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American Film Market Dailies


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NOVEMBER 1 - 8, 2017  SANTA MONICA

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Comedy Line up from Summer Hill Films and TomCat Films

COMEDY LINE-UP FOR AFM 2016 FROM SUMMER HILL FILMS & TOMCAT FILMS   Boot the Pigeon Comedy Reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the 1930's and 40's, Boot the Pigeon asks the question: Can a man find true love while suing his dating service? Watch the trailer for Boot the Pigeon    ...  
Phone at the show 310.458.6700 ext. 333.  Line Up  I Contact Ted Chalmers I www.tomcatfilmsllc.com I www.summerhillfilms.com/
 

PICAROON & PINKY Animation premiering at AFM

PICAROON & PINKY Animated TV Series premiering at AFM   
Unlikely trials and mishaps thwart a pirate's attempts to escape his predicament of isolation on an uninhabited island. Central to his failed attempts is the unlikely monkey goddess statue who suddenly springs to life. A face-off between the pair escalates to the highest level when the pirate shoots the monkey, but the monkey won't die. Instead, he attacks the pirate again and again. From here, new events unfold as we meet new animal characters and places on this enormous island. Eventually, a friendship develops between the monkey and pirate ahead of their endless misadventures and foolery.
Screener on Cinando  I Meet Gilbert Nash at AFM  
 

NEPHILIM an animation feature film by Danny WILSON premiering at AFM

NEPHILIM an animation feature film by Danny WILSON premiering at 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 between good and evil. Completed Oct 1 Genre: Animation, Action/Adventure, 3D   
Meet Gilbert Nash during AFM I Trailer I Screener on Cinando
 

Sci-Fi and Action in "Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire"! from TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films

Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire We are proud to present to you one of our newest releases: a kick-ass, sci-fi, action feature Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire! This fast paced crime movie with gangs, drugs and guns rockets to a totally new level as the story is set in a futuristic world and the enemy is messing with the past by searching for an ancient weapon to carry out its terrible plan. Combining urban and sci-fi elements ...
 

Curtain Set To Rise On Hong Kong Day At AFM

 
Hong Kong Day at the American Film Market (AFM®) is set to open tomorrow in Santa Monica, United States. Stella Poon, Director, Los Angeles, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director, American Film Market (AFM®) welcomed the seventh edition of the event, which is jointly organised by the AFM® and the HKTDC. Hong Kong Day features events and screenings highlighting international opportunities for film production in Hong Kong.   Connecting ...
 

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...
 

IMR International sells the international rights for Orlando Bloom’s S.M.A.R.T. Chase at the AFM

 
IMR International, the foreign sales company formed in Cannes between Insiders’ Vincent Maraval and MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Kim Fox, announced today that they will introduce BAFTA winner Charles Martin’s S.M.A.R.T. Chase starring Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings franchises) to foreign buyers at the upcoming American Film Market (AFM).  S.M.A.R.T. Chase is fully financed by Bliss Media, with Wei Han producing alongside 42’s Ben P...
 
 

Chiara Gelardin and Claire Taylor join London Headquarters of Rocket Science

ROCKET SCIENCE EXPANDS TEAM WITH KEY HIRES       Rocket Science, the newly-launched multi-faceted venture from Thorsten Schumacher, has today announced dual appointment of key executives in its London headquarters, as the company continues to expand its UK offering.   Claire Taylor and Chiara Gelardin will be heading International Sales of all titles on the company’s slate, with future plans to work across production, development and financing on both the film and...
 

IM Global Television has signed an exclusive two year first-look TV deal with award-winning writer and producer David Goyer

IM Global Television has signed an exclusive two year first-look TV deal with award-winning writer and producer David Goyer, it was announced today by IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford and IM Global Television President Mark Stern. Under his Phantom Four banner Goyer has extensive credits in both film and television.  On the film side, Goyer most recently executive produced and Kevin Turen produced Fox Searchlight's Birth of a Nation.  In addition, Goyer was the screenwriter...
 

Thomas Mann attached to Beef from The Exchange

 
Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that THE EXCHANGE acquired international sales rights for the movie BEEF and attached Thomas Mann (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, SKULL ISLAND) as the lead.   WME is handling domestic rights.   The Exchange will introduce Jeff Lock's 2014 Black List script BEEF to international buyers at AFM'16.   Starring Thomas Mann, BEEF will be directed by John Stalberg Jr. (HIGH SCHOOL). BEEF is also produced by Tom McNulty f...
 

Is it time to upgrade your Rights Management System?

        The best known Sales Agents and Producers are switching to iRights® for: Enhanced sales and offer management tools Lightning fast processing and reporting Easily handles libraries with 20,000 + hours of programming Accurate recording and checking of rights, holdbacks, and options Management of domestic and ...
 

Covert Media is announcing a new project for AFM, "Need" based on the highly popular YA novel of the same name

 
Covert Media is fully financing, producing and will handle worldwide sales on the feature film adaptation of the chilling YA novel Need, it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W.).   Covert’s Elissa Friedman (Ophelia), Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro (Fading Gigolo, Ophelia) and Anton Lessine (Fading Gigolo, Fury) serve as executive producers of the haunting thriller.   Rising filmmaking talent Samantha Buck & Marie Schling...
 

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...
 

Creepy Mystery Thriller available from Generation X Group for AFM 2016

 
SIN REAPER    Synopsis: Young Samantha Walker (HELEN MUTCH) has been tortured by nightmarish visions for years. With the help of Dr. Hoffmann (LANCE HENRIKSEN) she faces her unknown past by taking his advice and traveling to Germany. Having been adopted in the U.S. as a baby she decides to seek out the true roots of her ancestral past. Her journey leads to “Wallenhausen”, a former German convent. Samantha’s break-in to the convent at night becomes a fight for l...
 

15th Annual American German Copyright Law Summit hosted by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA)

Entertainment Industry and government representatives convened yesterday on the eve of the 2016 American Film Market to discuss U.S. Copyright Policy in the Audiovisual Sector, as well as review of EU legislative initiatives affecting Territoriality and Portability. Maria Strong (Deputy Director of Policy and International Affairs U.S. Copyright Office), Maria Martin-Prat (Head of Copyright Unit for the European Union), Jan Nordemann (Boehmert & Boehmert LLP), ...
 

JOEY SCARPELLINO and JORDANA LAJOIE Join the Cast of Millennial “No Labels” Movie MORNING AFTER

Work-in-Progress will be pitched at AFM to secure distribution and sales for the feature. Flirt Films, in collaboration with Byron A. Martin Productions, are proud to announce the wrap of Morning After, a bold and playful drama about sexual fluidity. The film is helmed by award-winning director Patricia Chica from an original screenplay by Kristian Hodko. Byron A. Martin and Marc Carle act as Executive Producers. Filming happened in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood this past...
 

367 exhibiting companies and more than 7,500 attendees from over 80 countries expected in Santa Monica

Taking place this year from the 2nd through the 9th of November, the American Film Market (AFM) opens tomorrow for its 37th edition with 367 exhibiting companies and more than 7,500 attendees from over 80 countries expected in Santa Monica over the course of the week.   This year the market will experience a significant rise in UK exhibitors, with 38 registered companies, which marks nearly a 16% rise from last year and the highest number on record since 2009. In addition, the AFM highl...
 

FILMSTRUCK: Turner and Criterion's new streaming service is LIVE!

TURNER and CRITERION'S new streaming service is LIVE! Presented by Turner Classic Movies, in partnership with The Criterion Collection   Featuring the largest streaming library of contemporar...
 

Family Films for AFM 2016 From Summer Hill Films and TomCat Films

  3Tails: A Mermaid Adventure Family Beloved by millions of YouTube fans, Emily, Selena and Jackie – known as The3Tails – risk it all and discover that there’s much more to being a mermaid than just enjoying their ‘special gift’. Watch the trailer for 3Tails: A Mermaid Adventure   Happy Log F...
 

Dead Awake and AFM 2016 Lineup for Archstone Distribution

  ARCHSTONE DISTRIBUTION AFM 2016, Nov. 2-8 Loews Hotel, 7th Floor, Malibu Suite       Dead Awake FROM THE CREATOR OF THE FINAL DESTINATION FRANCHISE Cast: Jocelin Donahue (‘Insidious: Chapter 2’, ‘Furious 7’) Jesse Bradford (‘Flags of our Fathers’, ‘Romeo + Juliet’, ‘Bring it On’) Lori Petty (‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘A L...
 

One Eyed FILMS AFM 2016 Lineup

  The High Frontier / Dir Wojciech Kasperski / Poland / 98’ / 2016 Genre  Thriller Action Drama   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&he...
 

Film Constellation AFM 2016 line-up

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DDI has acquired worldwide sales rights of TRIPLE WORD SCORE

 
Jason Moring, DDI CEO, announced today that DDI has acquired worldwide sales rights of TRIPLE WORD SCORE and will be introducing the title to buyers at the 2016 American Film Market.   TRIPLE WORD SCORE stars Golden Globe award winner actor Bill Nighy (LOVE ACTUALLY, HARRY POTTER), and will be directed by Carl Hunter. Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter will produce under their Hurricane Films banners (SUNSET SONG, A QUIET PASSION) along with Sarada McDermott. Andrea Gibson and Mary McLeod f...

MUNDIAL 2016 AFM Line-Up

 
Attached you will find information on four Brazilian films from our recent partnership with MGM: A MOVIE LIFE — starring Vincent Cassel (Black Swan); THE CARETAKER;  THE TRACE WE LEAVE BEHIND; and SOUNDTRACK — starring acclaimed musician Seu Jorge (The Life Aquatic).   We return with a screening of the heart-warming comedy JEREMY (El Jeremías) released by Sony and from the producers of Instructions Not Included, and new production deta...
 

Roland Joffé’s THE FORGIVEN starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana Lands North American Distribution with Saban Films

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Academy Award® Nominee Roland Joffé’s The Forgiven, starring Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival, Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Last King of Scotland) and Eric Bana (Lone Survivor, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Munich, Black Hawk Down, Chopper).   Co-written by Joffé and Michael Ashton and based on Ashton’s play “The Archbishop and The An...
 
 

Global Firm Greenberg Traurig Snags Role as Co-Presenting Sponsor of the AFM 2016 Conference Series

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has signed on as the Co-Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 American Film Market® (AFM) Conference Series, set for November 2-9 in Santa Monica, CA.   “The synergies are numerous,” said Stefan Lütje, an AFM Finance Conference panelist and head of the law firm’s Media Sector Group in its German office. “On a global scale, we are poised to address the legal needs of key players in the motion picture, televi...
 

Real Big Hits AFM 2016 LINEUP

 
Representing over 1200 producers worldwide, Real Big Hits is your 24x7 portal to fresh content for purchase or licensing. You can browse avails to your territories, search by keyword or title, preview trailers, features and even full episodes from anywhere, anytime. If a title is of interest, you can easily request more info, and even arrange to meet with the content owners through Real Big Hits.   Sign up today at http://realbighits.com, and based on your profile, we will send you ava...
 

Brenton Thwaites has been cast as the lead of the action thriller Entry Level

Rapidly rising leading man Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; The Giver) has been cast as the lead of the action thriller Entry Level, it was announced today by producers Craig Perry and Sheila Taylor (the Final Destination and American Pie franchises) of Practical Pictures and Tannaz Anisi, President of 13 Films.   Perry and Taylor will produce with Tom Butterfield (the upcoming The Vault; An Actor Prepares) of Content Media. Dan Spilo of Industry Enter...
 

DDI acquired worldwide sales rights of comedy feature RIPPED

 
AFM'16 DDI GETS RIPPED AT AFM   Jason Moring, DDI CEO, announced today that DDI acquired worldwide sales rights of comedy feature RIPPED.   RIPPED is the feature directorial debut of Brad Epstein's who has produced GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, DAN IN REAL LIFE and ABOUT A BOY.   RIPPED stars stand-up comedian Russell Peters (THE JUNGLE BOOK, CHEF), Faizon Love (COUPLES RETREAT, ELF), Kyle Massey (That's So Raven, Fish Hooks) and Alex Meneses (NBC's Teleno...
 

Breakthrough Entertainment Heads to AFM With an Exciting Roster of Releases Highlighted by Two New Horror Features,

The Film Studio Brings a Strong Roster of Horror Genre Films Topped Off with Some Broadly Appealing and Popular Family Entertainment Titles      
 

AFM business links with Asia continue to strengthen: 200 registrants from mainland China

Market to Greet an additional 75+ from Hong Kong, as business links with Asia continue to strengthen   The American Film Market (AFM), taking place between the 2nd and 9th of November, is set to welcome over 200 registrants from Mainland China, with an additional 75+ from Hong Kong expected to descend upon Santa Monica next week. The registrants will be joining the market on behalf of over 90 different companies, continuing to promote China’s rising prominence and international b...
 

Tiberius Film acquires James Franco’s FUTURE WORLD and further Highlights at the AFM 2016

Hollywood-superstar James Franco is director of the post-apocalyptic action-movie FUTURE WORLD and can also be seen in the leading role next to Milla Jovovich („Resident Evil“, „The Fifths Element“), Lucy Liu („Charlie’s Angels“, „Elementary“), supermodel und actress Suki Waterhouse („The Divergent Series: Insurgent “) as well as the rappers Snoop Dogg and Method Man. The French comedy JULIE AND THE SHOE FACTORY („Sur que...
 

Gerard Butler joins Scot Peter Mullan and Joe Alwyn for the psychological thriller Keepers by Cross Creek Pictures

 
Gerard Butler (London Has  Fallen, How to Train Your Dragon, Coriolanus, 300) joins fellow Scot Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur, War Horse, Trainspotting) and rising star Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, The Sense of an Ending), for the psychological thriller Keepers, inspired by a true unsolved local mystery.   The film will be fully financed by Cross Creek Pictures (Hacksaw Ridge, Black Mass, Black Swan, Rush, Everest).   Production Company Mad as Birds confir...
 

Academy Award Nominee Tom Hardy to Star as Al Capone in Fonzo.

BLOOM to Commence Sales at the AFM LOS ANGELES (October 29, 2016) –– Academy Award® nominee Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and upcoming Dunkirk) will star as the infamous Al Capone in Fonzo.  The film was written and will be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle).  The film will be produced by Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder (Tau) for Addictive Pictures alongside Academy Award® nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglorious Basterds, Kill Bill: Vol 1 & ...
 

You were never here, New Title Available from Premiere Entertainment

We are excited to share our latest acquisition, the psychological thriller YOU WERE NEVER HERE.  Written and directed by Camille Thoman, the film stars Mireille Enos (The Killing, World War Z, The Catch, Gangster Squad), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff, August: Osage County, Safe House, Bloodline), Goran Visnjic (ER, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Beginners), and Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire, Jersey Boys, The Sopranos) . After a woman is attacked outside of her apartmen...
 

Bruno Wu to speak at AFM

 
Bruno Wu’s Seven Stars Entertainment and veteran producer Arthur Sarkissian have teamed up on a variety of international film projects, it was announced earlier in the year. The new joint venture is called Peak Time Entertainment. The two principals have prior history, but are set to embark on a multi picture trajectory. The Chinese film tycoon and veteran Hollywood executive are combining their creative and financial skills to initially leverage five projects.     ...
 

Rebecca Ferguson to star in The Lady And The Panda

 
Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that rising star Rebecca Ferguson is attached to play Ruth Harkness in THE LADY AND THE PANDA.   Golden-Globe nominee, Rebecca Ferguson, (for THE WHITE QUEEN) will soon be seen playing the female lead in Sony's LIFE starring Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal and co-stars ALONGSIDE Michael Fassbender in Universal Pictures' THE SNOWMAN. Ferguson will return to film Paramount's M:I 6 - MISSION IMPOSSIBLE with Tom Cruise and Jer...
 

Fundamental Films has picked up the spec script “Hummingbird” by John McClain

In a competitive situation, Fundamental Films has picked up the spec script “Hummingbird” by John McClain. In the vein of “John Wick” and “Lucy,” Hummingbird tells the story of a female black-ops assassin, who discovers she’s more than just a hired gun, she’s an entirely new breed of weapon.   Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Åkerström will direct.  Fundamental Films’ Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon will produce the pro...
 

AFM Unveils Screening Line-Up Including World & Market Premiers

Global stars featured include Alec Baldwin, Gerard Butler, Bryan Cranston, Penelope Cruz, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Demi Lovato, David Oyelowo, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Noomi Rapace, and J.K. Simmons, amongst others   The American Film Market (AFM®) has today announced its list of films screening, including 71 world and 250+ market premieres, for the upcoming edition running November 2-9 in Santa Monica. Over 300 films are scheduled to be screened with more titles t...
 
 
AFM Roundtables are open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues in an intimate setting. Unless noted, Roundtables are open to all AFM participants until full.     
 

NANA A Transgenerational Documentary on Tolerance World Premiering at St Louis Festival

NANA  A transgenerational documentary on tolerance presented at the St. Louis International Film Festival November 6 All Rights Available - the film is ready for the festival circuit.  For more information and to request a screener :  please contact info@dyamantpictures.com | (917) 861 5035   A relevant and moving film will be making its world premiere at the St. Louis International Film Festival: NANA – a transgenerational documentary ...

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