Nine reps from the world's major film festivals who gathered Friday said they feel good about the work they do, but fretted over the increasing commercialization of the fests.
At Variety's final Cannes Conference on Thursday, producers gathered to offer some common complaints, a few solutions and some startling opinions.
Making up for lost time, South Africa is moving fast to establish itself as an international player.
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