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Special Offer for FilmFestivals.com Members  SHIFT have 10 branded platforms to give away during AFM. So be in quick and schedule a meeting today. Timeslots are limited so act now.   Our industry is rapidly evolving. To be relevant tomorrow, you need to start thinking about your digital future today.  Video Technology Company ‘SHIFT’ are leading the digital revolution and will be releasing a suite of must see VOD solutions at AFM. 
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Two Films Solo & Duet: One Budget Two audiences, Maximize ROI with the Hitchcock knot

 

SOLO (Adventure/Thriller) After a business woman reluctantly joins forces with her inventor ex-husband who has built the world’s first commercial flying car, rival companies and military factions want the technology at any cost. DUET (Romantic Dramedy) Upon reconnecting with her ex-husband’s rockstar client and every woman’s heart throb, Cass finds herself in a romantic triangle with two modern-day knights who want to protect her and the flying car company she’s helped build.


Meet Terri Hitchcock and her team from The Other Hitchcock Entertainment during AFM November (4 - 11) at the Loews. Contact us to take a meeting and discuss our pitchdeck and unique proposition. Reach out on our Cell:  +1 403-970-9203  or by e-mail terri@tohentertainment.com
 
 

The Movie Studio is looking for reps at AFM 11/4-12.

 
Lucrative opportunity commission based with some leads supplied. Please contact Mitchell J Schultz, Acquisitions Director. mitchell@tmsfilmco.com +1 (561) 358-0597

 

Lost in Vietnam by Cult director Jackie Kong finds home at AFM

 

LOST IN VIETNAM-  Two American Buddies encounter one hilarious obstacle after another when they go looking for a long lost mother. In the spirit of "Hangover" and "Tropic Thunder" they find themselves "LOST IN VIETNAM", while also trying to make the ultimate Vietnam War movie from the North Vietnamese point of view. This comedy has it all - love, war, Fem Power! with the biggest Asian stars! LOL funny from cult film director Jackie Kong. (shooting 2016) 

TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES From narrative of Robert-Louis STEVENSON a film by François MARRET

New feature for International film sales Worldwide Rights Available     Aurore Création present From narrative of Robert - Louis STEVENSON TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES A film by François MARRET Music by Jean-Pierre RASLE Voice of Stevenson's Christopher LAW SYNOPSIS: In 1878, in France, in the Cevennes, the Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, journey on foot through the Cevennes, for twelve days. He helped to carry his luggage, his friend the donkey "Modestine".
The trip is disturbed by the donkey and some locals of the Cévennes.
 
 
 

Rainbow without colours from Leo Media and Technology Ltd

2015, Colour, Vietnam. The film premiered at Montreal World Film Festival, part of First Films World Competition    

It was a full moon day in July, a day on which many Vietnamese believe spirits of the dead can return home. Mrs Yen was sleeping and she dreamt about Hung -- her elder, adopted son, who died many years ago. Why is Hung’s spirit returning? Is it to seek revenge for his death? -- Mrs. Yen’s dream is a consequence of the relationship between her biological son and her adopted son. When they announced their love to the family, Mrs. Yen was devastated. She could not accept it and her efforts to keep them apart may have driven Hung to his death. In Vietnam, as elsewhere, parents are sure they know what’s best for their children. But the spirits may not be convinced... 

Contact during AFM  I Tuyen Quang Nguyen, Leo Media and Technology Ltd.  tutenmtek@gmail.com.

 

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TomCat Films I Summer Hill Films I Email: Ted Chalmers   I Loews Suite 327 I Phone 310.458.6700 ext. 327
 

Aztec Blood will flow at AFM!!! Courtesy TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films

TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films / 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. TomCat Films is proud to present: AZTEC BLOOD!  Available in 2D and 3D! The skeleton crew of a dig site remain over the weekend as they continue with research into a mummy they’ve found. One of them takes the research a little too far, performing a ritual to bring the spirit of the mummy bac...
Trailer I TomCat Films I Summer Hill Films I Email: Ted Chalmers   I Loews Suite 327 I Phone 310.458.6700 ext. 327
 

TomCat Films/Summer Hill bring With Child to AFM

After his wife dies, Auden Price –– a blue collar construction worker –– is left to care for Riley, his four-month old daughter. While grieving and against the advice of Karen, his overbearing sister-in-law, Auden decides to go it alone. After many failed attempts, Auden finally lands a job renovating a basement. His eccentric new boss, Petra Dell, allows him to bring Riley to work. But managing his grief while working and taking care of his daug...
Trailer I TomCat Films I Summer Hill Films I Email: Ted Chalmers   I Loews Suite 327 I Phone 310.458.6700 ext. 327
 

TomCat Films/Summer Hill brings American Sophomore to AFM: 'Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all'.

TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films bring American Sophomore to AFM 2015! The great Miss Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” A sophomore lives by these words. It’s time to make the most of life. It’s time to change the rules. It’s time to make a little history of your own. You’re not a freshman anymore. Sophomore year is here. We join the sophomores of Helen Keller High School as they take us on all their adven...
Trailer I TomCat Films I Summer Hill Films I Email: Ted Chalmers   I Loews Suite 327 I Phone 310.458.6700 ext. 327
 

 

Bruce Campbell VS The Alien Dead in MOONTRAP! from TomCat Films

In honor of this weekend's smash Halloween premiere of the new STARZ show, ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD, we invite you to see BRUCE CAMPBELL in one of his first feature films!  TomCat Films is proud to present the classic sci-fi thriller from 1989: MOONTRAP!  Also stars WALTER KOENIG from STAR TREK!   During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots (STAR TREK’S WALTER KOENIG and EVIL DEAD’S BRUCE CAMPBELL) discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth...
Trailer I TomCat Films I Summer Hill Films I Email: Ted Chalmers   I Loews Suite 327 I Phone 310.458.6700 ext. 327
 

Carnaby Sales & Distribution has acquired the worldwide sales rights to hotly anticipated coming of age drama, Kids In Love

 
CARNABY SALES & DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE SALES RIGHTS TO “KIDS IN LOVE” American Film Market 2015 marked as official sales launch   Carnaby Sales & Distribution has acquired the worldwide sales rights to hotly anticipated coming of age drama, Kids In Love, starring  Will Poulter (We’re The Millers, The Maze Runner), Alma Jodorowsky (Blue is the Warmest Colour, Eyes Find Eyes), Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns, P...
 

Studio 100 media announces start of production for “maya the bee 2 – the honey games”

 
Let the games begin!  Studio 100 Media announced today that production of a second movie about the famous little bee Maya has started.  The brand-new feature film is planned to hit cinemas in 2017/18.  Studio 100 Film presents first details at AFM, at Loews Office #761.  “Maya the Bee 2 – The Honey Games” will be produced by Studio 100 Media in coproduction with Australian production company Studio B Animation and in association with Flying Bark Product...
 

Starz Acquires ONE MORE TIME Starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard

STARZ ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO  ONE MORE TIME STARRING CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, AMBER HEARD   (New York, NY) – NOVEMBER 4, 2015 -- Starz announced today the acquisition of all North American distribution rights to ONE MORE TIME and is planning a 2016 theatrical and on-demand release through Starz Digital, its multi-platform releasing team, followed by an exclusive TV premiere on STARZ. A comedic drama written and directed by Robert Edwards, ONE MORE T...
 

Sierra/Affinity at AFM

 
Sierra/Affinity will make FELT and BAD SANTA 2 available to international buyers for the first time at this year’s AFM.     FELT Status:  Pre-Production Director/Writer:  Peter Landesman Cast: Liam Neeson Producers: Giannina Scott, Ridley Scott, Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Marc Butan, Christopher Woodrow and Jay Roach Exec Producers: Steve Shareshian, Michael Bassick and Steven Marshall.  Production Companies: MadRiver Pictures, Ridley Scott Films, Cara ...
 

Seville International Secures Xavier Dolan's THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN Starring Jessica Chastain

SEVILLE INTERNATIONAL SECURES XAVIER DOLAN’S ENGLISH-LANGUAGE DEBUT THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN STARRING JESSICA CHASTAIN AND KIT HARINGTON   Ensemble cast also includes Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates   Entertainment One’s Seville International and Quebec-based distribution arm Les Films Séville, alongside producers Lyla Films and Sons of Manual, are pleased to announce THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN, the first English-language feature film...
 

Oscar Nominee Gary Busey Plays God in CANDiLAND

 
Is Gary Busey really God? IndustryWorks Studios Acquires the World Wide Rights to Independent Film CANDiLAND (2015) IndustryWorks Studios has acquired the World Wide distribution rights to the psychological drama CANDiLAND starring Gary Busey in what might very well be his ‘comeback role’. IndustryWorks will be bringing the film to Cannes to sell at the 2015 Marche du Film. CANDiLAND stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story), Chelah Horsdal (Arrow, Hell on Wheels...
 

From the Netherlands at AFM

FROM THE NETHERLANDS @ AFM CODE M (97', family/historical) DIR: Dennis Bots SC: Tijs van Marle, Karen van Holst Pellekaan NL PROD: Bijker Film & TV SALES: Sola Media GmbH The strong-willed Isabel (12) takes over her ill grandfather's search for the long-lost sword of musketeer d'Artagnan, following a secret code that leads her and her friends through caves and castles. But who can Isabel trust and who has a hidden agenda? Screenings: Wed Nov 4, 11:00 AMC ...
 

Steven Seagal is THE PERFECT WEAPON from Boundless Pictures new label: Firebrand

 
Boundless Pictures' Founder Courtney Lauren Penn and Co-Founder Brandon Burrows announced today the launch of their new subsidiary label FIREBRAND will now handle its growing slate of elevated-genre pictures $10 million and under in budget.   FIREBRAND's inaugural picture is THE PERFECT WEAPON, which wrapped production last week (Monday, Oct 26th) starring Steven Seagal, Johnny Messner (TEARS OF THE SUN), and Sasha Jackson ('Till Death, One Tree Hill). The sci fi actioner is d...
 

Water magnate Derick Halliman transitioned into the movie biz by producing his first short, Leave With Us

 
From the rippling water business to the thunderous film industry, Derick Halliman, businessman, entrepreneur, water industry magnate and now independent filmmaker is smashing into the movie business with a bang! Over the last year or so, water magnate Derick Halliman "streamlessly" transitioned into the movie biz by producing his first ever independent short,  Leave With Us (a Mountain Park Media Production), which will be debuting at The BronzeLenzs Film Festival in Atlanta...
 

Grace Worldwide (AGW) will handle international sales on their film “Isn’t It Delicious,”

 
Skyline-NYC Productions and Empekay KayJayKay Productions announce that Angel Grace Worldwide (AGW) will handle international sales on their film “Isn’t It Delicious,” starring Tony Award nominated actress Kathleen Chalfant (“Angels in America,” Showtime’s current Golden Globe-winning series “The Affair”); Golden Globe winner and BAFTA nominee Keir Dullea (Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Infinitely Polar Bear”); To...
 

JK Simmons set to star in THE BACHELORS

Nadine de Barros   Oscar winner JK Simmons (WHIPLASH, TERMINATOR GENISYS, JUNO) is set to star in the ensemble comedic drama THE BACHELORS, it was announced today by Fortitude International’s co-founders Nadine de Barros, Robert Ogden Barnum and Daniel Wagner alongside producers Matthew Baer (UNBROKEN, MAGGIE, CITY BY THE SEA) and George Parra (upcoming JOY, THE DESCENDANTS, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK).   Written and to be directed by Kurt Voelker (SWEET NOVEMBER, PARK), the...
 

70+ first time sellers at AFM

 
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 sales companies, and 300 more from over 50 countries, are the world’s motion picture entrepreneurs. They ensure that independe...
 

LOST AMAZON animated feature by executive producer Roland Emmerich will be introduced at AFM

 
AFM'15 ROLAND EMMERICH EXPLORES DDI'S LOST AMAZON   Jason Moring, president of DDI, announced today the acquisition of worldwide sales rights of the animated feature LOST AMAZON by executive producer Roland Emmerich.   DDI will be introducing the film to international buyers at the American Film Market.   Additional to Roland Emmerich executive producing, LOS...
 

AFM 2015 Line Up for UDI

ON RELEASE THE ENDLESS RIVER by Oliver Hermanus     Crime Drama - South Africa, France - 2015 - 110min A young waitress welcomes her husband home to the small South African town of Riviersonderend (Endless River) after his four-year jail sentence. At first it appears their plans for a new life together are finally being realized. But when the family of a foreigner living on a nearby farm is brutally murdered, the young woman and the grieving w...
 

 

 

Gerald Poterton The Flying Animator Animation featured on Kickstarter with fantastic cult rewards.

The Flying Animator featured Animation World Network until Nov 6 on Kickstarter; backers urgently needed now time is running out Join the flying team! Fantastic rewards Musivision Films is  producing the first-ever documentary on the life and career of Heavy Metal director Gerald Potterton, The Flying Animator. Our crowdfunding campaign ends this coming Friday November 6 and we need your backing for the film to be completed! ...
 

THE INHABITANTS will haunt your AFM!

TomCat Films is proud to present: The Inhabitants! TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 4 to 11.  Suite number 327.  Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327. A young couple gets more than they bargained for when they buy an historic bed and breakfast in New England only to discover that the old house is hiding a dark secret within its walls.   Watch the trailer here The Inhabitants is ready for immediate deli... 
Trailer I TomCat Films I Summer Hill Films I Email: Ted Chalmers   I Loews Suite 327 I Phone 310.458.6700 ext. 327
 

SONG FROM THE FOREST directed by Michael Obert- SPECIAL SCREENINGS in LOS ANGELES This Week

Join us for a special screening of SONG FROM THE FOREST, directed by Michael Obert.  Special screenings this week in LA and San Francisco with director Michael Obert in attendance.    TONDOWSKI FILMS AND FRIENDS PRESENT   SONG FROM THE FOREST A DOCUMENTARY BY MICHAEL OBERT  view trailer here   FEATURING LOUIS SARNO AND JIM JARMUSCH YOU AND A GUEST ARE INVITED TO ATTEND  ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL SCREENINGS LOS ANGELES USC SC...
 

THE ARCHBISHOP AND THE ANTICHRIST - Forest Whitaker and Vince Vaughn set to star

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND) and Vince Vaughn (upcoming HACKSAW RIDGE, INTO THE WILD) are set to star in the drama THE ARCHBISHOP AND THE ANTICHRIST to be directed by two time Oscar nominee writer/director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE SCARLET LETTER), it was announced today by Emmy Award nominated producer Craig Baumgarten (HOOK, NEVER BACK DOWN).   Joffé co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Ashton. Curren...
 

Le Vision Pictures USA have acquired the rights to Jayson Rothwell’s (POLAR, 40 THIEVES) Zodiac: The Year of The Snake

 
Los Angeles based Le Vision Pictures USA announced today that they have acquired the rights to Jayson Rothwell’s (POLAR, 40 THIEVES) ZODIAC: THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE which Bernie Goldmann (THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, 300 Series) will produce under his banner Goldmann Pictures, alongside Le Vision Pictures CEO Zhang Zhao. ZODIAC is a high-octane action feature film that follows a group of international peace keepers, who are inspired by the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.   The move m...
 

AFM 2015 New Titles for FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL

FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL is introducing the following Fantastic NEW titles and new trailers for AFM: DEX HAMILTON AND THE DOOMSDAY SWARM (new title, new trailer); THE BROKEN KEY (new name cast, new title, new trailer); AROUND THE WORLD ON A FLYING WINDMILL (new title, new trailer); THE CUSHION (new teaser).  We will also introduce or announce a few additional new animated and live action features and TV series at the market. At AFM 2015, we are located at LO...
 

Willem Dafoe Joins Nicolas Cage In Pure Dopamine and Arclight Films’ Gritty Crime-Thriller DOG EAT DOG

Paul Schrader commented on the poster: "Arclight and I comped this artwork for Dog Eat Dog. It based on the British paperback. We're doing something bold here in Cleveland and I wanted to get away from the generic Nick Cage artwork of the past several years. I got burned last time. This time I've got final cut." Edgy Contemporary Crime-Thriller Directed by Paul Schrader Rounds Out Cast and Moves into Production Arclight Films and Pure Dopamine are pleased to announce ...
 

Forest Whitaker and Vince Vaughn To Star in THE ARCHBISHOP AND THE ANTICHRIST

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND) and Vince Vaughn (upcoming HACKSAW RIDGE, INTO THE WILD) are set to star in the drama THE ARCHBISHOP AND THE ANTICHRIST to be directed by two time Oscar nominee writer/director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE SCARLET LETTER), it was announced today by Emmy Award nominated producer Craig Baumgarten (HOOK, NEVER BACK DOWN). Joffé co-wrote the scree...
 

Summer Hill Films gets pregnant with Titus Heckel's Charming Widowed Father-Infant comedy WITH CHILD

COME SEE US ATAFM November 4 – 11; 2015 LOEWS OFFICE #327!     Charming Widowed Father-Infant comedy WITH CHILD   Phoenix, Arizona - November 2, 2015 - Summer Hill Films, a U.S. theatrical distributor and worldwide sales company with international and domestic appeal, is pleased to announce it has acquired All Rights Worldwide to the critically acclaimed feature film WITH CHILD. Trailer I TomCat Films I Summer Hill Films I Email: Ted Chalmers   I Loews Suite 327 I Phone 310.458.6700 ext. 327
 

400 Exhibitors at AFM 2015 See the Full List

 
With more than 1,000 production companies attending, 400 distributors exhibiting and 100+ speakers, AFM offers you a rare opportunity to connect with the film industry's movers and shakers from around the world… in one place at one time. - 2,000+ new films & projects - 1,000+ production companies - 400+ distributors - 324 market premieres… and more added daily - 80+ world premieres - Titles available from 50+ countries - One week of industry networking - Hollywood...
 

AFM 2015 Line Up for The Exchanage: Friend Request with Alycia Debnam-Carey and William Moseley

Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, announced today the acquisition of international sales rights of the horror feature FRIEND REQUEST, with Alycia Debnam-Carey (INTO THE STORM, AMC's Fear the Walking Dead), William Moseley (CHRONICLES OF NARNIA trilogy, E!'s The Royals), Connor Paolo (The CW's Gossip Girl, ABC's Revenge), and Brit Morgan (FREE RIDE, USA's Graceland), among others.   The Exchange is introducing the feature to international buyers at the Am...
 

Radiant's JUVENILES action thriller drama with Beau Knapp and Stephen Moyer

 
Radiant Films International has signed on to handle foreign rights to the action thriller drama JUVENILES starring emerging actor Beau Knapp (upcoming Ang Lee’s BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, upcoming THE NICE GUYS) and the accomplished Stephen Moyer (HBO’s “True Blood,” upcoming CONCUSSION), it was announced today by company President and CEO, Mimi Steinbauer.   Currently in post-production, Radiant will present the project to international buyers at the u...
 

Bill Goldberg and Kenny Johnson to Attend Exclusive AFM Press Conference for Checkpoint

The screening of its first Teaser Trailer will be shown at 10 AM, followed by a 45-minute Q&A session which will include actors, writers, and producers from the film. The notables on hand will include: Kenny Johnson (Bates Motel, The shield), WWE wrestler and actor, Bill Goldberg, Fred Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn), Mindy Robinson (host for Revenge of the Nerds for the last 3 seasons), Executive Producer, Niko (who also plays Deputy Parks), and Thomas J. Churchill (director, writer, and...
 

Top UFC Talent in FIGHT VALLEY - from Breaking Glass Pictures

Top UFC talent from Around the World   Meisha Tate - #1 Ranked UFC Bantaweight​   Holly Holm - Fighting UFC Champion Ronda Rousey November of 2016   Cris Cyborg - Newest member of the UFC and the fight the world has been waiting for wi...
 

AFM 2015 Line Up new titles for One Eyed Films

' NECKAN: JUSTICE AWAITS Director Gonzalo Tapia  Spain   92'    2015 Historical thriller   PRMIERE MONTREAL FILM FESTIVAL   Morocco late 50’s , Santiago an young lawyer, son of an important Francoist politician, travels to Tétouan, then the Capital of the Spanish Protectorate in Morocco after receiving an anonymous  letter.   As he gradually starts to unveil the dar...
 

AFM 2015 Line Up for ANT!PODE Sales & Distribution

 
Please find below two separate - fiction and documentary line up + the screening dates of Antipode film at AFM (American Film Market, NOVEMBER 4 – 11): http://antipode-sales.biz/category/festivals-and-markets Russian film shot in India    MOTHERLAND, epic-trip by Petr Buslov  2015, 128 min., Russian-English   budget: $5 000 000 to screen  Wednesday, Nov. 4th – 8:45 AM – Loews #1 Monday, Nov. 9th – 3:00 PM – Fair...
 

AFM 2015 Line Up additions for Cardinal XD

DECOMMISSIONED (NOW COMPLETE)   ***SCREENING on Nov. 4 at 1 pm, FAIRMO...
 

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi will preside over the Thai Night celebrations at AFM

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi will preside over the Thai Night celebration at the American Film Market & Conference 2015 The Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce will present Thai Night 2015 during the period of the American Film Market & Conference 2015, Los Angeles, USA.  The aims of the event are to promote the film and entertainment industry in Thailand, to publicize its significant potential,...
 

Ariztical Entertainment is looking to acquire Gay and Lesbian themed narrative feature films for distribution in North America

Ariztical Entertainment is looking to acquire Gay and Lesbian themed narrative feature films for distribution in North America and abroad. We are also interested in discussing films that are politically progressive and films from a woman's point of view. Our films include the Eating Out series, the Teddy Award Winning Openand Out Loud, which is the first gay film to be produced in Lebanon. If you have films that you feel would be appropriate, p...
 

AFM 2015 Line Up additions for Arclight Films

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AFM 2015 Line Up for Fairway Film Alliance

 
Family and Faith Based Films lead terrific Fairway Film Alliance Lineup for AFM! Fairway Film Alliance proudly announces the premiere of the beautiful Sicily lensed faith based mystery film “LEAVES OF THE TREE” and straight out of Transylvannia the fun family film “HYBRIDS” (half vampire/half with – all trouble) to add to their growing catalogue of produced and acquired top independent film product for AFM 2015.      “LEAVES OF THE TREE&rdquo...
 

SLENDER - Horror/Thriller by Joel Petrie acquired by Screen Media

SLENDER COMPLETE - Genre: Horror/Thriller     Director:  Joel Petrie Cast:  Joel Petrie, Dan Schovaers, Mili Parks   Trailer: https://vimeo.com/92340375   Synopsis: Based on the terrifying urban legend: Four documentary filmmakers come across a chilling story of a woman claiming that her children were abducted by a mysterious man, ...
 

AFM 2015 Line Up for Purecom Entertainment

 
PURECOM ENTERTAINMENT comes to AFM.   While a more formal announcement of the new company will be coming soon, I am already hard at work presenting some of the very exciting new catalogues that make up the new Purecom collection.  Among them are:   The Allied/Hemdale Film Library   This collection of over 5,000 titles has been meticulously restored and digitized, and are now all available in pristine, HD condition. Including cla...
 

AFM will get possessed by EXORCIST HOUSE OF EVIL!

TomCat Films is proud to present: EXORCIST HOUSE OF EVIL!   Based on a true story, shot in THE REAL EXORCIST HOUSE, a young woman returns to her old family home, the site of an infamous exorcism, and discovers the devil never left. This film was shot in THE REAL EXORCIST HOUSE and during filming captured both audible and visible paranormal activity which has been left in the film giving those who dare to watch a unique look into one of the most infamous homes in America and possibly exp...
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Troma Acquires Kansas Bowling's B.C. Butcher

A Prehistoric Slasher Film As Only A Teenage Girl Could Write, Produce & Direct! Featuring Kato Kaelin and Kadeem Hardison "I grew up watching movies like The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, and Tromeo & Juliet and now only a few years later I have my own film coming out with Troma! It's surreal! Troma's genre-bending, cartoonish humor shaped me into the filmmaker I've become!" ~ Kansas Bowling...
 

AFM Premiere of "Escape Artist"

A socially and politically frustrated young man with a troubled past vents his frustrations through a social networking website and unwittingly sparks a revolutionary social movement. ESCAPE ARTIST is a unique feature film and transmedia project which blends cinema, music video, live performance, new media, social networking, audience participation and reality. With a wide appeal to the troubled and confused 'subculture' of a disenfranchised generation, the fusion of these elements ...
 

Win an original oil painting from the world's first oil painted animated feature LOVING VINCENT during the AFM!

 
The world’s first oil painted animated feature film, LOVING VINCENT, a fictional retelling of Vincent Van Gogh’s last three months, will be available for distributors to acquire at the AFM.   In order to show AFM buyers the amazing quality of the film, Cinema Management Group (CMG), the film’s exclusive worldwide sales agent, shall be exposing 6 original oil paintings from the film in its office at the Loews Suite 624 during the AFM. In addition, the producers have agr...
 

Michelle Rodriguez (FAST & FURIOUS franchise...) set to star in the crime noir thriller TOMBOY, A REVENGER’S TALE

Michelle Rodriguez (FAST & FURIOUS franchise, GIRLFIGHT, MACHETE) is set to star in the title role in the crime noir thriller feature film TOMBOY, A REVENGER’S TALE opposite Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Sigourney Weaver (AVATAR, ALIEN), it was announced today by producers Saïd Ben Saïd of SBS (CARNAGE, MAPS TO THE STARS) and Michel Merkt (upcoming LIFE, MAPS TO THE STARS).   The film is written and to be directed by Emmy-Award winning film...
 

Next Ken Loach's I, DANIEL BLAKE started principal photography, with partner producer Rebecca O’Brien

 
I, DANIEL BLAKE, written by Paul Laverty, directed by Ken Loach and produced by Rebecca O’Brien, started principal photography on 20th October 2015. The film will shoot for six weeks in Newcastle and the surrounding area and will be released in 2016.   I, DANIEL BLAKE stars Dave Johns in the title role and Hayley Squires as the female lead. Daniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England and needs help from the State for the first time ev...
 

Content Lands World Sales Rights to Defy Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s SFX Driven Sc-Fi Film “Higher Power”

 
Footage to be Shown For the First Time at AFM   Los Angeles, CA - October 29, 2015 – Content Media closed a deal today with DEFY Media, the top digital producer and programmer for 13-34 year olds, to partner on “Higher Power” - the new SFX driven Sci-Fi feature film from Lorenzo di Bonaventura, producer of the blockbuster “Transformer” franchise, “Salt,” and the “GI Joe” franchise.   Wit...

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

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

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

AFM 2015 Festival Conference

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

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...         
 

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