Gallic paybox Canal Plus has extended its partnership with the Deauville Festival of American Film for another three years through to 2007.
Deal means festival, running Sept. 2-11, will receive bigger play on the paybox’s channels.
For the first time, Canal Plus will produce a nightly live broadcast of Deauville’s red carpet to be relayed locally via a giant screen.
Canal Plus also has created a new Coup de Coeur prize for a documentary in the fest’s “Uncle Sam’s Docs” section.
Organizers announced recently that Gallic helmer Alain Corneau will preside over the jury. Film lineup has yet to be unveiled.