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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2020  running November 3 - November 8, 2020  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. 

2021: November 2 – 7 I 2022: November 1 – 6 I 2023: October 31 - November 5 I 2024: November 5 – 10

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AFM 2015 Distribution Conference Speakers Confirmed



Distribution Conference Speakers Confirmed


Panelists include Clay Epstein, Arclight Films, Lise Romanoff, Vision Films; Paul Davidson, The Orchard; Richard Gray, Yellow Brick Films; J. Todd Harris, Branded Pictures Entertainment; Russell Schwartz, Pandemic Marketing Corp; Sonia Mehandjiyska, Electric Entertainment; and Steve Nickerson, Broad Green Pictures.


Tuesday, November 10

Distribution Conference

sponsored by Rightscorp


9:15am – 10:45am
Working with Sales Agents
To reach the global audience, an independent producer’s best ally is their international Sales Agent. Our panel of experts will discuss how to find and work with the right Sales Agent.

Clay Epstein, SVP Sales & Acquisitions, Arclight Films


Initial Panelists
Richard Gray, Producer, Yellow Brick Films
J. Todd Harris, Founder & President, Branded Pictures Entertainment
Sonia Mehandjiyska, Head of International Distribution, Electric Entertainment


11:15am – 12:45pm
Navigating the VOD Landscape: What Every Producer Needs to Know
VOD may soon be the primary source of revenue for independent filmmakers. Many see a future where all films are available worldwide and every film finds its audience. The session will disclose who is making money, how they are doing it and what the future holds.

Russell Schwartz, Co-Principal, Pandemic Marketing Corp


Initial Panelists
Paul Davidson, SVP, Film & TV, The Orchard
Steve Nickerson, President, Home Entertainment, Broad Green Pictures
Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution, Vision Films

Conference Location:

Fairmont Hotel, Starlight Ballroom – 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica  AFM Campus Map
Doors & Will Call Open at 8:00am


Additional Information

Speakers are announced as confirmed on this page.

Conference tickets may be ordered with or without an AFM badge. See Badges & Prices for more information





Incredible Access to Hollywood Decision Makers


Every year, AFM makes a difference for 1,000s of filmmakers, producers and writers because of the access it provides to Hollywood's movers and shakers — executives responsible for green lighting billions of dollars of projects. Plan now to connect with 400+ distributors and 1,000+ production companies.








Leverage Opportunities Beyond the Market


AFM offers you more ways than ever before to connect with the industry — a global Film Market, five days of cutting-edge Conferences, can't-miss Roundtables, 100s of film and world premieres, the new Carousel Cocktails, and great nightlife including industry parties up and down the beach.








Make New Connections at AFM’s Carousel Cocktails


AFM offers one week of unmatched industry networking that is even better this year with our NEW Carousel Cocktails, But don't wait until AFM to start networking. Follow us today on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, to connect with the AFM community — and get AFM updates as well as valuable film industry ideas, tips and resources.








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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
7 days of networking activities
1 beachfront campus that covers it all

Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage


Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  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 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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