2023 Cannes Film Festival 13 Takeaways
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Welcome to episode 75 of "Heart of Show Business," my milestone podcast journey filled with entertainment industry knowledge, inspiration, and mindset tactics. As we wrap up this season, I want to express my gratitude to all my listeners. Get ready for an exciting season finale and a sneak peek into the future. 


I've returned from the Cannes Film Festival with 13 incredible takeaways that I'm eager to share. From the emergence of AI to the impact of the Writers Guild strike, join me as I transport you to the festival and provide you with an insider's perspective. So let's dive into my unforgettable experiences at Cannes and explore the fascinating world of show business together.


In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • The transformative year of alliances in the entertainment industry, where streamers, companies, and artists join forces, share resources, and foster collaboration for success.
  • The contrasting dynamics at Cannes, where partygoers seek glamor vs. seasoned professionals who prioritize strategic interactions for meaningful business connections.
  • The effects of the WGA strike on international companies, including content production, movie delays, and its impact on streamers and US companies.
  • The aggressive bidding war in Russia, its rise as a powerhouse for film acquisitions, and the factors driving this shift.
  • A rising trend of impactful storytelling addressing social issues and the importance of strategic production and release strategies.


There’s more to cover, so join me as we wrap up this amazing season and journey together.

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