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




AFM 2015 Roundtables

AFM Roundtables are open-ended discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues in an intimate setting.


Thursday, November 5
2:30pm – 4:00pm

Hong Kong: The Next Generation of Project Management for Production in Asia

With the rapid development of entertainment business in Asia, the trend for cross boundary film production requires greater sophistication and local partners with the full scope of skills and knowledge. Hong Kong, with a strong talent pool of film veterans and professionals performs a very effective role in enabling both Eastern and Western film projects in the region. Renowned film experts from Hong Kong will share their stories and secrets of success for managing production in Asia.

Peter LAM, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association Limited (MPIA)

CHU Chen On, Co-founder and Managing Director, October Pictures Limited
Fred WANG, Chairman, Salon Films


Access: AFM Badge. RSVP required. Please email with your name and company to reserve a seat.


Sunday, November 8
Networking and refreshments from 10:00am, Roundtable 10:30am – 12:00pm

The Passion of the Film: Beyond the Pulpit and the Pew
How producers can serve the faithful and also achieve box office success.

Barbara Mudge, President & Founder, Worldwide Film Entertainment

Scott Glosserman, Founder/CEO, Gathr Films
Mike Medavoy, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Pictures
Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President, AFFIRM Films/Sony Pictures Entertainment


Access: AFM Badge. Seating is limited as a portion of the room is reserved for invited guests.


Sunday, November 8
5:00pm – 6:30pm

African Co-Productions: The Possibilities and the Challenges
An AFM initiative to further the development and promotion of the African film industry. The Roundtable will bring together stakeholders who have an interest in films produced in Africa with cross-cultural appeal to work towards realizing the full potential of the African film industry.

Mayenzeke Baza, Director of International Relations, Association for Transformation in Film and TV

Emem Isong Misodi, C.E.O, Royal Arts Academy
Pascal Schmitz, Head of Sales, AAA Entertainment
John Volmink, Co-Founder, Diprente Films


Access: AFM Badge. Seating is limited as a portion of the room is reserved for invited guests.


Monday, November 9
10:00am – 12:00pm

Shoot the Book!: French Publishers Present Original Literary Works with Film Adaptation Potential
Paris publishing houses Delcourt, Denoël, Fayard, Gallimard, and Mediatoon/Dargaud Group will pitch titles selected by a jury of professionals headed by Howard A. Rodman, President, WGAW and comprised of Bob Bookman, Senior motion picture and television agent, Paradigm, Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List and Andrea McCall, Senior Vice President, Dreamworks.

The Roundtable will be followed by a reception, where audiovisual rights licensors and producers can discuss the day’s events and future contacts.

Steven Gaydos, Vice President/Executive Editor, Variety

Judith Becqueriaux, Rights Manager, Editions Denoël
Laurent Duvault, Director of Audiovisual and International Development, Mediatoon / Dargaud Group (Dargaud itself, Dupuis, Le Lombard, Kana and Urban Comics)
Frédérique Massart, Head of Audiovisual Rights, Gallimard
Juliette Mathieu, Rights Director, Delcourt Group
Carole Saudejaud, Rights Director Foreign, Film & Domestic Rights, Fayard


Access: AFM Badge.


Monday, November 9
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Distributing and Monetizing Documentaries
Presented in partnership with the International Documentary Association.

Senain Kheshgi, Director/Writer/Producer, Senain Kheshgi Pictures

Richard Abramowitz, President, Abramorama
Jamie Carmichael, President, Film, CONTENT
Femke Wolting,  Founder and Managing Director, Submarine


Access: If you would like to attend this invitation-only event, please send your name, company, contact info and a list of your major credits or IMDB page to If we are able to accommodate your request, you will receive a confirmation email from IDA. Seating is limited.


Tuesday, November 10
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Working with the U.S. Guilds

Darrien Michele Gipson, National Director, SAGindie
Jon Larson, Associate Western Executive Director, Directors Guild of America
Kay S. Wolf, Independent Film Executive, Writers Guild of America, West


Access: AFM Badge.


Additional Information
Speakers are announced as confirmed on this page.


Roundtables Location
Loews Hotel, AFM Studio – 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, see the AFM Campus Map.

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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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