The ripple effects of the economic collapse are finally being felt at the Marche du Film, where fewer titles are being shopped this year as production has slowed down worldwide.
Mother Nature's already delivered two show-stopping performances.
Scorsese's hommage to early French cinema is the second GK Films pic to nab a rebate this year.
Martin Scorsese's "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and Universal's toon skein "Minions Short Series" are among five productions awarded a French tax break for international shoots.
Even before Wednesday's launch, the biggest newsmaker of the Cannes Film Fest may have already emerged: Mother Nature.
Storms are brewing over Cannes, and not just on the beaches.
1970: Back from Washington's Georgetown U., where he studied international economics, Tarak Ben Ammar decides to serve his country not as a diplomat and lawyer, his father's professions, but by…
Taking Tarak Ben Ammar's support for Arab cinema to the next level, Quinta is launching a pic production operation, dubbed the Independent Film Division.
Cannes competition player "Outside the Law," from Rachid Bouchareb, and Julian Schnabel's Venice-tipped "Miral," rep the kind of movie Quinta topper Tarak Ben Ammar loves to get involved with.
Harvey Weinstein calls him "boss." Rupert Murdoch, Silvio Berlusconi and Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal call him friend.