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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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The end is coming to AFM...The Apocalypse War!

3.jpg I Contact I Suite 327B I  Facebook I Twitter: @WatchCoolMovies   ... Wine tasting Party for festival directors ends with bitter taste of stolen camera

We regret that we will not be able to share more pictures of our event. They are gone with the camera.
Every one enjoyed meeting their peers and sharing festival stories, wines from Bernardus were amazing, thanks to our friends at Fest Forums and Vision Films we had a great time...untill we realized at the end that someone with a badge had walked away with my camera stolen from our table.  This is the first time in afm this year that an object is reported stolen,  the security told us... How unfortunate for me to be the lucky winner! "from all the bars in the world you had to walk  into mine..."

Dead on Arrival at ARPA film Festival red carpet premiere with the team

Dead on Arrival a remake of the classic noir movie, shot by Stephen Cyrus Sepher (Hesit) played as center piece at Arpa International Film Festival at the Egyptian December 4th. Sylvia Minassian (festival director) is getting a thank you hug from Billy Flynn... The whole cast of the film in attendance offered some humourous and very warm moments of friendship on the red carpet. The film played to a full house with an eletric ambiance, all tension was released at the end of the movie with a Q...

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   ...

The 'Future is Female' panel with Geena Davis

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE (5:00PM) Jennifer Warren Chairperson & Founder, Alliance of Women Directors   “This is the 20th anniversary of the Alliance of Women Directors, and only in the last two years have we had a response. It is new, and a nice change. People are now listening to the fact that there is no parity in the workplace for women, which is principally what we are after here. Women directors hold only about six percent of positions as feature film directors. We feel i...

The other side of Russia AFM Panel

THE OTHER SIDE OF RUSSIA (2.15pm) Val Kupeev Film Commissioner, Russian Office of Film Commissions   “Russia is the land of sand dunes, warm seas, unique forests, mesmerizing lakes, magnetic mountains, mystic Siberia, icy winters and history.”   “Russia has the influence of different European cultures – these are reflected in our architecture. We have modern architecture as well. There are plenty of futuristic locations, including Moscow’s financi...

From Script to Screen The Finance Matrix Panel

THE FILM FINANCE MATRIX: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN (11.15am) Shirley Davis Executive Vice President, Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment, LLC   “You have to build a solid foundation – build the skeleton of your budget first because that’s going to be your bible and that’s what’s going to determine whether you’ll profit or not from your film.”   “I always ask people what type of project they’re trying to make before building...

Quotes from The Producing Studio films with Independent budget Panel

PRODUCING STUDIO FILMS WITH INDEPENDENT BUDGETS (9.15am) Paul Hanson CEO, Covert Media   “In today’s marketplace, there are lots of alternatives that will allow you to build an interesting distribution model across some of these up and coming streaming platforms.”   “There’s a dynamic nature to pre-sales. At any point in time, this dynamic can change.”   “10 years ago, you could have a B/B- grade film, but if you had the right st...

Finance Conference II November photos and quotes

November 5, 2017: Los Angeles: Today the AFM hosted: ·         Finance Conference II, featuring the following two sessions: o   Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets o   The Film Finance Matrix: From Script to Screen ·         The Passion of The Film: Reaching The Faith Community roundtable, which saw filmmakers revealing the essential elements of story, ministry and o...

Projects of WIZART Studio are going to China, Great Britain and Germany

The Russian animation studio sold the rights to its tentpole to China, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Wizart also reports about the deal on Sheep and Wolves – the project will be soon released in the theatres of Great Britain and Ireland     The third film of The Snow Queen franchise is scheduled for...

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Monday, November 6

Events Production Conference Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm Location: Fairmont Hotel, Starlight Ballroom Romania Welcomes Hollywood Time: 11:30am &nda...

Animation! Pitching Sessions in Ventana Sur is growing

The call for Latin American projects for animated feature films and TV series in development for Animation! Pitching Sessions has broken the record this year, with 180 registrations from all Latin America. Ventana Sur   ...

First Look Photo of Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski in LYING AND STEALING

Principal photography has begun on location in Los Angeles this week on the heist thriller LYING AND STEALING, starring Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski, directed by Matt Aselton (Gigantic) from his script co-written by Adam Nagata.    The film also stars Fred Melamed (A Serious Man), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Chi Raq), Evan Handler (Sex and the City, American Crime Story) and John Gatins.   ...

Film Distribution and Goldfinch Studios partnering on Craig Conway’s upcoming film Kruger - a dark psychological thriller

Craig Conway will make his Directorial Debut; Production to commence in South Africa in March 2018   Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) and Goldfinch Studios announced today a partnership on the upcoming dark psychological thriller Kruger, which marks the directorial debut for actor/producer Craig Conway (Giantland). The project is fully-financed by Goldfinch Entertainment, and produced by Kirsty Bell and Craig Conway of Bird Box Pictures, a Goldfinch Studio company. &n...

Action thriller Lucky Day directed by Academy Award winner Roger Avary enters the market from Film Nation

Introducing a brand NEW production still from the highly anticipated action thriller Lucky Day directed by Academy Award winner Roger Avary (The Rules of Attraction, Pulp Fiction), starring Crispin Glover (American Gods), Nina Dobrev (Flatliners), Luke Bracey (Point Break), Clifton Collins (HBO’s “Westworld”), Clé Bennett (Jigsaw), Nadia Fares (Marseille), David Hewlett (u...

The AFM hosted the Building A Future For LGBTQ Film roundtable

A discussion of the independent film landscape, which used case studies of specific financing models to identify a sustainable way forward for LGBTQ representation in cinema. Lucy Mukerjee Moderator Director of Programming, Outfest & Newfest   Christine D’Souza Gelb Agent, Endeavor Content   [on waiting for festival premieres to sell your film]  “When you have the right distributor with the right plan, you just want to sign up right away and get everyone on...

The AFM Pitch Conference drew an audience of more than 700 people – a full house

Today the AFM hosted its annual Pitch Conference which drew an audience of more than 700 people – a full hous ·         The morning started out with moderator Pilar Alessandra, Producer Cassian Elwes ane!d Virgin Produced’s Tobin Armbrust sharing practical advice and the essential rules and tools of pitching. ·         The second part of the session consisted of 14+ filmmakers hitting the ...

38th Edition of the American Film Market Sees Significant Increase in Exhibitor Participation 18% and counting

The American Film Market (AFM®), which opened its doors on Wednesday and runs until November 8 in Santa Monica, has seen a significant surge in participants this year with 445 exhibiting companies attending, an 18% increase over 2016.  Notable growth comes from around the world, including South Korea (+13), Italy (+9), Romania (+9) France (+5) and Russia (+5). Exhibitors from India (3) participated after a three-year absence for the country.   AFM is seeing a strong contingent of...

Gravitas Ventures Acquires "Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies" for distribution

  Cardinal XD is the International Sales Agent for the zombie horde film.   Director Mark Newton's Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies, winner of "Goriest Film" at last week's FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures for domestic distribution, announced Daniel Wood, Executive Producer.   "Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies has a great Southern vibe and gives a unique twist to the zombie film genre, with a ...

Charlie Sheen’s Ex’s Move into a Glass House Together!

  Charlie Sheen’s on-screen ex Jennifer Taylor (Two And A Half Men) and his real life ex Denise Richards (The World is Not Enough) star together in a new drama just picked up for international sales by NY-based sales company Glass House Distribution. Lili Bordan (The Martian) who just recently wrapped Book Club with Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton, also stars in this female ensemble driven movie, and keeping it all under one roof, the movie is executive produced by Glass House Distribu...

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! ...

Nephilim: “Some are Born, Some are made. Some are chosen”

“Some are Born, Some are made. Some are chosen” Synopsis: NEPHILIM is a supernatural, action-thriller following an atypical young priest, Father Markus, into a mystical world of blended realities, as he is thrown into the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The NEPHILIM story follows an atypical young priest, Father Markus, and four other warrior characters on a mission to save the world from a catastrophic ending, as they must choose to work together to defeat an up...

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Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” Baby Driver) is set to star in the taut supernatural thriller Off Season,

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” Baby Driver) is set to star in the taut supernatural thriller Off Season, it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop. The electric wilderness chiller is produced by Nira Park (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) through her Big Talk Pictures and J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water, Mama) under his Demilo Productions banner.   Off Season is the highly anticipated first feature from BAFTA nominated w...

Saga Films Locks Multi-Title Deal with Lightning Entertainment

Independent sales, distribution and acquisitions company SAGA FILMS today announced a multi-title deal with LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT for films including Freezer starring Golden Globe® winner Dylan McDermott, Craig Clyde’s Storm Rider, Australian romcom Until She Came Along starring Rachael Taylor and Josh Lawson, and Warren. P. Sonoda’s comedy Servitude.   The deal will see SAGA FILMS acquire all rights (except theatrical) for the four LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT signature li...

At AFM 2017, Thai Ministry of Commerce unveils plan to make Thailand’s the leading film production hub of the ASEAN region

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi presides over Thai Night AFM 2017 – Thailand Where Films Come Alive, an event of celebration of Thai cinema organized during the American Film Market 2017.    Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barna...

ADAM FUSS A Landscape of Imagination the new film by Svetlana Cemin

Synopsis An intimate portrait of the noted contemporary photographer, Adam Fuss, shot over a year in New York and Sussex, England. Our documentary delves into the artist’s creative process, and the life forces that inspire it. 53 minutes, USA  October 2017 Directed by Svetlana Cemin Watch the t...


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