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American Film Market Dailies

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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)
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) ANIMATION IN FOCUS  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) 

Final wrap newsletter N°9 (November 10) 

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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 outreach that will optimize exposure to reach and serve audiences.

·         The Other Side of Russia roundtable, which discussed the key features and advantages of shooting foreign films in Russia.

·         The Future Is Female roundtable, which highlighted how female driven stories can expand audiences and profitability.


Today’s speakers and moderators, in alphabetical order, included:

·         Adrian Ward, SVP & Manager, Entertainment Industries Division, Pacific Mercantile Bank

·         Barbara Mudge, President & Founder, Worldwide Film Entertainment

·         Ben Stillman, SVP, Black Bear Pictures

·         Brian O’Shea, CEO, The Exchange

·         David Austin, EVP, Bridgestone Multimedia

·         DeVon Franklin, Producer & CEO, Franklin Entertainment

·         Geena Davis, Actress, Producer, Activist

·         Jen McGowan, Director

·         Jim Whitaker, Producer, A Wrinkle in Time

·         Joe Chianese, EVP, EP Financial Solutions

·         Kevin Downes, Producer & President, Kevin Downes Production & South West Film Group

·         Neema Barnette, Director

·         Paul Hanson, CEO, Covert Media

·         Rebecca Cammarata, Director of Development, Stay Gold Features

·         Richard Botto, Founder & CEO, Stage 32

·         Russell Levine, CEO, Route One Films

·         Shirley Davis, Executive Vice President, Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment, LLC

·         Stefan Lütje, Partner/Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

·         Val Kupeev, Film Commissioner, Russian Office of Film Commissions

·         Wendy Calhoun, Writer/Producer, EMPIRE, NASHVILLE, JUSTIFIED



About American Film Market Dailies

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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
7 days of networking activities
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