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Tech News (more headlines) 05-16-2014

The American Pavilion Announces Final Programming At The 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Featuring Wireless Headphone Content Provided By Sennheiser

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Cannes, FRANCE – May 16, 2014: At the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the most high profile event in the film industry, audio specialist Sennheiser is once again driving wireless content for The American Pavilion (AmPav) which has announced its full programming schedule this week. Throughout the duration of the festival, audiences at AmPav will experience a variety of content from several thought leaders and high profile personalities within the U.S. film industry.

This year, the panels will include a variety of discussions from executives at DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Classic, ICM, UTA and many more. Moderators include journalists from Deadline Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter and The Sundance Institute. Highlights of the film panels will include In Conversation: Life Itself with Director Steve James and Chaz Ebert; In Conversation: Bird People with star Josh Charles. Also included this year will be The Making of a DreamWorks Animation Film as well as the Roger Ebert Critics Panel, during which well known critics discuss various films they have seen during the festival.

Several business topics related to the film industry will also be featured, including Women in Film, Masters of Marketing, The Future of Digital Entertainment, The State of the Indie Film Industry, Film Finance, American Producers and the popular American Directors in Cannes panel. A complete schedule is listed below (all programming content subject to change).

"We are proud to have such a strong diversity of content this year, which is sure to appeal to anyone involved in filmmaking," commented AmPav founder Julie Sisk. "Once again, Sennheiser has helped enrichen the overall experience, since our guests can enjoy crisp and premium audio content wherever they might roam throughout the Pavilion."

Friday, May 16

3:00 p.m. - Industry in Focus: Women in Film
• Annie Silverstein (Director, Skunk)
• Monique Walton (Producer, Skunk)
• Nadine de Barros (Fortitude International)
• Kristin Harris (Cinedigm)
• Meghan Oliver (Agent, Paradigm)
• Moderated by Rosie Wong (Sundance)

Saturday, May 17

11:00 a.m. - The Masters of Marketing, PR and Social Media
• Ryan Werner (Cinetic)
• Sophie Nicolaou (Main Street Films)
• Jeanne Berney (Picturehouse)
• Richard Baker (Film Nation)
• Marc Hoffstatter (Indiegogo)
• Moderated by: Sylvia Desrochers (Big Time PR)

2:00 p.m. - The Making of a DreamWorks Animation Film
• Simon Otto (Head Of Character Animation, How To Train Your Dragon 1&2)
• Bonnie Arnold (Producer, How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2)
• Cressida Cowell (Author of the How to Train Your Dragon book series)
• Moderated by Peter Debruge (Variety)

3:00 p.m. - From Cat Videos to Tent Poles: What is the Future of Digital Entertainment?
In today's digital age, how do we produce, finance, and distribute content that rewards creativity and strengthens the overall creative economy?
• Ruth Vitale (Creative Future)
• Cassian Elwes (Elevated Film Sales)
• Tim League (CEO, Co-founder Alamo Drafthouse)
• Bill Bromiley (President of Saban Films)
• Elizabeth Valentina (Fox Entertainment Group)
• Moderated by Pete Hammond (Deadline)


Sunday, May 18

2:00 p.m. - In Conversation: Producer Jon Kilik in Conversation on Foxcatcher, The Hunger Games and the 25th Anniversary of Do The Right Thing
- Moderated by Anne Thompson

3:00 p.m. - The State of the Indie Film Industry
• Tom Bernard (Sony Pictures Classics)
• Bob Berney (Picturehouse)
• Ira Deutchman (Emerging Pictures)
• Rena Ronson (UTA)
• Bart Walker (ICM)
• Moderated by Anne Thompson

Monday, May 19

11:00 a.m. - Industry in Focus: Film Finance
• Jay Cohen (Gersh)
• Nick LoPiccolo (Paradigm)
• Hal Sadoff
• John Sloss (Cinetic)
• Peter Trinh (ICM)
• Moderated by: Pam McClintock (The Hollywood Reporter)

3:00 p.m. - American Directors in Cannes
• Reinaldo Marcus Green (Director, Stone Cars)
• Annie Silverstein (Director, Skunk)
• David Robert Mitchell (Director, It Follows)
• Gabe Polsky (Red Army) - Gary Springer
• Moderated by Aaron Hillis (Filmmaker Magazine)

Tuesday, May 20

11:00 a.m. - American Producers in Cannes
• Rebecca Green (Producer, It Follows)
• David Kaplan (Producer, It Follows)
• Nick Shumaker (Executive Producer, Cold in July)
• Jason Blum (Producer, Whiplash)
• Moderated by Anne Lai (Sundance)

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Emerging Filmmaker Showcase


Wednesday, May 21

11:00 a.m. - In Conversation: Life Itself
• With Director Steve James and Chaz Ebert
• Moderated by Thom Powers (TIFF)

2:00 p.m. - In Conversation with Josh Charles (Bird People)
• Moderated by Nigel Smith (Indiewire)

4:00 p.m. - Industry In Focus: “How to make your first 3D movie a full success”
Workshop and reception sponsored by 3D Stereo MEDIA and UP3D, with participation of the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society and the support of AeroCine, Auro Technologies, Cow Prod, and XPAND 3D.
Walk-ins accepted if seats are available.

Thursday, May 22

11:00 a.m. - In Conversation With Director Tobe Hooper on the 40th Anniversary Of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
• Moderated by Keith Simanton (IMDB.com)

3:00 p.m. - The Roger Ebert Film Critics Panel
• Eric Kohn (Indiewire)
• AA Dowd (The Onion AV Club)
• Amanda Willmore (Buzzfeed)
• Keith Simanton (IMDB.com)
• Wesley Morris (Boston Globe)
• Moderated by Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune)


About The American Pavilion:

Recently celebrating its 26th year as the center of American hospitality for the film industry in Cannes, The Pavilion brings professional and emerging filmmakers together. The American Pavilion is the center of activity at the Cannes International Film Festival for the American film community, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and more.

Serving as a communication and hospitality center for the thousands of Americans in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival, The American Pavilion provides an impressive array of facilities and services to the international film community. Since its debut at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, The Pavilion has become a permanent fixture on the Cannes landscape.

For the corporate sponsors of The American Pavilion, the dozens of exhibitors and office holders, and the thousands of American participants, The American Pavilion accommodates the need for information, orientation, and recreation. For the duration of the Festival, The American Pavilion provides both a dynamic business environment and an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings. For more information, visit www.ampav.com

About Sennheiser:

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit www.sennheiserusa.com.

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