Is Cannes Back? Why a Wave of ‘Vibrant’ Film Sales Has Buyers ‘Very Happy’

Cannes 2022: ”I’ve seen a confidence in their business, saying we’re buying, we need content, and what do you got,“ Millennium’s Jeffrey Greenstein says

Is Cannes back? Ahead of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, insiders told TheWrap that the Marche du Film might bring a healthy number of deals for packages and completed art-house films alike. And with sales for films big and small and from mega streamers to indies, buyers are leaving Cannes “very happy” with a volume of deal-making that some sales agents said hearkens back to the golden days before COVID.

“100%, I think we’re definitely back to pre-pandemic levels. Key buyers need movies, want movies, and hopefully these movies are going to be a success for them,” Nicolas Chartier, CEO of sales agent Voltage Pictures, told TheWrap. “We need people to make money, and it’s good when our buyers are happy.”

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Brian Welk

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