Lambert Wilson Set As Master Of Ceremonies At Cannes
French actor Lambert Wilson has been tapped to launch the 67th Cannes Film Festival on May 14. He also will welcome the president Jane Campion and her jury to the stage at the Palais des Festivals and host the prize ceremony on May 24. The versatile actor’s credits range from humour to thrillers and from art house to romcoms, and he has worked with such French film greats as André Téchiné, Benoît Jacquot, Bertrand Tavernier and Alain Resnais. Wilson made his first appearance in Cannes in 1985, with Téchiné’s Rendez-vous and has returned several times both as an actor and as president of the Un Certain Regard jury in 1999.
Darlow Smithson Productions Taps Emily Dalton As Managing Director
Endemol UK said Friday that Emily Dalton has been appointed Managing Director of factual producer DSP. Ben Bowie is stepping down from the post to pursue a new venture. Dalton also will continue her role as Creative Director. She joined DSP in January 2011 as Head of Development, stepping up to become Deputy Creative Director later that year before being appointed Creative Director in May 2013. Before DSP, she was Head of Development at factual indie Windfall Films and previously worked at Twenty Twenty and ITN Factual.