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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


Cassian Elwes, Basil Iwanyk, Sony, Warner Bros. Announced as Initial American Film Market Speakers

The American Film Market (AFM®) has announced today initial speakers confirmed for its expanded programming of Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events which run alongside the AFM’s marketplace and industry screenings.  This year’s market is taking place October 31 – November 7 in Santa Monica.


More than 150 speakers will take the AFM stages to participate in 40+ sessions across three venues.  An initial list of highlights includes:


Producers: Caryn Capotosto, Cassian Elwes, Basil Iwanyk, Khaliah Neal, Ben Stillman, Gary Michael Walters, and Janet Yang.


Industry Executives: Lisa Gutberlet, EVP, International Sales & Acquisitions, Blue Fox Entertainment; Alison Thompson, Co-President, Cornerstone Films; Janet Brown, EVP, Distribution, Gunpowder & Sky; Jeffrey Greenstein, Co-President, Millennium Media; Krista Wegener, SVP, Sales and Distribution, Participant Media; John Orlando, Head of Content, Sony Crackle; Ryan Suffern, Head of Documentary Division, The Kennedy/Marshall Company; Paul Broucek, President, Music, Warner Bros. Pictures; and Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director, Women In Film, Los Angeles.


As previously announced, President/CEO of the Independent Film & Television Alliance®, Jean Prewitt, and Chairman/CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America®, Charles Rivkin, will kick off the Conference series with The Global Perspective, on Friday, November 2.


The 2018 speakers announced to date are:


Alan R. Milligan, White Rabbit

Marguerite Pigott, CMPA (Canadian Media Producers Association)

Alison Thompson, Cornerstone Films

Andrea Iervolino, AMBI Media Group and TaTaTu

Anthony Beaudoin, Union Bank

Barry Landis, Ribbow Media Group

Basil Iwanyk, Thunder Road Pictures

Ben Stillman, Black Bear Pictures

Billy Mernit, UCLA and Universal Pictures

Bradley M. Gallo, Amasia Entertainment

Bruce Eisen, Digital Advisors

Caryn Capotosto, Tremolo Productions

Cassian Elwes, Producer (Mudbound)

Chris Bueno, Ocean Avenue Entertainment

Clay Epstein, Film Mode Entertainment

Cody Zwieg, Gunpowder & Sky

Cynthia Tollett, Directors Guild of America

Dana Nachman, KTF Films

Darrien Michele Gipson, SAGindie

Dave McIntosh, Shout! Factory

David Kennedy, Saboteur Media

David Offenberg, Loyola Marymount

David White, SHIFT72

Dennis Dreith, Transparence Entertainment Group

Derek Doneen, Filmmaker, Kailash

Florian Glatz, Cinemarket

Gary Michael Walters, Bold Films

Germaine Franco, Composer and Music Producer

Irina Albita, Big Couch UK and FilmChain

Janet Brown, Gunpowder & Sky

Janet Yang, Producer

Jeffrey Greenstein, Millennium Media

John Orlando, Sony Crackle

John Sloss, Sloss Eckhouse LawCo and Cinetic Media

Jonathan Barkan,

JP Sarni, Stampede Ventures

Juliana Da Cunha Jacobsen, BF Distribution

Karl Hur, Mofac Creative Works

Kay S. Wolf, Writers Guild of America West

Khaliah Neal, Independent Producer, The Rachel Divide

Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund

Kirsten Schaffer, Women In Film, Los Angeles

Ko Eun Jung, Digitalidea VFX

Krista Wegener, Participant Media

Lisa Gutberlet, Blue Fox Entertainment

Lucy Mukerjee, Outfest & Newfest

Mathew Joubert, SHIFT72

Matt Holzman, KCRW’s “The Document”

Michael Berman, iN Demand

Min Sun Hye, WYSIWYG Studios

Dr. Nelson Granados, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and Forbes Contributor

Paul Bales, The Asylum

Paul Broucek, Warner Bros. Pictures

Paul Hertzberg, CineTel Films, Inc.

Peter Baxter, Slamdance Film Festival and Producer

Peter Broderick, Paradigm Consulting

Pilar Alessandra, On the Page

Raymond C. Nutt, Fathom Events

Richard Botto, Stage 32

Robert Binning, StreamSpace

Robert Menzies, Zed Filmworks

Ruzanna Kegeyan, Arclight Films

Ryan Broussard, Media Services

Ryan Suffern, The Kennedy/Marshall Company

Ryan Turek, Blumhouse Productions

Sam Klebanov, Cinezen Blockchained Entertainment AB

Shaked Berenson, Producer

Shawn Williamson, Brightlight Pictures

Stephen Hwang, Studio Macrograph

Steven Wolfson, UCLA

Sunwoo Nam, W2 Studios

Tamara Birkemoe, Foresight Unlimited

Tobin Ambrust, Virgin Produced


View the full programming lineup for AFM 2018.  For badge and ticket information, please visit the AFM website.

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