For the past 4 years, the Franco – American Producers’ Meeting has been one of the main events of the Deauville American Film Festival.

The Producers Guild of America ( PGA ), France’s Association des Producteurs de Cinéma ( APC ) and Europa International ( European organization for films international distributors ) are partnering with the Festival for a fifth Producer’s Meeting where the film industry questions and redefines itself.

During the Franco – American Producers Meeting, and as part of his tribute paid by the 2015 Deauville American Film Festival, a round – table on independent film production was held with producer Lawrence Bender in attendance.

Through this event, the Festival gave Bender the opportunity to share with the festival – goers the passion for politically – motivated cinema that has driven him for more than 20 years, thereby adding his name to a list of prestigious conversations, including Dino De Laurentiis, Gale Anne Hurd, Arnold Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Joel Silver, Christine Vachon, Paula Wagner, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Jerry Weintraub, Irwin Winkler, Richard D. Zanuck and Brian Grazer.

The Franco – American Producers Meeting is always a great opportunity to address the key issues when it comes to the movie industry in these times of changes with new ways of distribution, new financing patterns and new players such as Amazon, Netflix.