THE AMERICAN PAVILION UNVEILS SPONSORS
FOR 2016 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
American Express has its fourth encore performance, as Entertainment Weekly,
People Magazine, and Bulletproof Coffee make debuts
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 6, 2016) — The American Pavilion, www.ampav., celebrating its 28th year as the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, has revealed its sponsors for this year’s edition, announced Julie Sisk, The American Pavilion founder/director.
American Express returns as an Associate Sponsor and they will be joined by new sponsors American Airlines, British Airways, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, Tura Inc. Eyewear, Farrow & Ball, and Bulletproof Coffee, which will serve their environmentally conscious and ethically sourced coffee gratis to all AmPav members and guests.
Other returning sponsors include: The Asylum Inc, California Delicious, Coca-Cola,
Hughes Hubbard and Reed, JBL, The Mohawk Group, SAGIndie,
Sennheiser, Sierra Nevada, Variety, The Weinstein Company, and ZIOBAFFA Wines.
“With our unparalleled space, Red Carpet Terrace, and insightful panel/in-conversation programming among the many benefits on offer, we are grateful to have an unprecedented range of both returning and new sponsors who will make 2016 so special for our members,” said Sisk.
Luminaries that have supported The Pavilion over the years include: filmmakers Ron Howard, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Wong Kar Wai, Spike Lee, Billy Bob Thornton, and stars Mindy Kaling, Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Amy Poehler, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, James Franco, Uma Thurman, America Ferrera, Anjelica Huston, Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, Kristen Dunst, Christina Ricci, Whoopi Goldberg, Holly Hunter, Andie MacDowall, Robert Duvall, and Matt Lauer amongst many others.
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that help enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/companies/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.
OTHER KEY SPONSORS
American Airlines Group
American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter@AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
The Asylum is one of the world’s leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like the SHARKNADO franchise and the popular Z NATION television series, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation’s top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. In addition, The Asylum has begun production on Season 3 of Syfy’s highest-rated scripted show, Z NATION, a critically-acclaimed action-horror series.
British Airways is a full service global airline, offering year-round low fares with an extensive global route network flying to and from centrally located airports.
Founded by biohacker, bestselling author and Bulletproof Coffee creator Dave Asprey, Bulletproof is dedicated to providing the world with groundbreaking, science-based information, techniques, tools and products to help people perform better, increase focus, enhance energy, and live longer. Resources include #1 ranked radio show and podcast Bulletproof Radio, the New York Times bestselling book THE BULLETPROOF DIET, documentary feature film MOLDY, The Bulletproof Executive blog, and more.
CALIFORNIA DELICIOUS- DELIVERING THE CALIFORNIA GOOD LIFE
At California Delicious we are proud to offer an extraordinary gift collection of fresh produce, gourmet foods, and premier wines and beers. We know that life is about celebrating the moments and the milestones. We are obsessed with making your special occasions memorable. Delivering the California Good Life for you to your clients, colleagues, friends and family is our mission.
The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 17 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate.
Entertainment Weekly is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most creative minds and most fascinating stars. The magazine was launched by Time Inc. in 1990 and is America’s leading consumer publication in the entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of 1.5 million and a combined audience of almost 27 million loyal, engaged fans. Each day, EW.com publishes a myriad of featured stories, blog posts, TV-recaps, original videos, film reviews and photo galleries. In April 2015, the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network reached #1 in its competitive set with 56.4 million unique visitors and during the same month, EW.com desktop, tablet and mobile growth hit an all-time high of 19.9 million combined unique visitors. Entertainment Weekly is the first to know about the best in entertainment. With sharp insight, unparalleled access and a trusted voice, EW keeps readers plugged into pop culture. This is where the buzz begins.
Entertainment Weekly is also available on the iPhone®, iPad®, Apple News App, NOOK Color™, HP Touchpad, Kindle Fire, Next Issue, and select Android™ devices. On social media, join the Entertainment Weekly community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google +.
FARROW & BALL
At Farrow & Ball we are dedicated to creating unmatched paint and wallpaper using only the finest quality ingredients and high levels of rich pigments, following in the footsteps of our founders John Farrow and Richard Ball.
Still made in Dorset, England, our home since 1946, our distinctive and inspiring paint colours and finishes are renowned for their depth and complexity, bringing walls around the world to life. We also create handcrafted wallpaper, using our own paints and traditional trough and block printing methods to give an exquisite, tactile look and feel.
Today, the unique Farrow & Ball look transforms modern and traditional homes, large and small, inside and out. Farrow & Ball paints, wallpapers and accessories are available from showrooms and stockists around the world and www.farrow-ball.com.
Headquartered in Northridge, California, JBL Professional is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of professional loudspeakers for recording and broadcast, musician, cinema, touring sound, commercial sound and contracting applications. JBL Professional is the proud recipient of the 2005 Technical GRAMMY® award. JBL Professional is part of the Harman International network of professional and consumer audio companies.
THE MOHAWK GROUP
Mohawk is a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk provides a complete selection for all markets of carpet, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone, vinyl and rugs. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry including Mohawk, Karastan, Lees, Bigelow, Durkan, Mohawk Home, Daltile, American Olean, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. Mohawk’s presence includes operations in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.
Time Inc.’s People revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the People brand is accessible on all surfaces (print, digital, video, mobile, social) bringing more than 80 million consumers a unique mix of breaking news, exclusive photos, video, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. In addition, comScore ranks the People and Entertainment Weekly Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category.
Each year major media across the globe anticipate the cover reveal of People’s most famous franchise, the Sexiest Man Alive (which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015) sparking a lively debate on social media. With a trusted reputation and unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and entertainment, an essential component of People’s editorial vision remains human-interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. People is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in New York City with reporters across the globe.
SAGINDIE/SCREEN ACTOR’S GUILD
SAGindie offers independent filmmakers clarity and kinship by guiding them through the SAG-AFTRA signatory process, making it even easier to hire professional actors, regardless of budget. A free resource, SAGindie is made possible by a grant from the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Industry Advancement & Cooperative Fund.
Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is active in more than 50 countries. With 19 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company supplies innovative products and cutting-edge audio solutions that are optimally tailored to its customers’ needs. Sennheiser is a family-owned company that was founded in 1945 and which today has 2,700 employees around the world that share a passion for audio technology. In 2014, the Sennheiser Group had sales totaling €635 million.
Tura Inc. is a leading optical design house based in Manhattan. Since 1938 the pursuit of exquisite craftsmanship and a passion for innovation have defined Tura as a fashion leader. Tura’s inspired vision of eyewear as a fashion accessory gave rise to a series of industry milestones, including an exclusive partnership with Vogue magazine and the industry’s first designer brand license with Christian Dior. Today, Tura employs over 200 people in North America. The Tura Inc. brand portfolio includes: Tura, Ted Baker, L.A.M.B., gx by Gwen Stefani, Lulu Guinness, Brendel, Geoffrey Beene, Humphrey’s and TITANflex.
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 341 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and WOMAN IN GOLD.
Upcoming releases include MACBETH, CAROL and THE HATEFUL EIGHT.
TWC boasts an active television production division, which garnered twelve Emmy nominations in 2015. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, Under The Gunn, and Threads. Scripted series include John Fusco’s Marco Polo with Netflix, going into its second season. Other recent TWC television productions include Mob Wives, Million Dollar Shoppers, Rodeo Girls, Cement Heads and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Scripted projects in development include War & Peace, Ten Commandments and Daniel Stashower’s The Hour Of Peril. TWC also developed Nanny Diaries and produced The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
It began with a small documentary film crew traveling to Italy on a quest to find surf-able waves in the Mediterranean Sea for the movie, “Bella Vita”. It became a larger group of friends with a shared vision for living life to it’s fullest and embracing a conscious, eco-friendly approach to all our actions.
Collectively, we are proud to present ZIOBAFFA™ wines. Featuring three %100 organic, sustainably produced, non-GMO, Italian wines, bottled with recycled packaging, FSC certified paper and eco-friendly cork closures, including the revolutionary Helix™ re-usable seal on our Filmmaker Edition Toscana Rosso and Pinot Grigio.
ZIOBAFFA™ wines are a modern twist on an old tradition.
THE AMERICAN PAVILION
The American Pavilion, celebrating its 28th year as the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, brings together both professional and emerging filmmakers along with industry executives from across the globe. A sought after destination for information, orientation, and recreation, it accommodates the needs of its members, guests and sponsors in a dynamic business environment. With its impressive array of amenities and services, AmPav provides an opportunity to relax in very comfortable surroundings.
The American Pavilion boasts the Roger Ebert Conference Series which offers insightful and provocative panel discussions and in-conversations with filmmakers, talent and top leaders; a restaurant and bar that provide fast service with a smile throughout the day and is open to all festival badge holders after 6:00pm most evenings; a coffee bar; free WiFi and charging stations; a media terrace with a panoramic view of the Riviera; the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase; the Culinary Program featuring chefs from across the US and Canada; The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program; and public and private rental for parties and receptions.
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