It may take time to assess this Cannes, but so far all signs indicate a slight return to the robust activity and old time glamour of past events.Oh, please heaven let that be true. Let pre-sales be back up. Here's a British buyer's take on Cannes.
Those are, of course, the kinds of pictures we make.
Our sales rep is at Cannes. Well, he's probably on his way home right now. We won't really know what sort of sales or interest we may have gotten as the sales themselves typically come through at random times -- after all the sales are on the buyer's schedule, not ours.
Interestingly, the big studios are finding what we find to be true. Make a property which can be marketed based on another property (what The Asylum calls "mockbusters" are really what the big studios do just with their own material). Don't pay much for stars, pay much for visual effects.