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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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Our AFM Newsletters will run:  
Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)
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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
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Filmfestivals.com Wine tasting Party for festival directors ends with bitter taste of Camera Stolen

We regret that we will not be able to share pictures of the event. Every one enjoyed meeting their peers and sharing festival stories, wines from Bernardus were amazing, thanks to our friends at Fest Forums and Vision Films we had a great time...untill we realized at the end that someone had decided to walk away with my camera and pictures.  This is the first time in afm this year that an object is reported stolen, said the security..."from all the bars in the world you had to walk ...

38th Edition of the American Film Market Sees Significant Increase in Exhibitor Participation 18% and counting

The American Film Market (AFM®), which opened its doors on Wednesday and runs until November 8 in Santa Monica, has seen a significant surge in participants this year with 445 exhibiting companies attending, an 18% increase over 2016.  Notable growth comes from around the world, including South Korea (+13), Italy (+9), Romania (+9) France (+5) and Russia (+5). Exhibitors from India (3) participated after a three-year absence for the country.   AFM is seeing a strong contingent of...

Gravitas Ventures Acquires "Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies" for distribution

  Cardinal XD is the International Sales Agent for the zombie horde film.   Director Mark Newton's Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies, winner of "Goriest Film" at last week's FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures for domestic distribution, announced Daniel Wood, Executive Producer.   "Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies has a great Southern vibe and gives a unique twist to the zombie film genre, with a ...

Charlie Sheen’s Ex’s Move into a Glass House Together!

  Charlie Sheen’s on-screen ex Jennifer Taylor (Two And A Half Men) and his real life ex Denise Richards (The World is Not Enough) star together in a new drama just picked up for international sales by NY-based sales company Glass House Distribution. Lili Bordan (The Martian) who just recently wrapped Book Club with Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton, also stars in this female ensemble driven movie, and keeping it all under one roof, the movie is executive produced by Glass House Distribu...

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Sunday, November 5

            Added Screenings Film: Time: Theatre: ...

Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” Baby Driver) is set to star in the taut supernatural thriller Off Season,

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Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” Baby Driver) is set to star in the taut supernatural thriller Off Season, it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop. The electric wilderness chiller is produced by Nira Park (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) through her Big Talk Pictures and J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water, Mama) under his Demilo Productions banner.   Off Season is the highly anticipated first feature from BAFTA nominated w...

Saga Films Locks Multi-Title Deal with Lightning Entertainment

Independent sales, distribution and acquisitions company SAGA FILMS today announced a multi-title deal with LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT for films including Freezer starring Golden Globe® winner Dylan McDermott, Craig Clyde’s Storm Rider, Australian romcom Until She Came Along starring Rachael Taylor and Josh Lawson, and Warren. P. Sonoda’s comedy Servitude.   The deal will see SAGA FILMS acquire all rights (except theatrical) for the four LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT signature li...

At AFM 2017, Thai Ministry of Commerce unveils plan to make Thailand’s the leading film production hub of the ASEAN region

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi presides over Thai Night AFM 2017 – Thailand Where Films Come Alive, an event of celebration of Thai cinema organized during the American Film Market 2017.    Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barna...

ADAM FUSS A Landscape of Imagination the new film by Svetlana Cemin

Synopsis An intimate portrait of the noted contemporary photographer, Adam Fuss, shot over a year in New York and Sussex, England. Our documentary delves into the artist’s creative process, and the life forces that inspire it. 53 minutes, USA  October 2017 Directed by Svetlana Cemin Watch the t...

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Saturday, November 4

          Moved Screenings Film: Time: Theatre: Company: &...

AFM Animation in Focus Nov 4

  Follow us on the social networks and filmfestivals.com.                      ...

FILM.UA Group Announces New Deals on The Stronghold Fantasy Feature

  The Stronghold fantasy feature.  The rights were pre-sold to the new territories. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives are now covered by Alfa World Movies; France and French speaking territories of Antilles, Guiana, Oceania, Polynesia, Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean – by Purple Pictures; South Korea – by Atrium Productions KFT; Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belorussia, Kyrgyzstan – by I.C. Inter-Cinema. The theatrical release in Kazakhsta...

AFM & Cannes market heads Jonathan Wolf and Jerome Paillard best collaborators Video chat

AFM's Jonathan Wolf and Marche de Cannes Jerome Paillard together for 25 years... American Film Market director Jonathan Wolf and le Marché du Film de Cannes'. Jerome Paillard talk to Laurie Gordon about loyalty and fidelity and respect of each other's uber prima film industry events and markets. Paillard has attended AFM for 20 years and Wolfe has attended Cannes for 25 years.                       AFM 2017 - Laurie Go...

New deals on The Stronghold fantasy feature.

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  The rights were pre-sold to the new territories. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives are now covered by Alfa World Movies; France and French speaking territories of Antilles, Guiana, Oceania, Polynesia, Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean – by Purple Pictures; South Korea – by Atrium Productions KFT; Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belorussia, Kyrgyzstan – by I.C. Inter-Cinema. The theatrical release in Kazakhstan is scheduled for November 9. AFM screening of...

25th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

  Call for Entries Animated Com Award International 2018 - Competition for applied animation in the field of advertising Dear advertising filmmakers, producers, agencies and friends of animated film,  the Call for Entries for the Animated Com Award International is now open. The Award for the best applied animation in the field of advertising, in the ...

The Stolen Princess animated feature film has been pre-sold to Ledafilms

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 The Stolen Princess animated feature film has been pre-sold to Ledafilms for all countries of Latin America, after the screening at the AFM. Alejandro Leda, Ledafilms president said, “We attended The Stolen Princess screening yesterday at the AFM, and we were very impressed by the quality of Ukrainian production of an animated film. The Stolen Princess will be released in the theatres of Latin America, and I am sure, that our audience would love the film.”   The se...

The Snow Queen: Wonderland is sold to South Korea, Turkey and Poland

  In the framework of AFM, Wizart announces deals on the fourth film of the franchise The Snow ...

FILM.UA Group Announces New Deals at the AFM

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FILM.UA Group at the AFM: The Stolen Princess goes to Latin America  we are glad to announce the new pre-sale deals for The Stolen Princess animated feature film at the AFM to the new companies and territories: Turkey (Yeni Bir Film), Iran (Ideal Film), Vietnam and Cambodia (Lightning McQueen Company), Poland (Monolith Films), Romania (Idea Film Distribution). FILM.UA Group invites you to attend The Stolen Princess screening of work-in-progress episodes (65 min) at the America...

FILM.UA Group Announces New Deals at the AFM

The Stolen Princess animated feature film, produced by Animagrad studio (FILM.UA Group) has been pre-sold to the new companies and territories: Turkey (Yeni Bir Film), Iran* (Ideal Film), Vietnam and Cambodia (Lightning McQueen Company), Poland* (Monolith Films), Romania (Idea Film Distribution). *territories of Poland and Iran now covered by new companies; last year the film was pre-sold Polsat and Cinema 24, but the deals were re-arranged).   Previously, The Stolen Princess was pre-s...

Studio 100 Film takes a new film into its sales portfolio and presents “Mia and me – The Movie” at this year’s AFM

Studio 100 Film takes a new film into its sales portfolio and presents “Mia and me – The Movie” at this year’s AFM at Loews Office #653. The feature film will continue to tell Mia’s adventures and adds a new chapter to her phenomenal success story. The movie is currently in development and planned to hit cinemas in 2020. “Mia and me – The Movie” will be produced by m4e, Hahn & m4e Productions and Flying Bark Productions. Studio 100 Film is th...

Connecting with the Latin American Film Industry and animation in Ventana Sur

  Animation! Work in Progress is a novelty of Animation! 2017 / Ventana Sur. Curated by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (MIFA), Animation! WIPs will feature an exclusive selection of Latin American animated...

Ori Animation at AFM 2017

  Adventure / Family / Animation / Hand-drawn  | 90 min More power means more responsibilty. After twists and turns, the young oryx Hardy returned to his home to protect his family and the peace of the desert.         GO TENNIS ...

Mini Pet Pals by Rai and Gruppo Alcuni goes to China

    Mini Pet Pals, the successful animated series co-produced by Italian pubcaster Rai and Gruppo Alcuni and directed by Sergio Manfio, landed in China.   The 104 episodes of the first two seasons, digitally animated in 2D (with option for the next 52) will be available from next November on several VOD platforms in the People's Republic of China, starting from Iqiyi, one of China's largest online video platforms (owned by Baidu, the most important search engine in Chi...

Iryna Kostyuk (FILM.UA Group) spoke in the panel “New Global Power Players”

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A New Power Player in the Global Market: Iryna Kostyuk was Invited to Report on Animagrad at the World Animation and VFX Summit in Los Angeles     On October 30, Iryna Kostyuk (FILM.UA Group), the producer of the animated feature film “MAVKA. The Forest Song” (Animagrad, FILM.UA Group), took part in the panel discussion “New Global Power Players” where she talked about the Animagrad Studio and its animation projects. The panel  opened the 6th World Anima...

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