TITLE

THE BACKROOM POLITICS BEHIND CANNES' LINEUP

AUTHOR(S)
ROXBOROUGH, SCOTT; KEMP, STUART
PUB. DATE
May 2014
SOURCE
Hollywood Reporter;5/16/2014, Vol. 420 Issue 17, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the admission of political maneuverings by Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux in their selection of films for screening. It is noted that director Steven Spielberg had endorsed the movie "Homesman" starred in by actor Tommy Lee Jones while other insider dealings are responsible for inclusion in the film festival. They are also said to accommodate the wishes of Hollywood studios such as Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics and Warner Bros.
ACCESSION #
100060127

 

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