NEW YORK, May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To celebrate the start of the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 13, Dow Jones & Company today released an infographic charting pre-festival media mentions received by this year's selection of films in competition.
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The infographic shows Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra has generated 1040 media mentions since this year's selection was announced in April, making it the most talked about film in competition since 2003.
In 2012 and 2011, the winner of the Palme d'Or, the most prestigious prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, obtained the highest and second highest mentions, respectively, prior to the festival. According to an analysis by Dow Jones, the winner of the Palme d'Or typically receives more media mentions in the weeks leading up to the event than the winner of the Grand Prix, the festival's second highest prize. Since 2003, Palme d'Or winners ranked 8th on average in terms of media coverage, while Grand Prix winners ranked 12th on average.
"As the world's most comprehensive collection of news, Factiva has the unique capability to help you identify and analyze trends across industries, across geographies, and across decades," said Georgene Huang, head of Institutional Product at Dow Jones. "From assessing the popularity of a film to analyzing a company involved in a potential M&A deal, Dow Jones tools help you chart history."
Both the analysis and infographic are powered by Factiva, Dow Jones' flagship research and intelligence tool and the world's single most important collection of news. Dow Jones' ranking of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival selection is determined by the number of media mentions received in global print and online publications, from April 18, 2013 to May 8, 2013. For its analysis of films in competition over the last decade, Dow Jones examined the number of Cannes festival-related media mentions each finalist received within global print and online publications from the day the selection was announced to the day prior to the festival's commencement.
To view the infographic charting media mentions of this year's films in Competition, please visit: http://www.dowjones.com/pressroom/docs/Cannes_Film_Festival_2013.pdf.
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