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American Film Market Dailies


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NOVEMBER 1 - 8, 2017  SANTA MONICA

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AFM 2015 runs November 4 - 11  N Newsletters:  Circulation of our newsletter 202 000   Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  16) Line up  newsletter N°2 (November3)  Opening Newsletter N°3 (November 4)  N°4 (November 5)  N°5 (November 7)  N°6 (November 9)  N°7 (November 10)  Final wrap newsletter N°8(November 12)  Dailies 930 000 unique visitors per year...
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80 World Premieres and 324 Market Premieres to Screen at AFM

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More than 400 films will screen at AFM 2015 with global stars that include Gael Garcia Bernal, Juliette Binoche, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Anthony Hopkins. Ray Liotta, Julianne Moore, Sam Neil, Keanu Reeves, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Shepard, Julia Stiles, Emma Thompson and John Travolta. SEE SCREENING SCHEDULE     ...

AFM Jonathan Wolf announcing 70 new sellers for this year’s market

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Freshman Class includes Cornerstone Films, KSM GmbH, STX Entertainment and a strong contingent of sellers from Asia   The American Film Market (AFM), taking place November 4 - 11, has today announced that more than 70 new exhibiting companies are set to arrive in Santa Monica. The new sellers come from every continent and 18 countries including Armenia, China, Hungary, Japan, Malta, Malaysia and Ukraine.   Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director, commented: “These 70 new sale...
 

The AFM Screening Schedule is now available

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The AFM Screening Schedule is now available ONLINE as PDF  ...

 

AFM 2015 Festival Conference

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Monday, November 9 Festival Conference sponsored by FilmFreeway   9:15am – 10:45am Navigating the Festival Circuit Why are festivals important? Which festivals should you submit to? What do festivals really want? Distributors and producers will explore how to match your film with the right festival and explain the do’s and don’ts of the submission process.   Moderator Jeremy Kay, U.S. Editor...


AFM 2015 Production Conference

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Sunday, November 8 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, P...

 

AFM 2015 Pitch Conference

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Saturday, November 7 Pitch Conference sponsored by ROSKINO   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. ...

 

AFM 2015 China Conference

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China Conference sponsored by Max Screen Distribution   2:30pm – 4:00pm Producing in China Leaders from China’s film industry will reveal how producing in China can be different than the west. From talent and crews to culture and restrictions to the daily realities of producing and co-producing, everything will be covered.   Moderator Peter Shiao, Founder & CEO, Orb Media Group   Panelists ...

 

AFM 20155 The Finance Conferences

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Friday, November 6 Finance Conference 9:15am – 10:45am Current Issues in Film Finance Leading CEOs, filmmakers, financiers and executives explore the state of independent film financing, emerging trends, where the money is and what the future holds. Moderator P. John Burke, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP   Initial Panelists Bennett C. Pozil, Executive Vice President – Head of Corporate Ba...

 

AFM 2015 Distribution Conference Speakers Confirmed

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Distribution Conference Speakers Confirmed   Panelists include Clay Epstein, Arclight Films, Lise Romanoff, Vision Films; Paul Davidson, The Orchard; Richard Gray, Yellow Brick Films; J. Todd Harris, Branded Pictures Enterta...
 

AFM Carousel Cocktails...think Cannes mixers

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AFM will host the world’s producers and decision makers to four themed networking receptions at the historic Merry-Go-Round on the Santa Monica Pier. The AFM’s Carousel Cocktails will provide a unique and memorable experience as participants connect and relax at the beach. AFM’s Carousel Cocktails will take place on November 7, 8, 9 & 10 from 5:00 to 7:30. Each reception will have a theme: Genre Night hosted by Tapei Film Commission &ndas...

 

AFM 2015 Roundtables

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AFM Roundtables are open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues in an intimate setting.   Thursday, November 5 2:30pm – 4:00pm Hong Kong: The Next Generation of Project Management for Production in Asia With the rapid development of entertainment business in Asia, the trend for cross boundary film production requires greater sophistication and local partners with the full scope of skills and knowledge...
 

IFTA 2015 Election Results, GFM Films Partner Michael Ryan Returns as IFTA Chairman

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) today held its annual elections for the new Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The membership meeting took place at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City and concurrently via telephone at the British Screen Advisory Council in London.   Michael Ryan (Partner, GFM Films) was elected as IFTA Chairman, replacing out-going Chairman Paul Hertzberg (President & CEO, CineTel Films). Mr. Ryan served two previ...

 

Two new AFM initiatives: the China Conference and the Festival Conference

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  The 2015 American Film Market (AFM) has unveiled several new initiatives ahead of this year’s event. These include the addition of two new conferences: The AFM China Conference and the AFM Festival Conference. Additionally, Carousel Cocktails will offer producers and filmmakers new networking opportunities and, for the first time, AFM and Cinando are providing all registered participants with a one-year, full access subscription to the Cinando web and apps.   AFM Managing Di...
 

NEWS FROM THE FLOOR

 
 

Japanese distribution rights sold for Larry Yang’s MOUNTAIN CRY

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Fortissimo Films announced today that Hark & Company have acquired Japanese distribution rights to Larry Yang’s (SORRY, I LOVE YOU; NANA) critically acclaimed feature, “MOUNTAIN CRY”. The film, which closed the 20th Busan International Film Festival to a sold-out audience at the Busan Film Center on October 10, 2015, will be released theatrically in Japan in Q3, 2016.   MOUNTAIN CRY previously won the prize for ‘Best Commercial Potential’ at last year&r...

 

Press release: Casting of Iron Sky sequel is complete

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NBC's crime drama Crossing Lines star Lara Rossi will play the lead role of "Obi" in the Finnish-German-Belgian science fiction comedy Iron Sky The Coming Race. She's also performed notably on theater stage in London and Liverpool which have earned her nominations for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award. "Obi" in Iron Sky The Coming Race is the first lead role in a feature film for British actress Rossi. The male lead role of "Sasha" is p...

 

AFM 2015 line up for FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL

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  At AFM 2015, we are located at LOEWS HOTEL, atrium suite # 602, mobile # 1-310-560-9577.   FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL presents the following theatrical feature films: (more details at: www.fantasticfilmsinternational.com.  Ask for your Password for ONLINE SCREENING of our completed features). THE BROKEN KEY – mystery thriller - Italy - IN-PRODUCTION (Preliminary TRAILER coming soon) Cast: Rutger Hauer, Geraldine Chaplin...

 

Get ready to enter THE FOREST on January 8th by checking out the official poster:

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THE FOREST IS REAL… Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller.  A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the fo...

 

AFM 2015 line up for SYNDICATE MEDIA GROUP

 
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Evolutionary Films brings WE ARE MONSTER arthouse prison drama, based on a shocking true story

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  WE ARE MONSTER is complete and ready to deliver, and has been released this year in the UK through Metrodome, and in the USA via Revolver. Evolutionary Films are attending AFM 2015. To discuss this title and any others in our full lineup please arrange a meeting with us. Our sales booth will be situated at Loews #318.     ...

 

AFM 2015 line up for Free Dolphin International

attending AFM 2015 - Suite 623   LEGEND OF LA LLORONA TV series based on this movie will premiere on NETFLIX in 2017   ...

 

LA Screenings Create a Buzz for European Oscar­ Submissions

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EFP spotlights 27 European films for the 88th Academy Awards - Albania and Latvia participate for the first time   11 MINUTES by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland) The race has already started ahead of time, long before the list of submissions to the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film has been officially announced. It's a tough race, which is why European Film Promotion (EFP) is gathering the efforts of most of its memb...

 

AFM 2015 lineup for 6 Sales

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  LOEWS Suite 741   Attending: Marina Fuentes   marina@6sales.es   US CELL: 1 845 5416772 / Spanish Cell: +34 630 011 329 POCOYO and THE DREAM MACHINE Pocoyo and his friends Elly, Pato and Sleepy Bird will meet a new friend: Nina. Together they will embark in an amazing adventure to the land of dreams. We broke our own record!!! 200 million views on YouTube per month The World famous series produced by ZINKIA will now become ...

 

AFM 2015 lineup for ITN

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  ITN's AFM Office: Loews 705       BEVERLY HILLS CHRISTMAS 90 min. Family. HD. 2015. Complete.    UPTV Exclusive World Television Premiere - November 1st, 2015   Directed by Brian Skiba    Cast:  Dean Cain, John Savage (Deer Hunter), Donna Spangler (Matilda), Vincent De Paul (Poseidon, Riding in Cars with Boys), Brandon Tyler Russell (Smitty) and Jack the Pomeranian &nb...

 

TIGER & BUNNY to be produced by ALL NIPPON ENTERTAINMENT WORKS (ANEW), IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT and BANDAI NAMCO Pictures

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Global entertainment studio All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) is partnering with Imagine Entertainment and BANDAI NAMCO Pictures to develop and produce the English-language live action feature film TIGER & BUNNY based on the smash hit Japanese anime series and feature films, it was announced today during New York Comic Con.   The live action film adaptation is being produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, ANEW’s Sandy Climan and Annmarie Bailey, and Masayuki Ozaki on behalf of...

 

"Adaline: The Conjured" could haunt your AFM!

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TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films bring Adaline: the Conjured to AFM!     A young artist, Daniela, inherits an old house from an aunt who she never knew existed. She moves into the house where she meets a handsome carpenter and a mentally challenged young neighbor. While staying in her house, she has a series of bizarre nightmares. One day Daniela finds an old diary which tells the sad story of a girl called Adaline, who used to live in the same house during the early...

 

Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans and Henry Cavill set to star in SAND CASTLE

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Nicholas Hoult (upcoming EQUALS, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), Luke Evans (FURIOUS 7, THE HOBBIT film series) and Henry Cavill (upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, MAN OF STEEL) are set to star in the intense war drama SAND CASTLE, produced by Oscar® nominated Mark Gordon (STEVE JOBS, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN) of The Mark Gordon Company, Justin Nappi (ARBITRAGE, ALL IS LOST) through his company Treehouse Pictures and Ben Pugh (upcoming COLLIDE, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH) of 42, it was announced toda...

 

Starz announced today it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Jason Bateman's Family Fang

 
    Film Stars Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken ad Maryann Plunkett     Starz announced today it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to The Family Fang, and is planning a significant 2016 theatrical release through Starz Digital, its multi-platform releasing team.   A comedic family drama directed by Jason Bateman (Bad Words) The Family Fang stars Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole, The Hours, Moulin Rouge!); Bateman (...

 

Introducing Green-Light International new international sales, distribution and financing company

 
 LA based feature film production company The Green-Light Group has launched Green-Light International, a new international sales, distribution and financing company, it was announced today by founders Jeff Elliott and Chad Moore.   Sales executive Christian de Gallegos has been appointed as President of Green-Light International, overseeing the sales and distribution strategy for films produced under the Green-Light Group banner as well as  titles produced independently by Elli...

 

AFM 2015 lineup for Raven Banner Releasing

 
WACKEN 3D – LOUDER THAN HELL A state of the art one of a kind documentary by Norbert Heitker   October 29, 2015 One Night Only Across Canada   38 Cineplex Entertainment Theatres Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas Colossus Langley Cinemas SilverCity Riverport Cinemas SilverCity Coquitlam and VIP Cinemas Famous Players 6 Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer Scotiabank...

 

DARK BY NOON! new artwork from TomCat Films

 
TomCat Films is proud to present NEW artwork for: DARK BY NOON!    Dark By Noon is a sci-fi thriller. The film deals with themes of betrayal, greed and revenge and centres around Robert “Rez” Rezola, a man abandoned by society but who possesses the perfect photographic mind. Rez is coerced into becoming a guinea pig for a stolen machine called ‘Titus’. ‘Titus’ has the potential to send a person eight hours into the future for a short period. ...

 

AFM 2015 lineup for Acort International

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  We would like to invite you for a quick meeting at the Loews Suite #714. If you will be attending AFM, please reply to this email with a few suggested dates and times. We look forward to hearing from you soon! ...

 

AFM 2015 lineup for SYNDICATE MEDIA GROUP

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  SYNDICATE MEDIA GROUP AFM - 2015     ASSASSIN NO. I                  2016              ...

 

Evolutionary Films will be at AFM

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AFM 2015 lineup for Premiere Entertainment

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WHERE TO FIND US:  Loews 717           Premiere Entertainment Group will be attending AFM next month and would like to meet with you to discuss our available titles for your territories.  Please find our initial lineup below, with new films to be announced shortly.   ...

 

AFM 2015 lineup for TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films

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  Hot off its successful South African theatrical release!  Summer Hill Films is proud to present: Leading Lady!   TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films is now setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 4 to 11.  Our suite number will be 327.  Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327. A beautiful, idealistic British actress and drama school teacher, Jodi Rutherford,...

 

Lineup at AFM 2015 for Screen Media

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Iron Sky the Coming Race will become the most expensive live action movie to the date in the history of Finnish film-making

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Science fiction adventure epic Iron Sky the Coming Race will become the most expensive live action movie to the date in the history of Finnish film-making, with a record-breaking 17 million euro (19,2 million USD) budget. Iron Sky the Coming Race is a co-production between Iron Sky Universe from Finland, 27 Films Production from Germany and Potemkino from Belgium. Eight-week filming of the Iron Sky sequel will begin October 19th at AED Studios in Antwerp, Belgium, where the production will b...

 

AMBI to acquire the majority of EMG’s film library

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AMBI Group (“AMBI”), the consortium of vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies owned and operated by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, and Exclusive Media Group (“EMG”), a global filmed entertainment company, today announced an agreement under which AMBI will acquire the majority of EMG’s film library.   AMBI is acquiring the library in partnership with Raven Capital Management LLC (“Raven”) &ndash...

 

DCDC accelerates rollout of its network and will surpass 32,000 screens in more than 3000 theatre locations in 2018.

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    Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (“DCDC”), the transformative North American theatrical content distribution organization founded by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres and AMC Theatres, today announced it is accelerating the rollout of its network and will surpass 32,000 screens in more than 3000 theatre locations in 2018.   Rapid exhibitor and distributor customer growth since DCDC’s October ...

 

 

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