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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2018  running November 1 - November 8, 2018  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)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

Final wrap & global newsletter N°9 (November 10) 

 

 

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

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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Promote your line up during AFM

AFM 2018 runs October 31 - November 7    We would like to contribute to your success in AFM Can we help? Promote your line up to media, buyers and attendees. Boost your screenings' attendance. Shoot interviews or v...

VIDEO - Interview with Jonathan Wolf on AFM 2018

A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998.Bruno Chatelin met with Jonathan Wolf at the Loews during the 2018 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say. What kind of advice can you give first timers, and why and how should they come to the AFM... ...

Interview with Steve Solot, President and CEO of LATC (Latin American Training Center)

American born Steve Solot is President and CEO of LATC (Latin American Training Center) based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before moving to Latin America, Mr. Solot attained MA degrees in Economics and in Latin American Studies. After almost 25 years spent living in Brazil between Sao Paolo and Rio and working in the audiovisual sphere as Senior VP of MPAA (Latin American division of Motion Picture Association of America), Steve Solot is now founder and President of the Latin American Training C...

Interview with Director Ari Gold for 'Song of Sway Lake' (2017) at AFM

Actor/director/writer Ari Gold's latest film “The Song of Sway Lake” (2017) is about nostalgia, obsession and grief experienced by two unlikely soul friends Ollie Sway (Rory Culkin) and quirky Russian Nikolai (Robert Sheehan) and the retired Charlie Sway (Mary Beth Peil) during a summer on Sway Lake in upstate New York. Gold wrote the film with Elizabeth Bull, as well as produced and directed it. The film is being distributed by The Orchard and was being sold to international m...

“Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal” make friends at AFM 2018

  In the American Film Market 2018, Santa Monica (the USA), Wizart Animation Studio will present two long-awaited projects that the international distributors have been anticipating so much – these are “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands”, a sequel to the successful franchise, and another sequel “Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal”, whose first instalment the audience knows very well. The franchises of both projects are still successfully distributed all over the world t...

Cranked Up Films and Shudder acquire North American distribution rights to Cinelou Films’ NIGHTMARE CINE

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Cranked Up Films, Good Deed Entertainment’s recently launched genre label, announced today from AFM that, in partnership with Shudder, AMC Network’s genre streaming platform, they have acquired North American distribution rights to Cinelou Films’ NIGHTMARE CINEMA. The film is a horror anthology comprised of five shorts and a wrap-around storyline from directors Mick Garris (THE SHINING), Joe Dante (THE HOWLING), David Slade (HANNIBAL), Ryuhei Kitamura (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) and ...

VIDEO - Jason Blum's anti Trump acceptation speech at the Israel Film Festival Gala Opening Ceremony

“The great thing about this country is that you can like Trump, but I don’t have to, and I can say what I feel about it — and I don’t like it...” Blum said at Saban Theater at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center in Beverly Hills during the opening ceremony of the Israel Film Festival. He continued under loud boos, a few in the audience walked out, others approached the stage shouting "we want Trump" and shouting "Shut Up". This tumultuous ambiance w...

Meir Fenigstein, Israel Fest Director, in total shock after lack of respect and tolerance from audience booing Jason Blum

Watch the video of the incident.     For 32 years, the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles has presented more than 1,000 feature films, documentaries, television dramas and short films to close to one million filmgoers and brought hundreds of Israeli filmmakers to the U.S. to share their art.  Last night, at the opening of the 32nd edition, the Festival honored two highly esteemed filmmakers, producer Jason Blum and writer/director Avi Nesher, for their great contributions...

Interview with Producer Jonathan Light on New Venture Four Five Media at 2018 AFM

Jonathan Light is a New York based actor/director/writer with a post graduate degree in acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and an MFA from the TV Writer's Studio in Brooklyn for Writing and Production. After college, he proceeded in his entertainment career in theater and music and as an international script consultant. Throughout his profession, he has worked for various clients making corporate videos, some of which include The College Board, The Julliard School and...

AFM 2018 in Focus Newsletter N°7

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VIDEO - The Other Story opens Israel Film Festival, Director Avi Nesher awarded

The Other Story The Israel festival opener is breaking records in Israel. Director Avi Nesher received the hommage from the festival  Nov 6th at the 2018 Opening Night Gala of the 32nd Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills Saban Center Cinema. ...

Photos & Quotes From AFM November 5 - 6, 2018

Below please find notable quotes from industry figures that spoke in the last 24 hours during AFM’s Production and Distribution Conferences, as well as its Documentary Roundtable: PRODUCING FOR THE PRE-SALES MARKETPLACE Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard, President of Global Sales & Distribution, Storyboard  Media, LLC “What you need is a good marketing hook.”   “It’s tough out there but there are these gems. The smartest thing to do is be a smart f...

Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles (Nov 6-20) kicked off with awards and a loud anti trump acceptance speech

Bruno Chatelin greeted by Festival Founder Meir Fenigstein. The Other Story which opened the festival is breaking records in Israel. Director Avi Nesher was in town to receive the hommage from the festival and introduce his film Nov 6th at the 2018 Opening Night Gala of the 32nd Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills Saban Center Cinema. Director Avi Nesher Accepting his award. Jason Blum acceptance speech triggered roaring boos when he started his anti...

Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin celebrates in LA the launch of the French Riviera Film Festival

The first annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two-day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short-form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A pr...

"Production Without Borders” special event held Nov 5 at the 2018 American Film Market

"Production Without Borders” special event was held during the 2018 American Film Market on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA (1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401). The by-invitation only event was produced by Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna.   The panel featured the top names in the industry, including:   Michael Benaroya, Founder, International Film Trust Michael Benaroya is a producer and founder of Internation...

The Red Carpet Premiere in LA of The Divide

Yesterday the cast and crew of THE DIVIDE was honored in Beverly Hills with a packed Red Carpet LA premiere of the Divide screening at Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater followed by a reception at Saddle Ranch on Sunset with the . Filmfestivals.com Guy Kennedy and Bruno Chatelin were in town to celebrate and cover. Some fences are hard to mend. Set in drought-plagued Northern California in 1976, The Divide chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid (Perry King), an aging rancher with a failing...

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Tuesday, Nov 6

          Events All events require qualifying badge or ticket. See AmericanFilmMarket.com/programs-events for details. Distribution Conference Time: 9:15...

Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Board of Director

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Board of Directors.   The following new board members have been elected to serve for the 2018-2020 term as part of IFTA’s 20-person Board: Alison Thompson (Cornerstone Films) Nat McCormick (The Exchange) Gene George (Lionsgate) Frederick Tsui (Media Asia) Pierre David (Reel One Entertainment) Anna Marsh (StudioCanal) ...

Conferences and Panels November 6

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Working with the U.S. Guilds Tuesday, November 6     |     4:00pm – 5:00pm     |     AFM Studio, Loews Hotel DGA, SAGindie and WGAW representatives explain how to secure talent agreements for directors, actors and writers and make your project signatory to the guilds’ agreements. Presenters Darrien Michele Gipson, Executive Director, SAGindie Cynthia Tollett, Assistant Executive Director, Directors Guild of America Kay S. Wo...

Conferences and panels November 5

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Success Factors of Korea CG/VFX and Korea-Global Co-Production Monday, November 5     |     10:00am – 11:30am     |     AFM Studio, Loews Hotel Overview the latest technology from Korean CG/VFX which is growing sharply and rapidly. Also check out the current works of leading Korean CG/VFX companies and explore the secrets of rapid success through a Q&A session. Buyer Business Meetings will take place in Escondido...

AFM in focus Newsletter N°6

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LGBTQ Films to Play Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles opening tomorrow

    West Coast Premiere of Award-Winning Documentary Family in Transition and The Cakemaker, Israel’s Official Entry for 2019 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film The critically praised and award-winning LGBTQ themed films The Cakemaker and Family in Transition will each screen at the 32nd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, taking place November 6th – 20th. The Cakemaker, which had its U.S. premiere at last year’s Festival, will have encore screenings th...

Screen Media Brings ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER To Theaters Nationwide For A One Day Only Cinema Event On December 1st

Voiced by Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee & Martin Short! Tickets On Sale Today!     Screen Media is thrilled to announce the theatrical expansion of Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer to over 100 cinemas nationwide for a one day only matinee event on December 1, 2018, giving families everywhere a chance to watch the miniature horse with big dreams save Christmas on the big screen. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer features the voices of Josh Hutche...

Photos, Quotes & Highlights From Day 5 at AFM November 4, 2018

      Yesterday’s Programming included:   Finance Conference PRODUCING STUDIO FILMS WITH INDEPENDENT BUDGETS Panellists: §  Ashok Amritraj, Chairman & CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment §  Miranda Bailey, CEO, Cold Iron Pictures §  Jeffrey Greenstein, President, Millennium Media §  Gary Michael Walters, CEO, Bold Films Moderator: §  Richard Botto, Founder & CEO, Stage 32   THE FILM FINANCE MATRIX...


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