the colder and wetter January weather in January.

If you are thinking of attending Midem, check the Midem cheat Sheet.

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.