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

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...

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Updated AFM Program of Conferences

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

Exhibitors at AFM 2018/ The A to Z

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

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

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...

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

  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

  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

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

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

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

"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

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

 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

  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

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

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

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

    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

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

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

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 Bryan Grazer

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.

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

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

Coming Soon...Genre: Drama, Thriller I Contact  I Loews 328A I  Facebook I Twitter: @WatchCoolMovies         ...

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

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$

  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

  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

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...



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