On-stage talks with Steve James and panels on the future of digital entertainment are among the programming highlights at the American Pavilion in Cannes this year.

Founder and director Julie Sisk announced the line-up this week (12) and said there would be a workshop about the making of a DreamWorks Animation film as well as panels on the state of the independent business and US directors in Cannes.

Guest speakers include Nadine de Barros (pictured) of Fortitude International and Paradigm agent Meghan Oliver, Richard Baker of FilmNation and DreamWorks Animation chief creative officer Bill Damascke.

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