Village International Pantiero
Wednesday, May 20th
It's official! Stage 32 has been invited by the Cannes Film Festival to participate in the NEXT Program speaking on crowdsourcing, the importance of social media for today’s filmmaker and the rapidly changing landscape of the industry. The NEXT program will feature presentations from game-changers of future cinema such as Netflix. At the forefront of this convergence of entertainment and tech, Forbes recently described Stage 32 as “LinkedIn meets Lynda for film, television and theater creatives.”.
The Stage 32 panel takes place Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:00pm in the NEXT Pavilion. It will feature a fireside chat with Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard "RB" Botto and Stage 32 Managing Director, Amanda Toney.
After the panel, Stage 32 and Monaco production company, KNM, led by Stage 32 member and producer, Michel Merkt, will host a cocktail event for NEXT filmmakers, producers and Stage 32 members. Merkt’s production, the David Cronenberg directed MAPS TO THE STARS won the Golden Palm for Julianne Moore as Best Actress at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. This year, Merkt’s film IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN directed by Philippe Garrel is opening Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. Merkt is also presenting ARABIAN NIGHTS, a three part, six- hour plus drama at the festival and ELLE.
We currently know of 19 Stage 32 members who have films at Cannes this year. If you have a film, please let us know about it in the comments section below. We will recap the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and feature you and your project next month.
We hope you will join us!