Thursday, April 14, 2016

It's an Amazon World at Cannes, with Four Selection Titles

As expected, the Cannes lineup includes four films from Amazon Studios. When Hollywood scion Roy Price (son of Frank), hired producer Ted Hope and distributor Bob Berney, it was clear that Price wanted bona fide film veterans with indie film pedigrees. Both have been in the Oscar sweepstakes, and boast deep relationships with filmmakers.  That's why they were able to scoop up Woody Allen's latest, $30-million period romp "Cafe Society," which opens the festival—making a deal worth some $20 million that Allen's usual distributor Sony Pictures Classics could not match. Allen is an out-of-competition Cannes regular (11 films, including "Irrational Man"...

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