Posted by Moises Chiullan: Just as Jeff boarded a plane to Cannes, Deadline Hollywood posted the news that Bob Berney abruptly resigned from his post at Apparition.

This came completely out of the blue, shocking Bill Pohlad and the entire Apparition staff. Apparition has abruptly cancelled plans to attend Cannes as a buyer, since Berney was the only one empowered to make deals. This means au revoir to Apparition touching anything, in the market or otherwise. According to Finke’s sources, Tree of Life is still an Apparition movie and coming in the fall as planned.

My wild, unfounded speculation: could the sudden nature and timing of this be related to the now-expected Burkle/Weinstein/Miramax deal being announced in the coming days?