For its 22nd year at the Cannes Film Festival, the American Pavilion has announced its annual series of panels and discussions, with directors Gregg Araki, Cam Archer, Derek Cianfrance, James Franco, and actors Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling among those on tap. This year, Sundance Institute Publicity Manager Amy McGee has been appointed Programming Director for the American Pavilion at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today by Julie Sisk, American Pavilion founder and director.
A partial list of the American Pavilion’s panels, discussions and events are as follows (dates/times subject to change):
FRIDAY, MAY 14
“The Future of Filmmaking: How to Make and Release A Movie in Today’s Climate” – 3:00pm – Panelists include: director Lucy Walker (“Countdown to Zero”), John Sloss (Cinetic) and Mark Ankner (WME) – Moderator to be announced
SATURDAY, MAY 15
“American Directors in Cannes” – 3:00pm – Panelists include: David Robert Mitchell (“The Myth of the American Sleepover”) and Cam Archer (“Shit Year”) – Moderated by: indieWIRE
“In Conversation: Gregg Araki” with John Cooper (Director of the Sundance Film Festival) – 5:00pm
SUNDAY, MAY 16
“Industry in Focus” – “Shit Year” – 12:00 pm – Panelists include: Director Cam Archer; Actors Ellen Barkin, Luke Grimes; and producers Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen – Moderated by Trevor Groth (Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival)
MONDAY, MAY 17
“Women in Film: Real News and Practical Tips for Making It in the Film Industry” – 3:00pm – Panelists include: Arianna Bocco (IFC Films), producer Lynette Howell (“Blue Valentine,” “Half Nelson”), producer Adele Romanski (“The Myth of the American Sleepover”), producer Andrea Sperling (“Kaboom”) – Moderated by: Anne Thompson (ThompsonOn Hollywood)
TUESDAY, MAY 18
“Marketing in the film world – from raising global awareness to creative partnerships: How do brands and artists alike work in the new economy?” – 1:00pm – Panelists include: Ryan Werner (IFC) and Brooks Addicott (Sundance Institute) – Moderated by: Sharon Swart
“Film Financing and Packaging: What’s Getting the Green Light? Is it the Script, Actors, the Budget? What are the Deciding Factors for Getting A Film Made?” – 3:00pm – Panelists include: Stuart Ford (IM Global), Robert Kessell (Overture) and Michael Schaefer (Summit Entertainment) – Moderated by: Mike Goodridge (Screen International)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19
“In Conversation: Frederick Wiseman” – 10:00am – with indieWIRE
“American Producers at Cannes” – 2:30pm – Panelists include: Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof (“Blue Valentine”), Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudson (“Shit Year”), Jonathan Swartz (“Kaboom”) and Adele Romanski (“The Myth of the American Sleepover”) – Moderated by: James Rocchi (MSN Movies)
THURSDAY, MAY 20
“Short Films Panel” – 12:30pm – Panelists include: Director James Franco (“A Clerk’s Tale”), producer Vince Joliette (“A Clerk’s Tale”) and director Sean Durkin (“Mary Last Seen”) – Moderated by Trevor Groth (Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival)
“Industry in Focus” – “Blue Valentine” – 2:00pm – Panelists include: Director Derek Cianfrance; producers Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky and Jamie Patricof; and actors Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams – Moderated by Steve Zeitchik, LA Times
“Emerging Filmmaker Showcase” – 3:00-6:30pm – The 2010 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to have their work seen by Cannes Festival and Film Market attendees. Prizes are awarded to filmmakers and the top twelve films will be screened in a special “Emerging Filmmaker” showcase at The American Pavilion’s Roger Ebert Conference Center. All films accepted into the showcase will be available for screening on an ongoing basis at The American Pavilion during the Festival.
Further programming announcements will be made in the next week leading up to the opening of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.