Canadians at Cannes May Talk to Kristen Stewart For the Low, Low Price of $1,293

It's one thing for distribution deals to precede the Cannes Film Festival. It's another thing altogether for the actual absurdity of the annual event to commence before anyone even sets foot on a red carpet. To wit, get a load of this Canadian company trying to sell press access to their stars Kristen Stewart and Brad Pitt. Tacky!

Deadline relays the tale of Alliance Films' junkets for On the Road and Killing Them Softly, where Canadian journalists are welcome to catch up with Stewart and Pitt one-on-one — for the low, low prices of $1,293 and $3,232 (respectively). Junketing on the Croisette is expensive, you see, and since Alliance says it intends to bring both actors to North America for, er, complimentary press days later this year, the film journalists of Canada can either wait or have the first crack by helping foot the bill to welcome the more crucial international crowd.

On the one hand it makes sense: These films are likely Toronto Film Festival-bound in September, where many more local and American press will flock for coverage anyway. There's no reason to squander your talent's precious, limited time on press they'll likely get in four months. It's also not unprecedented; Harvey Weinstein famously tried to usurp $1,500 from journalists wanting to cover Death Proof at Cannes in 2007.

On the other hand, come on, Alliance. There are classier ways to handle this dilemma:

"Alliance decided not to partake in the Cannes junkets for Killing Them Softly and On the Road, however we wanted to provide Canadian journalists the opportunity to participate directly if they so choose," a company spokesperson told Deadline. [...]

As an insider told Deadline: "Of course it looks bad. But with the company possibly for sale, there’s a lot of pressure to keep as many costs down as possible. A pricey Cannes junket for two American movies that are already coming here later seemed an obvious place to save money."

Totally agreed! But to turn around and offer the interviews anyway for a price? Who approved that? Velvet Jones?

Oh, Canada. Stay tuned to Movieline for more from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, which commences May 16.

Follow S.T. VanAirsdale on Twitter.
Follow Movieline on Twitter.


  • bradslager says:

    I just wish I could be there when this was explained to Stewart, and she asked what that converted to in metric.

  • So Brad Pitt is worth almost three times what Kristen Stewart is? That's all?

  • Steven says:

    Looking forward to Dave Bourgeois's coverage from Cannes this year.

  • Mia says:

    Pleasant and quite interesting submit. Your point of look at is more or significantly less the same as main. Thanks!

  • The ring bearer pillows has its origin that date back from the Roman and Egyptian old customs. The difference between today and the great depression is the advancement in technology. The modernday furniture is smooth, because it has become made to consider significantly significantly less area. Secondly is as an ordinary 'weekend break bag' you understand, the sort you shop with (naturally for light shopping). Make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN Mt. Sophisticated females just about everywhere call for regarding designer Private Authentic Coach Signature Op Art Handbags from a single from the Big FourPrada, Gucci, Coach Purses, Chanel. Costco and WalMart use their leverage to force wholesalers to sell them goods cheaply. They are delicate goods, they be obliged be satisfied that these goods rate your cost.The top 20% of the companies featured in the research outperformed the market by 17% annually over the same period.In Football Fanatics, you can avail of any teams Wholesale NFL Jerseys, NHL Jerseys, NBA Jerseys, cheap nhl Jerseys, cheap NFL Jerseys, cheap MLB Jerseys, Youth NFL Jerseys, Cheap NFL Jerseys, and of apparels.

  • the campaign is done up like some kind of retro 80s Miami Vice calendar, for an effect that teeters on a dubious line between tacky and cool.Black peeptoes, a Versace clutch and Cartier jewelry completed her outfit.OMG! I was just browsing the handbag listings on eBay and came across a Hermes Birkin with a BIN of $46,999.99!!! If that's a little too pricey for you, there's always another for only $40,999.99 or $39,999.99. Here are a handful of excellent ways for a various expressions. Talk back: Does the potential for domain seizure lead you to look differently at your customer sites Do you actively police your network for this, or another, kind of illegal content Do you feel you have the practices in place to avoid liability if sites like these were found on your network Let us know in the comments.Through materials and design, a sign can appeal to a given group of potential customers.He grew up in a family with surroundings where Presidents, Prime Ministers and other important leaders not just from India but other countries were always around him.

  • Rei kawakubo and Merce Cunningham created a fashion line called Scenario.To listen to their voices, I just wanted to imitate you. There are chunky knits, boyfriend blazers, wool jackets, turtleneck bodysuits, shearling aviator jackets, pretty skirts and dresses, sexy shorts, elegant flared pants, polka dot tights, but also snake print platform ankle boots, Mary Jane platform wedges and loafer pumps to complete the looks. If you look for security in a job or are scared to try something different, you won't get far in the pursuit of true wealth.Even when they had failedand every single one of them had at least oncethe truly rich said they had used those experiences to learn from their mistakes and get back in the saddle. A authentic seller is willing to respond to all your issues. Lack of any other accessory, also gave push to the stardom of idea of handbags.The laidback slouchy silhouette looks chic. (c) Depending on the direction from which the Kunzite gemstone is viewed, it could appear to be a pale color or a gorgeous lilac shade of pink.
    Hermes Outlet

Post a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s