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 AFM 2021 Online will be covering AFM 2022 running November 1 - 6  November, 2022 and hosting brainstorming networking  on film festival strategy at the AFM  Pavilion: networking from 10am   

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 Events China Conference sponsored by China Beijing Film Delegation and Beijing Weying Technology Co., Ltd. Time: 9:15pm - 12:45pm Location: Fairmont Hotel, Starlight Ballroom   9:15am – 10:45am Producing in China Leaders from China’s film industry will reveal how producing in China can be different than the west. From talent and crews to culture and restrictions to the daily realities of producing and co-producing, everything will be...

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Halloween is over but horror is not... Check out Horror titles from TomCat Filkms Summer HillFilms at AFM 2016

HORROR LINE-UP FOR AFM 2016 FROM SUMMER HILL FILMS & TOMCAT FILMS   Unlisted Owner Horror Unlisted Owner compiles crime scene evidence of the horrific events known as the “Owner Killings” that took place on October 23,2010 and March, 23 2011. The video evidence was captured on three different personal hand held cameras and one police dash camera. Watc...

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NEPHILIM an animation feature film by Danny WILSON premiering at AFM

NEPHILIM an animation feature film by Danny WILSON premiering at AFM
Some are born, some are made, some are chosen.Based on the comic book series, NEPHILIM is a supernatural action-thriller following an atypical young priest into a mystical world of blended realities as he is cast between the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. Completed Oct 1 Genre: Animation, Action/Adventure, 3D   
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Saga of Love: The Kingdom of Angels (2017) at AFM with Oksana Angel

The inspirational fantasy film will take you on a medieval journey of two soul-mates through time, enchanting worlds, magical kingdoms and awe-inspiring dimensions of the sublime Universe. Saga of Love is an entertaining family movie and emotionally uplifting fairy tale, designed for young audiences that appreciate similar genre pieces such as Harry Potter, Avatar, Twilight, Lord of the Rings, Thor.
Our goal is to create a film that will be commercially exploitable to a mass audience through a large worldwide distributor (Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Netflix) by means of a theatrical exhibition, pay-per view, streaming, Virtual Reality (VR), cable broadcast and all home-video formats.

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PICAROON & PINKY Animation premiering at AFM

PICAROON & PINKY Animated TV Series premiering at AFM   
Unlikely trials and mishaps thwart a pirate's attempts to escape his predicament of isolation on an uninhabited island. Central to his failed attempts is the unlikely monkey goddess statue who suddenly springs to life. A face-off between the pair escalates to the highest level when the pirate shoots the monkey, but the monkey won't die. Instead, he attacks the pirate again and again. From here, new events unfold as we meet new animal characters and places on this enormous island. Eventually, a friendship develops between the monkey and pirate ahead of their endless misadventures and foolery.

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AFM: IM Global’s Mundial Strikes Four-Pic Deal with MGM’s Orion (EXCLUSIVE)

‘A Movie Life,’ starring ‘Black Swan’s’ Vincent Cassel, leads slate Mundial Films, IM Global’s Latino film sales company, has struck a four-feature rights deal with MGM’s Orion Pictures for a Brazilian movie quartet led by “A Movie Life,” starring Vincent Cassel.   Deal represents Mundial’s first U.S. partnership, but an ever-more common combination between Hollywood studios and independent companies as majors drive ...

Jessica Chastain in Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead from Black Bicycle Entertainment

First-look image of Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain in Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead from Black Bicycle Entertainment who is financing and producing alongside Bedford Falls in association with Potboiler. IM Global is selling the international rights at AFM, with CAA handling domestic. ...

Actor Ye Liu is attached to the upcoming production THE LADY AND THE PANDAS by director, Justin Chadwick

Brian O'Shea, The Exchange CEO, announced today that Chinese super star actor Ye Liu is attached to the upcoming production THE LADY AND THE PANDAS by director, Justin Chadwick (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) joining Golden-Globe nominee Rebecca Ferguson (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE franchise) as her love interest.   Through his amazing performances, Ye has captured the attention of directors internationally, and has continued to reach viewers in unique and remarkable ways. Ye's talent has been...

Inversion, Facing East’s $130 million sci-fi epic movie directed by Peter Segal is set to begin shooting end february

Inversion, Facing East’s $130 million sci-fi epic movie directed by Peter Segal is set to begin principal photography on February 27th at Babelsberg studios in Berlin, and will continue in Shanghai and Chicago.   Academy Award® nominated Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction) is in final negotiations to star as senior Homeland Security investigator John Bailey. Chinese actress Liu Yifei (“Once Upon a Time,” The Forbidden Kingdom) has...


Mundial, the Latino film sales subsidiary of prolific independent entertainment studio IM Global, has signed a four-picture deal with Orion Pictures, an arm of MGM, for their original language productions in Brazil, it was announced today by Mundial’s Vice President Cristina Garza and Orion Pictures.   Said Garza, “We’re incredibly excited to be working with Orion in a deeper partnership. We couldn’t be more proud to bring these movies to the international market a...

Film Mode Entertainment premieres sci-fi thriller, THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT at AFM16

Film Mode Entertainment announces the international market premiere of sci-fi thriller, THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT starring Mathieu Ratthe (LOVEFIELD, THE TALISMAN), Kimberly Laferriere (IN FE, SAVING HOPE), Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles (HENRI HENRI, LE TORRENT, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD), Juliette Gosselin (19-2, EMBRASSE-MOI) and Alex C. Nachi (STONEWALL, EMOTIONAL ARITHMETIC). The film was written and directed by Mathieu Ratthe and is Ratthe’s feature directorial debut. “We’re ex...

13 Films’ action thriller Extortion has been acquired by the Grindstone Entertainment Group for all North America

13 Films’ action thriller Extortion has been acquired by the Grindstone Entertainment Group for all North America and will be distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.   Written and directed by Phil Volken, the film stars Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Eion Baily (Band Of Brothers and hit TV shows “Once Upon A Time,” “Ray Donovan”), Bethany Joy Lenz (TV’s “One Tree Hill,” “Dexter”) and Danny Glover (Let...

Film news (UK) Marcia do Vales set to star in supernatural horror QUAIL HOLLOW

Having kick-assed her way through Brit zomcom Ibiza Undead, Brazilian-born actress Marcia do Vales is set to star in Quail Hollow (working title), in which she plays identical twins with some pretty scary powers.   Directed by Spaniard Javier De Prado, and produced by UK’s Templeheart Films, the supernatural horror begins shooting in locations around New Orleans in early 2017. Storyline: Identical twin sisters Sunny and Mila (played by Marcia Do Vales) are born wit...

Killing is Killing is the horror thriller prequel to Thiago Moyses's fourth feature Hopekillers.

Killing is Killing is the horror thriller prequel to Thiago Moyses's fourth feature Hopekillers. Synopsis Ten middle-class students invade a mansion seeking to do justice with their own hands. They are after Lord Henry Alberich, a noble man charged with raping and murdering women, released by a corrupt judge. They don’t know that the mansion is haunted by an evil creature who lives in the shadows and enjoys human blood. Now, they will attempt to escape alive from this grim beast. So...

Wickid Pissa Films Announces 2016 AFM Film Slate

Wickid Pissa Films has unveiled its slate of projects they will be pitching at the 2016 AFM in Santa Monica this week. They will be meeting with buyers and investors to produce these original screenplays and bring them to distributors and festivals across the globe in 2017. GODS & GANGSTERS The story centers on the life of Julian Toula, a Greek mobster from Hollywood and the second leader of the infamous Juicy Jive Gang. He was the right-hand man to Jimmy &ld...

“BEHIND THE COVE” to be at American Film Market First US Public Screenings in L.A. and NYC.

“BEHIND THE COVE” to be at American Film Market First US Public Screenings in L.A. and NYC. The documentary “BEHIND THE COVE: The Quiet Japanese Speak Out!” will be attending the American Film Market, one of the largest film markets in the U.S., held between November 2nd and 9th in Santa Monica, California. The filmmakers of the documentary will be present during the above dates at the Japan booth 17, and look forward to meeting industry insiders and members of the pr...

Ballad in Blood by Massimo Esposti for Bell Film and distributed worldwide by TVCO premieres at AFM 2016

BALLAD IN BLOOD by Ruggero Deodato American Premiere AFM 2016 Screening at Monica Film Center 3, Nov. 3 at 3pm Ballad in Blood, produced by Massimo Esposti for Bell Film and distributed worldwide by TVCO, marks the great return behind the camera of Ruggero Deodato, historic leading Italian horror director. His past films, like Cannibal Holocaust, just to name one, have been sold all over the world and have become "cult movies". Ballad in Blood intends to revive those glories, upd...

THE NIGHT WATCHMEN By Mitchell Altieri screens today

AFM 2016 Screening at Monica Film Center 1, Nov. 3 at 1pm From a producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the director of The Hamiltons, comes the next “cult movie” horror-comedy gore-fest The Night Watchmen. In this highly anticipated movie, a mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires and it’s up to three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, to fight an epic battle against the scourge of undead that thre...

I-mage Films proudly presents Space Opera, the fifth feature film by Thiago Moyses, currently in pre-production.

I-mage Films proudly presents Space Opera, the fifth feature film by Thiago Moyses, currently in pre-production. Two astronauts are sent to the confines of the universe with a very important cargo, genetic material to colonize a new planet alike Earth. Lonely into the deep space, they will live the biggest adventure in human history, traveling a thousands years journey through the galaxy, facing supernovas, haunted space stations, strange humans from a distant future, and the ominous Star Des...

Leomark Studios Named Official Film Acquisitions Officers for Olympia World Cinema Project

Leomark Studios has been appointed to represent the World Film Institute (WFI) in acquiring titles for its Olympia World Cinema VOD Project, a joint endeavor of Dark City Media Group, WFI, and WFI sister organization The Olympia Awards. According to WFI Founder Antonio Gellini, Leomark Studios will “represent our selective taste in acquiring films for our Olympia World Cinema Project in order to give these independent filmmakers the opportunity to have their art viewed by a global audie...

Devilworks enters ‘The Suicide Theory’ for AFM.

Genre outfit Devilworks announces new titles for their AFM lineup, which includes intense Australian thriller ‘The Suicide Theory & USA Crime thriller ‘Criticsized’.   Released on NETFLIX in North America, Devilworks are repping International sales for The Suicide Theory. Directed by Dru Brown, the film tells the story of Percival, who after failing to commit suicide, pays a hit man to kill him. When that doesn't work, Percival learns that he's cursed with...

Angel Grace Worldwide (AGW) brings three new titles to AFM

THRILLER, COMEDY AND ROMANCE ADD MARKET APPEAL   Casts Include Academy AwardÒ winner Mira Sorvino, Castle’s Stana Katic, and respected award-winning UK actors Mark Lewis Jones and Michael Jibson.   AGW founder and president Michael Fister and head of sales Terese Linden Kohn will be in Santa Monica with the trio of films that feature Academy AwardÒ winner Mira Sorvino among others.   OscarÒ winner Mira Sorvino stars in Quitters, a sexy dark com...

Flourishing Films LLC, a new boutique film sales outfit, introduces a new catalogue of diverse film content to AFM

Flourishing Films Makes AFM Debut Selling Diverse Content      Flourishing Films LLC, a new boutique film sales outfit, announced it would introduce a new catalogue of diverse film content to worldwide distributors during the 2016 American Film Market. The company made its debut earlier this year, picking up its first film 2016 Berlin International Film Festival award-winner The Revolution Won’t Be Televised.   After previously having worked in feature acquisitions...

Evolutionary Films are collaborating with FutureDude Entertainment on OCEANUS: ODYSSEY ONE

London based production company and sales agent Evolutionary Films are excited to announce that they are collaborating with FutureDude Entertainment on OCEANUS: ODYSSEY ONE - an amazing aquatic epic, set onboard a spectacular underwater research facility which becomes humanity’s last hope for survival after an earth shattering cataclysm in the mid-21st Century.   Created as the ultimate city beneath the sea, the Oceanus Research Facility is a wondrous structure housing more than 3...

Corbus, Independent Michigan Film Company, Launches I Victim Interactive Horror Film

Independent Michigan Film Company Launches Interactive Horror Film Southfield, Michigan: Three people down on their luck get the opportunity of a life time. All they have to do is survive the killing grounds of six sadistic serial killers. Who will live? Who will die? That's the synopsis for local Filmmaker Damon Merchant's upcoming horror film titled "I, Victim." The entire film was produced in Michigan with Michigan talent. This is the thrill ride you've been waiting ...

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Sci-Fi and Action in "Genesis: Fall of the Crime Empire"! from TomCat Films/Summer Hill Films


367 exhibiting companies and more than 7,500 attendees from over 80 countries expected in Santa Monica

Taking place this year from the 2nd through the 9th of November, the American Film Market (AFM) opens tomorrow for its 37th edition with 367 exhibiting companies and more than 7,500 attendees from over 80 countries expected in Santa Monica over the course of the week.   This year the market will experience a significant rise in UK exhibitors, with 38 registered companies, which marks nearly a 16% rise from last year and the highest number on record since 2009. In addition, the AFM highl...

Roland Joffé’s THE FORGIVEN starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana Lands North American Distribution with Saban Films

Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Academy Award® Nominee Roland Joffé’s The Forgiven, starring Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival, Lee Daniels' The Butler, The Last King of Scotland) and Eric Bana (Lone Survivor, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Munich, Black Hawk Down, Chopper).   Co-written by Joffé and Michael Ashton and based on Ashton’s play “The Archbishop and The An...

AFM Unveils Screening Line-Up Including World & Market Premiers

Global stars featured include Alec Baldwin, Gerard Butler, Bryan Cranston, Penelope Cruz, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Demi Lovato, David Oyelowo, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Noomi Rapace, and J.K. Simmons, amongst others   The American Film Market (AFM®) has today announced its list of films screening, including 71 world and 250+ market premieres, for the upcoming edition running November 2-9 in Santa Monica. Over 300 films are scheduled to be screened with more titles t...


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Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
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Opening Newsletter N°3 
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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

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