Checkbook Journalism Media Outraged by Fees for Celebrity Interviews at Cannes

For the first time in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, a distribution firm has asked for a fee from journalists who want to interview Hollywood celebrities. Many journalists are eschewing the offer of a 20-minute interview with Brad Pitt for 2,500 euros, arguing it would set a dangerous precedent.
Actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson at the "Amour" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20.

Actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson at the "Amour" premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20.

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