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May 18th
07:36 am
Me and Orson Welles to be screened at Cannes  
I was hoping for this:

"At the [Cannes] festival, which ends on Sunday, Me and Orson Welles, a production starring Zac Efron filmed in the Isle of Man last year, will be screened."

LOL I think I wish I could go to this screening more than the SXSW or Woodstock screenings for some reason.

And maybe Zac will stop by for some MAOW promo on his way home. I would, if I were him. :D


Taxpayers' £50k bill for Cannes Film Festival superyacht

TAXPAYERS have spent more than £50,000 paying for two Isle of Man Film representatives to promote Manx films at the Cannes Film Festival, currently taking place in the south of France.
Along with Steve Christian, chairman of the Isle of Man Film investment arm CinemaNX (NX), they will spend up to a week on board superyacht My Issue, which has cost just under £107,000 to hire.

A spokesman for the Department of Trade and Industry said the taxpayer had paid half the hire cost and NX the other half.

Hilary Dugdale of the DTI's Isle of Man Film – who was joined for three days in Cannes by another civil servant – has been in Cannes since the start of the festival last Wednesday (May 13).

She said: 'The whole of the film production industry is going through a difficult time so it's important we have a really active presence.'

The 114ft-long, triple-decker yacht, features a master cabin, two double staterooms and two twin staterooms as well as a sundeck with a hot tub.

She said the level of taxpayers' money spent on the trip was appropriate, saying: 'There's an image we have to portray. If we didn't, we would lose momentum in terms of securing films we get into production.'

At the festival, which ends on Sunday, Me and Orson Welles, a production starring Zac Efron filmed in the Isle of Man last year, will be screened.

Three films will also be promoted to distributors – Heartless, directed by Philip Radley, and Wild Target, a hitman caper starring Bill Nighy and Helena Bonham Carter – which were both filmed last year.

They have also taken thriller Disappearance of Alice Creed, which is currently in post-production after being filmed at the start of this year.

Ms Dugdale said: 'It's a much smaller group than usual, however it's essential we are here. It's the only major marketing opportunity we get involved in.

'It's the biggest event in the calendar so it's essential we are here if we want to be considered as a serious investor and a co-producer of feature films.'

DTI chief executive Chris Corlett said hiring a yacht was both a 'prestigious and cost effective venue'.

'Cannes is a very expensive place and it's a very cost effective way to promote the Island and our film capabilities,' he said.

He said that otherwise they would need 'several bedrooms, several meeting rooms to meet with business leaders and function rooms to entertain guests'.

He said it was 'impossible' to say how much revenue had been secured from previous appearances at the film festival but said Isle of Man Film had 'generated many millions of pounds' as well as positive publicity for the Island.

'It's a very prestigious event and it has been crucial in establishing and maintaining links with film producers and distributors and helped cement our position as a leading independent film financier in the British Isles and therefore Europe,' he explained.

The number of productions made in the Island has fallen during the last couple of years – there were nine films made in 2005 compared with three in 2007 and four last year.

So far this year, two films have been made – the Disappearance of Alice Creed and animation film Rico and Chita.

CinemaNX was appointed in 2007 to manage the Island's media development fund.

Headed by Mr Christian, NX provides film and television producers with a combination of production expertise and experience of international film financing and oversees the entire physical production process.

source

ETA: I should say, this is not a screening associated directly with the festival... it is probably being screened only for prospective buyers. It is a good time to do so because a lot of buyers will be in Cannes. Unless Zac shows up to schmooze the buyers, it probably will not get more press than the article above.
 
 
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jessica3311: Interview Magazinejessica3311 on May 18th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
ow thats great for M&OW. I tried looking on the official site but didnt see anything about it being screened but maybe it was a last minute add on. Cannes gets a lot of press, so this is exciting! It would be a great opportunity for Zac to go to Cannes if he can :)
butterflybee260butterflybee260 on May 18th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)

Oooo I really hope that's true! And I hope he'd pop by, it'd be a great expirience for him.
jessica3311: Ellejessica3311 on May 18th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Here is a German Vanity Fair Interview w/Zac

http://www.vanityfair.de/articles/kultur/film/zac-efron/2009/05/18/15439

I used google Translate for each page. Someone translated it on FF too:
http://www.fanforum.com/35183126-post94.html

Some of the facts seem a little off but there go P:)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 18th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
i saw that. i was waiting to see what jeezbee had to say about it.
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Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 18th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
yay!
zaccy23zaccy23 on May 18th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
OMG this is sooooo awesome!! Go Zaccy!!!!
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on May 18th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Great news! (Didn't MAOW have some kind of screening at Cannes last year as well for disctribution? http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/awards_festivals/cannes/news/e3i6bfdaa24180f75f1330768b21999db68?imw=Y )
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 18th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Last year I think they just had a clip.

It was only about four or five weeks after they finished filming so the whole film wouldn't have been ready.
IceGoddess: heylo there dirty lil secretccmskatechick on May 18th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Fantastic news! Hopefully it can get some good traction out there :)
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on May 18th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
to say i love, love, love, love, love, love the VF article would be an understatement :lol:

as far as his first kiss explanation goes, to me he's actually bringing up two different events.

he clearly differentiates between his "...when was my first kiss with ulterior motives?" (meaning, i want way more than a kiss LOL) and the often told tree house story, which he describes as his 'first proper kiss'

so when is M&OW being shown in Cannes????? the THR article makes it sound like today?????





hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 18th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
The THR story is from last year, when I believe they showed just a clip.

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Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 18th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Again, another Japanese source stating Zac is growing his hair out for his next roll.




curiouser and curiouser...
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 18th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
If it isn't just some sort of translation error at the source, I'm wondering if they've decided to use Zac for both the youth and the adult versions of Charlie. If so, maybe they are shooting one or the other with long hair to create age contrast. In that case, hopefully the long hair is the youth version.
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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 19th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
ik, i just saw those, lol.
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superstar5622superstar5622 on May 19th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad, that's great. And maybe helps the chances of us seeing it someday?
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on May 19th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
one of my fav shoots. off the charts hot for me!!!!!

love the outtakes HOT!
jessica3311: Ellejessica3311 on May 19th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
So do we know when M&OW will actually be screened or if Zac would go?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 19th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
not yet.