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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 Today Nov 8, 2016

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Distribution Conference 9:15am – 10:45am Working with Sales Agents To reach the global audience, an independent producer’s best ally is their international Sales Agent. Our panel of experts will discuss how to find and work with the right Sales Agent.   Moderator Clay Epstein, President, Film Mode Entertainment   Initial Panelists David Lancaster, Producer, Rumble Films Douglas Mankoff, Producer...
 
 
 
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AFM Finance Conference II Quotes: Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets

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PRODUCING STUDIO FILMS WITH INDEPENDENT BUDGETS– QUOTES:   Paul Hanson CEO, Covert Media PreviousNext Close Paul Hanson, CEO of Covert Media “There’s a lot of doom and gloom but our experience has been that if we have something that’s real and its rational in terms of the pricing and budget, then yes, we’re still getting business done. There’s a great thirst at international distribution level for high q...
 
 

AFM Finance Conference II Quotes: The Film Finance Matrix: From Script to Screen

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Joe Chianese, EVP of EP Financial Solutions, Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange, Shirley Davis, Senior Vice President of Physical Production at Alcon Entertainment, Stefan Lutje, Partner at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Adrian Ward, SVP & Division Manager of Entertainment Industries Division at Pacific Mercantile Bank, arrive at the American Film Market Finance Conference II: The Film Finance Matrix: From Script to Screen at the Fairmont Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Santa M...
 

AFM Conference Quotes: Working With Talent Agents

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Mark Ankner, Partner of Global Finance & Distribution at WME, Jessica Lacy, Partner/Head of International & Independent at ICM, Kevin Iwashina, Founder & CEO of Preferred Content, Rena Ronson, Partner/Head of Independent Film Group at UTA, and Maren Olson, Agent at CAA, arrive at the American Film Market Production Conference: Working with Talent Agents at the Fairmont Hotel on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) &n...
 

AFM Conference Quotes: Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace

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Eric Brenner, President of ETA Films, Tamara Birkemoe, President & COO of Foresight Unlimited, Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films, Paul Bales, Partner & COO of The Asylum, Caroline Couret-Delegue, Managing Director of Truffle Pictures, and Paul Hertzberg, President & CEO of CineTel Films, Inc., arrive at the American Film Market Production Conference: Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace at the Fairmont Hotel on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Pho...
 

American Film Market Roundtable - Distributing and Monetizing Feature Documentaries

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Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution of Vision Films, Mike Runagall, Managing Director of Altitude Film Sales, and Kevin Iwashina, Founder & CEO of Preferred Content, speak at the American Film Market Roundtable - Distributing and Monetizing Feature Documentaries at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worl...
 

The High Frontier the new survival thriller from OneEyedFilms

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The High Frontier / Dir Wojciech Kasperski / Poland / 98’ / 2016 Genre  Survival Thriller   Austin Fantastic Fest Official Selection Audience Award, Best Music, Best Actor - Koszalin Film Festival Gdynia Film Festival Official Selection Special Jury mention - Krakow Off Camera Festival   ‘’Slow-burning thriller… fabulous use of hostile natural environment… a powerf...
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The NAFCA (Nollywood African Film Critics Award) LA Nov 19

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NAFCA Awards are prestigious awards for achievements in the film industry and The NAFCA Honors are awarded to recognize outstanding individuals whose professional careers have been marked by extraordinary personal and professional accomplishments. Honorees and winners are awarded the NAFCA Trophies, officially the Award of Merit that is much better known by its nickname NAFCA.    The award was first presented in 2011 to President Nelson Mande...
 

Did you miss Covert Media poolside soiree at the Viceroy on Friday night

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Covert Media hosted the second edition of its annual cocktail party at the Viceroy on Friday night ( Nov 4th) . CEO Paul Hanson and President of International Liz Kim Schwan greeted the 250 guests at the swinging event.    The poolside soiree was attended by MCC’s  Sasha Shapiro, actor Stephen Moyer, producer Michael Corrente, director Mitja Okorn,  directors of Covert's upcoming YA thriller NEED Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann as well as buyers from many...
 

IM Global Television and IDW Entertainment will co-develop and co-produce action drama LD50

 
IM Global Television and IDW Entertainment will co-develop and co-produce action drama LD50, it was announced today by IM Global Television President Mark Stern. Created by Scott Dacko, who will executive produce and write the script, LD50 is an expansive, thought-provoking character-drama set in a world in which a virus has decimated the male population and created a tenuous balance between a small pocket of healthy people and the infected women who surround them. IDW Publishing, one of t...
 

Film Mode Entertainment Releases Their First Major Feature Film, ALLEYCATS

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Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment debuts distribution-arm with the North American release of action-thriller, ALLEYCATS, on December 15, starring Eleanor Tomlinson, John Hannah, Sonoya Mizuno, John Lynch and Sam Keeley     Click here to view the trailer   Film Mode Entertainment is thrilled to announce their acquisition and release of ALLEYCATS, the new, adrenaline-pumped action-thriller produced by UK-based The Fyzz Facility and Misfits Entertainment and fe...
 
 

Quotes from the annual Pitch Conference

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Quotes from the annual Pitch Conference, seeing a host of volunteers pitch their projects to a panel of experts including Virgin Produced’s Tobin Armbrust, and Independent Producer/Agent, Cassian Elwes. Producer Cassian Elwes, Pilar Alessandra, Instructor/Consultant of On The Page, and Tobin Armbrust, President of Virgin Produced, arrive at the American Film Market Pitch Conference at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Ste...
 
 

Film Constellation @ AFM with DOUBLE DATE

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Meet innocent Jim, terrified of girls, and on a reluctant quest to prove his manhood the night before he turns 30. He and his cocky friend Alex think they’ve hit the jackpot when they meet the beautiful siblings Kitty and Lulu, who seem up for anything on a wild party-fuelled night.  But little do they know that the femmes fatales want to make Jim lose much more than just his virginity… Getting laid has never been so bloody difficult.  ...
 
 

Drama Line up from Summer Hill Films & TomCAT Films at AFM

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DRAMA LINE-UP FOR AFM 2016 FROM SUMMER HILL FILMS & TOMCAT FILMS   Canvas Drama Canvas is the story of an artist struggling to find a coherent aesthetic and balance his love for art, a woman, and his brother. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo, it is an epistolary piece set in modern day Chicago. Watch the trailer for "Can...
 
 

AFM Today Nov 6, 2016

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Production Conference sponsored by .film   9:15am – 10:45am Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace Pre-Selling to territorial Buyers is key to financing most independent films. What are they looking for? Which genres and talent? How do you set a budget that will reflect the marketplace? Discover which projects are most likely to sell globally before they are made.   Moderator Paul Hertzberg, President &...
 

Andrew Lauren Productions to Produce and Finance Claire Denis' "HIGH LIFE" Starring Robert Pattinson, Patricia Arquette ...

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Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP) has partnered with Alcatraz Films, Pandora Film Produktion, The Apocalypse Films, and Madants to produce and finance "High Life”, the English-language debut of acclaimed French filmmaker Claire Denis. The film, which stars Robert Pattinson, Patricia Arquette and Mia Goth, is a sexy sci-fi thriller about convicts who trade in their jail time by agreeing to crew a dangerous mission to a black hole, set on an intergalactic ship designed by renowned visua...
 

AFM Roundtable - The Passion of the Film: From Inspiration to Release

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Barbara Mudge, President & Founder of Worldwide Film Entertainment, Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President of AFFIRM Films, Cindy Bond, Founder & President of Mission Pictures, and Andrea Nasfell, Screenwriter of "Moms' Night Out", speak at the American Film Market Roundtable - The Passion of the Film: From Inspiration to Release at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) ...
 
 

AFM Finance Conference II: Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets

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Richard Botto, Founder & CEO of Stage 32, Zanne Devine, EVP of Film & Television at Miramax, Paul Hanson, CEO of Covert Media, Mitchell Peck, Producer at Peck Entertainment, and Michael Ryan, Partner at GFM Films and Chairman of IFTA, speak at the American Film Market Finance Conference II: Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets at the Fairmont Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif.  Michael Ryan, Partne...
 
 

American Film Market Arbitrator Breakfast at the Fairmont Nov. 5, 2016

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American Film Market Arbitrator Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) American Film Market Arbitrator Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images)   ...
 

American Film Market Roundtable - Asian VOD

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Sanjay Bachani, Managing Director at FilmKaravan LLC., Belsasar Lepe, Co-Founder & SVP of Products & Solutions for Ooyala, Fabio Lima, CEO of Sofa Digital, Liz Shackleton, Asia Editor for Screen International, and Felix Tsang, Sales & Acquisitions Manager for Golden Scene Co. Ltd., speak at the American Film Market Roundtable - Asian VOD at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images...
 

Roundtable: ‘Making an Impact: How Telling LGBT Stories Can Pay Off’

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Ambiance Roundtable: ‘Making an Impact: How Telling LGBT Stories Can Pay Off’ featuring J. Todd Harris, Executive Producer, The Kids Are All Right; Melissa Coghlan, Producer, Below Her Mouth; Tina Mabry, Writer/Director/Producer, Queen Sugar; Mississippi Damned; and Cassian Elwes, Independent Producer/Agent, Dallas Buyers Club. Producer Melissa Coghlan, Producer J. Todd Harris, Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, Director of Programming of Outfest, Prod...

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