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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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AFM 2017 runs November 1 - 8, 2017  We would like to contribute to your success in AFM Can we help? Promote your line up to media, buyers and attendees. Boost your screenings' attendance. Shoot interviews or video captur... 

"Derek is Funny" and "Her Side of The Bed" at AFM from Summer Hill Entertainment


Finders Keepers - theatrical release in South Africa from Ster Kinekor

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Catching the Wave at AFM: Full details of AFM panels, keynotes and events

Wednesday November 1st AFM Orientation Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director, American Film Market   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ,  November 1 2017  ArcLight - Screen 1 Thusrday November 2nd The Changing Hong Kong Movie Scene: What is New, How and Why?   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ,  November 2 2017  Loews Hotel - AFM Studio   ...

A toast with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in DESTINATION WEDDING

A toast to the first-look image of Keanu Reeves and Academy Award Nominee Winona Ryder in Victor Levin’s Destination Wedding  Destination Wedding tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.  But to act on those feelings would be to trust hope over experience, a foolish choice indeed.   BLOOM is selling...

8th edition of the Hong Kong Day launched yesterday at the AFM.

The eighth edition of the event is jointly organized by the AFM and the HKTDC and featured events and screenings highlighting international opportunities for film production in Hong Kong.  The AFM also hosted the roundtable: The Changing Hong Kong Movie Scene: What is New, How and Why?, which explored what is happening in the Hong Kong movie scene.   *Spotted*: Comedian Ken Davitian (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) taking meetin...

The Changing Hong Kong Movie Scene: What is New, How and Why? – Quotesfrom the panel

  Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Variety and Steve Chan Chi-Fat  (Director, Weeds on Fire)   “To complete a movie as a new Director [in Hong Kong], it’s all about your network and support system.”   “I worked for Hong Kong’s TVB at one stage. They used the same system for almost 30 years and it never changed.”   “Hong Kong now has a new channel called Real TV and the system they use is quite different. They respect wri...

Coen Brothers to Interview T Bone Burnett at FestForums in Santa Barbara Nov18


Academy Award, Golden Globe and 13-time Grammy award winner, T Bone Burnett, has earned an unparalleled reputation as an Artist; songwriter; music, film and concert producer; record company owner and artists’ advocate. He joins with acclaimed filmmakers and frequent collaborators, the Coen Brothers, for a lively and informative conversation.

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Our festival friend Steve Shor sharing the success of his documentary at AFM

The half hour documentary Straws plyaed last month (In October) in eight festivals in four countries and won an award at Santa Cruz. In the USA alone, over 520 million of non-recyclable plastic straws are used every day and tossed. They wind up in landfills, streets, waterways and litter beaches, contributing to the enormity of plastic pollution harming the environment and marine animals. STRAWS is an entertaining and informative 30 minute film with narration by Tim Robbins that illustrates h...

Black is the new Gold in Tallinn?

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils the opening film and Flanders Focus lineup The 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) will see Flanders, Belgium as the focus region of the festival, that will include 10 films in the specially-curated programme In Focus: Flanders. The festival will be opened with another film from the region, Racer and the Jailbird. Following the tradition of choosing a country of focus for each edition to introduce slices of its cultu...

THE PLACE will have its Market Premiere Tomorrow @ AFM 

                MARKET PREMIERE   Saturday November 4th  ...

Gravitas Ventures Acquires U.S. Rights to Kyle Rideout's PUBLIC SCHOOLED Starring Judy Greer

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD)and XYZ Films announced today that Gravitas Ventures has acquired multiple territories, including the U.S., Australia and South Africa to Kyle Rideout’s Public Schooled. The comedy stars Judy Greer, Daniel Doheny, Siobhan Williams, and Russell Peters, and recently made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Gravitas will release the film theatrically in the U.S. in late Q1/early Q2 2018, and Kaleidoscope Entertainment will release...

AFM 2017: Arclight Films takes on Poacher for International Sales

Renowned director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Australia Day) has signed on to direct the action thriller Poacher, written by Thomas Martin (All That Way for Love), it was announced today by Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton. Arclight Films has launched international sales outside of North America at the American Film Market. Poacher will star Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Ridge, Point Break) and Nick Nolte (Prince of Tides, Warrior, Graves)   Inspired by true events, Poacher is the cautionary tale of a...

Arclight Films Action Adventure ‘Guardians Of The Tomb’ Closes Major Deals at AFM

Arclight Films has completed major sales on the action adventure Guardians of the Tomb, it was announced today by Arclight Films CEO, Gary Hamilton. The company has closed deals for the Chinese co-production in North America with Gravitas Ventures and Signature Entertainment in UK. The film is slated to open wide in 3D in China through the film’s co-producer Grand Canal Pictures and China Film Group on January 19th, 2018.   Directed by Kimble Rendall, whose debut feature, Bait 3D, b...

21 years Tarantino doc battles TWC to gain freedom

  Tara Wood is embroiled in a battle to determine the fate of the documentary 21 YEARS: QUENTIN TARANTINO amid the Weinstein scandal. The film is currently in production, being produced and directed by Tara Wood, and now working overtime with Page Ostrow to renegotiate with TWC and complete production.   “It’s ironic that the documentary about Tarantino, the foremost director and writer of strong female characters in Hollywood is being held hostage by the same company th...

Sexist Indiscretions? 'Dead Man Tells his Own Tale' latest titles Line Up One Eyed Films

ONE EYED FILMS     AFM Line Up        As Holywood and the Political establishment reel over one sexual scandal after another, we invite you to consider the timely Argentinean horror revenge comedy  'Dead Man Tells his Own Tale' ...

Prominent Indonesian media mogul to headline Asia TV Forum & Market 2017

Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) today announces that Indonesian magnate, Hary Tanoesoedibjo, has joined the ATF Leaders’ Summit (28 November 2017) speaker line-up, adding to the list of C-Level executives presenting at the ATF Conference, who represent leading content brands such as Amazon Prime, Marvel Entertainment, PCCW Media Group and Sony Pictures Television.   From 28 to 30 November 2017, more than 90 thought leaders will deliver fresh insight at over 24 ATF conference sess...

Aux starring John Rhys-Davies and Vengeance starring Stu Bennett and Gary Daniels

Evolutionary Films RAMPS UP RELEASE SCHEDULE WITH UK THEATRICAL FOR AUX & NEW YORK PREMIERE FOR VENGEANCE   Evolutionary Films, the London based vertically integrated film and television company, have confirmed that their first two completely in-house features will debut theatrically on the same weekend on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Both films have been fully developed, financed, produced and distributed by Evolutionary Films from concept to delivery.   AUX, a high-conce...

Netflix Nabs Global Rights to Federico D'Alessandro's TAU from BLOOM

Netflix has acquired the global rights (excluding China) to Federico D’Alessandro’s Tau starring Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence, It Follows), Ed Skrein (Deadpool) and Gary Oldman (upcoming Darkest Hour). BLOOM handled international sales on the sci-fi thriller, and brokered the deal with Endeavor Content.   Tau is penned by Noga Landau and financed by Hercules Film Fund and Ken Kao’s Waypoint Entertainment under his first look deal with Addict...

Big Bear premieres in th emarket today

  AFM Office: Loews Hotel, Suite 622         ...

Game of Thrones' Carice Van Houten joins Alexandra Daddario in I AM NOT A BIRD, principal photography starts in Tokyo!

The anticipated feature film adaptation of I Am Not A Bird has added more star power to its stellar cast: Carice van Houten (HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”), Andrew Rothney (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Kate Easton (upcoming Ocean’s Eight ), Takehiro Hira and newcomer Elisabeth Larena, the film’s producers Lauren Mann of Wandering Trail Pictures and Blackbird’s Lawrence Inglee announced today.  The cast joins Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, HBO’s &...

New Zealand’s Avalon Studios Joins the List of Top Production Companies in Australasia

Production incentives and award-winning crews make New Zealand’s Avalon Film & Television Studios the ideal choice for international ventures, as the company premieres their latest projects at this year’s American Film Market (AFM)   Click here for a virtual tour of Avalon Studios   LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2017) – Avalon Studios is pleased to announce their 2017 AFM line-up as well as a host of accessible production incentives in New Zealand. ...

Tiberius Film acquires French Comedy AURORE and other international Highlights

In the framework of the AFM 2017 in Los Angeles, Tiberius Film gives notice of several top-class purchases. In addition to the French comedy AURORE and the horror highlight NIGHTWORLD with Robert Englund, the Munich-based, independent contractor secured the rights to the star-studded US comedy A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY. AURORE, a beautiful and humorous film about new beginnings and the pitfalls of aging, stars the French actress Agnès Jaoui („Look at me“), who...


Wide House acquired Let the Child be the Guide

mlfh   is very pleased to introduce its latest acquisition, a documentary about the Montessori Method of education       LET THE CHILD BE THE GUIDE A feature documentary by Alexandre Mourot              Visit our website: Please email us to receive a screening link or schedule a meeting !   LET THE CHILD BE THE GUIDE     ...

Frenchman's Flat and "The Measure of Your Faith" from Unlike Any Other Productions

I hope this email finds you well.  I am Jonathon James Williams, partner of Unlike Any Other Productions. We are wishing to line up a meeting either at AFM or beforehand.    We have two film projects which would be of interest to yourself and your company. As well as a cutting edge Faith-based biblical series. All works are unique, original and generate a universal audience and gathering a lot of interest!    Below are high qua...

First look photo Bruce Willis in action drama the Bombing

BLUE BOX INTERNATIONAL HANDLING WORLDWIDE RIGHTS AT AFM Introducing the very first production still from the highly anticipated action drama The Bombing starring Bruce Willis and China’s biggest talent including Bingbing Fan (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3) and Nicholas Tse (The Stool Pigeon, Bodyguards and Assassins). Mel Gibson serves as the film’s art director and creative supervising producer. Based on the incredible true story during World War II, five differen...


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