Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Cannes Advertising Convention “Cannes Lion” Moves from June to Late October, Film Festival Will Be Next Despite Reluctance


Cannes Lion, the advertising world’s Oscars and Super Bowl wrapped in one, has moved from mid June to late October.

This was inevitable. And what will come next is the moving of the Cannes Film Festival. I don’t know why they are hesitating, actually. Early October or late September on the Cote Azur is lovely. Let’s go!

Reports are that while we wait for the Cannes Film Festival announcement, the film market– where B movies are sold around the world– is preparing for an online event, while Hollywood agencies are also preparing for a postponement or cancellation.

It’s not like anyone wants Cannes to cancel their May dates. But it’s likely more and more impractical considering what’s going on right now. No one wants to see Cannes turn into a petri dish.

Stay tuned.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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