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Feature-Length Neo-Noir Thriller "The Girl, The Gun, and Everything" Completed and Selling at AFM

"The Girl, The Gun, & Everything is Chicago-born writer and director Mario Bova's first foray into feature film territory.  Despite the loss of the tax credit for film companies in West Michigan, Mario is determined to showcase the potential that both the city of Grand Rapids and its inhabitants have to offer.  The film has turned into an exciting collaborative effort between several area musicians, actors, designers, and artists.  Josh Tyron (Director of Photograph...

Shots from the Elevator Pitch Conference at AFM Saturday, November 8

Stephanie Palmer, Cassian Elwes, Tobin Armbrust, Eric Roberts, andMary McGuckian at AFM Pitch Conference. Producer, Tobin Armburst, Producer, Cassian Elwes and Stephanie Palmer, Author, "Good in a Room". First Session - 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 ...

Director JACKIE KONG at AFM with new slate of films

Cult Film Director Jackie Kong will be appearing at AFM Monday and Tuesday.  Jackie brings to AFM her latest film, “CoExistence”, a Romeo and Juliet thriller love story with Vampires, and a surprise at every turn. This heart racing supernatural modern version of Shakespeare's classic will keep you on the edge of your seat. Teen Stars, and Veteran actors - Rutger Hauer, John Savage, and Daryl Hannah are certain to make it another Jackie Kong classic.     &...

AFM Producers Forum Nov 9 Schedule

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  The AFM Producers Forum is exclusively for experienced producers from around the world, to learn and network at the AFM. The AFM Producers Forum is hosted – there is no additional cost to participate – but participation is limited to 400 producers. Sunday, November 9 3:00 - 4:00 PM - Two Concurrent Sessions: 1. China Co-Productions: What, Why and How 2. Digital Delivery ...

AFM Roundtable Nov 9 Schedule : The Passion of the Film: Reaching the Faith Community

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Sunday, November 9 10:30am - 12:30pm Roundtable - The Passion of the Film: Reaching the Faith Community   Producers and distributors of recent faith and family hits have found success with new narratives and new marking tools.  Filmmakers and marketers reveal the essential elements of story, ministry and outreach that will optimize exposure to reach and serve their audience.   Spe...

2014 AFM Producers Forum keynotes on distribution

All AFM Producers Forum Activities will be held on the courtyard level of Le Merigot Hotel, 1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica (next door to the Loews Hotel). Jerome Courshon, Producer/Creator, "The Secrets to Distribution" speaking at AFM Producers Forum 3:00 - 4:00 PM - Two Concurrent Sessions: 1. US Distribution: A Map for Independent Producers 2. How to Leverage the AFM to Move Your Proj...

AFM Screenings & Events UPDATE Sunday, November 9

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  Added Screenings Film: Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 Time: 9:00am Theatre: Doubletree 2 Company: Media Asia Distribution Film: Spring Time: 3:00pm Theatre: Fairmont 5 Company: XYZ Films Film: The Dead Lands Time: 5:00pm Theatre: Fairmont 5 Company: XYZ Films Film: Real Blood: The True Beginning Time: 7:00pm Theatre: Ocean Company: Little Books Little Films AFM Events 9:15am - 12:45pm Production Conference sponsored by ...

Iron Dragon TV launches at AFM!

  http://www.irondragon.tv Iron Dragon TV - The new action martial arts channel is launching next week in HD Roku and in 4K Ultra HD on UltraFlix. Send us your email address and we will send you a link to load the channel and receive your free rental to try the channel out. Janell Smith : contact us ...

Film additions from Cardinal XD

  New Information:   Blood Reef (Ving Rhames, Luke Goss) Checkmate (Vinnie Jones, Danny Glover, Sean Astin, Mischa Barton) 24 Hours (Tom Sizemore, Michael Pare) Decommissioned (Johnny Messner, James Rem...

Europacorp signs an output distribution deal with Canadian VVS Films

VVS Films to distribute in Canada all films by EuropaCorp. First film in th eoutput deal between Luc besson's Company and VVS Films is Transporter Legacy by Camille Delamarre,(currently in post production) which is set for june 15th 2015 release. ...

A Bet at AFM: The Hammer vs. The Bully – Who Will Win?

  Hundreds of companies do business at the American Film Market, but how many filmmakers will actually see profits from their films?  There are all kinds of movies up for sale and worldwide distribution, many of which will not see any success, be it critical acclaim or profitability. Suites at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel are filled with sales reps and buyers galore and there are also tons of people in the lobby, networking and pitching projects.   Fred Williamson aka &...

Principal photography has commenced on the Millennium Films production of “Mechanic: Resurrection” in Bangkok

JASON STATHAM REPRISES STARRING ROLE JESSICA ALBA, MICHELLE YEOH AND TOMMY LEE JONES JOIN CAST   Principal photography has commenced on the Millennium Films production of “Mechanic: Resurrection” in Bangkok, Thailand on November 4th.   Jason Statham reprises his title role as Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death, in an attempt to walk away from his former profession, in order to lead a peaceful and quiet retirement.   It’s a big step up i...

How to Work the AFM - Another conversation with Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director

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Saturday, November 8 4:00pm - 5:30pm Conversation: How to Work the AFM with Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director    Access: AFM Badge or copy of a registration confirmation email if you haven't picked up your badge.   ...

Last minute pick up of FIELD FREAK by TomCat Films

  "Folker's film 'Field Freak' is absurd and deliciously frightening"- Digital Journal     Charles a former best selling writer, is desperately trying to pen his next book and needs a place free of distractions. Little does he know, his entire family is being watched. Strange bumps in the night escalate into a nerve wrecking encounter with the creature by Charles’s wife Linda. The story takes a wacky turn when they hire a psychotic, pest-contr...

AFM Screenings & Events UPDATE Saturday, November 8

Added Screenings Film: Wicked Flying Monkeys 3D (aka Save Oz!) 3D Time: 11:00am Theatre: AMC Santa Monica, Screen 1 Company: FilmSharks International AFM Events 9:15am - 12:45pm Pitch Conference sponsored by ROSKINO   Fairmont Hotel - Starlight Ballroom     3:00pm - 4:00pm Producers Forum   ...

“Interstellar” on IMAX!

    Although a science fiction story, it is not too hard to imagine with our advances in technology. The planet Earth is experiencing extreme climate change and is on the brink of extinction, experienced astronauts enter the cosmos searching for a new home for humans to live on at the end of the galaxy, family members left on Earth are at a loss not knowing if the spacecraft will ever return or if they were abandoned, distant planets are explored, and time is n...

Other Worlds Austin Announces Additions

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OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN SELLS OUT, ADDS A THEATER AND FILMS   The response to the inaugural Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival has been so great that wristbands to Austin’s first festival dedicated to science fiction filmmaking sold out five weeks before opening night. In response, the festival has opted to take on another theater, opening up additional wristbands for sale. In addition, this will allow the festival to add four more feature films (and a few shorts).   Wristba...

The Taipei Film Commission at AFM

The Taipei Film Commission (TFC) attends the AFM this year as exhibitor from 11/5-11/12, presenting two Taiwanese films to the market this year, Dream Flight, introducing the director and producer; and two decades after The Wedding Banquet, Oscar-Winning Producer Li-Kong Hsu presents a new dramatic comedy Baby Steps, introducing the producer, director and actors to appear in a series of events.   We invite and welcome you to join the following events organized by the...

Carnaby International plays Football and Hangman...

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CARNABY INTERNATIONAL PLAYS FOOTBALL AND HANGMAN! GRABS TWO MORE FILMS FOR AFM SALES:LONDON TOWN and HE WILL HANG   Carnaby International today announced two more pictures under its multi-picture deal with Martin Scorsese's TOMORROW producer and writer Stuart Brennan, according to co-CEO Sean O’Kelly.   Financed by Imaginarium Tower, Carnaby International has picked up sales on football (soccer to us Yanks) drama LONDON TOWN, to be penned by Brennan and produced by Studi...

TriCoast Worldwide has acquired worldwide sales rights to Virtu* Entertainment’s gritty vet pic, BATTLE SCARS

TRICOAST WORLDWIDE ACQUIRES VIRTU* ENTERTAINMENT’S GRITTY VET FILM BATTLE SCARS Writer/Director Danny Buday’s Film Tackles PTSD and Social Reintegration for Veterans www.battlescarsmovie.com  LA-based leading sales/distribution company TriCoast Worldwide has acquired worldwide sales rights to Virtu* Entertainment’s gritty vet pic, BATTLE SCARS. Written and directed by Danny Buday, with Heather McComb, George Young Warner and Buday serving as producers; the film stars ...

Buyers Flock To Michael Apted’s “Unlocked” For Alex Walton’s Bloom

 Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich and Toni Collette Star   BLOOM announced today that they have seen strong international sales on director Michael Apted's (The World Is Not Enough, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) UNLOCKED starring Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Academy Award® Winner Michael Douglas (The Game, Wall Street) and Orlando Bloom (THE HOBBIT franchise; THE LORD OF THE RINGS fran...

“Decommissioned,” directed by Timothy Woodward, Jr. makes its debut during AFM 2014

The newest film from director Timothy Woodward, Jr., “Decommissioned,” makes its debut during AFM 2014 (November 7-12.) Production on the film just wrapped this week in Los Angeles. Foreign sales of the new film are being handled by Cardinal XD (Loews Hotel, Room 543.)  See: http://www.cardinalxd.com/decommissioned British actor Vinnie Jones stars in “Decommissioned,” a film about a retired FBI agent whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he's the pa...

Award winning Australian mystery TOUCH & The Freaks added to AFM

TOUCH   (Completed) :  A high-impact, confident Australian feature-film debut, Touch is a tight and enigmatic thriller about a woman who takes to the road with her daughter, running from a mysterious pursuer. 2014 Sydney Film Festival Official Selection 2014 ACS (WA & SA) Feature Film Gold Winner  "A compelling, cryptic movie that should ideally be seen without any idea what to expect" Screen International Cast: Leeanna Walsmann, Matt Day TOUCH TRAILER...

Documentary filmmaker Kevin Breslin will present his FIRST feature length motion picture, “Blowtorch"

Documentary filmmaker Kevin Breslin will present his FIRST feature length motion picture, “Blowtorch,” during AFM 2014 (November 5-12.) Foreign sales of the new film are being handled by Cardinal XD (Loews Hotel, Room 543.)  See: http://www.cardinalxd.com/blowtorch Breakout actor Jack Falahee, one of the leading cast members in the new hit ABC TV series “How to Get Away with Murder,” stars in the Brooklyn-based crime thriller, based on a true story. “Blowtor...

Magnolia Acquires World Rights to Music Doc THE WRECKING CREW

  The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced that they have acquired world rights to THE WRECKING CREW, a documentary about the legendary group of studio musicians known as “the Wrecking Crew” based in Los Angeles in the 1960s who played on an extraordinary number of hit records—some of the biggest and most beloved songs of the 20th century. For years, the Wrecking Crew were the de-facto backing band on hit records by the Beach Boys, Elvis, Frank Si...
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