Saturday, May 11, 2013

The American Pavilion celebrates 25th Anniversary at Cannes International Film Festival, as well as announcing full list of Sponsors



The American Pavilion (AmPav) has revealed its full line up of sponsors joining Presenting sponsors American Express and The Peninsula Hotel Group and Premiere Sponsor SodaStream at Cannes Film Festival 2013 announced AmPav Founder Julie Sisk, more details below :-

The American Pavilion is the center of activity at the Cannes International Film Festival for the American film community, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and more.  Serving as a communication and hospitality center for the thousands of Americans in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival, The American Pavilion provides an impressive array of facilities and services to the international film community. Since its debut at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, The Pavilion has become a permanent fixture on the Cannes landscape.

This year is a landmark year celebrating 25 years as the center of American hospitality for the film industry in Cannes, The Pavilion brings professionals and emerging filmmakers together.

For the corporate sponsors of The American Pavilion, the dozens of exhibitors and office holders, and the thousands of American participants, The American Pavilion accommodates the need for information, orientation and recreation. For the duration of the Festival, The American Pavilion provides both a dynamic business environment and an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings.

Just a few steps from the Palais des Festivals, where all the major Festival films are premiered, and with a panoramic view of the Bay of Cannes, The American Pavilion is the perfect place to transact business, share ideas and effectively reach the thousands of affluent international business travelers who attend the Festival every year. 

For more information see - www.ampav.com.


Returning Sponsors include:

The Asylum, Beringer, California Delicious, The Hollywood Reporter, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Intel, International Herald Tribune, SAGIndie/Screen Actors Guild, Sierra Nevada, Variety, The Weinstein Company, and Weaver's Coffee & Tea.

New Sponsors include:
Previously announced Presenting Sponsors American Express and The Peninsula Hotels, Premiere Sponsor SodaStream and additional key sponsors Bouchard Pére et Fils, Deadline Hollywood, JBL Professional, Lenovo, Mohawk Carpet, Samsung and Sennheiser.

We are thrilled to have such a great range of sponsors to support the 25th Anniversary of The American Pavilion,” commented Julie Sisk. “We are grateful to both our returning and new sponsors, who will make our anniversary year so special,” she continued.

Founded 25 years ago by industry maven Julie Sisk, The American Pavilion is a place where North American film industry professionals can gather to share ideas and network during Cannes Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious film festival in the world. Initially created to provide a convenient single meeting space for all the North American film professionals in town, The Pavilion has grown to become the essential hub for the industry off The Croisette, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, Emerging Filmmaker Showcases, and more.

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 Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, James Franco, Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, Robert Duvall, and Matt Lauer amongst many others.

Details about Sponsors  -

ABOUT AMERICAN EXPRESS
American Express is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travellers Cheques, travel and insurance products.

As part of the premium service American Express provides, Cardmembers have access to enriched experiences at some of the world’s most sought after entertainment events, including best seats, exclusive offers and early-on-sale tickets.

ABOUT THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED (HSH)
Parent company of The Peninsula Hotels
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (under construction).  The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
Learn more at peninsula.com or follow us on Facebook


ABOUT SODASTREAM
SodaStream International Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Soda makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative solution to consumers of bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Our products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, promote health and wellness, and are customizable and fun to use.

In addition, our products offer convenience by eliminating the need to carry bottles home from the supermarket, to store bottles at home or to regularly dispose of empty bottles. Our products are available at more than 60,000 retail stores in 45 countries around the world, including almost 15,000 retail stores in the United States. In February 2013, SodaStream was ranked 23rd globally in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. The company has also been recognized as one of the UK’s most influential and highly regarded brands in the 2012/2013 CoolBrands® list.  SodaStream is a NASDAQ listed company: NASDAQ: SODA

For more information, visit http://www.sodastream.com


ABOUT BERINGER VINEYARDS
The epitome of a modern classic, Beringer has been Napa Valley’s benchmark producer since its establishment in 1876.  Winemaker Laurie Hook crafts classic wines from Napa’s finestappellations and Beringer’s exceptional collection of vineyards.  A winemaking legacy of 136 years is reflected in an acclaimed portfolio of wines, which are collected worldwide.  The historic estate in St. Helena offers a tradition of hospitality that defines the Napa Valley. www.beringer.com

ABOUT CALIFORNIA DELICIOUS
At California Delicious we believe that life is an occasion to celebrate! From birthdays and anniversaries to welcoming that new baby or to simply saying thanks, we take pride in helping our customers send their very best wishes. Our line of California-themed gifts and gift baskets are guaranteed to impress at first sight and delight with every bite.

Our wine baskets, gourmet food, fruit, nuts and chocolate gift baskets are filled with delicious fresh ingredients and fine tasting wines from some of California’s most popular wine growing regions such as Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the California Central Valley and the Central Coast.

We take great pride in the unique flavors and foods we are able to source from all over our beautiful state - from San Diego to Santa Barbara, throughout the beautiful Monterey Bay and Carmel Valley, into San Francisco and the historic Gold country and along the rugged Northern Pacific coast – and delight in passing these special tastes of California on to you.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The Hollywood Reporter is the Entertainment Industry's flagship news media brand, named entertainment publication of the year and best website by the LA Press Club in 2012, THR leads the category in providing breaking new, feature stories and industry analysis to readers of its glossy print edition as well as to its 10 million unique monthly visitors online. The Entertainment industry's definitive authority, THR is widely read among Hollywood's Top Insiders and influencers, making its print edition cover "Prized Real Estate", according to the New York Times. The Hollywood Reporter is available online

ABOUT LENOVO
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$30 billion personal technology company – the second largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. 
For more information see www.lenovo.com.



ABOUT MOHAWK CARPET
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.

ABOUT SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semi-conductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com

ABOUT SAGINDIE/SCREEN ACTOR’S GUILD
Be independent. Act professional. Just because your film isn¹t being produced by a studio doesn’t mean you can¹t use professional actors. From short films to low budget features, when you¹re ready to turn that passion project into a reality, SAGindie will teach you how to get the ball rolling.

ABOUT SENNHEISER
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2011 the family company, which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 531 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centers).
You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting www.sennheiser.com.

ABOUT SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only whole-cone hops and the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada spans more than three decades, with innovation emerging from both the brewhouse and sustainability initiatives. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at  www.sierranevada.com

ABOUT VARIETY
Variety is the leading publication and website for international entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the industry since 1905. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Business Media.

ABOUT 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, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes.  TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards®, the most wins in the studio’s history. The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius’s THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay’s UNDEFEATED. THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH.  

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; THE INTOUCHABLES; LAWLESS; and KILLING THEM SOFTLY. Currently in release are THE MASTER, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, DJANGO UNCHAINED, QUARTET, ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH and DARK SKIES. Upcoming releases THE SAPPHIRES, SCARY MOVIE 5 and KON-TIKI. 

TWC is active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production Meryl Poster. TWC is the studio behind such hit television series as the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series PROJECT RUNWAY and its spin-off series PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS and PROJECT ACCESSORY; the VH1 reality series MOB WIVES and its spin-off series MOB WIVES CHICAGO and BIG ANG; and the critically acclaimed scripted HBO comedy/crime series THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY which also received a Peabody Award. The company is in production on the upcoming TLC series WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR, the A&E series RODEO QUEENS, and the Lifetime reality competition show SUPERMARKET SUPERSTAR hosted by Stacy Keibler.  Among TWC’s other projects in development for television are the martial-arts epic MARCO POLO for Starz, an untitled private eye procedural for FX, and THE NANNY DIARIES developed by ABC with a pilot by Amy Sherman Palladino.

ABOUT WEAVER’S COFFEE & TEA
Weaver’s Coffee & Tea features Fair Trade Certified and 100% Certified Organic coffees as well as fine hand blended 100% Certified Organic Teas.

The Weaver’s brand bears the name of master roaster and president of Weaver’s Coffee and Tea, John Weaver, who began roasting coffee in 1980 where he apprenticed under two legendary coffee experts,
Alfred Peet and Sal Bonavita.

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*Thanks to Emma Griffiths PR for this Press Release and information*

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