SampoMedia founder Michael Gubbins will be hosting debates at the inaugural Next Pavilion of the Marché Du Film.
The four sessions are:
Thursday, May 15: Keynote Q&A sessions with Eamonn Bowles, President and founder of Magnolia Pictures and Magnolia Releasing; and Phillip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon World.
Monday, May 19: Working The Crowds: Panel discussion about crowdfunding with speakers: Nicolas Bailly (Founder and CEO, Touscoprod), Yves Jeanneau (Director, Sunny Side of the Doc), Mathieu Maire du Poset (Deputy Managing Director, Ulule)
Tuesday, May 20: Putting the Demand in Video On Demand: Panel discussion about creating demand and awareness of independent films to exploit emerging VOD platforms and business models. With Laurin Dietrich (Partner, WOLF Consultants), Sam Toles (Vice-President, Content Acquisitions and Business Development, Vimeo), Nicola Allieta (VOD Manager, Under The Milky Way).
Wednesday, May 21: People-Powered Cinema: Panel debate about the potential for CInema On Demand, event screenings and interactive theatrical services. With Soleil Nathwani (Partner, Gathr Films), Tom Dercourt (Founder & CEO, La Septième Salle), Marieke Jonker (CEO, We Want Cinema), Pierre Nicolas Combe (Founder & CEO, ILikeCinema)
“Next is recognition by the Marché that new forms of audience-centred and demand-driven distribution are now rapidly entering the mainstream of the film market,” said Gubbins.
Gubbins will be in Cannes between May 14 and May 23. He can be contacted at +44 (0)7855 266503 or email@example.com.
Co-founder Peter Buckingham will be in Cannes over the opening weekend (17-20) and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.