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American Film Market Dailies


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NOVEMBER 1 - 8, 2017  SANTA MONICA

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

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AFM 2016 runs November 2 - 9, 2016  Newsletters:    Circulation of our newsletter 122 000   Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  16) Pre roll newsletter N° 2 (October  28)  Opening Newsletter N°3 (November 2)  N°4 (November 3)  N°5 (November 4) ANIMATION IN FOCUS   N°6 (November 7)  N°7 (November 9)  Final wrap newsletter N°8(November 11)  ...
 

AFM Today Nov 5, 2016

Pitch Conference sponsored by I AM FILM   9:15am – 12:45pm Pitching Essentials A good pitch can get a bad film made while a bad pitch can leave a terrific project languishing on the shelf. Pitching is part art (it’s creative), part science (it needs to follow a tight script) and part sales (you have to wow them). Conference attendees will learn the essential rules and tools of pitching from the experts.   The 2-Minute Pitches...
 

Ambiance & Pictures at The American Film Market

Guests seen at the American Film Market - Day 3 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) PreviousNext Close American Film Market - Day 3 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif.  ...
 

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Animation from Cinemall premiering at AFM: Nephilim and Picaroon & Pinky

Meet Gilbert Nash at AFM - Watch Picaroon and Pinky  and Nephilim on Cinando  NEPHILIM an animation feature film by Danny WILSON premiering at AFM Meet Gilbert Nash during AFM Some are born, some are made, some are chosen.Based on the comic book series, NEPHILIM is a supernatural action-thriller following an atypical young priest into a mystical world of blended realities as he is cast between the ultimate confrontation be...
 
 

Animaze 2017 submission now OPEN - Top 100 festivals voted 5 STAR

Animaze Volunteers Craig Heinrich and Ségolène Lémbémé Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival is proud to open it's submssions for 2017. Looking for shorts and features as well as experimental and 360 content. We are also hosting a TV pitch forum for one - offs and TV series.   #Animaze2017  
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Animaze curates 12 hours of Canadian Animation Programming at Moscow Film Festival 2017

Laurie Gordon and Kirrill Razlogov confrim a collaboration between Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival June 23-29 2017.  Razlogov will curate a special Russian focus and present a masterclass during Animaze in August 2017. Gordon will curate 12 hours of Canadian animation program during one of Russia's oldest and most prestigeous film festivals in the world held annually in Moscow in the early summer. ...
 

Ventana Sur Animation Pitching Projects Selection

For the first time, the market will feature an exclusive section for Latin American animation. Projects for animated feature films and TV series will be pitched for a jury of international experts and Industry professionals. The jury will select two winning projects (one for TV series and one for feature film) that will be part of the Mifa Pitches Programme 2017. ...
 

John Cleese joins Samantha Bee and Martin Short in Eliott The Littlest Reindeer

Jason Moring, President of DDI, has announced that Oscar nominated actor John Cleese joined Emmy nominee Samantha Bee (Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, The Daily Show) and award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live, FRANKENWEENIE) and award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live, FRANKENWEENIE) to the animated feature ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER.   John Cleese is represented by Anonymous Content, CAA and Independent Talent Group. DDI is selling ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST...
 

WIZART’s new deals at the AFM:

      
 

DDI has sold SPARK to several territories.

  SPARK stars the voice talents of stars Jessica Biel (VALENTINE'S DAY, NEW YEAR'S EVE), Hilary Swank (MILLION DOLLAR BABY, P.S. I LOVE YOU), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-MEN), and Susan Sarandon (ENCHANTED, THELMA & LOUISE).   DDI sold UK to Kaleidoscope, Latin America to California Films, Middle East to Eagle Films, Pan Asia Pay to Fox International, Philippines to Captive Entertainment, Vietnam to MVP Films and Iceland to Sam Films.   SP...
 

Studio 100 Media Teams Up With Red Kite Animation For "Princess Emmy - The Movie"

Studio 100 Media, Germany and Red Kite Animation, United Kingdom collaborate for the production of “Princess Emmy – The Movie”.  Red Kite is co-producer with Studio 100 Media and its parent company Studio 100 NV (Belgium).  Munich-based Studio 100 Film acts as the international sales agency for the worldwide rights for ‘Emmy’.  The movie will be directed by Piet de Rycker (‘Laura’s Star’, ‘Little Polar Bear’) and is set...
 

Two new sections for Shorts at Annecy Festival

Annecy Fetsival just added two new sections to the Short Film Competition:  "Le prix Jeune public" (Young Audience Award)  and  "le prix de la Ville d’Annecy"   (City of Annecy Award) http://www.annecy.org/festival/presentation:en ...
 
 

Cartoon Movie Set for Bordeaux next March....toast?

CARTOON MOVIE 2017: SUBMIT YOUR ANIMATED FEATURE PROJECT THE PROJECT SUBMISSION IS OPEN! Go to My Cartoon "My Projects > Cartoon Movie 2017 > Submit a new project" DEADLINE to submit your project: 25 November 2016 WHICH PROJECT TO SUBMIT? - A project of animated feature film in 3 categories: in concept, in development or in production - of a minimum running time of 60 min - min. 50% of animation - European - Please check the&n...
 

John Cleese joins Samantha Bee and Martin Short in Eliott The Littlest Reindeer

Jason Moring, President of DDI, has announced that Oscar nominated actor John Cleese joined Emmy nominee Samantha Bee (Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, The Daily Show) and award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live, FRANKENWEENIE) and award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live, FRANKENWEENIE) to the animated feature ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER.   John Cleese is represented by Anonymous Content, CAA and Independent Talent Group. DDI is selling ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST...
 

Charmed 3D 'Happily Ever After’ just got a little more complicated.

CHARMING 3D Charming is a 3D romantic, action adventure featuring some of the most beloved characters in the history of cinema; Prince Charming, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White! An irreverent family animated comedy adventure about a young prince cursed with an irresistible appeal and the one kick-ass girl who wants him for nothing but money. Featuring original songs by Demi Lovato, Sia, Nick Jonas, Avril Lavigne, Steve Aoki, GEM and Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy). ...
 

AMILA'S SECRET_Latest acquisition from Amadeus Entertainment 

Amadeus Entertainment is delighted to present you AMILA'S SECRET (Spain-Argentina, 2016) - our latest CGI Animated family adventure acquisition by director Gorka Vazkuez.        Amila's Secret Trailer - English Subtitles from BALEUKO on Vimeo. Country: Spain-Argentina Genre:  Animated family adventure (CGI)  Language: Spanish with English ...
 

Studio 100 Film Presents First Teaser For "Maya The Bee 2 - The Honey Games"

Let the games begin! Studio 100 Film will present the first moving image of the second theatrical feature about the famous little bee Maya.  The brand-new movie is planned to hit cinemas in 2018 and Studio 100 Film will be presenting the first teaser at AFM (Loews Office #653) and on Maya’s official YouTube channel https://youtu.be/nG0SspQMneE.   “Maya the Bee 2 – The Honey Games” is produced by Studio 100 Media, in co-production with Australian animat...
 

'The Impossible Journey' is going to the American Film Market

This is an adventure comedy film, using 3D animation combined with live action.   •      The Director, Abraham López, and the Executive Producer, Darío Sánchez, will be looking for distribution and selling agents during the market.   The Impossible Journey is going to the American Film Market in November to look for distribution and selling agents. &lsquo...
 

LOVING VINCENT from BreakThru Films has already sold to over 20 distributors around the world

While nearly 100 painters are busy putting the finishing touches on what Beverly Hills based international sales company CINEMA MANAGEMENT GROUP (CMG) is calling the world’s first fully painted animated feature, LOVING VINCENT continues to add to its distinguished group of international distributors. Latest territories to be sold include Russia to CD Land and Brazil including Pan Latin Pay TV to Swen. Both deals were concluded just prior to the AFM where CMG will be showing new footage ...
 

Studio 100 Film Brings The Brand New Animation Movie "Quixote's The Heirs Of La Mancha" at AFM 2016

Studio 100 Film will present the new CGI movie “Quixote’s - The Heirs of La Mancha” at this year’s AFM.  Inspired by the world-renowned literary masterpiece “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” the new 3-D animation adventure tells the story of 11-year old Alfonso, the heir of Don Quixote.  Together with his three imaginary and musical rabbits he joins Pancho and Victoria to save their beloved town of La Mancha from a huge storm cause...
 

Gold Valley Films International launches sales company at AFM

Gold Valley Films, Inc., a full service facility producing world-class family 3D animated feature films, has announced that it will open its own international sales company, Gold Valley Films International (GVFI), under the helm of industry veteran Ariel Veneziano.  Veneziano will come on board as President of Gold Valley Films International, where he will oversee worldwide sales, acquisitions, distribution and marketing, from GVFI’s Los Angeles headquarters. “This venture...
 

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AFM annual Finance Conference

Myles Nestel, Co-Founder/Partner, The Solution Entertainment Group, Joe Chianese, Executive Vice President at EP Financial Solutions, Yolanda T. Cochran, Producer/Production Consultant, Miguel Palos, CFO of IM Global, David C. Glasser, Chief Operating Officer and President for The Weinstein Company (TWC), and Micah Green, Co-Head o Day 3 - November 4, 2016 THE 360 VIEW– QUOTES: David C. Glasser, Chief Operating Office...
 

The Exchange has closed a revolving line of credit funded by Pacific Mercantile Bank

 
Brian O'Shea, The Exchange's CEO, announced that The Exchange has closed a revolving line of credit funded by Pacific Mercantile Bank to be used for future acquisitions.   A self-funded company, The Exchange will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary at the upcoming 2016 American Film Market. The Exchange's line-up includes the Award winning documentary GLEASON, KING COBRA, A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE and RETALIATION, SHIMMER LAKE and the upcoming productions ...
 

DDI has sold out the world rights of THE ADVENTURE CLUB.

  Gravitas Ventures has acquired all US and each remaining international territory on THE ADVENTURE CLUB, outside of the Middle East acquired by Gulf Films, Pan Asia by Fox, Poland by East West, Turkey by Tanweer and South Africa by M Net.   THE ADVENTURE CLUB star Billy Zane (DEAD CALM, TITANIC) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS).   The film is directed by visual effects producer Geoff Anderson (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, ZERO DARK THIRTY), produced...
 
 

Depardieu in JS BACH biopic

 
The life of Johan Sebastian Bach, simply entitled BACH, is being prepared for the big screen, and will go into production in 2017. The story of Bach, tagged ‘Orphan, Convict, Rebel, Genius’, will be brought to life by director Eric Styles (That Good Night, Legendary) and the production is attracting a host of prominent actors. Already attached are Gérard Depardieu, Max Von Sydow, Axel Milberg and Marianne Sagebrecht. The Production team is in discussions with...
 

Newest action feature from Arclight Films stars Tony Jaa, Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais

 
Arclight Films announces the AFM World Market Premiere of the new action film, TRIPLE THREAT. The film stars legendary martial arts masters Tony Jaa (ONG BAK 1, 2 & 3, upcoming XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, FAST AND FURIOUS 7), Tiger Chen (MAN OF TAICHI,) and Iko Uwais (THE RAID 1 & 2, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS).   The film is written by Dwayne Smith and will be directed by Chad Stahelski (JOHN WICK, JOHN WICK 2).   TRIPLE THREAT is an adrenaline-fueled action film tha...
 

Evolutionary Films have closed an all rights deal with Rialto Distribution for the Australia - New Zealand release of LET ME GO

London based production and sales outfit Evolutionary Films are excited to announce that they have closed an all rights deal with Rialto Distribution for the Australia and New Zealand theatrical release of LET ME GO, a powerful and deeply moving drama starring four time BAFTA nominated actress Juliet Stevenson CBE (Bend it Like Beckham, Truly Madly Deeply), Jodhi May (Last of the Mohicans, The Other Boleyn Girl), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, Life in Squares), Karin Bertling (The Bridge, Wallander)...
 

Evolutionary Films brings you deep sea science fiction with OCEANUS: ODYSSEY ONE

Since the year 1521 when Ferdinand Magellan tried to measure the depth of the Pacific ocean with a 2400ft weighted line, but did not find the bottom, the human race has been fascinated by deep sea exploration. Cornelis Drebbel, the Dutch scientist, built the first submarine in the year 1620, but the human race didn’t fully start mapping and exploring the depths of the oceans, a vast space which covers two thirds of the Earth’s surface and plunges to 35,236ft in the Maria...
 

MadRiver Pictures has acquired the rights to Manuel Gonzales’ debut novel The Regional Office is Under Attack

MadRiver Pictures has acquired the rights to Manuel Gonzales’ debut novel The Regional Office is Under Attack, and is developing it as a feature film with Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) to direct.  Jennifer Ames and Steve Turner will adapt.  The novel, which was published earlier this year, is an outrageous action-comedy about a secret organization of young female operatives who are tasked with protecting an unknowing Earth from a constant barrage of alien threats...
 

Interest Peaks For the Film That Donald Trump Has Tried to Suppress 'You’ve Been Trumped Too'

As the Presidential election comes down to the wire, interest is skyrocketing in You’ve Been Trumped Too, the new documentary that Donald Trump tried to suppress with legal threats last week.   After a hugely successful free Facebook Live screening of the film to American voters on Thursday night, director Anthony Baxter announced today he is going to do it again – but this time with a double feature – on Sunday night at 6pm EST, two days before the election.  ...
 

Ventana Sur Animation Pitching Projects Selection

For the first time, the market will feature an exclusive section for Latin American animation. Projects for animated feature films and TV series will be pitched for a jury of international experts and Industry professionals. The jury will select two winning projects (one for TV series and one for feature film) that will be part of the Mifa Pitches Programme 2017. ...
 

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