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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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Flix Premiere partners with Chris Brown and Darren Dean, to launch their inaugural Original Production

Flix Premiere announces the release of its first Original Production, the multi-award winning feature - The Other Kids Flix Premiere, the online cinema for award-winning and leading independent films, announced today the release of its first Flix Premiere Original production, The Other Kids – scheduled to premiere on October 28, 2017 in both the USA and UK markets. This news comes only months after Flix Premiere’s CEO, Martin Warner announced a commitment of $50 m...

November 6, 2017 was a busy day at AFM with 5 sessions and panels

November 6, 2017 was a busy day at  AFM with 5 panels and sessions in the production conference: Production Conference, featuring the following two sessions: Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace What They Want: Inside the Major Studios   How to Get the Best Music for Your Project and Save Time & Money Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries Romania Welcomes Hollywood   Today’s speakers and...

Romania welcomes Hollywood AFM Panel quotes

November 6, 2017: Los Angeles: Today the AFM hosted: Production Conference, featuring the following two sessions: Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace What They Want: Inside the Major Studios   How to Get the Best Music for Your Project and Save Time & Money Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries Romania Welcomes Hollywood   ROMANIA WELCOMES HOLLYWOOD (11.30am) Andrei Zinca Moderator Director/Pro...

How to get best music for your project and save time and money AFM Panel Quotes

November 6, 2017: Los Angeles:   the AFM hosted: Production Conference, featuring the following two sessions: Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace What They Want: Inside the Major Studios   How to Get the Best Music for Your Project and Save Time & Money Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries Romania Welcomes Hollywood HOW TO GET THE BEST MUSIC FOR YOUR PROJECT AND SAVE TIME & MONEY (3pm) Dennis...

Distributing and Monetizing feature documentaries AFM Panel Quotes

November 6, 2017, Los Angeles:   the AFM hosted the Production Conference, featuring the following session on feature documentaries Anna Godas CEO, Dogwoof   “Over the past couple years, there’s quite a few [narrative] funds that have started doing documentaries. We’ve been approached by quite a few. There is money that 10 years ago wasn’t there.”   “If you want to work with people, then work with people.” [on collab...

What they want inside the Majors Studios AFM Panel Quotes

November 6, 2017: Los Angeles:   the AFM hosted: Production Conference, featuring the following two sessions: Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace What They Want: Inside the Major Studios   How to Get the Best Music for Your Project and Save Time & Money Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries Romania Welcomes Hollywood WHAT THEY WANT: INSIDE THE MAJOR STUDIOS  (11.15am)   Sam Brown ...

Producing for the pre sales market AFM Production Conference quotes

PRODUCTION CONFERENCE PRODUCING FOR THE PRE-SALES MARKETPLACE (9.15am)   Mark Damon CEO & Chairman, Foresight Unlimited   “The pre-sale market is not exactly a guarantee of getting a picture funded.”   “The problem today is that you need to get a deal with an American distributor that will guarantees you a wide release – without that, it’s difficult to make pre-sales.”   “There’s not an actor in the world today...

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Tuesday, November 7

              Events Distribution Conference Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm Location: Fairmont Hote...

AFM in Focus Nov 6

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Dead on Arrival at ARPA film Festival red carpet premiere with the team

Photo Killian Chopard Lallier Dead on Arrival a remake of the classic noir movie, shot by Stephen Cyrus Sepher (Hesit) played as center piece at Arpa International Film Festival at the Egyptian December 4th. Sylvia Minassian (festival director) is getting a thank you hug from Billy Flynn... The whole cast of the film in attendance offered some humourous and very warm moments of friendship on the red carpet. The film played to a full house with an eletric ambiance, all tension was released a...

The 'Future is Female' panel with Geena Davis

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE (5:00PM) Jennifer Warren Chairperson & Founder, Alliance of Women Directors   “This is the 20th anniversary of the Alliance of Women Directors, and only in the last two years have we had a response. It is new, and a nice change. People are now listening to the fact that there is no parity in the workplace for women, which is principally what we are after here. Women directors hold only about six percent of positions as feature film directors. We feel i...

The other side of Russia AFM Panel

THE OTHER SIDE OF RUSSIA (2.15pm) Val Kupeev Film Commissioner, Russian Office of Film Commissions   “Russia is the land of sand dunes, warm seas, unique forests, mesmerizing lakes, magnetic mountains, mystic Siberia, icy winters and history.”   “Russia has the influence of different European cultures – these are reflected in our architecture. We have modern architecture as well. There are plenty of futuristic locations, including Moscow’s financi...

From Script to Screen The Finance Matrix Panel

THE FILM FINANCE MATRIX: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN (11.15am) Shirley Davis Executive Vice President, Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment, LLC   “You have to build a solid foundation – build the skeleton of your budget first because that’s going to be your bible and that’s what’s going to determine whether you’ll profit or not from your film.”   “I always ask people what type of project they’re trying to make before building...

Quotes from The Producing Studio films with Independent budget Panel

PRODUCING STUDIO FILMS WITH INDEPENDENT BUDGETS (9.15am) Paul Hanson CEO, Covert Media   “In today’s marketplace, there are lots of alternatives that will allow you to build an interesting distribution model across some of these up and coming streaming platforms.”   “There’s a dynamic nature to pre-sales. At any point in time, this dynamic can change.”   “10 years ago, you could have a B/B- grade film, but if you had the right st...

Finance Conference II November photos and quotes

November 5, 2017: Los Angeles: Today the AFM hosted: ·         Finance Conference II, featuring the following two sessions: o   Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets o   The Film Finance Matrix: From Script to Screen ·         The Passion of The Film: Reaching The Faith Community roundtable, which saw filmmakers revealing the essential elements of story, ministry and o...

Projects of WIZART Studio are going to China, Great Britain and Germany

   The Russian animation studio sold the rights to its tentpole to China, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Wizart also reports about the deal on Sheep and Wolves – the project will be soon released in the theatres of Great Britain and Ireland     The third film of The Snow Queen franchise is scheduled for...

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Monday, November 6

          Events Production Conference Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm Location: Fairmont Hotel, Starlight Ballroom Romania Welcomes Hollywood Time: 11:30am &nda...

Animation! Pitching Sessions in Ventana Sur is growing

The call for Latin American projects for animated feature films and TV series in development for Animation! Pitching Sessions has broken the record this year, with 180 registrations from all Latin America. Ventana Sur   ...

First Look Photo of Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski in LYING AND STEALING

Principal photography has begun on location in Los Angeles this week on the heist thriller LYING AND STEALING, starring Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski, directed by Matt Aselton (Gigantic) from his script co-written by Adam Nagata.    The film also stars Fred Melamed (A Serious Man), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Chi Raq), Evan Handler (Sex and the City, American Crime Story) and John Gatins.   ...

Film Distribution and Goldfinch Studios partnering on Craig Conway’s upcoming film Kruger - a dark psychological thriller

    Craig Conway will make his Directorial Debut; Production to commence in South Africa in March 2018   Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) and Goldfinch Studios announced today a partnership on the upcoming dark psychological thriller Kruger, which marks the directorial debut for actor/producer Craig Conway (Giantland). The project is fully-financed by Goldfinch Entertainment, and produced by Kirsty Bell and Craig Conway of Bird Box Pictures, a Goldfinch Studio company. &n...

Action thriller Lucky Day directed by Academy Award winner Roger Avary enters the market from Film Nation

Introducing a brand NEW production still from the highly anticipated action thriller Lucky Day directed by Academy Award winner Roger Avary (The Rules of Attraction, Pulp Fiction), starring Crispin Glover (American Gods), Nina Dobrev (Flatliners), Luke Bracey (Point Break), Clifton Collins (HBO’s “Westworld”), Clé Bennett (Jigsaw), Nadia Fares (Marseille), David Hewlett (u...

The AFM hosted the Building A Future For LGBTQ Film roundtable

A discussion of the independent film landscape, which used case studies of specific financing models to identify a sustainable way forward for LGBTQ representation in cinema. Lucy Mukerjee Moderator Director of Programming, Outfest & Newfest   Christine D’Souza Gelb Agent, Endeavor Content   [on waiting for festival premieres to sell your film]  “When you have the right distributor with the right plan, you just want to sign up right away and get everyone on...

The AFM Pitch Conference drew an audience of more than 700 people – a full house

Today the AFM hosted its annual Pitch Conference which drew an audience of more than 700 people – a full hous ·         The morning started out with moderator Pilar Alessandra, Producer Cassian Elwes ane!d Virgin Produced’s Tobin Armbrust sharing practical advice and the essential rules and tools of pitching. ·         The second part of the session consisted of 14+ filmmakers hitting the ...

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