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| posted on 5-9-2008 at 03:02 AM
The Real Reason Why Paris Blocked Screening!
I read this on the insider semi hater who posted it
The hotel heiress forced festival organizers to cancel two of three screenings of “Paris, Not France,” which is set to premiere Tuesday. Even a press
screening was canceled.
Most movie mavens assumed Hilton was unhappy with her portrayal in the documentary and had sicced her lawyers on the producers, forcing them to scale
But Paris’ rep Jason Moore told Page Six: “We wanted to create more buzz - create some hype . . . We felt the impact would be more extreme if we had
Miffed festival programmer Thom Powers told Post movie critic Lou Lumenick: “I wish we could do more, but it’s better than not showing it at all.”
Paris’ manipulation of the annual festival - considered the Cannes of Canada - stands to make more money for the movie when it is released
“She is a partner with the documentary and will be attending Tuesday’s screening in support of it,” Moore told us.
Asked whether Paris had a financial interest in the flick, Moore replied, “I can’t discuss that.”
The festival’s catalog says “Paris, Not France,” directed by music-video vet Adrian Petty - daughter of rocker Tom Petty - “explores the businesswoman
and the human being behind the public persona.”
Petty received major cooperation from the Hilton family, getting full access to Paris and scoring in-depth interviews with her parents, Rick and Kathy
Hilton; her sister, Nicky; and other family members.