Tim Burton to Head Cannes Jury Panel

American filmmaker Tim Burton will head the jury at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

The "Edward Scissorhands" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" director says heading up the nine-member jury in May is a "great honor."

Organizers of the French Riviera festival made the announcement Tuesday in a statement quoting Burton's reaction.

Burton says: "After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I'm finally ready for this."

The 63rd Cannes festival will be held May 12 to 23. The rest of the jury will be announced later.

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