Cannes 2023 and the Shaky Movie Business: Film Finance Beckons but AI Terrifies

WaxWord: “There are fewer opportunities for up-and-coming producers,” Sophie Mas, producing partner of Natalie Portman, says

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman On the Business of Entertainment

The founder and editor of TheWrap’s take on life on the left coast, high culture, low culture and the business of entertainment and media. Waxman writes frequently on the inside doings of Hollywood, and is is also the author of two books, Rebels on the Back Lot and Loot

The current state of the movie business was belied by the hundreds of people crowding the streets in the south of France during the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. If you didn’t know better you’d think it was hurly burly, business hustle and deal-making all over the place.