INDUSTRY NEWS: Steven Spielberg to reside and become head film fest jury for Cannes!

Spielberg was recently nominated for a best-director Oscar nomination for his presidential Lincoln.- Photo via IMDB.

As reported by CBC News, Steven Spielberg has been sought after by Cannes officials.  Spielberg met with festival president Gilles Jacob (a meeting years in the making) to go over the possibility of having Spielberg lead the film festival jury.

Jacob recently stated “I’ve often asked Steven to be jury president, but he’s always been shooting a film,”.  Spielberg has accepted the invitation and will move forward as the lead jurer for Festival de Cannes.

Spielberg was recently nominated for a best-director Oscar nomination for his presidential film, Lincoln.

Do you know which Steven Spielberg films premiered at the Cannes Film Festival?

The Cannes International Film Festival (French: Le Festival International du Film de Cannes or just Festival de Cannes), is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres including documentaries from around the world.

Oxymoron Entertainment released their film “Middle Men” at the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival. The film received rave reviews and has since been available on multiple viewing platforms.  Visit Middle Men’s official site to view the film… CLICK HERE.

For more information on Cannes and this years festival (slated for May 15-26), please visit, www.festival-cannes.fr.

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