Cannes Lunchtime: Content’s Jamie Carmichael

Jamie Carmichael is a seasoned Cannes visitor — “it will be my 25th year in a row,” he notes — and a veteran of the global film market. The Los Angeles-based exec will be on the Croisette with a lot of projects including action-thriller “The Worker,” produced by Jeremy Renner’s shingle The Combine, starring Michael Peña and directed by Dan Bradley, and the Manolo Blahnik documentary “Manolo.” “And we’ve got a very scary, supernatural horror movie, ‘Don’t Knock Twice,’ from ‘The Machine’ team starring Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton and Nick Moran,” he adds.

Favorite restaurants
I love Le Caveau 30 and I always order the same meal. They have the best starter, the langoustine salad, and I make everyone have it, even if they don’t want it. Then it’s the steak au poivre and a half-glass of a good rosè. I’ve been going there for 25 years now and it’s always fantastic. I also love Le Gavroche and I go there for special occasion dinners, like a producers dinner, and they always take great care of me. The whole menu’s great, but I love their foie gras or the Coquilles St. Jacques, or their duck or lamb main dishes — they’re both amazing.

Taking the Company Private
At lunchtime we have our fabulous private chef Marie-Hélène Cain-Devinoy cook for us. It’s a lot more fun and efficient than sending my team of eight out looking for places to eat every day.

Meet and Greet
I do a huge amount — 15 to 20 a day — from 8:30 a.m. till 7 p.m., and then it’s pre-dinner drinks.

The Party Scene
I used to go to all of them when I was younger and didn’t need sleep. Now I’ve cut down and I try to be in bed by 1:30 a.m. But I do all the drinks parties. That’s where I catch up with a lot of people and they’re always a lot of fun.

Tip Sheet

Le Caveau 30
45 Rue Félix Faure
+33 4 93 39 06 33
lecaveau30.com (1)

Le Gavroche
1 Petite Rue Saint-Antoine
Cannes
Phone: +33 (0) 4 93 99 01 01 (2)

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