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Summer Hill Films and TomCat Films Line-up for AFM 2016

TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films is now setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 2nd to 9th. Our office number will be Suite 333. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 333.                               

Sci-Fi and Action in "Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire"! from TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films

Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire We are proud to present to you one of our newest releases: a kick-ass, sci-fi, action feature Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire! This fast paced crime movie with gangs, drugs and guns rockets to a totally new level as the story is set in a futuristic world and the enemy is messing with the past by searching for an ancient weapon to carry out its terrible plan. Combining urban and sci-fi elements ...

NANA A Transgenerational Documentary on Tolerance World Premiering at St Louis Festival



NANA  A transgenerational documentary on tolerance presented at the St. Louis International Film Festival November 6 All Rights Available - the film is ready for the festival circuit.  For more information and to request a screener :  please contact | (917) 861 5035   A relevant and moving film will be making its world premiere at the St. Louis International Film Festival: NANA – a transgenerational documentary ...

Shocking Thriller THE HARROW - New to Market AFM 2016


Scott Francis joins THX in the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer

FORMER TECHNICOLOR EXECUTIVE SCOTT FRANCIS JOINS THX LTD. AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER     Courtesy of THX: Scott Francis, Chief Technology Officer at THX Ltd.   THX Ltd. today announced the appointment of Scott Francis in the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer, who will be responsible for all technology-related resources, workflow and staff in areas of engineering. Francis will work closely with THX CEO Ty Ahmad-Tayl...

Robert Redford and Casey Affleck joining The Old Man and the Gun. Rocket Science will handle internationals sales at AFM

Rocket Science announced today that Academy Award Nominee Robert Redford (Pete’s Dragon, All is Lost) and Academy Award Nominee Casey Affleck (Manchester By the Sea, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) will star in David Lowery’s (Peter Pan, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) upcoming crime caper, The Old Man and The Gun. Endgame Entertainment and SPK Pictures are financing the project with Endgame’s James D. Stern producing alongside Condé Nast&...

Evolutionary Filmspicked up STRONGER THAN BULLETS, winner of Best Documentary Feature at Woodstock Festival

London based production company and sales agent Evolutionary Films are excited to announce that they are now representing STRONGER THAN BULLETS, winner of Best Documentary Feature at Woodstock earlier this month, for international sales.   This engaging feature length documentary begins in Libya in 2011 where amidst the bloody revolution to overthrow the 42-year-old dictatorship of Colonel Gaddafi, a high-octane, defiant music scene and a unified human spirit that encompassed hip-hop, h...

SAANSEIN - A romantic-horror franchise in the making?

  Horror in India is still at an amateur level as compared to its Western counterparts. However, films like RAAZ franchise have set a new benchmark being the first musical, romance-horror flick. And now the upcoming film SAANSEIN – THE LAST BREATH is also joining the bandwagon. We have seen quite a few horror flicks but they were out-and-out spooky.    Interestingly, SAANSEIN is probably the second film after RAAZ franchise to fall under romantic-horror genre with some ...

All Rights Ent @ AFM // Updated Line up

In attendance   Aymeric Contat Desfontaines      Managing Director - Asia, Turkey, MENA, Inflight ...

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Mundial AFM Screening: JEREMY

The family comedy, JEREMY (El Jeremías), just released in the U.S. by Sony, will be screening at the AFM.    Univision said that “Jeremy is a movie you´re going to love!”.  The heartwarming comedy garnered a Mexican Academy Award for Best Male Breakthrough Artist for Martin Castro’s performance as Jeremy for his portrayal of an 8-year-old pessimistic genius.  The film has been playing to enthusiastic audiences at several major festivals, inc...

Face to Face with Germans

German Films Service + Marketing, the national advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide, has launched a campaign to promote a new wave of German cinema achievements to international audiences and to showcase exceptional German talent worldwide. The initiative - entitled FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS - spotlights six of the most influential German actresses currently working in the industry, who represent just some of the many dynamic ‘faces’ of German ...

House of Film AFM line up

4K titles, Oscar contenders, movies on hot topics like time travel, teen bullying, award winning audience favorites, all star cast in every genre, 3D animation, ultra stylish films are available for distribution. AFM Location: Loews Room 754 ...

13 Films Hires Greg Schenz as Vice President

Former Endgame executive Greg Schenz has joined international distribution and finance company 13 Films as Vice President of the company to spearhead the financing and packaging of feature film and television projects, it was announced by President of 13 Films Tannaz Anisi.   Schenz joins the company with immediate effect with a remit to expand the company’s activities. 13 Films will look to board productions at earlier stages in order to work closely with producers and filmmakers t...

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice' documentary sparks White House recognition of the 1936 African-American Olympians

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ documentary sparks White House recognition of the 1936 African-American Olympians after 80 years and gains steam for awards season and Oscar contention   The 18 African-American athletes of the 1936 Olympics, subjects of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” and previously unrecognized for their contributions to breaking color lines, were honored at the White House by President Barack...

Anonymous by Archstone Pictures

ARCHSTONE DISTRIBUTION PRESENTS:   ANONYMOUS Opening In Theaters Friday, December 2, 2016         Directed by: Akan Satayev Written and Produced by: Sanzhar Sultan Starring: Callan McAuliffe, Lorraine Nicholson, Daniel Eric Gold, and Clifton Collins Jr. ANONYMOUS follows Alex Danyliuk (McAuliffe) a teenager learning the ins and outs of computer programming. When his family hits financial trouble, he tur...

Lin Oeding is confirmed to direct OFFICE UPRISING

Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, has announced that Lin Oeding is confirmed to direct OFFICE UPRISING.   Director Oeding comes from an impressive background in action design for studio films including THE EQUALIZER, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON and ANT-MAN.   His recent directing credits include two episodes of Syfy's new series Blood Drive, NBC's Chicago P.D., as well as the feature film BRAVEN starring Jason Momoa.   First introduced by The Exchange to buyers at EF...

VERSATILE Line up @ AFM 2016

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Animation, Action, Disaster and Horror titles from Fantastic Films International at AFM

FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL invites you to email us for an AFM 2016 meeting. Let us know your preferred date and time (from November 2nd- 7th), so we can introduce you to our NEW animated titles: HENRY THE BLACK; AJISAKA; PRINCE OF THE SEA; NOVEMBER 10th; SLICK RICK; MASK MAN; LUGGY, DEX HAMILTON AND THE DOOMSDAY SWARM; THE CUSHION; BIGI AND FRIENDS; as well as our action, thriller, disaster and horror titles: HAUNTED CASTLE; RESURRECTION; GARUDA SU...

New Releases for AFM 2016 from SUMMER HILL FILMS & TOMCAT FILMS

Reclaiming Friendship Park Comedy, drama Why would a tough businessman suddenly become obsessed with friendship if not to reclaim something that he never knew he gave away?   Watch the Trailer for "Reclaiming Frienship Park"    Interstates Sci-Fi   An escapist hacker and his high-tech counterpart journey through surveillance state America, crossing frontiers that test their friendship and ignite a fight for independence....

Olga Kurylenko is set to star as the title character in the action packed crime thriller Jane Millen

Olga Kurylenko is set to star as the title character in the action packed crime thriller Jane Millen it was announced today by 13 Films President, Tannaz Anisi who produces the film alongside Karen Kehela Sherwood (A Beautiful Mind, Blue Crush, Inside Man) and former Endgame executive Greg Schenz.   Currently in pre-production, the feature is written and directed by the acclaimed director Cynthia Mort (Nina, The Brave One), and is slated to begin production in April 2017.   Jane ...

European Umbreall Prominent platforms for deal making at the AFM

European Film Promotion (EFP) is thrilled to receive increasing demand for support of promotion and marketing of European films at the upcoming American Film Market (November 2 - 9). This is reflected in a record sum of Film Sales Support (FSS) dedicated towards 48 films as well as an increasing number of sales companies registering under the European Umbrella together with producers and EFP member organisations. In combination with the European reception, EFP organizes and provides promine...

Eleeanora Images brings 4 titles to AFM 2016

Four ready films for International Sale Distribution & Acquisition produced by Eleeanora Images:   1. DARK WIND A drama on the hazards of global climate change that is impacting land and life all over. The tale of an old blind farmer and a young loan recovery agent; both coming from extreme weather conditions are selfishly fighting for their survival. Even though both are unaware and have zero contribution towards green house emissions and global warming that has put the region in th...

Summerside International's film slate at AFM 2016

The most successful Finnish film in theatres, n.1 for box office in Finland,  with an acclaimed cast and direction, now added to Summerside International's film slate.         ...

Edge signs acclaimed ‘Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe”

Edge Entertainment proudly presents the acquisition of Maria Schrader’s critically acclaimed Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe. The Film World Premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, and will receive its release in 2017.  Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe follows the years in exile in the life of Stefan Zweig, one of the most read German-language writers of his time. Having to escape the Nazi regime in his homeland Austria, Zweig travels between Buenos Aires, New York and ...

ITN at AFM 2016

MOONTRAP: TARGET EARTH       90 min. Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi. HD. 2016. Complete.  Cast: Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave), Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny), Damon Dayoub (Stichers...

EuropaCorp Joins ANEW, Nippon Television and Depth of Field to Finance and Produce ‘Shield of Straw’

  Los Angeles and Tokyo – October 24, 2016 –  EuropaCorp is partnering with the global entertainment studio All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), Japanese partner Nippon Television (Nippon TV) and Chris and Paul Weitz’s production company Depth of Field, to develop, finance and produce the English-language remake of the Japanese thriller, Shield of Straw, it was announced today by EuropaCorp President Lisa Ellzey and ANEW’s CEO Sandy Climan and Senior Vice P...

AFM 2016 UDI in Santa Monica

UDI will bring to Santa Monica Click here for full line up     in production : zombillenium by Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord  3D animation - france, belgium - 2017   Zombillenium is an amusement park like no other : only genuine werewolves, vampires, zombies, and other citizens of the undead community are employed there… for eternity. One day, Hector, a young compliance officer, comes to control the park's safety and threatens to shut it...

AFM 2016: Justin Chadwick/ The Exchange brings Pandas to AFM

Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that director, Justin Chadwick will be helming the epic sweeping adventure: THE LADY AND THE PANDA. Chadwick's notable credits include Sony's THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, BBC Films' THE FIRST GRADER and Weinstein's MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM and the upcoming TULIP FEVER. THE LADY AND THE PANDA is a UK / Chinese co-production, produced by Academy award nominee Laura Bickford (TRAFFIC, BEASTS OF NO NATION) and Michelle Qi, Europe C...

Pure Flix / Quality Flix introduces 'The Case For Christ' Based on a Best Selling Book

Feature film adaptation of Lee Strobel’s best selling book (10-15MM copies sold). When an atheist reporter for the Chicago tribune learns his wife has become born again, he sets out to prove Christianity is a cult by interviewing leading apologists, only to discover the truth for himself.   Mike Vogel Under The Dome, Cloverfield, The Help Erika Christensen ...

AFM 2016 Line up Fabrication Films

Random Tropical Paradise (Comedy) Starring Bryan Greenburg (How to Make it in America, Prime, Friends with Benefits), Brooks Wheelan, Spencer Grammer, Joe Pantoliano   Synopsis: For Harry Fluder, life was working out exactly how he thought it was supposed to. He had a great job, loyal friends, and he was marrying the perfect girl. However, things go downhill fast on his wedding day when he finds his future bride and his "loyal" friend getting busy in the church just ...

AI Film announced that it will fully finance Craig Gillespie’s upcoming “I, Tonya" (Harding)

AI Film announced today that it will fully finance Craig Gillespie’s upcoming, “I, Tonya”, with Sierra/Affinity to commence international sales at this year’s AFM. Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street) is in negotiations to star as American figure skater Tonya Harding as well as produce the edgy comedy, with Bryan Unkeless (The Hunger Games, Bright) for Clubhouse Pictures, Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment and Steven Rogers already attached to prod...

AFM 2016 Line up from Premiere Entertainment

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Sales Executive Kristen Figeroid Joins BLOOM as President of International Sales & Distribution

BLOOM announced today that Kristen Figeroid is joining the team as the President of International Sales & Distribution.  Figeroid will report to Alex Walton and will oversee the international licensing and distribution of BLOOM’s growing film slate.    BLOOM’s Alex Walton said: “Kristen comes with great experience, she is a highly regarded sales agent and incredibly well-liked among buyers, producers, and agents.  She has a great eye for material and...

Neil Goetz New movie marketing company

Renowned entertainment industry research outfit Screen Engine/ASI (SE/ASI) and award winning motion picture marketing executive Neil Goetz have teamed up to launch The Engine Room as a strategic creative think tank.   The Engine Room’s initial clients include Sony, The Weinstein Company, Fox and Lionsgate. The company is currently working on a number of upcoming studio and independent feature film projects.   The Engine Room has been designed as the first resource of its kind...

Visual Effects master Paul Franklin (Inception, Interstellar) has come on to direct the action thriller Resurface

FIRST TITLE GREENLIT UNDER PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COVERT MEDIA AND BROKEN ROAD PRODUCTIONS   Visual Effects master Paul Franklin (Inception, Interstellar) has come on to direct the action thriller Resurface, it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W.) who is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner (Knight and Day, True Memoirs of an International Assassin).   Written by Pete Bridges, writer of the upcoming Amblin En...



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