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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2020  running November 3 - November 8, 2020  SANTA MONICA

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

2021: November 2 – 7 I 2022: November 1 – 6 I 2023: October 31 - November 5 I 2024: November 5 – 10

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

 

 


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AFM Day 4 Highlights

Today’s programming included:

PITCH CONFERENCE

Pitching Essentials: The 2-Minute Pitch

Panellists:

  • Tobin Armbrust, Producer, former President, Worldwide Production & Acquisitions, Virgin Produced
  • Effie Brown, Producer, Duly Noted, Inc.
  • Cassian Elwes, Producer, ELEVATED

Moderator:

  • Lee Jessup, Screenwriting Career Consultant & Coach, leejessup.com

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

Presenter:

  • Randi Feldman, Founder, Cinema Workshops

 

FUTURE OF FILM RIGHTS AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Presented by MTONOMY

Panelists:

Arjun Mendhi, MIT Technologist & CEO, MTonomy
Denise Denson, Former EVP of Global Content Distribution at Viacom & COO, MTonomy
Linda Nelson, Expert in Independent Films Market & CEO, IndieRights

 

ANIMALS IN FILM: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN

Presenter:

Mark Harden, Senior Trainer, Animals for Hollywood

Benny, K9 Actor

 

 

Quotes

PITCHING ESSENTIALS: THE 2-MINUTE PITCH

Effie Brown, Producer, Duly Noted, Inc.

[on what is important in a pitch] “Why you are the person to do this story. And what emotionally resonates with you which usually makes the other person care.”

 

[when pitching]“You have to know your audience.”

Cassian Elwes, Producer, ELEVATED

“Part of what you do at AFM is to go out and meet people. Make sure you not only talk, but also listen.”

 

On being pitched a story, “t is great when somebody gives me a one-liner or a little bit to begin with so I understand the story they are trying to tell.”

 

“At the end of the day, the people that buy the pitches then have to take the script and go sell it to somebody else.”

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

Randi Feldman, Founder, Cinema Workshops

 

“The script supervisor has thought of where we’ve been [within the story], where we are going, and how we can get to where the film needs to be.”

 

“A script supervisor has to have a strong relationship with the director, producers, and writers to understand what they want accomplished. We have to be flexible to carry out their vision."

 

“Script supervisors are there to be the backup singers of the key production crew.”

 

 

FUTURE OF FILM RIGHTS AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Presented by MTONOMY

Arjun Mendhi, MIT Technologist & CEO, MTonomy

"Every film that we make today will live forever."

 

"Streaming penetration in China is at 6%."

 

"Let's envision a future where media content can live and grow autonomously… forever."

 

"Your security is as strong as your weakest link; simplify your workflow."

 

ANIMALS IN FILM: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN

Mark Harden, Senior Trainer, Animals for Hollywood

 

“First thing I do when I read a script is ask myself what is the animal’s purpose. Why is the animal needed in the script?”

 

“Animals are just as important in script as a costume, prop, or actor.”

 

“Animal trainers become brand representatives for a film.”

 

“We recommend bringing animals and their trainers to production meetings to get comfortable with your staff. Do a show & tell when introducing your animal trainers & animals to your production!”

 

“Cheapest isn’t always best. Cheap up front will be more expensive down the line.”

 

“If you understand the differences of a film set with animals and a film set without animals you will be successful with your production.”

 

“Animal, to camera, to trainer is the triangle you have to work with when having animals apart of your story.”

 

“Multiple takes are imperative when working with animals on your set.”

 

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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
7 days of networking activities
1 beachfront campus that covers it all

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

2019 Complete Coverage

2018 FULL HIT STORY TOLD IN 8 EPISODES

Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8

 


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