Penske Media Announces Acquisition of The American Pavilion

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Penske Media (PMC) announced the acquisition of The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, a relied upon communications, hospitality, and media center for global attendees, with plans to grow their tent pole event.

For over 30 years, The American Pavilion has made its mark providing an impressive array of facilities and services, including membership for the international film community, provocative and insightful programming, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, and immersive student programs.


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"We admire what Julie and her team have built over the last 33 years at the Cannes Film Festival, " said PMC's Executive Vice President of Operations and Finance, Tom Finn. "PMC's brands have worked closely with the The American Pavilion for decades and look forward to helping expand their franchise further and empowering the next generation of emerging filmmakers at Cannes." 

"I'm incredibly proud of what we have built at The American Pavilion over the past three decades," said Julie Sisk, Director and Founder of The American Pavilion. "Our physical space has provided a true home for the film industry professionals at Cannes and our Student and Emerging Filmmaker programs have created a community of young people who have gone on to do amazing things. I am excited to partner with the iconic PMC brands to take our mission to the next level, expanding on our programs at Cannes and beyond."


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PMC and its portfolio of brands plan to partner with The American Pavilion to grow their tent pole event in Cannes, augment student programs and grow beyond Cannes to additional festivals throughout the world.  

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million.  Since 2004, PMC has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Deadline, Variety, Rolling Stone, SXSW, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, BGR, ARTnews, Art in America, Fairchild Media, Spy.com, among many others. 


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PMC's journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth, and courage.  Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good.  To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation, and our portfolio of brands, please visit: http://www.pmc.com/. Click or tap if you trust this link.">http://www.pmc.com/.  

About The American Pavilion
The American Pavilion, celebrating its 33rd year as the epicenter of American hospitality and communication at the Cannes International Film Festival, brings together both professional and emerging filmmakers along with industry executives from across the globe. A much sought-after destination for information, orientation, and recreation, it accommodates the needs of its members, guests and sponsors in a dynamic business environment. With its impressive array of amenities and services, AmPav provides an opportunity to relax in very comfortable surroundings.


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The American Pavilion boasts the Roger Ebert Conference Series which offers insightful and provocative panel discussions and in-conversations with filmmakers, talent and top leaders; a restaurant and bar that provide fast service with a smile throughout the day; a coffee bar; free WiFi and charging stations; a media terrace with a panoramic view of the Riviera; the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase; the Culinary Program featuring chefs from across the US and Canada; The American Pavilion Worldwide Student Program; and public and private rental for parties and receptions.

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