My Cannes Film Festival Experience

Attending the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival over the past week was a real treat, both as a filmmaker and as a lifelong film fan. I made numerous contacts to discuss possible distribution for the documentary I directed, "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring." Some of the best experiences at Cannes, which is held in the beautiful French Riviera each May, were those I stumbled onto: A panel discussion about the need for more diversity both in front of and behind the camera in the film industry. An information session on how to take advantage of tax incentives that countries such as France and England offer to support the international filmmaking comm

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