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Filmfestivals.com 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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N°4 (November 2) 
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N°6 (November 4)  
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N°8 (November 8) Closing

 

 

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AFM 2018 - The complete story told in 7 volumes

 

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) 

VIDEO - Interview with Jonathan Wolf on AFM 2018

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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.Bruno Chatelin met with Jonathan Wolf at the Loews during the 2018 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say. What kind of advice can you give first timers, and why and how should they come to the AFM... ...
 

VIDEO - Feel the Energy at AFM 2018... Feel it?

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Music by Archive FeeI it! Photos by Bruno Chatelin ...
 

VIDEO - Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival in Santa Monica - The Awards ceremony

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CATE 2018! Los Angeles Film Festival November 2nd-4th, 2018 With Intro by Michelle Danner Festival founder     JURY AWARDS Narrative Feature Gun // Directed by Sam Upton Documentary Poisoning Paradise // Directed by Keely Brosnan Short Mrs. Murphy Confessions // Directed by Ryan Turri AUDIENCE  AWARDS Narrati...
 

DevilWorks coverage at AFM

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Devilworks wouldlike to share their #AFM2018 coverage below!  North America Deal on "The Axiom" with Vertical Entertainment Article Here North America Deal on "Restraint" with Breaking Glass Article Here Devilworks announces 5 new titles for the AFM @ScreenDaily Article Here Exclusive Trailer of "Blood Bags" @ filmfestivals.com Here  and @BloodyDisgusting Here Exclusive Trailer of "Demon Eye" @RueMorgue Her...
 

Malibu fire forces SLO Film Fest to postpone Katharine Ross event

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Sadly all of the special guests involved in our Fall Fundraising event scheduled for this Saturday, November 17th live in Malibu. They have all been evacuated and their lives have been turned upside down. The good news is that they are all safe and at the moment, their houses are too. The bad news is that they are not able to come to San Luis Obispo this weekend to perform what was to be, and still WILL be, a fabulous event. We are rescheduling the event to be part of the next SLO Film Fest,...
 

Interview with Steve Solot, President and CEO of LATC (Latin American Training Center)

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American born Steve Solot is President and CEO of LATC (Latin American Training Center) based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before moving to Latin America, Mr. Solot attained MA degrees in Economics and in Latin American Studies. After almost 25 years spent living in Brazil between Sao Paolo and Rio and working in the audiovisual sphere as Senior VP of MPAA (Latin American division of Motion Picture Association of America), Steve Solot is now founder and President of the Latin American Training C...
 

Interview with Director Ari Gold for 'Song of Sway Lake' (2017) at AFM

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Actor/director/writer Ari Gold's latest film “The Song of Sway Lake” (2017) is about nostalgia, obsession and grief experienced by two unlikely soul friends Ollie Sway (Rory Culkin) and quirky Russian Nikolai (Robert Sheehan) and the retired Charlie Sway (Mary Beth Peil) during a summer on Sway Lake in upstate New York. Gold wrote the film with Elizabeth Bull, as well as produced and directed it. The film is being distributed by The Orchard and was being sold to international m...
 

“Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal” make friends at AFM 2018

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  In the American Film Market 2018, Santa Monica (the USA), Wizart Animation Studio will present two long-awaited projects that the international distributors have been anticipating so much – these are “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands”, a sequel to the successful franchise, and another sequel “Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal”, whose first instalment the audience knows very well. The franchises of both projects are still successfully distributed all over the world t...
 

Cranked Up Films and Shudder acquire North American distribution rights to Cinelou Films’ NIGHTMARE CINE

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Cranked Up Films, Good Deed Entertainment’s recently launched genre label, announced today from AFM that, in partnership with Shudder, AMC Network’s genre streaming platform, they have acquired North American distribution rights to Cinelou Films’ NIGHTMARE CINEMA. The film is a horror anthology comprised of five shorts and a wrap-around storyline from directors Mick Garris (THE SHINING), Joe Dante (THE HOWLING), David Slade (HANNIBAL), Ryuhei Kitamura (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) and ...
 

VIDEO - Jason Blum's anti Trump acceptation speech at the Israel Film Festival Gala Opening Ceremony

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“The great thing about this country is that you can like Trump, but I don’t have to, and I can say what I feel about it — and I don’t like it...” Blum said at Saban Theater at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center in Beverly Hills during the opening ceremony of the Israel Film Festival. He continued under loud boos, a few in the audience walked out, others approached the stage shouting "we want Trump" and shouting "Shut Up". This tumultuous ambiance w...
 

Meir Fenigstein, Israel Fest Director, in total shock after lack of respect and tolerance from audience booing Jason Blum

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Watch the video of the incident.     For 32 years, the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles has presented more than 1,000 feature films, documentaries, television dramas and short films to close to one million filmgoers and brought hundreds of Israeli filmmakers to the U.S. to share their art.  Last night, at the opening of the 32nd edition, the Festival honored two highly esteemed filmmakers, producer Jason Blum and writer/director Avi Nesher, for their great contributions...
 

Interview with Producer Jonathan Light on New Venture Four Five Media at 2018 AFM

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Jonathan Light is a New York based actor/director/writer with a post graduate degree in acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and an MFA from the TV Writer's Studio in Brooklyn for Writing and Production. After college, he proceeded in his entertainment career in theater and music and as an international script consultant. Throughout his profession, he has worked for various clients making corporate videos, some of which include The College Board, The Julliard School and...
 

AFM 2018 in Focus Newsletter N°7

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VIDEO - The Other Story opens Israel Film Festival, Director Avi Nesher awarded

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The Other Story The Israel festival opener is breaking records in Israel. Director Avi Nesher received the hommage from the festival  Nov 6th at the 2018 Opening Night Gala of the 32nd Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills Saban Center Cinema. ...
 

Photos & Quotes From AFM November 5 - 6, 2018

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Below please find notable quotes from industry figures that spoke in the last 24 hours during AFM’s Production and Distribution Conferences, as well as its Documentary Roundtable: PRODUCING FOR THE PRE-SALES MARKETPLACE Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard, President of Global Sales & Distribution, Storyboard  Media, LLC “What you need is a good marketing hook.”   “It’s tough out there but there are these gems. The smartest thing to do is be a smart f...
 

Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles (Nov 6-20) kicked off with awards and a loud anti trump acceptance speech

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Bruno Chatelin greeted by Festival Founder Meir Fenigstein. The Other Story which opened the festival is breaking records in Israel. Director Avi Nesher was in town to receive the hommage from the festival and introduce his film Nov 6th at the 2018 Opening Night Gala of the 32nd Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills Saban Center Cinema. Director Avi Nesher Accepting his award. Jason Blum acceptance speech triggered roaring boos when he started his anti...
 

Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin celebrates in LA the launch of the French Riviera Film Festival

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The first annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two-day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short-form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A pr...
 

"Production Without Borders” special event held Nov 5 at the 2018 American Film Market

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"Production Without Borders” special event was held during the 2018 American Film Market on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA (1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401). The by-invitation only event was produced by Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna.   The panel featured the top names in the industry, including:   Michael Benaroya, Founder, International Film Trust Michael Benaroya is a producer and founder of Internation...
 

The Red Carpet Premiere in LA of The Divide

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Yesterday the cast and crew of THE DIVIDE was honored in Beverly Hills with a packed Red Carpet LA premiere of the Divide screening at Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater followed by a reception at Saddle Ranch on Sunset with the . Filmfestivals.com Guy Kennedy and Bruno Chatelin were in town to celebrate and cover. Some fences are hard to mend. Set in drought-plagued Northern California in 1976, The Divide chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid (Perry King), an aging rancher with a failing...
 

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Tuesday, Nov 6

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          Events All events require qualifying badge or ticket. See AmericanFilmMarket.com/programs-events for details. Distribution Conference Time: 9:15...
 

Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Board of Director

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Board of Directors.   The following new board members have been elected to serve for the 2018-2020 term as part of IFTA’s 20-person Board: Alison Thompson (Cornerstone Films) Nat McCormick (The Exchange) Gene George (Lionsgate) Frederick Tsui (Media Asia) Pierre David (Reel One Entertainment) Anna Marsh (StudioCanal) ...
 

Conferences and Panels November 6

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Working with the U.S. Guilds Tuesday, November 6     |     4:00pm – 5:00pm     |     AFM Studio, Loews Hotel DGA, SAGindie and WGAW representatives explain how to secure talent agreements for directors, actors and writers and make your project signatory to the guilds’ agreements. Presenters Darrien Michele Gipson, Executive Director, SAGindie Cynthia Tollett, Assistant Executive Director, Directors Guild of America Kay S. Wo...
 

05.11.2018 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

Conferences and panels November 5

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Success Factors of Korea CG/VFX and Korea-Global Co-Production Monday, November 5     |     10:00am – 11:30am     |     AFM Studio, Loews Hotel Overview the latest technology from Korean CG/VFX which is growing sharply and rapidly. Also check out the current works of leading Korean CG/VFX companies and explore the secrets of rapid success through a Q&A session. Buyer Business Meetings will take place in Escondido...
 

AFM in focus Newsletter N°6

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LGBTQ Films to Play Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles opening tomorrow

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    West Coast Premiere of Award-Winning Documentary Family in Transition and The Cakemaker, Israel’s Official Entry for 2019 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film The critically praised and award-winning LGBTQ themed films The Cakemaker and Family in Transition will each screen at the 32nd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, taking place November 6th – 20th. The Cakemaker, which had its U.S. premiere at last year’s Festival, will have encore screenings th...
 

Screen Media Brings ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER To Theaters Nationwide For A One Day Only Cinema Event On December 1st

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Voiced by Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee & Martin Short! Tickets On Sale Today!     Screen Media is thrilled to announce the theatrical expansion of Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer to over 100 cinemas nationwide for a one day only matinee event on December 1, 2018, giving families everywhere a chance to watch the miniature horse with big dreams save Christmas on the big screen. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer features the voices of Josh Hutche...
 

Tulisa Contostavlos joining the cast of Evolutionary Films’ next feature film, Diva.

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Evolutionary Films are excited to announce that multi award winning UK singer-songwriter Tulisa Contostavlos has boarded their next production ‘Diva’ in the lead role of ’Sista C’.   Sista C is an international pop sensation. But when her younger sister is murdered in a brutal gangland killing in London, she must put her fame to one side and leave her home in Los Angeles to try to uncover the truth about what happened to her.   With apparently little suppo...
 

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Monday, Nov 5

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        Events All events require qualifying badge or ticket. See AmericanFilmMarket.com/programs-events for details. Production Conference Time: 9:15am –...
 

Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, will open this year's News Xchange with a keynote address.

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Tony Hall is one of the key figures in the UK’s media and arts industry. As Director-General, he is the BBC’s editorial, operational and creative leader. He oversees all the BBC’s services across the UK and around the world, both public service and commercial. He joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1973, and after a 20-year career as a senior journalist and editor, he became Chief Executive of BBC News and Current Affairs. In 2001 he left the Corporation to become Chief Execu...
 

Screen Media has acquired North American rights to Deep Murder, the comedy horror directorial debut of Nick Corirossi

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    Screen Media has acquired North American rights to Deep Murder, the comedy horror directorial debut of Nick Corirossi, starring Jerry O’Connell, Christopher McDonald, Chris Redd, Katie Aselton, Quinn Beswick, Josh Margolin, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Stephanie Drake. The film was written by Quinn Beswick, Josh Margolin, Benjamin Smolen and Nikolai Von Ke...
 

Cinema at the Edge gave its awards in Santa Monica at the Edgemar Center

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While the AFM was buzzing at Loews, Merigot, Fairmont and all other hotspots, filmfestivals.com took a break from the market to attend the closing of Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival.  It was in full swing yesterday Nov 4th with another full day of screenings wrapping with an awards ceremony and reception  at the Edgemar Center at 7pm.     ...
 

Interview with "Production Without Borders” Panel Speakers, Hosted by Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International

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Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) host a "Production Without Borders” panel alongside the 2018 American Film Market on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA (1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401). Speakers at the panel include industry powerhouse professionals: founder of International Film Trust Michael Benaroya, Roskino Moscow Film Commission CEO Katya Mtsitouridze, E! founder and president ...
 

Storyboard Media will handle worldwide sales on award-winning writer/director Rohit Karn Batra’s crime thriller Line of Descent

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Storyboard Media will handle worldwide sales on award-winning writer/director Rohit Karn Batra’s crime thriller Line of Descent starring Brendan Fraser, Abhay Deol, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, and Max Beesley. Line of Descent follows an established Indian mafia family after the death of their patriarch. Things brew to a boiling point as his three sons go to war over the future of their criminal enterprise, while an accomplished cop (Indian star Abhay Deol) conducts an undercover operation amid...
 

Photos, Quotes & Highlights From Day 5 at AFM November 4, 2018

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      Yesterday’s Programming included:   Finance Conference PRODUCING STUDIO FILMS WITH INDEPENDENT BUDGETS Panellists: §  Ashok Amritraj, Chairman & CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment §  Miranda Bailey, CEO, Cold Iron Pictures §  Jeffrey Greenstein, President, Millennium Media §  Gary Michael Walters, CEO, Bold Films Moderator: §  Richard Botto, Founder & CEO, Stage 32   THE FILM FINANCE MATRIX...
 

The Lithuanians gathered to celebrate their Oscar entry Chez Jay

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Introducing the Oscar entry from Lithuania: WONDERFUL LOSERS one of the biggest European co-production collaborations, involving as many as eight countries: Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Latvia, Spain and Belgium. This is the first-time in over 40 years, an independent-filmmaker outside of the broadcast networks who has been allowed to film behind the scenes an exclusive insider look at the notorious and celebrated Italian Grand Tour Cycling ...
 

AFM World Premiere of OCCUPATION: RAINFALL

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Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announces the AFM World Premiere of OCCUPATION: RAINFALL, the sequel to the highly successful OCCUPATION, which was distributed in North America by Saban Films, Altitude in UK, Gaga in Japan, Ascot Elite in Germany, Falcon Films in Middle East, Smile in Scandinavia, Flins Y Piniculas in Spain, Aries in India, Fox TV for Pan Asian Television, Scene & Sound in Korea, and Metropolitan in France.   Daniel Gillies, star of th...
 

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Sunday, Nov 4

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        Added Screenings Film: Deep Murder Time: 9:30am Location: Laemmle Monica Film Center – 4 Company: Red Sea Media, Inc. Film:...
 

Film Mode Entertainment Bolsters Distribution Arm with the Release of Two New Titles

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Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment (FME) gains the attention of audiences and the media alike with the release of two highly anticipated feature films this Fall. As the distribution arm of the multi-faceted company grows, FME has its finger on the pulse of the industry, and continually delivers a well-rounded array of services from financing to sales to distribution, offering filmmakers a variety of ways for audiences around the world to see their films.   Written and directed...
 

Photos, Quotes & Highlights From Day 4 at AFM November 3

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Ron Howard Visits AFM for HanWay Documentary Pavarotti ·         Two Spotlight Events took place yesterday with the focus on China ·         AFM Conference Series continues with the annual Pitch Conference       LocationEXPO opens today ·         First night of Carousel Cocktails drew huge crowd The Pitch...
 

AFM in Focus Newsletter N 5

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Photos & Highlights From Day 3 at AFM November 2, 2018

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This morning the AFM Conference Series kicked off with The Global Perspective featuring a Conversation between Industry leaders Jean Prewitt, IFTA and Charles Rivkin, MPAA followed by The Producer & Financier Perspective and The Buyer Perspective Last night’s party featuring The Muppets for the film “Street Gang”, being sold by The Exchange ·         Cedric the Entertainer at the Spotlight Event: Engage: ...
 

Media Access Awards at the Beverly Hills Hilton

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Held Nov 1 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Media Access Awards Presented by Easterseals pay tribute to entertainment industry professionals who tirelessly advance public awareness, inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities, as well as call out for positive and accurate depictions of characters with disabilities in film and television. One-in-four Americans (25%) live with a disability, making it today’s largest minority population. But just 1.7% of TV and 2.7%...
 

Steven Quale to direct aquatic thriller Alphas for Voltage Pictures

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Visionary director Steven Quale (Into the Storm, Aliens of the Deep) is set to direct the upcoming aquatic thriller Alphas based on the screenplay by Frank Hannah (The Cooler) for producers Academy Award winning Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker, Wind River) for Voltage Pictures, Pierre Morel (Taken, Peppermint) and Sentient Entertainment’s, Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin. Jonathan Deckter, President and COO of Voltage Pictures will executiv...
 

AFM Conference: The Global Perspective - View From The Top - November 2

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Jean Prewitt (President & CEO, Independent Film & Television Alliance), Charles H. Rivkin (Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America) and Moderator Erich Schwartzel (Film Industry Reporter, The Wall Street Journal) sat down to discuss the global perspective at the AFM.     Jean Prewitt and Jean Prewitt     STATE OF THE UNION   JP: “The reason we asked for this session today is that our industry is increasingly under threat, ...
 

03.11.2018 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

Radiant will handle foreign sales on Roland Joffé’s feature film “Sweet Surrender,” a romance epic set in India

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Mimi Steinbauer of Radiant Films International announced today at the American Film Market that Radiant will handle foreign sales on Roland Joffé’s BRAND NEW feature film “Sweet Surrender,” a romance epic set in India to be directed by Joffé, a two-time Oscar nominated director of "The Killing Fields" and "The Mission”. Andy Khaitan will produce for Opus Cinema, a subsidiary of Mridula Productions that is based out of Los Angeles and...
 

Hong Kong Film Industry on Show at AFM with Hong Kong Day November 1st

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Ninth Hong Kong Day to Feature Screenings and Seminar The Market opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and toast with Hong Kong Trade Development Council Director Chris Lo and AFM Organizers, Jean Prewitt and Jonathan Wolf.   Hong Kong, 1 November 2018; United States, 31 October 2018 – The ninth Hong Kong Day returns to the American Film Market (AFM) tomorrow (1 Nov, Eastern Standard Time) in Santa Monica, California, in the United States. AFM and the...
 

Entertaining Power Co., Ltd Line Up for the American Film Market

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Entertaining Power Co., Ltd  is glad to announce attending American Film Market until 7th Nov and our office at LOEWS HOTEL office no. 647.     EP was found in 2003, actively participated and exploring diversified opportunity in the entertainment industry among Hong Kong, China, Pacific Asia as far as the rest of the world. We have successfully ...
 

LA premiere of the award-winning THE DIVIDE

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The film is the critically acclaimed directorial debut of Golden-Globe-nominated actor Perry King. Produced by Jo Haskin and written by Jana Brown, The Divide is an unconventional western, set in 1976, that delves into Alzheimer’s at a time when little was known of the disease, which touches virtually every person and family. The Divide stars King (Riptide, The Day After Tomorrow, The Lords of Flatbush), Bryan Kaplan (Fray), Sara Arrington (The Jungle Book), Tony Award winner Levi Kre...
 

The World is My Country: WARNING! Watching this may cause you to think you can change the world

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A comedian, desperate to stop a war, pulls off an act of political comedy so gutsy and eye-opening that it sparks a huge movement -- drawing Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Camus and a cast or thousands into what Martin Sheen calls "a roadmap to a better future." The film, by director Arthur Kanegis, best known for his Paul Newman/Haskell Wexler doc "War Without Winners" began garnering awards and audience acclaim even before its premiere at work-in-progress ...
 

WONDERFUL LOSERS: A DIFFERENT WORLD - Lithuania's Official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film to premiere in LA

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ARUNAS MATELIS' DOCUMENTARY FEATURE "WONDERFUL LOSERS: A DIFFERENT WORLD" TO PREMIERE AT EFP'S OSCAR ENTRIES LA SCREENINGS DGA Award-winning director Arunas Matelis ("Before Flying Back to the Earth") returns after 12 years of creative silence with his new documentary feature WONDERFUL LOSERS: A DIFFERENT WORLD - Lithuania's Official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Arunas Matelis It is one of the biggest Europ...
 

Arclight Films signs distribution deal with Well Go USA for sci-fi thriller Possessor

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Arclight Films has struck another distribution deal with Well Go USA during this year’s American Film Market. The leading independent distribution company has acquired US rights to Brandon Cronenberg’s (Antiviral) highly anticipated sophomore sci-fi thriller Possessor, it was announced today by Arclight Films’ Chairman, Gary Hamilton. Filming for the feature is slated to begin first quarter 2019.   “Brandon Cronenberg is a master of science-fiction stor...
 

Russell Brand stars in the anticipated, enchanting FOUR KIDS AND IT along with Paula Patton, Matthew Goode, and Michael Caine.

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  The story follows four children who are horrified to learn that their beach holiday is a bonding trip with potential future step siblings. An argument leads to the discovery of magical, sandy, grumpy creature IT (voiced by Caine), who can grant them one wish a day that will be cancelled when the sun sets.   Ashley Aufderheide, Teddie Malleson-Allen, Billy Jenkins and Ellie-Mae Siame play the four children.   Andy De Emmony (West Is West) directs the adaptation of Jacqueli...
 

AFM in Focus Newsletter N°4

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Photos & Highlights From Day 2 at AFM November 1, 2018

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  Actor/producer Aaron Paul was at the AFM with director Christopher Cantwell for a presentation of “The Parts You Lose,” hosted by The H Collective and Blue Fox Entertainment, (see photo link). Today is Hong Kong Day at AFM. The Market opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and toast with Hong Kong Trade Development Council Director Chris Lo and AFM Organizers, Jean Prewitt and Jonathan Wolf.   AFM’s programming kicked off today with...
 

AFM Happenings, Friday, November 2

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  The Global Perspective, Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel (9:15am - 12:45am)   VIEW FROM THE TOP Presenter/Moderator: §  Erich Schwartzel, Film Industry Reporter, The Wall Street Journal Panelists: §  Jean M. Prewitt, President & CEO, Independent Film & Television Alliance §  Charles H. Rivkin, Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America   THE PRODUCER & FINANCIER PERSPECTIVE Panel...
 

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Thursday, Nov 2

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        Added Screenings Film: Confessions of a Teenager Time: 1:30pm Location: ArcLight – 2 Company: Alien Film Entertainment   ...
 

Thai Night Reception at American Film Market 2018

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Thai Night at American Film Market 2018 on November 1st, 2018 at 5:30 pm at Pacific Room, JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, Santa Monica.   Hosted by Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi of Thailand will graciously preside over Thai Night. Meet our delegates and find out more about filming in Thailand and Thai films over cocktail reception while networking. E...
 

Sony Boys meeting during AFM

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Friends and Family reunion of my former colleagues from Sony: Tonny Manne, Bobby and Larry Myers, David and Roy Matalon, Steve Bruno and Bruno Chatelin, shooting the picture :-) in that same time frame, Thursday October 31 Michael BARKER Co-President Sony Pictures Classics wa posing with Cannes Market chief J'erôme Paillard. ...
 

Bruno Chatelin offered a Keynote at LATC event during AFM at DoubleTree by Hilton Culver City

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"Festival tricks and tips" Bruno Chatelin shared his vast experience of film festivals with the alumni of LATC Program in AFM. The powerpoint presentation is avaibale on demand includes reflections on The Artist and Boyz'n The Hood. MORE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK ...
 

VIDEO - NorthOfTwo: Mark Cartier and team welcome filmmakers and partners at AFM

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Splendid Viceroy's gardens were the hot spot in town, Nov 1st for some casual evening cocktails with peers and friends; filmfestivals was there to enjoy and report with Bruno Chatelin and Guy Kennedy. NORTH OF TWO is an award winning motion picture studio that specializes in the development, financing, production, and distribution of independent films. NORTH OF TWO’s focus is to bring quality, commercial feature films across all media platforms, including Theatrical, VOD’s, DVD...
 

Highland Film Group announced today that Kate Mara (Megan Leavy, The Martian, “House of Cards”) and Simon Pegg (Mission Impossib

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 Highland Film Group announced today that Kate Mara (Megan Leavy, The Martian, “House of Cards”) and Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible, Star Trek, The Cornetto Trilogy) are in negotiations to star in the high-stakes thriller Inheritance, with British helmer Vaughn Stein directing, fresh off his recent work with Pegg and Margot Robbie in his noir thriller Terminal. Matthew Kennedy penned script, and Richard B. Lewis (The Space Between Us, August Rush) is producing through his Southp...
 

Europe! Cocktail at AFM Networking in the Spirit of European Cinema

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  The EUROPE! Cocktail on the first evening of the American Film Market (AFM) has established itself as a very welcome kick-off for the international film industry to the very busy days at North America's most important sales event. Organised by EFP (European Film Promotion) in partnership with UniFrance and co-hosted by German Films the popular rendezvous welcomed among its international guests Arianna Bocco (IFC Entertainment), Jonathan Dana (Code Entertainment), Cannes Marché...
 

Indie Rights Free Movies, has already moved into the Top 100 movie channels on Roku in just the first week of its launch

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Indie Rights' New OTT Channel Jumps Ahead Of The Competition, breaks Into Top 100 Movie Channels In First Week     Indie Rights is excited to announce that its new AVOD channel, Indie Rights Free Movies, has already moved into the Top 100 movie channels on Roku in just the first week of its launch, beating-out over 1100 of its competitors.  In an already overcrowded movie streaming market, Indie Rights Free Movies is already proving to viewers that they have what the view...
 

First look for The H Collective’s The Parts You Lose starring Aaron Paul

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Blue Fox Entertainment is handling international sales at the AFM.  The film is directed by Christopher Cantwell and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scoot McNairy, and Danny Murphy.  Would love if you’d be able to post today.        THE PARTS YOU LOSE Starring Aaron Paul     Writer: Darren Lemke Cast: Aaron Paul, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Scoot McNairy, Danny Murphy Producers: Mark Johnson, Aaron Paul, Tom Williams International Sales: ...
 

Jerry O’Connell and Celia Weston joining Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas in The Secret Movie. Principal photography began this week

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Tri-G and Savvy Media Holdings announced today that Jerry O’Connell (“Billions,” Stand by Me) and Celia Weston (Knight and Day, The Intern) have signed on to star alongside Katie Holmes (All We Had, Logan Lucky, The Gift) and Josh Lucas (Sweet Home Alabama, What They Had, “Yellowstone”) in Andy Tennant’s (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) The Secret Movie. Joe Gelchion’s Tri-G, Matthew George’s Savvy Media Holdings and Robert Katz under his Shine Box...
 

Screen Media acquires North American rights to Frédéric Petitjean’s Cold Blood Legacy, the action thriller starring Jean Reno

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    Screen Media announced today the acquisition of North American rights to Frédéric Petitjean’s Cold Blood Legacy, the action thriller starring Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible), Sarah Lind (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Exorcism of Molly Hartley, Wolfcop), Joe Anderson (Twilight, Across the Universe, Outsiders), David Gyas...
 

Christophe Gans to direct the epic adventure feature co-production Corto Maltese based on the script by William Schneider

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Decorated French director Christophe Gans (Beauty and the Beast, Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf) has been tapped to direct the epic adventure feature co-production Corto Maltese based on the script by William Schneider, it was announced today by producer Samuel Hadida who is producing the film through his Davis Films alongside Spain’s production and distribution company TriPictures. Christian Mercuri’s Capstone ...
 

AFM 2018: FIRST LOOK - Jessica Chastain in Voltage Pictures' EVE

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Starring JESSICA CHASTAIN, COLIN FARRELL, COMMON, JOHN MALKOVICH, GEENA DAVIS and JOAN CHEN VOLTAGE PICTURES introducting to buyers AT AFM Eve (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, travelling the globe specializing in high profile hits. when a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.   Image credit Robert Clark © Courtesy of Voltage Pictures   Cast Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar), ...
 

Film Mode Entertainment announces AFM world debut of first-look footage for STAGE MOTHER

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New film starring Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu, Adrian Grenier, and Mya Taylor is a heartfelt and feelgood musical journey, with dramatic and hilarious moments. Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment and Branded Pictures Entertainment are thrilled to announce the AFM world debut of first-look footage for STAGE MOTHER, a new dramatic comedy, set in the drag queen world of San Francisco. The film is currently in production in Canada. Rights for the film will be available at AFM this month. ...
 

“DADS” new feature documentary by Bryce Dallas produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer

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Imagine Documentaries President Justin Wilkes announced today that the division has begun production of “DADS”, a feature length documentary to be directed by Bryce Dallas Howard. The film will be produced by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, along with Wilkes. Imagine Entertainment Co-Chairman Michael Rosenberg will serve as Executive Producer.   DADS is a unique and humorous look at what it means to be a father in the modern era across the globe. It...
 

Film Mode Entertainment announces Grindstone Entertainment Group’s acquisition of Yale Productions’ new crime-thriller, CRYPTO.

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Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announces Grindstone Entertainment Group’s acquisition of Yale Productions’ new crime-thriller, CRYPTO.  Film Mode Entertainment will also be presenting first-look footage for buyers at AFM.   Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds, The Nice Guys), Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale, Gilmore Girls), Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Luke Hemsworth (Westworld), Jeremie Harris (Legion) and Vincent Karthei...
 

FILM.UA: The Rising Hawk Teaser revealed exclusively for the American Film Market

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FILM.UA Group’s headliner is The Rising Hawk historical action by Akhtem Seitablayev and John Wynn, starring Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Die Hard 2, Last Action Hero, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle), Tommy Flanagan (Braveheart, Gladiator, Sin City), Poppy Drayton (The Downtown Abbey, The Little Mermaid), Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A View to a Kill), Andriy Isayenko (Cyborgs), Oleh Voloschenko (The Stronghold).   “Thanks to our co...
 

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Thursday, Nov 1

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Mind Rage and New Films from Summer Hill Entertainment

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Arclight Films has sold the female-led Vietnamese language action thriller Furie to Well Go USA Entertainment

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Ahead of the upcoming American Film Market, leading sales company Arclight Films has sold the female-led Vietnamese language action thriller Furie to Well Go USA Entertainment, it was announced today by Arclight Films’ Chairman, Gary Hamilton. Well Go USA will unleash Furie in North America in the first quarter of 2019.    Arclight is also handling the international rights to the feature film during the AFM.   “The appetite for more cross-cultural and strong female...
 

The Forest Road Company rounds out fundraising at 120M$

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  Zachary Tarica, CEO & Founder of The Forest Road Company, an independent specialty film financing company, announced today that they have secured an additional $70M in committed capital to the previously announced  $50M, bringing total assets to $120M.    Production companies can capitalize their films by borrowing from Forest Road against their film tax credits and rebates at below market rates. Forest Road can lend against credits tied to movie budgets as small as ...
 

AFM 2018: The Film Market Season Kicks Off in Santa Monica

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  by Anthony Ferranti As thousands of industry professionals from 28 countries descend upon the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica for the 39th American Film Market there's one thing everyone can agree on, our industry is constantly seeing changes and shifts in the business of making and selling independent film. Currently we’re talking about evolutions in technology or marketplace access, but we can also agree that the independents are as resilient as they are nimble in their bus...
 

NEON Takes North American Rights to Bong Joon-Ho’s Highly Anticipated Parasite

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NEON has acquired the North American rights to South Korea's top filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite from CJ Entertainment. The highly-anticipated drama marks Bong's comeback to Korean language film following Okja and Snowpiercer, and his fourth collaboration with Song Kang-Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Memories of Murder) who stars in the film. Parasite marks the 5th collaboration with NEON CEO, Tom Quinn and director Bong Joon-Ho. Quinn rel...
 

AFM 2018 Opening Newsletter N°3

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Summer Hill Entertainment new Line Up for AFM

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Summer Hill Entertainment is ready to meet you with a new line-up at AFM next week!

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PATIENTS OF A SAINT currently in post-production, ready for delivery & exhibition in 2019

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    Patients of a Saint Trailer from ArchstoneDistribution on Vimeo.   View Trailer Here ...
 

Oct 31 in focus at the AFM

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              Added Screenings Film: Time: Theatre: Company:   An Acceptable Loss 11:30am Laemmle Monica Film Center 4 13 Films ...
 

Amcomri Film Partners LP (AFP) Announces Production and Acquisition Fund.

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    Leading, London-Based, Multi-faceted Film Financing Company Announces Creation of Multi-million Dollar Film Fund to support elevated independent genre films achieve everything  from finance to worldwide distribution     LOS ANGELES (October 30, 2018) -- Amcomri Film Partners LP (“AFP”) has announced the creation of a multi-million-dollar film fund. The fund will provide support to independent producers seeking fina...
 

Terese Linden Kohn will launch her own sales agency, TALK Global Media, at AFM

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  As an executive of numerous sales agency divisions over her career, Kohn led sales on companies’ feature film projects, acquisitions and libraries including content produced for Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, ABC Family and The SyFy Channel.   She previously led growth and expansion of companies such as: MarVista Entertainment – where she maximized television sales revenue for a 3,000 hour library including episodic television series, animation, TV movies and feat...
 

Frontieres Finance and Packaging Forum 2019 calling for projects

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Call for Projects Now Open Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum  February 14-16 2019 Helsinki, Finland Submission Deadline:November 30, 5pm EST Ouverture de l’appel à projets Forum de financement et développement Frontières  14 au 16 février 2019 Helsinki, Finlande Date limite de soumission: le 30 novembre, 17h HNE   ...
 

AFM Opens with New Buyers & Exhibitors, Panels & 400+ Screenings

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Thousands of global film industry players, including finance, production, sales and distribution executives will be in attendance for screenings, meetings, networking, panels, and to solidify deals on both completed films and thousands of projects destined to reach the audiences around the world. This marks the AFM’s 28th year in the city of Santa Monica.    The AFM will welcome at least 70 companies from 28 countries attending for the first time as buyers with the largest numb...
 

Tiberius Film acquires the Thriller LAST RAMPAGE with Robert Patrick and further Film Highlights

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  Munich, October 30th, 2018. In the lead-up to the American Film Market AFM 2018 in Los Angeles, Tiberius Film gives notice of several top-class purchases. In addition to the action thriller LAST RAMPAGE starring Robert Patrick and Heather Graham, the Munich-based, independent film distributer secured the rights to Bruce Willis’ new action movie 10 MINUTES GONE, as well as the rights to the remarkable Russian motion picture T-34. The nerv-racking thriller LAST RAMPAGE tells the t...
 

SIR by Rohena Gera: an audience favorite in festivals worldwide

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        SIR Rohena Gera After winning the GAN FOUNDATION award at the 2018 Cannes Critic...
 

Mel Gibson, Charlie Hunnam and Eiza González to star in Tim Kirkby’s (“Fleabag,” “Brockmire,” “Veep”) Waldo.

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Academy Award® winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Hacksaw Ridge), Charlie Hunnam (“Sons of Anarchy,” King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Eiza González (Baby Driver, upcoming Welcome to Marwen) are attached to star in Tim Kirkby’s (“Fleabag,” “Brockmire,” “Veep”) Waldo. The action-packed thriller follows brilliant ex-detective gone rogue: Charlie Waldo, and is based on the novel Last Looks a razor-sharp, exquisitely paced, compellin...
 

25 European Oscar­ Entries highlighted by EFP's LA Screenings

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From upper left to lower left clockwise: I Am Not A Witch (UK), Dogman (Italy), Woman at War (Iceland), and I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Romania). download the image here EFP's LA SCREENINGS - Oscar­ Entries From Europe will take place from November 7 - 20, 2018. For the first time, EFP (European Film Promotion) will be screening 25 European Oscar­ entries at two venues - the Dick Clark Screening Room and the La...
 

Japan Pavilion Exhibitor and Product Lineup

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  The Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) is proud to announce the exhibitors joining us as part of our Japan Booth at the American Film Market 2018. The Japan Booth will be located on the 5th floor of Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Arcadia Ballroom A. Our diverse group of participants ranging from Japanese anime studios to independent film sales companies, guarantee a unique selection gathered all in one room for your convenience and shopping ease. Also for the first...
 

See you all at the Legacy's AFM Party?

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We at filmfestivals.com look forward to attending (so much fun) and taking some ambiance pictures! See you there! For five years, Legacy’s Annual Market Party, has attracted filmmakers with a range of fascinating trailers of TV show pilots, independent features, shorts, documentaries and animated films that are featured at the event. These trailers are shown to all in attendance during the Trailer Spotlight hour. Local southern California Filmmakers and filmmakers from abroad are able ...
 

30.10.2018 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

Brand New INTL Titles from Breaking Glass Pictures@ AFM

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    *Titles below are available in most countries excluding US         BEYOND THE NIGHT           Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thr...
 

THE LONG DUMB ROAD LA Screening | Women Under The Influence by Director Hannah Fidell, stars Jason Mantzoukas, Tony Revolori

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  THE LONG DUMB ROAD will premiere in LA November 1, 2018   From writer-director Hannah Fidell (A Teacher, 6 Years ) and co-writer Carson D. Mell ("Silicon Valley," “Tarantula”) comes a comedy of transformation, discovery and maturity set on the road between Austin and Los Angeles. When college-bound teenager Nat (Tony Revolori) offers itinerant 30-something mechanic Richard (Jason Mantzoukas) a ride during a stop-over in small-town Texas, neither o...
 

Billy Bob Thornton will interview Chinese box-office sensation Xu Zheng at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit

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Acclaimed actor and filmmaker Billy Bob Thornton has joined the line up of exceptional speakers at Asia Society Southern California”s U.S.-China Entertainment Summit on October 30th at the Skirball Cultural Center. He will partake in a highly anticipated conversation with this year’s honoree, acclaimed Chinese actor, writer, director and producer Xu Zheng. Billy Bob Thornton has been delighting audiences around the globe with his acting, writing and directing.  He won an Acad...
 

How Thailand can save you money on your next production - AFM2018

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  THAILAND - for PRODUCTION, POST-PRODUCTION and ANIMATION / VFX       Thailand's production studios are bringing some great films to AFM 2018.   But we're also bringing three Thai companies to AFM which represent the highest standards of production, post-production and animation/VFX   Question: HOW DO YOU INCREASE ...
 

Flame Node at AFM 2018

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  Flame Node Entertainment Ltd. will be at the American Film Market from Tuesday, October 31st to Tuesday, November 6th to make an appointmen...
 

Archstone Distribution lineup in AFM

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AFM Blood Bags Trailer from Devilworks

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Film Eagle Without Wings With A Woman At the center of the story!

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Today when having women in films is more important than ever we bring to AFM Eagle Without Wings, inspired in the life of Tawana Williams, better known the Hope Coach, with an already important established niche audience. This is a film about a heroine at the center of the story.   Based on the book “UNarmed But Dangerous”, Eagle Without Wings, combines all the key elements of a commercial drama: perseverance, determination, betrayal, racism, disability, passion, love and re...
 

Oscar® Nominee Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) will direct and star in action revenge film MONKEY MAN.

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Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales and will present the project to buyers at AFM. Developed with the assistance of S’ya Concept, the script is written by Patel, Paul Angunawela. and John Collee (upcoming Hotel Mumbai, Happy Feet, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World). Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Sicario) of Thunder Road is producing along with Xeitgeist’s Joe Thomas (The Man Who Knew Infinity, upcoming Hotel Mumbai), Samarth Sahni (associate producer of Hotel Mum...
 

Studio 100 Film brings a varied line-up to this year’s AFM: With the movie “ON THE EDGE”

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Studio 100 Film brings a varied line-up to this year’s AFM: With the movie “ON THE EDGE” the international sales agency presents a brand-new project with substance and a strong message. During AFM 2018 Studio 100 Film can be found at Loews Hotel, Office #653.   In the animal world, everyone has heard of the BIG FIVE, but until now almost no one has heard of the Weird Five – the endangered animals the movie ON THE EDGE tells us about. The ...
 

2018 Korean Story & Webtoon in America to host a reception November 7

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15:00 ~ 20:00, Wednesday, 7th November 2018, InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. ★★ RSVP is mandatory for business meeting arrangement and participation.     ...
 

Tau Tau presents her new black comedy caper NO ZUO NO DIE

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Berlin based Chinese film producer and director Tau Tau teams up with Ron Cobert at Sunscope Entertainment to bring to the market commercially viable feature films. Tau Tau is proud to present Sunscope Entertainment as a powerful distribution and marketing partner globally. In the past a few years, Tau Tau has  has gained internationally recognition, co-producing, bringing western creative forces and Chinese elements together. Independently she produced feature films  such as Open W...
 

Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles (Nov 6-20) Announces Programming, Actors, Filmmakers

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The 32nd Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli cinema in the United States, will present from November 6th – 20th over 40 Israeli narrative films, documentaries, short films and television series as well as in-person appearances from more than 25 of today’s leading Israeli filmmakers and talent.  Along with hosting U.S. and west coast premiere showings, the Festival programming will include filmmaker tributes, its first ever co-presentation with ...
 

Screen Media has picked up international rights Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller:STRAY

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   Screen Media has picked up international rights to a high-energy Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller with huge production value:STRAY   STRAY begins as a seemingly standard homicide investigation, bringing Detective Murphy to discover a family with secret supernatural powers, and culminating in an action-packed finale. The film will have a Day-and-Date release in North America in Spring of 2019. It is ready ...
 

Sunny and Warm weather forecast for Santa Monica

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Seth Rogen and Michael Keaton set to star in King of the Jungle, a comedy to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

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Seth Rogen (This is the End, The Disaster Artist) and Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Spotlight) will star in King of the Jungle, a comedy to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You Phillip Morris) from a script by Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winners Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film is based on a true story first published in Condé Nast’s Wired magazine by Joshua Davis. The film is...
 

Ariztical Entertainment Line Up at AFM

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  Ka Bodyscapes   WATCH TRAILER   Drama, LGBT / India / 99 minutes / Malayalam   Three young people, Haris, ...
 

WIDE AFM Line-up

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The Sixth Annual Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival returns to Santa Monica November 1- 4, a break from the AFM?

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Housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, nestled in the Frank Gehry designed complex on bustling Main Street in the beach town of Santa Monica, California, the Sixth Annual Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival presents films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. The larger film festivals all too often rally around a small group of films in a given season, and many high quality projects that don&rsqu...
 

How to work the AFM for first timers

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A few tips from a veteran: Here are a few things we recommend you should be doing :      Pitch Ready   Practice, rehearse and test your elevator pitch! - Which stage you are in - Sweet and short,  less than 60 seconds - Start with a catch line, give your films' references (seven meets rosemary's baby...) - What makes your film and team unique - What you are looking for    - Ask for a follow up meeting i...
 

Filming underway for WILDFIRE from Irish Director Cathy Brady

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Filming is underway on WILDFIRE, the highly anticipated feature debut from award-winning Irish director Cathy Brady (Morning, Small Change, Wasted) and a multi award-winning team of producers:  Tempesta Films’ Carlo Cresto-Dina (The Wonders -Cannes Jury Grand Prix, Happy As Lazzaro -  Cannes Best Script), Cowboy Films’ Charles Steel (Oscar and BAFTA-winning The Last King of Scotland, Marley) and Samson Films’ David Collins (Oscar and Sundance winner Once, Float Like A...
 

AFM 2018 Pre roll newsletter N° 2

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

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 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

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  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...
 

25.10.2018 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

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

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  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

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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...
 

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

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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...
 

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

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  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

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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...
 

Recently updated AFM Program of Conferences

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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

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  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 ...
 

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

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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...
 

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

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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, ...
 

4K titles from House of Films at the AFM

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      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

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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

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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.

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 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'

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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...
 

Cental Partnership Sales House 2018 AFM Line Up

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  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

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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...
 

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

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  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

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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!

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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 Chastain

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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),...
 

Monarch Films, Inc. Official AFM Slate

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AFM 2018 Pre roll newsletter N° 1

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Get your Sci-Fi Fix at AFM from Summer Hill Entertainment

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AFM One Eyed Films Line Up

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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

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      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...
 

ITN Distribution brings Viking War to afm

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                ITN Distribution, Loews Suite #705!, brings a brand new Line-Up that consists of Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Family, Horror and Western features, as well as our catalogue/library titles.     Click Here for ITN's 2018 Catalogue.  Website: www.itn...
 

Flame Node Entertainment at AFM

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Premiere Ent l AFM Line-Up!

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Fantastic New Titles Debut

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  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 brings to AFM Killers Anonymous starring Gary Oldman and Jessica Alba

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Fabrication Films will be attending AFM from October 31st - November 6th and will be located at the Loews Hotel #830    www.fabricationfilms.com 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

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Up in the air with AFM - Official Artwork for 39th AFM Revealed

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FILMFESTIVALS.COM WILL BE COVERING THE MARKET with Vanesa McMahon and Guy Kennedy 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,...
 

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

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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

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  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

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  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...
 

Bruno Chatelin to give a Keynote on Festival Strategy at LATC event during AFM

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BRUNO CHATELIN 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...
 

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

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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 !

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    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

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      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

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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...
 

Ann Huang Line Up for AFM

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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. It’s a style of filmmaki...
 

SC Films International introduces LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN at AFM 2018

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  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

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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?

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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 ...
 

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“Production Without Borders” Special Event Panel at on November 5 at Laemmle - by invitation

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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 (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) 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

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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

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Fox Star Studios Line Up for AFM

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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

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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...
 

AFM 2018 Line-Up l Premiere Ent

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SC Films will be attending AFM 2018 with new titles

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Get horrified at AFM with Summer Hill and TomCat Films!

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

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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...
 

Embracing Meta-Cinema through Experimental Short Films by Ann Huang

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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-c...
 

Feeling dramatic? Come meet with Summer Hill Entertainment at AFM! Drama Movies Line up at AFM

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Cardinal XD line up at AFM

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

Vision Films Announces Representation of the Regent Entertainment Film Library

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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

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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

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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

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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 AmericanFilmMarket.com/what-the-data-says-producing-low-budget-comedies.   What the Data Says: Producing Low-Budget Comedies In previous articles in this series, we’ve looked at wha...
 

Your invite from Jonathan Wolf

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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 AmericanFilmMarket.com/attendee. AFM has negotiated the lowest rates for you at all Santa Monica hotels. Visit AFM Hotel Informat...
 

2017 & 2018 AFM coverage with dailies, newsletters and pictures

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American Film Market Dailies coverage by filmfestivals.com included 275 articles, 163 photos and 9 newsletters circulated to our database of film pro subscribers worldwide (192 000 and counting). 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   The 2018 coverage of AFM will be comparable with over 200 articles and 9 newsletters. The site has been launched in 1995, audience is international (...
 

LATC Anuncia Novedades en Los Ángeles para Profesionales de la Industria Audiovisual que Buscan Oportunidades Internacionales

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Este año, además del tradicional y actualizado Global Film & TV Program en Los Angeles, el Latin American Training Center anuncia su nueva oficina de representación internacional en el American Film Market-AFM. El LATC Representation Office ofrecerá gran visibilidad internacional para películas, documentales, series de TV y proyectos en desarrollo que están buscando vendas, concesión de licencias, distribución y copr...
 

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

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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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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
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