This year Cannes has a substantial Kiwi contingent attending. Ahead of the doors opening tonight, cheery publicists wave announcements, hoping for some cut-through before actual news arrives, although Variety reckons the 2014 market might be a little shorter of fare than usual.
Many of the announcements are of little or no interest here, but some offer amusement. The Hollywood Reporter’s guide to doing business in Cannes contains essential information, like how to drop $40,000 at a strip club – info that’ll no doubt come in handy for somebody.
Expanding your business opportunities beyond Cannes’ attendees is the theme of another THR piece, this time on how the team that brought you Iron Sky will now let you invest in the franchise, courtesy of a crowdfunding campaign.
Not sitting easily in Cannes’ rarefied atmosphere is the Ant Timpson-produced ABCs of Death 2. The second outing in the alphabetti mortality series offers an anti-dote to all the arthouse with its latest release of images from various segments.