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American Film Market Dailies 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



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


AFM 2018 Pre roll newsletter N° 1



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Meet Bruno Chatelin oct 31 Nov 7
The American Film Market (AFM®) is the world’s largest motion picture business event. Over 7,000 industry leaders from more than 80 countries converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, conferences, networking and parties. Participants include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors,...

2017 & 2018 AFM coverage with dailies, newsletters and pictures


American Film Market Dailies coverage by included last year 275 articles, 163 photos and 9 newsletters circulated to our database of film pro subscribers worldwide (192 000 and counting).The 2018 coverage of AFM will be comparable with over 200 articles and 9 newsletters.

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Jonathan Wolf Interviewed on AFM 2017

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. I sat with Jonathan Wolf at the Fairmont Hotel during the 2017 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say:  
This is an interesting year in distribution, right? What's the general feeling at this market in light of The Weinstein Company falling apart and other distribution companies struggling against Netflix etc.?

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Summer Hill Entertainment new Line Up for AFM

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Ann Huang Line Up for AFM

Ann Huang "Over the past few years, my production studio, Saffron Splash Media , made three award-winning experimental shorts, as well as a fourth currently in post-production. The short films are based on surrealist poems inspired by my dreams which I wrote and published. These films have an intricate and intrinsic relationship with meta-cinema. As many film enthusiasts are aware, the use of meta-cinema in film is analogous to metafiction in literature.

Embracing Meta-Cinema through Experimental Short Films by Ann Huang



When I was young, the idea of connecting meta-cinema with my dreams felt like an impossible task. Over the past few years, I made four experimental shorts. My short films are based on surrealist poems I’ve written which were inspired by my dreams. It wasn’t until these films were completed that I became confident enough to talk about the relationship between meta-cinema and my dreams. Recently, I began embracing meta-cinema through my experimental short films.
So what is meta-cinema?...


Bruno Chatelin invited to give a Keynote at AFM on Festival Strategy



BRUNO CHTALEIN JOINS THE SPEAKERS OF THE LATC GLOBAL FILM & TELEVISION PROGRAM 2018 DURING AFM 2018 on November 1st at 11 am   LATC will be running the tenth edition of its annual GLOBAL FILM & TELEVISION PROGRAM. On invitation by Steven Solot President of LATC, Bruno Chatelin will give a 1 hour keynote presentation followed by Q&A with participants of the program (international selection in association with MPAA and AFM).   Topic is "festiva...



AFM One Eyed Films Line Up

One Eyed Films will be located during AFM at Le Merigot Hotel 31st Oct - 7th November.              'TOTEM'                     ...

Emmy winning Darren Criss's new film is available for distribution at the AFM

House of Films line-up includes: Sci-fi with a female super hero, Oscar qualified films and audience favorites, 4K ... ★Star cast,including 2018 Emmy winning Best Actor Darren Criss and Tomasz Kot,lead in 2018 Cannes winning&nbs...

Flame Node Entertainment at AFM

 Flame Node Entertainment Ltd. will be at the American Film Market from Tuesday, October 31st to Tuesday, November 6th   ...
  Premiere Entertainment wil be located at Loewes Suite 717    ..
  FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL are introducing a number of new titles including: HOFFMANIADA, a stop-motion animated feature similar to "Coraline", THE TREASURE OF THE CHINESE SEAS, an action adventure feature similar to "Pirates of the Caribbean", MIRA, a travel adventure series and JOKERS & JESTER COMEDY TOUR.  Also check out the new trailer for  THE BRAVE (aka LAZARAT...
Fabrication Films will be attending AFM from October 31st - November 6th and will be located at the Loews Hotel #830 Premiere Screening at AFM - Thriller/Action Killers Anonymous Starring: 2018 Best Actor Oscar® winner Gary Oldman, Jessica Alba, Tommy Flanagan and Suki Waterhouse   With an all-star cast helmed by ACADEMY AWARD® winner Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour, Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy), featuring Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Sin Ci...

Fantastic New Titles at AFM


70 companies from 28 countries will be attending AFM for the first time as buyers

The 39th American Film Market® (AFM®), set for October 31-November 7 in Santa Monica, announced today that more than 70 companies from 28 countries will be attending AFM for the first time as buyers. These companies hail from 28 countries, with the largest numbers coming from the United States with 19 companies; nine from China; four from both Italy and South Korea; three from countries that include Canada, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, and Vietnam; and two apiece from Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico...

Devilworks announces five market premieres for AFM

  Genre specialists Devilworks have announced five market premieres ahead of the American Film Market (AFM, October 31-November 6 -LOEWS 703)  Titles include Ryan Simons’ supernatural horror Demon Eye, produced by Quickfoot Films. The UK film centres a young woman who returns to her father’s country...

LATC Announces New International Opportunities in Los Angeles for Audiovisual Industry Professionals @ AFM

This year, in addition to its traditional and updated Global Film & TV Program in Los Angeles, the Latin American Training Center announces a new International Representation Office at the American Film Market-AFM, the world’s most prestigious audiovisual market. The LATC Representation Office will offer huge international visibility for films, documentaries, TV series and projects in development seeking sales, licensing, distribution and coproduction at the AFM, wh...

AFI FEST 2018 runs November 8 – Thursday, Nov. 15

AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi runs November 8 – Thursday, Nov. 15 in Hollywood, and we hope you will consider including the festival in your listing of events for November.  The festival is eight days of red-carpet galas and screenings, as well as conversations and panels.    This year’s festival will open and close with the World Premiere Gala screenings of ON THE BASIS OF SEX and MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, respectively. Additional Galas include the World Premieres of...

DevilWorks MERCY CHRISTMAS has it's french premiere @L'Absurd Séance !

MERCY CHRISTMAS   FRENCH PREMIERE @L'Absurd Séance ! Mercy Christmas Starring: Cole Gleason (Book Club), David Ruprecht (True Blood), C...

ReRUN starring Christopher Lloyd world premieres in Woodstock Festival

      World Premiere of ReRUN Starring Christopher Lloyd   Directed by Alyssa Rallo Bennett Written by Gary O. Bennett   NEW TRAILER ON YOUTUBE, CLICK HERE!   ReRun, a new feature film directed by Alyssa Rallo Bennett  and written by   Gary O. Bennett of   Stonestreet Studios, which premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival.       In a modern day twist on 'It's A Wonderful Life', George Benson,...

Datsit Sphere acquires Go Films

Datsit Sphere President and CEO Bruno Dubé said the purchase of the film-focused production company will allow the company to expand its scope in local and global markets. Datsit Sphère was born out of the union of Datsit Studios and Sphère Média Plus, two production houses well known in the Quebec audio-visual sector for Datsit Sphère over three decades. Datsit Sphère is now a front-runner in creating, adapting and producing television content...

SC Films International introduces LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN at AFM 2018

  AFM 2018 SC Films International is located at UK Film Office, 7th Floor, Topanga Room, Loews! ...

EVERY ACT OF LIFE / Terrence McNally Documentary / Available Digitally November 6th

Presents EVERY ACT OF LIFE Available Digitally and on VOD November 6th    Directed, Written and Produced by: Jeff Kaufman   Produced by:  Marcia S. Ross   Featuring:  Terrence McNally, F. Murray Abraham, Christine Baranski, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Audra McDonald, Rita Moreno, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Patrick Wilson **Director Jeff Kaufman, Terrence McNally, and Select Cast Members Available for Interview...

Why are so many Hollywood creatives and Global strategy executives headed to Silicon Valley?

Winston Baker is bringing together thought leaders working at the intersection of entertainment and technology for a day of forward thinking conversations and establishing future collaborations. Join leading content creators, digital storytellers, special effects experts and more behind... Black Panther Wonder Woman Mission: Impossible - Fallout Avengers: Infinity War Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ...

“Production Without Borders” Special Event Panel at on November 5 at Laemmle - by invitation
Cloud 21 & Kultura PR To Present Special Event “Production Without Borders” a panel on November 5, 2018 with Michael Benaroya, Katya Mtsitouridze, Larry Namer and Andrei Zinca; Moderated by Kate Rees Davies   Cloud21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( are pleased to present the "Production Without Borders” special event  that will be held during the 2018 American Film Market on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at...

Abramorama Acquires U.S. Rights To Stacy Cochran's Write When You Get Work

Abramorama announced today that they have acquired the U.S. theatrical rights to Write When You Get Work and will release the film starting November 23rd in New York City. The romantic comedy starring Emmy-nominee Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” La La Land, The Big Short, upcoming Judy Garland biopic, Judy), Rachel Keller (“Fargo,””Legion”) and Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns, “Doll & Em,” The Bo...

MK2 Films Line Up at AFM


Fox Star Studios Line Up for AFM

Fox Star Studios, A Division of Star India Pvt Ltd   Fox Star Studios was launched in India in 2008 with a vision to make quality cinema. It is part of The Star TV group, one of the Asia’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Our first film, ‘My Name is Khan’ went on to become a worldwide hit with...

AFM Announces 300+ Films Screening & 64 World Premiers

The 2018 American Film Market® (AFM®), set for October 31-November 7 in Santa Monica, announced today its initial lineup of screenings set for 2018.  More than 300 films including 64 world premieres will screen over the week for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from more than 80 countries.   Films making their World Premieres include: Asterix® The Secret Of The Magic Potion, from directors Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier and starring Christian Clavi...

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SC Films will be attending AFM 2018 with new titles

    New titles will be announced shortly     SC FILMS CURRENT SLATE ...


Cassian Elwes, Basil Iwanyk, Sony, Warner Bros. Announced as Initial American Film Market Speakers

The American Film Market (AFM®) has announced today initial speakers confirmed for its expanded programming of Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events which run alongside the AFM’s marketplace and industry screenings.  This year’s market is taking place October 31 – November 7 in Santa Monica.   More than 150 speakers will take the AFM stages to participate in 40+ sessions across three venues.  An initial list of highlights includes: &nbs...



Cardinal XD line up at AFM

    CARDINAL XD AFM LINEUP     DOMAIN   Starring: Ryan Merriman   Genre: Horror   ...

Vision Films Announces Representation of the Regent Entertainment Film Library

Pictured Lise Romanoff with Adam Wright in their Cannes Office facing the red carpet - Photo Bruno Chatelin Vision Films, a leading worldwide independent distributor of feature films, documentary specials, television series, music and reality programming, announces today their representation of all Regent Entertainment titles worldwide. The agreement with Regent Releasing (a division of Regent Entertainment) marks another important milestone in Regent’s growth, reinforcing the diversity...

Tap Into $3 Billion Of Annual Spend On New Film Production

Decision makers and industry executives from Hollywood and around the world will attend AFM 2018. Together they are responsible for greenlighting hundreds of films. Plan now to meet more industry professionals in one week than you can in a year! VISIT ATTENDEE PAGE       Workshops For Writers Learn how to shape your screenplay into a compelling narrativ...

2018 AFM Conferences Program Previews

AFM Conferences provide attendees with knowledge and insights from industry thought leaders, decision makers and experts. Access with a ticket or one of the following badges: Industry Plus, Executive Plus, Platinum or Buyer Plus.         The Global Perspective Friday, November 2     |     9:15am – 12:45pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fair...

What the Data Says: Producing Low-Budget Comedies

Making people laugh is a difficult art so we searched for common factors behind successful comedies. We learned that successful comedies aren’t dependent on a particular budget – making it a bit easier for independent filmmakers. See the full report at   What the Data Says: Producing Low-Budget Comedies In previous articles in this series, we’ve looked at wha...

Your invite from Jonathan Wolf

Dear Colleague, I look forward to welcoming you in less than 2 months to the American Film Market in Santa Monica. Join 7,000+ industry professionals from 80+ countries for one week of unmatched access, networking and education in the film capital of the world.  Watch the AFM video to preview all that happens at the AFM and register now for the best rates at AFM has negotiated the lowest rates for you at all Santa Monica hotels. Visit AFM Hotel Informat...

LATC Announces New International Opportunities in Los Angeles for Audiovisual Industry Professionals

This year, in addition to its traditional and updated Global Film & TV Program in Los Angeles, the Latin American Training Center announces a new International Representation Office at the American Film Market-AFM, the world’s most prestigious audiovisual market.  The LATC Representation Office will offer huge international visibility for films, documentaries, TV series and projects in development seeking sales, licensing, distribution and coproduction at the AFM, which...


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