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Just weeks after its famous film festival, Cannes will roll out the red carpet again for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Oliver Stone, Spike Jonze, Channing Tatum and Mindy Kaling. All are set to attend the Lions Festival of Creativity in June.
Once an advertising festival, the weeklong event has expanded to bring together thought leaders from around the world to debate a variety of topics centered around the concept of creativity.
Stone will discuss his views on filmmaking and politics, while Paltrow will be interviewed by BBC host Stephen Sackur.
Miss Representation director Jennifer Siebel Newsom will discuss the changing definition of masculinity.
Chef and Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain will talk about how to shape emotional and engaging storytelling for the small screen, and Jonze will discuss how to engage young audiences in his role as co-president of Vice’s Viceland channel.
Kaling and Tatum are set to discuss the acting world, and WWE star John Cena also is on the bill.
Golden Eye and Casino Royale director Martin Campbell will discuss working on franchise films and product placement and 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg will join.
Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts will talk about how to build trust with an audience.
Pixar story supervisor Matthew Luhn will discuss technology changing film.
Illusionist David Copperfield will talk about the battle between brand messaging and staying authentic.
“When we put together our content programme we look to give people inspirational learning that you can’t find anywhere else. Importantly, we keep creativity at the heart, designing it to cross all touchpoints of creativity while offering insights into some of the most creative minds in the world,” said Lions CEO Philip Thomas.
Cannes Lions will run June 18–25 in Cannes, France.
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