Showbiz Sandbox 321: New Power Players Emerge In Cannes
May 16, 2016
The Cannes Film Festival has become one of the most important annual cinema events because it programs a diverse array of movies from all over the world. We’ll head to the French Riviera for this year’s festival to tell you which of the hundreds of films are generating buzz and argue over the elements necessary for the successful exportation of European films.
Meanwhile the Marché du Film, or Cannes Film Market, takes place alongside the festival each year. New industry players such as Amazon Studios and other streaming companies have made some bold moves during Cannes, stealing the thunder from veteran power brokers.
Speaking of streaming companies, Amazon is opening its video platform to users, allowing them to upload content and make money off ads, just like they do on YouTube. And YouTube is dreaming of selling its many customers a skinny bundle of TV channels.
Of course we also cover the week’s top entertainment news including the Ukrainian winner of the Eurovision song contest, Sean Penn gets an apology from Tyler Perry and Disney sets a historic box office milestone.
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Woody Allen and Jesse Eisenberg Weigh The Pros and Cons of Fame at the Cannes Film Festival
Woody Allen Goes Digital With Vittorio Storaro In Cannes
George Clooney Unleashes His Political “Monster” In Cannes
Spielberg Visits Cannes With A Big Friendly Giant
US Millennials Stream More Than Half of Their TV
Religious Right Is Losing Its Mind About ‘Frozen’s’ Elsa Possibly Being Gay
UK Video Streaming, Download Spend Set to Surpass DVD Sales
Prince’s Addiction and an Intervention Too Late
Soaring Digital Reaches Three-Quarters of World’s TV Households
ABA Sees Membership Grow for 7th Straight Year
BBC White Paper: Government Unfreezes License Fee and Scraps BBC Trust
Sean Penn Wins Apology from Lee Daniels in Defamation Settlement
Judge Allows CAA to Pursue Punitive Damages Against UTA Defectors
Jamala, Ukrainian Singer, Named Winner of 2016 Eurovision Contest
Amazon Takes on YouTube With Launch of Amazon Video Direct
YouTube Said to Plan ‘Unplugged’ Online TV Service for 2017