Cannes According to ... David Glasser: Afternoon Deals at the Office Are Best

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David Glasser

The Weinstein Co.'s COO shares his take on the Croisette.

Where’s the best place to close a deal?

The office.

What’s the best place to grab a drink after 3 a.m.?

VIP

What’s the best place to avoid during the festival?

The street right in front of the Palais.

What’s your proudest moment in Cannes?

The premiere of Inglourious Basterds with Quentin [Tarantino] and Harvey [Weinstein].

Do you have an "Only in Cannes" moment?

Watching famous musicians jam on Paul Allen’s boat.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Closing a deal at 5 a.m., when we could have closed it at 4 p.m. the day before.

What’s your funniest celebrity encounter?

I came out on my balcony at the Carlton and had a conversation with Michael Jackson, who was on his balcony next door.

What’s your Cannes guilty pleasure?

The Falafel Place behind the Carlton Hotel.

What’s one thing you won’t travel without?

My laptop.

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