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American Film Market Dailies

AFM 2018  runs October 31 - November 7, 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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Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)
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N°4 (November 2) 
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N°6 (November 4) ANIMATION IN FOCUS  
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AFM 2017 Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)  I Pre roll newsletter N° 2 (October  25)  I Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) N°4 (November 2) N°5 (November 3) I N°6 (November 4) ANIMATION IN FOCUS  I N°7 (November 6) N°8 (November 8) Final wrap newsletter N°9 (November 10) 
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
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Film Mode Entertainment Offers Exclusive Sneak-Peek at New Features in AFM


The exclusive first-look special screenings kick off with with




Film Mode Entertainment announces the exclusive AFM first-look at their new, highly anticipated premieres of timely and commercially viable films, starting with action film VIKING DESTINY starring TERENCE STAMP and brand new acquisition, action/comedy/crime feature, THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614, featuring RON PERLMAN (HELLBOY, Hand of God) and MARTIN STARR (KNOCKED UP, THIS IS THE END).  as well as many other star-powered, commercially-viable films that span all genres.


“We are looking forward to a busy AFM, with four world premieres in addition to exclusive footage of our first production among other commercially viable films.

Our continued growth is evident with this progress,” said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment (FME).


FME is thrilled to give buyers a special glance at the incredibly diverse range of films they are unveiling at the upcoming AFM.  From the Gold Coast of Australia to scenes filmed in your own backyard, these features showcase a tremendous ensemble of actors, including but not limited to Emmy-Award Winners and Golden Globe Winners among others.


Don't miss the chance to be among the first to see at these highly anticipated films that will debut at AFM in a promo-reel.


You'll be the first to witness never before seen footage of Film Mode Entertainment’s lineup of highly anticipated premieres are timely, commercially viable, span most all genres, and focus on addressing a variety of needs in the industry.




"VIKING DESTINY is a dream come true for the broad fan base of high-stakes fantasy-adventure films, and the addition of the world-renowned, multiple-award-winning actor TERENCE STAMP brings the film to a whole new level," said Epstein who is also an executive producer on the project.


In VIKING DESTINY, Odin, the Norse god of war and wisdom, is played by STAMP.  The adventure film centers on a young Norse girl, the rightful heir to the Viking kingdom, who is banished after she's framed for the murder of her father, the king.  Written and directed by David L.G. Hughes, the film explores the legendary crusades of Scandinavian explorers.


“I’m beyond thrilled that audiences will get a sneak-peak into VIKING DESTINY during AFM." Said Hughes. “Filming this summer in Northern Ireland - the land of Game of Thrones, with so many of the ‘Thrones’ crew, allowed me to fulfill all of my wildest ambitions for the script. Add the dream casting of Terence Stamp as the Viking God Odin, and the non-stop action, and we have something truly exciting.”

Film Mode Entertainment is representing the world on VIKING DESTINY.


Audiences will get their first glimpse of THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614 at this event.  The film stars Golden Globe Winner RON PERLMAN (HELLBOY, Hand of God) and MARTIN STARR (KNOCKED UP, THIS IS THE END)

PERLMAN boasts, "I fell in love with this project the moment I read the script. It’s smart and funny, but it also explores weighty issues regarding race and criminal justice that could not be more timely."

“Buyers and audiences will be excited about what we’re bringing to the highly anticipated AFM,” said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment. “We were drawn to the incredibly well written script which was both poignant and  fantastically entertaining.  Ron shines in the film and we are looking forward to sharing the footage with buyers.


The film was directed by Zach Golden and produced by Jordan Beckerman (GREEN DOLPHIN, SHOTGUN), Jordan Yale Levine (KING COBRA, JACK GOES HOME) and Shaun Sanghani (BLOOD HEIST, THE PRETENDERS).


“Zach has created an exciting, fun and stylish film that will appeal to all types of audiences around the world,” commented producer Jordan Yale Levine. “Ron, Martin and Jake’s impressive performances, combined with the film’s gorgeous cinematography and locations, make this into a truly special movie.”


Film Mode Entertainment is representing international rights on the film. CAA is looking after North American rights.


If you are unable to attend the promo premiere screening, you can stop by the Film Mode Entertainment suite at Loews 509 for your own private screening of the debut promo-premiere reel.


Additionally, Film Mode Entertainment President, Clay Epstein, also acts as Vice Chairman and Secretary of IFTA and will moderate a panel on “Working with Sales Agents” at AFM.  This event will take place at the Fairmont Hotel on Wilshire and Ocean Blvd. on Tuesday, November 7th at 9:00 AM. 



 About Film Mode Entertainment

Film Mode Entertainment is a leading worldwide sales agent, production entity and distribution company, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes. Film Mode represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process, often as Executive Producer, with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve maximum exposure for their films. Film Mode’s recent successes include SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, LITTLE PINK HOUSE starring two time, Academy Award-nominee Catherine Keener and the SXSW official entry, THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring the legendary James Caan. Upcoming productions include VIKING DESTINY starring Terence Stamp. Additional titles include TIFF official selection HUMAN TRACES with Mark Mitchinson and Sophie Henderson and THE GIRL WHO INVENTED KISSING, a romantic drama starring LUKE WILSON and SUKI WATERHOUSE. Film Mode launched DocMode in 2017 to focus on award-winning Documentaries that impact the world. Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA. with a satellite office in New York City. Please visit www.filmmodeentertainment for more information.







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