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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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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
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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...


Additional speakers from Amazon, Facebook, Filmnation, STX, Participant Media...confirmed

Over 60 Exhibiting Companies from 15 Countries New for 2018     The American Film Market® announced today additional speakers confirmed for its expanded programming of Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events.  This year’s market is taking place October 31 – November 7 in Santa Monica.    Joining The Global Perspective Conference are Milan Popelka, COO, FilmNation, John Friedberg, President of International Sales, STX Entertainment, ...

How to work the AFM for first timers

  A few tips from a veteran: Learn how the market works and the best way to connect with the AFM’s 400+ production/distribution companies. Access with any AFM badge until full. Subscribe to afm dailies and newsletters by Get our afm newsfeed: never miss a single post; check our twitter feed Attend the orientation presentation by Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director, American Film Market Wednesday, October 31     |   &...

LocationEXPO®, returns for the second edition with an even bigger presence at this year’s American Film Market.

60+ FILM COMMISSIONS, PRODUCTION SERVICES & FACILITIES SET FOR LOCATIONEXPO AT AFM NOVEMBER 3-6   LocationEXPO®, launched in 2017, will have an even bigger presence at this year’s American Film Market.  Taking place over four days of the market - November 3 - 6 - more than 60 Film Commissions, Government Agencies, Production Facilities and Services from around the globe with a combined offering of billions of dollars in production incentives, are confirmed t...

Recently updated AFM Program of Conferences

CONFERENCES   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     |   &nb...

Exhibitors at AFM 2018/ The A to Z

  A24 Acort International Adler & Associates Entertainment Aegean Entertainment AFCNet (Asian Film Commissions Network) Alfred Image Works All Media Company All Rights Entertainment Altitude Film Sales AMBI Distribution American Cinema International AMP International APL Film Archstone Distribution Arclight Films Arizona Film Commission ARRI Media International Art of the Dead movie Art Pictures Studio ...

2018 Media Access Awards Honors Media & Entertainment Trailblazers Advancing Disability Awareness & Inclusion

 AGT Finalist & Comedian Drew Lynch & Actor Logan Browning to Co-Host Nov. 1st Ceremony, the Ultimate Annual Celebration of Diversity & Disability Inclusion   Easterseals will present this year’s Media Access Awards for the first time as the event moves its gala breakfast Nov. 1 to The Beverly Hills Hotel. The awards broaden the definition of inclusion and this year’s event marks the beginning of a new era for the annual ceremony, which pays tribute to entert...

Animated feature WAR OF THEIR WORLDS from SC Films to launch sales at AFM

  Gnome Alone and The Nut Job director Peter Lepeniotis will direct WAR OF THEIR WORLDS. Stephen Meier (Around the World in 80 Days: Reef 3) has written the screenplay. The film is set for delivery late 2020.  SC Films has worldwide sales rights. Producer Simon Crowe, CEO of SC Films said of the film, "This is an action-adventure with lots of hum...

Two films from top Thai studios available for pre-sale at AFM 2018

  NEW FILMS FOR AFM 2018 Today, we feature two films from top Thai studios that are eagerly awaited in Thailand, and now available for pre-sale internationally.     ...

First look image released from Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s NORMAL PEOPLE, starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson

The first look image has been released from Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s NORMAL PEOPLE, starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, based on the script by celebrated Irish playwright Owen McCafferty. NORMAL PEOPLE is a Canderblinks Films and Out of Orbit production, produced by the BAFTA award-winner and BFI Vision Awardee 2016, Brian J. Falconer for Out of Orbit, David Holmes for Canderblinks Films and Piers Tempest for Tempo Productions.   Joan and Tom have been marrie...

'Filming in Thailand' - The latest news on international production in Thailand

  FILMING IN THAILAND       Latest issue out now!   The latest news of what's happening in Thailand!   How to get hold of the new 'Filming in Thailand' guidebook.   The Thailand Inbound Roadshow - Come and ...

FSS for 18 European films / 13 companies at the EUROPE! UMBRELLA

EUROPE! Ready for Business at the AFM 2018   100 Things starring German box office champions Matthias Schweighöfer and Florian David Fitz (Picture Tree International) EFP (European Film Promotion) is highlighting European cinema at the upcoming American Film Market (31 October - 7 November) by granting FILM SALES SUPPORT (FSS) for the promotion and marketing of 18 European films totalling more than €51,000 and by running the EUROPE! UMBREL...

Katie Holmes to Star in STXFilms / Lakeshore Entertainment's New Horror Thriller Feature THE BOY 2

KATIE HOLMES TO STAR IN STXfilms / LAKESHORE ENTERTAINMENT’S NEW HORROR-THRILLER FEATURE, “THE BOY 2”,   The sequel will follow on from the 2016 hit, ‘The Boy’    STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, and Lakeshore Entertainment have today announced their latest joint venture, The Boy 2, a follow up to the successful horror-thriller feature The Boy (2016), which starred Lauren Cohan and Rupert Evans. Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Phone Booth...

4K titles from House of Films at the AFM

      In addition to 4K titles, our line up also includes: Oscar qualified films Commercial films, thrillers, action, horror ★Star cast, including 2018 Emmy winning Best Actor Darren Criss & Cannes winning&...

Magnolia Pictures International - AFM Lineup 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  Magnolia Pictures International is Attending AFM Lorna Lee Torres - Head of International Sales Catalina Ramirez Chaves - International Sales Manager Oct 31- Nov 6, 2018 Loews Santa Monica - Office 547       ...

Reel Suspect from a distance

We are not attending AFM, but if you are reading this text, you would probably be interested in our end of the year titles and in our Festival Favorites of 2018. Our newest acquisitions will drive you crazy.        USA / 2018 / DRAMA / 91 MIN   A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur's English-language debut. DIRECTED BY : Aaron Schimberg CAST : Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, ...

Rupert Friend will star in Separation, directed by William Brent Bell and written by Nick Amadeus and Joshua Braun.

 SEPARATION Produced by Yale Productions and Rainmaker Films Rupert Friend will star in Separation, directed by William Brent Bell and written by Nick Amadeus and Joshua Braun.  The film is produced by Bell together with Yale Productions’ Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, Russ Posternak and Jesse Korman, and RainMaker’s Clay Pecorin and Russell Geyser.   Executive producers are Seth Posternak and Dennis Rice.  Yale Productions’ Jon Keeyes serves a...

Steven Berkoff to star in a 21st Century take on Goethe's 'Faust'

Steven Berkoff Announced as star of The Last Faust, Goethe’s Epic Play Re-Imagined for the Big Screen by Pop-Expressionist Artist, Philipp Humm  Berkoff stars in The Last Faust as 'Dr Goodfellow'   teven Berkoff will be starring in The Last Faust, Goethe’s epic play re-imagined for the big screen by pop-expressionist artist, Philipp Humm. Berkoff will play Faust's successor, Dr Goodfellow, whose narratorial perf...

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...

Cental Partnership Sales House 2018 AFM Line Up

  BABA YAGA: TERROR OF THE DARK FOREST  a new horror from Oscar-nominated producers and the director of   THE BRIDE and THE MERMAID. LAKE OF THE DEAD Horror, Mystery | Q3 2019 Post-Production  A young family move into a new apartment on the edge of town and hire a nanny to look after their newborn daughter. After gaining the trust of the young parents, the nanny begins scaring their young daught...

Voltage Pictures will be handling foreign sales on Guy Nattiv’s Skin starring Jamie Bell, Vera Farmiga and Danielle McDonald

Voltage Pictures will be handling foreign sales on Guy Nattiv’s Skin starring Jamie Bell, Vera Farmiga and Danielle McDonald, it was announced today by company President and COO Jonathan Deckter. The film premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Price and received strong reviews (currently 100% on Rotten Tomatoes), as well as awards buzz for Bell. A24 / DIRECTV acquired the film for North American distribution.   Inspired by true e...

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Voltage Pictures Boards International Sales on Maven Pictures and Oren Moverman's "SKIN"

  VOLTAGE PICTURES BOARDS INTERNATIONAL SALES ON MAVEN PICTURES AND OREN MOVERMAN'S “SKIN”   GUY NATTIV’S TIFF AWARD WINNING FILM STARS JAMIE BELL, VERA FARMIGA AND DANIELLE MCDONALD Voltage Pictures will be handling foreign sales on Guy Nattiv’s Skin starring Jamie Bell, Vera Farmiga and Danielle McDonald, it was announced today by company President and COO Jonathan Deckter. The film premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film ...

LATC Announces its Film, TV Series and Project Line-up for American Film Market 2018

This year LATC is pleased to announce a highly-diversified, international film, TV Series and project line-up for the 2018 American Film Market-AFM in Los Angeles.  Content originates from Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain and the US, and may be viewed on The Film Catalogue. The LATC Representation Office generates huge global visibility for producers, writers and directors seeking sales, licensing, distribution, coproduction or ...

First trailer and poster for Howard J Ford's 'Adventure Boyz', speeds it's way to AFM!

In the vein of 'The Goonies', meets 'Home Alone' with the additional thrills of speedway racing, BMX, criminal gangs and more, 'Adventure Boyz' is a family film like no other!   From Multi Award winning Director  HOWARD J FORD   whose previous film's include National Film Award Winner ‘Never Let Go’ (Sony Pictures, US, Icon Film Distribution UK), and global success in horror (‘The Dead’, & 'The Dead 2, In...

Geena Davis and Joan Chen have joined the cast of Voltage Pictures and Freckle Films’ Eve, starring Jessica Chastaing

Joan Chen(Judge Dredd, Lust Caution) and Academy Award-winner Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist, Thelma and Louise) have joined the cast of Voltage Pictures and Freckle Films’ upcoming feature EVE. The character driven action-drama stars Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain, and is being directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, The Girl on the Train).   In addition to Chastain, Chen and Davis join Golden Globe-winner Colin Farrell (The Lobster, Seven Psychopaths, Minority Report),...

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