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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2018  running November 1 - November 8, 2018  SANTA MONICA

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


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Our AFM Newsletters will run:  
Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)
Pre roll newsletter N° 2 (October  25) 
Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

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



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

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


AFM in focus Newsletter N°6



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VIDEO - Interview with Jonathan Wolf on AFM 2018

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... ...

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

      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...


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

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

        Events All events require qualifying badge or ticket. See 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.

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

    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...


Ambiance from the Louisiana Film Commissionreception at The Merigot

Tax rebate can be more fun in Louisiana! ...


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

While the AFM was buzzing at Loews, Merigot, Fairmont and all other hotspots, 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

Cloud21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( 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

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...


The Lithuanians gathered to celebrate their Oscar entry Chez Jay

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 ...



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

        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

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

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...

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

    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

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...

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