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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. 

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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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Andrew Lauren Productions to Produce and Finance Claire Denis' "HIGH LIFE" Starring Robert Pattinson, Patricia Arquette ...

Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP) has partnered with Alcatraz Films, Pandora Film Produktion, The Apocalypse Films, and Madants to produce and finance "High Life”, the English-language debut of acclaimed French filmmaker Claire Denis. The film, which stars Robert Pattinson, Patricia Arquette and Mia Goth, is a sexy sci-fi thriller about convicts who trade in their jail time by agreeing to crew a dangerous mission to a black hole, set on an intergalactic ship designed by renowned visua...

AFM Roundtable - The Passion of the Film: From Inspiration to Release

Barbara Mudge, President & Founder of Worldwide Film Entertainment, Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President of AFFIRM Films, Cindy Bond, Founder & President of Mission Pictures, and Andrea Nasfell, Screenwriter of "Moms' Night Out", speak at the American Film Market Roundtable - The Passion of the Film: From Inspiration to Release at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) ...

AFM Finance Conference II: Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets

Richard Botto, Founder & CEO of Stage 32, Zanne Devine, EVP of Film & Television at Miramax, Paul Hanson, CEO of Covert Media, Mitchell Peck, Producer at Peck Entertainment, and Michael Ryan, Partner at GFM Films and Chairman of IFTA, speak at the American Film Market Finance Conference II: Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets at the Fairmont Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif.  Michael Ryan, Partne...

American Film Market Arbitrator Breakfast at the Fairmont Nov. 5, 2016

American Film Market Arbitrator Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) American Film Market Arbitrator Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images)   ...

American Film Market Roundtable - Asian VOD

Sanjay Bachani, Managing Director at FilmKaravan LLC., Belsasar Lepe, Co-Founder & SVP of Products & Solutions for Ooyala, Fabio Lima, CEO of Sofa Digital, Liz Shackleton, Asia Editor for Screen International, and Felix Tsang, Sales & Acquisitions Manager for Golden Scene Co. Ltd., speak at the American Film Market Roundtable - Asian VOD at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images...

Roundtable: ‘Making an Impact: How Telling LGBT Stories Can Pay Off’

Ambiance Roundtable: ‘Making an Impact: How Telling LGBT Stories Can Pay Off’ featuring J. Todd Harris, Executive Producer, The Kids Are All Right; Melissa Coghlan, Producer, Below Her Mouth; Tina Mabry, Writer/Director/Producer, Queen Sugar; Mississippi Damned; and Cassian Elwes, Independent Producer/Agent, Dallas Buyers Club. Producer Melissa Coghlan, Producer J. Todd Harris, Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, Director of Programming of Outfest, Prod...

The Exchange has closed a revolving line of credit funded by Pacific Mercantile Bank

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Brian O'Shea, The Exchange's CEO, announced that The Exchange has closed a revolving line of credit funded by Pacific Mercantile Bank to be used for future acquisitions.   A self-funded company, The Exchange will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary at the upcoming 2016 American Film Market. The Exchange's line-up includes the Award winning documentary GLEASON, KING COBRA, A STREET CAT NAMED BOB, KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE and RETALIATION, SHIMMER LAKE and the upcoming productions ...

DDI has sold out the world rights of THE ADVENTURE CLUB.

  Gravitas Ventures has acquired all US and each remaining international territory on THE ADVENTURE CLUB, outside of the Middle East acquired by Gulf Films, Pan Asia by Fox, Poland by East West, Turkey by Tanweer and South Africa by M Net.   THE ADVENTURE CLUB star Billy Zane (DEAD CALM, TITANIC) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy, GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS).   The film is directed by visual effects producer Geoff Anderson (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, ZERO DARK THIRTY), produced...

John Cleese joins Samantha Bee and Martin Short in Eliott The Littlest Reindeer

Jason Moring, President of DDI, has announced that Oscar nominated actor John Cleese joined Emmy nominee Samantha Bee (Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, The Daily Show) and award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live, FRANKENWEENIE) and award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live, FRANKENWEENIE) to the animated feature ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER.   John Cleese is represented by Anonymous Content, CAA and Independent Talent Group. DDI is selling ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST...

Depardieu in JS BACH biopic

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The life of Johan Sebastian Bach, simply entitled BACH, is being prepared for the big screen, and will go into production in 2017. The story of Bach, tagged ‘Orphan, Convict, Rebel, Genius’, will be brought to life by director Eric Styles (That Good Night, Legendary) and the production is attracting a host of prominent actors. Already attached are Gérard Depardieu, Max Von Sydow, Axel Milberg and Marianne Sagebrecht. The Production team is in discussions with...

Newest action feature from Arclight Films stars Tony Jaa, Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais

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Arclight Films announces the AFM World Market Premiere of the new action film, TRIPLE THREAT. The film stars legendary martial arts masters Tony Jaa (ONG BAK 1, 2 & 3, upcoming XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, FAST AND FURIOUS 7), Tiger Chen (MAN OF TAICHI,) and Iko Uwais (THE RAID 1 & 2, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS).   The film is written by Dwayne Smith and will be directed by Chad Stahelski (JOHN WICK, JOHN WICK 2).   TRIPLE THREAT is an adrenaline-fueled action film tha...

Animaze curates 12 hours of Canadian Animation Programming at Moscow Film Festival 2017

Laurie Gordon and Kirrill Razlogov confrim a collaboration between Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival June 23-29 2017.  Razlogov will curate a special Russian focus and present a masterclass during Animaze in August 2017. Gordon will curate 12 hours of Canadian animation program during one of Russia's oldest and most prestigeous film festivals in the world held annually in Moscow in the early summer. The idea...

AFM Animation in Focus

  Follow us on the social networks and filmfestivals.com.                       Email us I Advertize in our AFM Newsletters and eBlasts I Featured in Animation Day in Cannes 2017   Filmfestivals.com was established in 1995, over the years we became the premier link between film and festivals with 6.000 festivals listed, over 22 000 festival organizers conta...

Animaze 2017 submission now OPEN - Top 100 festivals voted 5 STAR

  Animaze volunteers Craig Heinrich and Ségolène Lémbémé Animaze - Montreal International Animation Film Festival is proud to open it's submssions for 2017. Looking for shorts and features as well as experimental and 360 content. We are also hosting a TV pitch forum for one - offs and TV series. click on this icon to submit your film today! #Animaze2017 Opening night dance troupe from China From virtual reality to 360 for Dome a...

DDI has sold SPARK to several territories.

  SPARK stars the voice talents of stars Jessica Biel (VALENTINE'S DAY, NEW YEAR'S EVE), Hilary Swank (MILLION DOLLAR BABY, P.S. I LOVE YOU), Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-MEN), and Susan Sarandon (ENCHANTED, THELMA & LOUISE).   DDI sold UK to Kaleidoscope, Latin America to California Films, Middle East to Eagle Films, Pan Asia Pay to Fox International, Philippines to Captive Entertainment, Vietnam to MVP Films and Iceland to Sam Films.   SP...

Ventana Sur Animation Pitching Projects Selection

For the first time, the market will feature an exclusive section for Latin American animation. Projects for animated feature films and TV series will be pitched for a jury of international experts and Industry professionals. The jury will select two winning projects (one for TV series and one for feature film) that will be part of the Mifa Pitches Programme 2017. ...

Studio 100 Media Teams Up With Red Kite Animation For "Princess Emmy - The Movie"

Studio 100 Media, Germany and Red Kite Animation, United Kingdom collaborate for the production of “Princess Emmy – The Movie”.  Red Kite is co-producer with Studio 100 Media and its parent company Studio 100 NV (Belgium).  Munich-based Studio 100 Film acts as the international sales agency for the worldwide rights for ‘Emmy’.  The movie will be directed by Piet de Rycker (‘Laura’s Star’, ‘Little Polar Bear’) and is set...

Two new sections for Shorts at Annecy Festival

Annecy Fetsival just added two new sections to the Short Film Competition:  "Le prix Jeune public" (Young Audience Award)  and  "le prix de la Ville d’Annecy"   (City of Annecy Award) http://www.annecy.org/festival/presentation:en ...

Cartoon Movie Set for Bordeaux next March....toast?

CARTOON MOVIE 2017: SUBMIT YOUR ANIMATED FEATURE PROJECT THE PROJECT SUBMISSION IS OPEN! Go to My Cartoon "My Projects > Cartoon Movie 2017 > Submit a new project" DEADLINE to submit your project: 25 November 2016 WHICH PROJECT TO SUBMIT? - A project of animated feature film in 3 categories: in concept, in development or in production - of a minimum running time of 60 min - min. 50% of animation - European - Please check the&n...

Samantha Bee & Martin Short voice characters in the animated feature ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER from DDI

Jason Moring, President of DDI, has announced that critically acclaimed comedian and Emmy nominee Samantha Bee (Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, The Daily Show) and award-winning actor Martin Short (Saturday Night Live, FRANKENWEENIE) are attached to voice characters in the animated feature ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER.   Samantha Bee is represented by UTA, AGI Entertainment Media & Management, Parent Management and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush &...

Charmed 3D 'Happily Ever After’ just got a little more complicated.

CHARMING 3D Charming is a 3D romantic, action adventure featuring some of the most beloved characters in the history of cinema; Prince Charming, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White! An irreverent family animated comedy adventure about a young prince cursed with an irresistible appeal and the one kick-ass girl who wants him for nothing but money. Featuring original songs by Demi Lovato, Sia, Nick Jonas, Avril Lavigne, Steve Aoki, GEM and Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy). ...

AMILA'S SECRET_Latest acquisition from Amadeus Entertainment 

  Amadeus Entertainment is delighted to present you AMILA'S SECRET (Spain-Argentina, 2016) - our latest CGI Animated family adventure acquisition by director Gorka Vazkuez.        Amila's Secret Trailer - English Subtitles from BALEUKO on Vimeo. Country: Spain-Argentina Genre:  Animated family adventure (CGI)  Language: Spanish with English ...

Ambiance Pictures at The American Film Market

PreviousNext Close Guests seen at the American Film Market - Day 3 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for IFTA/AP Images) PreviousNext Close American Film Market - Day 3 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif.  ...

Evolutionary Films have closed an all rights deal with Rialto Distribution for the Australia - New Zealand release of LET ME GO

London based production and sales outfit Evolutionary Films are excited to announce that they have closed an all rights deal with Rialto Distribution for the Australia and New Zealand theatrical release of LET ME GO, a powerful and deeply moving drama starring four time BAFTA nominated actress Juliet Stevenson CBE (Bend it Like Beckham, Truly Madly Deeply), Jodhi May (Last of the Mohicans, The Other Boleyn Girl), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, Life in Squares), Karin Bertling (The Bridge, Wallander)...

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