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American Film Market Dailies


AFM Poster
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. 

Circulation of our newsletter 165 000 I Facebook AFM Photo Gallery I Twitter 

Our AFM Newsletters will run:  
Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)
Pre roll newsletter N° 2 (October  25) 
Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4) ANIMATION IN FOCUS  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) 

Final wrap newsletter N°9 (November 10) 




AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8


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Meeting with Bobby Myers former co-founder of AFM, and studio executive

Bobby (wearing a new beard) with Bruno Chatelin, they worked together at Sony in the 90's!

He formed MMG in 2011 and serves the company as Strategic Senior Consultant

Bobby, a veteran of International sales and distribution. He began his career with Columbia Pictures in Europe. In 1969 he joined National General Pictures as President of their International Distribution which at the time represented also the films for First Artists which was a company formed by Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Barbra Streisand and Sydney Poitier. Bobby started his own company, JAD Films, in 1973. Bobby became President of Lorimar Motion Pictures International in 1977. He left Lorimar in 1981 to become President of Filmways Pictures Corp. which was the forerunner of Orion Pictures Corp. He rejoined Lorimar in 1985 and then left prior to their merger with Warner Bros. to become President of the International division of Orion Pictures. After leaving Orion just prior to their sale to MGM, Bobby joined Odyssey Pictures and eventually joined Village Roadshow Pictures which was the production arm of the Australian distribution and theatrical exhibition company where he became President of International. He worked with Village Roadshow for nearly 14 years in several other capacities leaving in 2010. In 1980 Bobby formulated the idea of starting an international film market in Los Angeles which had been brewing among several international sales agents based in Los Angeles, and became the principal founder and guiding force of what became the American Film Marketing Association which is now known as IFTA becoming it first Chairman for two years. The AFM has become one of the three prominent international markets along with Cannes and Berlin. Bobby has remained on its Board of Directors since its inception. Among the nearly 700 films Bobby has been involved with in their international distribution during his career include the original THE GETAWAY, LITTLE BIG MAN, TWILIGHTS LAST GLEAMING, OBSESSION, BEING THERE, BLOW OUT, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, DANCING WITH WOLVES, SHADOWS AND FOG, SWIMMING WITH SHARKS and A WALK ON THE MOON.

Meyers Media Group (MMG) was formed in September 2011.

Its mission is to encourage and support the productions of commercial motion pictures fully capable of competing at the theatrical box-office as well as other media, either established or newly developed, for distribution by Major and Independent distributors in the United States as well as throughout the world.

The strength of the company is based on MMG’s management ability to evaluate the commercial viability of each project. The company will rely on the strong experience of its executive team which includes Lawrence Steven Meyers, Randy Dannenberg and Bobby Meyers. These executives are well placed to build MMG’s slate of product and ultimately its library utilizing their relationships with the Hollywood creative community including agents, lawyers, managers, directors, talent as well as some of the leading independent producers in both the United States and those throughout the world.

The company's mission includes:

Taking advantage of the executive team’s many relationships with potential co-production partners and their knowledge in accessing the “soft money” potential that exist worldwide including the tax advantages and incentives in foreign countries as well as those existing in the United States. This approach to financing, along with a minimized equity need, will allow for the most economical approach to producing commercial product. The senior management in the past had negotiated deals for films with such companies as Bavaria Film Studios and Balbesberg Studios in Germany, E Motion in the UK, Film Affrika in South Africa, Arcadia in Spain and Village Roadshow in Australia to name a few.

Developing a program to take advantage of new media, which would call for developing films that could premiere on VOD platforms.

Acquiring material for mobile downloads and web episodes.

Exploring the opportunities that exist, for example in the television business, by working on projects that can be put together using co-production opportunities. The company has already identified its first project which would be a Canadian/UK co-production. 

Deals

    

About American Film Market Dailies

WOLF Jonathan
(IFTA)

The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
7 days of networking activities
1 beachfront campus that covers it all

 


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