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FULL coverage of AFM In case you missed the action in Santa Monica

  245 ARTICLES   (of which 111 pre AFM) I 228 PHOTOS    I    52 Videos from AFM   

 

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edition of AFM

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Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with filmfestivals.com and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels, 350 companies taking meetings) and on the state of the industry and the shift to online streaming and on demand platforms, the" new world order". Jonathan Wolf, a graduate of USC Business School, has held an illustrious career in f...
 

Promote your line up during AFM

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AFM 2019 runs November 6 - 13 We would like to contribute to your success in AFM Can we help? Promote your line up to media, buyers and attendees. Boost your screenings' attendance. Shoot interviews or video capture of your...
 

FULL coverage of AFM In case you missed the action in Santa Monica

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  245 ARTICLES     228 PHOTOS       52 Videos from AFM        Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edition of AFM   Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with filmfestivals.com and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels, 350 companies taking meet...
 

A look back at the 40th edition of the AFM with comments from Jonathan Wolf

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THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to recap of our coverage from Santa Monica View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              SEE YOU NEXT YEAR   243 ARTICLES   Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edit...
 

Avi Lerner welcomes Sharon Harel-Cohen at the Israel Fest and presents her 2019 IFF Cinematic Achievement Award

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I’m very happy to be here tonight , and I’m really honored to say a few words about my good friend Sharon Harel-Cohen. I’ve known Sharon since she was a very young woman . I met her in Tel Aviv.  One day I saw her in my building entering the elevator with my neighbor, the director Avi Nesher. She looked like a movie star and I was sure that she will be the lead in Nesher’s new movie HALEHAKA.  Nesher introduced her to me and Immediately I thought that she coul...
 

Rosanna Arquette introduces Arthur Cohn at the Israel Fest in LA for his 2019 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award

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Rosanna Arquette: "It means everything to be here tonight to join with the Israel Film Festival in honoring one of my dearest friends in cinema—the wonderful, the one and only Arthur Cohn.   We all know Arthur Cohn the filmmaker. The proud son of Zionists, whose father saved so many Jewish lives during World War II and wrote many of the laws of the new state of Israel. The producer of twenty-eight unforgettable films and documentaries, six of which have won the Academy Award...
 

Israel Fest founder Meir Fenigstein announcing a special $175 000 prize at the fest opening

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Sunda, thank you for such a wonderful introduction!   GOOD EVENING My dear friends, sponsors, filmmakers, and distinguished guests… WELCOME to the 33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles. It looks like I will be doing this for the next 100 years!   Over the next two weeks we are excited to showcase more than 30 Israeli films, thought provoking documentaries, popular television shows and short films. This is the very best of Israeli filmmaking and the largest showcase in...
 

Interview with Avi Lerner about Rambo worldwide

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Video Interview on the red carpet at the opening of the Israel Film Festival where Avi Lerner (founder CEO of Millenium, and longtime friend of the festival) handed the award to Sharon Harel-Cohen (who produced the opening film Incitement, the Israeli Oscar entry for best foreign film. THE 33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles Opening Night Gala for the first time completely sold-out a week in advance to a capacity crowd of over 900 guests at last night’s opening at the Saban...
 

Video capture of the Israel Film Festival opening in LA Nov 12

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  Festival founder Meir Fenigstein with the honorees: Arthur Cohn and Sharon Harel-Cohen  Avi Lerner (Millenium Pictures) with Arthur Cohn, below the team of Incitement: Yaron Silberman and lead actor Yehuda Nahari Halevi Rosana Arquette / 2019 IFF Achievement in Film Award winner Sharon Harel-Cohen and Avi Lerner, Chairman and CEO, Millennium Media THE 33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles Opening Night Gala for the first time completely ...
 

The Israel Film Festival opening night with tributes to Arthur Cohn and Sharon Harel-Cohen

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Festival founder Meir Fenigstein with the honorees: Arthur Cohn and Sharon Harel-Cohen  Avi Lerner (Millenium Pictures) with Arthur Cohn, below the team of Incitement: Yaron Silberman and lead actor Yehuda Nahari Halevi Rosana Arquette / 2019 IFF Achievement in Film Award winner Sharon Harel-Cohen and Avi Lerner, Chairman and CEO, Millennium Media Israel Film Festival Opening Ceremony of the 33rd edition hosted by Sunda Croonquist, honoring Arthur Cohn and Sharon Harel-Coh...
 

AFM: Disney, Lifetime, The History Channel, MarVista Quotes/Photos from Television Conference

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AFM's first-ever Television Conference was a sold out event with more than 600 attendees and featured executives from Disney, Lifetime, The History Channel, MarVista, and more and featured two session - We've included quotes below.: Made-for-TV Movies: Expanding Opportunities for Independent Filmmakers Panellists: Paul Bales, Partner, The Asylum Pierre David, Chief Strategy Advisor & Producer, ReelOne/Lance Entertainment Brad Krevoy, CEO, Motion Pictur...
 

Rogers & Cowan/PMK Promotes Executives In Leadership Team

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  The promotions include Lindsay Galin and Jeff Raymond upped to co-presidents talent; Dennis Dembia and Michael Donkis appointed co-presidents entertainment and business strategy; and Marian Koltai-Levine elevated to president film, content and marketing. The promotions come four months after  Rogers & Cowan and PMK merged, two of Hollywood’s leading media relations and brand marketing firms, putting Rogers & Cowan into the N&d...
 

MUBI picked UK and Irish rights to Małgorzata Szumowska’s English language debut THE OTHER LAMB

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Curated global streaming service and theatrical distributor MUBI have acquired UK and Irish rights to Małgorzata Szumowska’s striking English language debut THE OTHER LAMB.   THE OTHER LAMB is the haunting and nightmarish tale of Selah (Raffey Cassidy - VOX LUX, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER), a young girl born into an all-female religious group known as ‘The Flock’ led by one man, known as Shepherd (Michiel Huisman - GAME OF THRONES). When Selah meets an outcast wife (D...
 

Check this Insiders who s who published on SCREEN

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Read the full report detailing some 75 key executives profiles.  International Insiders in the US: the key players specialising in the global film and TV industry Just a few as teaser for you, each one of the below (and many more) get a specific profile with picture... Below are some of honchos in the prod financing, packaging and sales Gary Hamilton - CEO, Arclight Aaron L Gilbert - chairman and CEO; Brenda Gilbert - president, Bron Media Corp John Sloss - founder, C...
 

Netflix and Nickelodeon sign a Multi-Year Output Deal to produce animated features and series

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Netflix and Nickelodeon today announced that they have formed a new, multi-year output deal to produce original animated feature films and television series - based both on the Nickelodeon library of characters as well as all-new IP - for kids and families around the world. This marks an expansion of the existing relationship between the companies, which has already brought several popular titles to Netflix, including animated specials Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling&nbs...
 

TIBERIUS FILM Acquires Rights for THE NINTH and THE WIDOW at AFM

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TIBERIUS FILM Acquires Rights for Stunning Russian High Quality Production THE NINTH at AFM such as the Horror Movie THE WIDOW and Woody Harrelson’s Star Cast Comedy LOST IN LONDON.   At the American Film Market AFM 2019 in Los Angeles, Tiberius Film gives notice of several high-class purchases. Apart from Woody Harrelson´s all-star cast comedy LOST IN LONDON, the Munich-based independent film distributer secured the rights to THE NINTH and THE WIDOW. Both movies are  lar...
 

The sun sets on AFM, 40th edition wrapped successfully

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THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from Santa Monica View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Promote your line up during AFM SEE YOU NEXT YEAR   Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfest...
 

An Officer and a Spy takes the lead at the french Box Office despite accusations against Polanski

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Rank Title Distributor Tickets France Prints Print average  premières Total inc premieres 1 J'ACCUSE Gaumont 46 412 545 85 10 268 56 680 2 LE MANS 66 The Walt Disney Co. France 36 516 378 97 15 810 52 326 ...
 

Currently untitled film (f.k.a An Unquiet Life) begins shooting with Hugh Bonneville and Keeley Hawes

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Align and Goldcrest Features announced today that the as currently untitled (f.k.a An Unquiet Life) feature starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), and Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Misbehaviour), will begin filming on November 14th.  The story of the world’s most beloved children’s author, Roald Dahl (Bonneville) and his film star wife, Patricia Neal (Hawes) will be directed by John Hay (Lost Christmas,  There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble). Hay also wrote the f...
 

The 2019 Infinity Festival Monolith Awards during AFM

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The Infinity Festival kicked off its first full day of programming on Friday, November 8th, which culminated with the 2019 IF Monolith Awards ceremony.   The 2019 IF Monolith Awards presented awards for technology and narrative arts to the best in the industry. Voted on by a body of professional peers, the Monolith Awards recognized excellent accomplishments in narrative arts and technology that showcase the concept of storytelling. These unique awards are prestigious in that they are giv...
 

Telos Alliance Axia Quasar AoIP Console Makes Its US Debut at MBMTC

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Axia's new flagship console delivers trusted AoIP technology, cosmic design, stellar sound, and limitless production possibilities.    The Telos Alliance®—trusted global leader in broadcast audio for more than three decades—debuted the Axia® Quasar 6th-generation AoIP console in the U.S. today at the Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference (formerly known as Ohio Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference)...
 

Celestial Tiger Entertainment Promotes Ofanny Choi to President

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Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), owner and operator of the largest portfolio of pan-Asian networks dedicated to Asian entertainment, today announced the promotion of Ofanny Choi to President.    Choi will run CTE, oversee all aspects of the Company’s operations and brings nearly three decades of media experience to her new role.  As Executive Vice President, TV Networks at CTE, she oversaw the Company’s networks business, including programming, acquisitions, mark...
 

AFM Panels AVOD State of the Industry w/ Vudu, Tubi, Pluto, Xumo + Day 7 – November 12, 2019

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AFM wrapped its five-days of Conferences with the dedicated 90-minute session, The Rise of AVOD, with all the major players in the space and moderated by Bruce Eisen, President, Digital Advisors.  Hope you can include in your news.  Should you need additional quotes/information or are interested in receiving the video of the panel to review for a story, please let me know.      Jeff Shultz, Chief Business Officer, Pluto TV, Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi...
 

National Screen Institute announces Directors Guild of Canada as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of three-year agreem

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  The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to welcome the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of a new three-year partnership. The partnership supports the delivery of training programs NSI New Northern Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by NSI, and includes boot camp sessions delivered by DGC members such as award-winning director Shane Belcourt. Additionally, the new $500 Directors Guild of Canada...
 

Comedian and Filmmaker Zac Amico will be Appearing Alongside Director Lloyd Kaufman at Forbidden Planet NYC

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Comedian and Filmmaker Zac Amico (Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol's 1 & 2, #ShakespearesShitstorm) Will be Appearing Alongside Director Lloyd Kaufman at Forbidden Planet NYC for Troma's Blu-ray Release Party For Vol. 2 From 6-8 PM on November 14th!   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New York, NY - November 13, 2019 Greetings from Tromaville!   Zac Amico, comedian, filmmaker, ...
 

13.11.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

Highlights from the Television Conference at AFM November 12, 2019

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  AFM's first-ever Television Conference was a sold out event with more than 600 attendees and featured executives from Disney, Lifetime, The History Channel, MarVista, and more and featured two session - We've included quotes below.: Made-for-TV Movies: Expanding Opportunities for Independent Filmmakers Panellists: Paul Bales, Partner, The Asylum Pierre David, Chief Strategy Advisor & Producer, ReelOne/Lance Entertainment Brad Krevoy, CEO, Motio...
 

AFI FEST 2019 adds a Special Screening added I AM WOMAN

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The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi has added a Special Screening of I AM WOMAN, the Helen Reddy biopic, directed by Unjoo Moon (AFI Class of 2000).  The film is produced by Moon and Rosemary Blight, written by Emma Jensen and stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald. The film will have its US premiere on Thursday, November 21 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.     I AM WOMAN tells the inspir...
 

Video moments from the Production without Borders conference during AFM

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Production Without Borders 2019 (l-r) Dustin Quick, Nicole Muj, Larry Namer, Christopher Kühne, Carmela Baranowska, Debra Levine, Emily Shah, Ali M. Aksu, Gotham La Chandna | photo by Tshombe Sampson.   Watch the video edit where each of a panelist is beeing introduced and asked what s on their plate at present.     Photo credit: Tshombe Sampson       ...
 

First Look Photo of Astute Films' 'Never Too Late' starring Ellen Burstyn and James Caan

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‘NEVER TOO LATE’ COMEDY STARRING ELLEN BURSTYN AND JAMES CAAN FROM ASTUTE FILMS   Cast: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Loretta Devine, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Mitchell, French Steward   Director: Michael Lembeck 
 Writers: Donald Martin based on story by Harrison Powell   Producers: Fred Bernstein, Dominique Telson and Harrison Powell Executive producers: Rick Jackson and Claudine Marotte   Synopsis: A widow moves int...
 

The promotion of "J accuse" Roman Polanski's latest film is put on hold due to alledged rape accusations

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  While An Officer and a Spy (J Accuse) will be released this wednesday, the publicty of the film has been put on hold, and the scheduled appearances of lead actorJean Dujardin on TF1 this week end has been cancelled. The distributor and Roman Polanski are reacting to the recent publication in a daily ofthe testimony of Valentine Monnier, accusing Roman Polanski of violence and rape in 1975. The whoile publicity campaign is now on hold and the director announced he is co...
 

AFM DAY 6 Market Beat

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  THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from Santa Monica View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Promote your line up during AFM AFM 2019 runs N...
 

Concourse Media films at AFM

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Concourse Film Trade manages and supports independent filmmakers throughout all phases of the content creation process. THE LAST VICTIM (action/thriller) starring RON PEARLMAN and ALI LARTER (in pre-production) SEMPER FI (action/thriller) starring JAI COURTNEY and LEIGHTON MEESTER — TRAILER FIND YOUR GROOVE (music documentary) starring WHOOPI GOLDBERG, KEVIN BACON and NEVE CAMPBELL — TRAILER GAMEMASTER (game docu...
 

Meet Miles Flanagan the triple festival director

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Since 2007 Miles Flanagan has been running 3 film festivals here in LA. Honorees over the years include Brad Bird, Sean Lennon, Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino, Joe Dante, Sid Haig, Dick Miller and Cassandra “ELVIRA” Peterson. All the festivals fundraise for charity. LOS ANGELES ANIMATION FESTIVAL for ASIFA, BOOBS AND BLOOD FESTIVAL (promoting Women in Horror) for the KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION. HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST is the home of the PRICE AWARD presented by Vincent Price’...
 

The Production without Borders conference returned to LA during AFM

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The second Production without Borders event held concurrently with AFM. was moderated by Debra Levine with the talented panelists Larry Namer Carmela Baranowska Ali M. Aksu Emily Shah and Christopher Kuhne    The event was a smash success!   Video coming soon. The event would not have been possible without the support of Johnny Muj Dustin Quick Tee Starren Anna Spyrou and Victoria Myers, Mascarpone Ch...
 

Ali Aksu founder of filmcapital.io discusses his new financing platform

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Ali is the founder of filmmaker.ai an exponential production house, based out of Los Angeles.​"We produce and distribute cutting-edge video content targeted for a highly curated audience." He is preparing the launch oif his financing platform filmcapital.iowhich he discussed with filmfestivals.com during the Production without Borders conference. ...
 

AFM Programs & Events Update | Tuesday, November 12

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Conferences & Programs Distribution Conference Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm Location: Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Working with Sales Agents To reach the global audience, an independent producer’s best ally is their international Sales Agent. Our panel of experts will discuss how to find and work with the right Sales Agent. Panelists Maximilian Leo, Founder / Producer, augenschein Filmproduktion Vanessa Saal, Managing Director, Sales & Distribution,&n...
 

French Armenian Filmmakers chat about their new film on Armenia at ARPA, where else?

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Eric de Roquefeuille and Alain Grandgirard Baratian are producing a film about Armenia to be shot in Armenia and the Armenian community in LA "My  big fat greekwedding" without greeks , nor weddings but so armenian.  Both producers and writer are in LA to take meetings at FAM, and did not want to miss the ARPA Festival. we connected at the bar during the closing reception. ...
 

Very moving performance by Maria Cozette at the closing of ARPA Festival where she also served as Master of Cermony

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ARPA wrapped with an award ceremony in LA Nov 10, during AFM. Filmfestivals.com took a break from our busy schedules at AFM/Loews to bring back some coverage for our audience. Another successfull journey into the diverse universe of independent cinema celebrating the 22nd successful year of the Arpa International Film Festival on November 8-10, 2019 at the historic American Legion Theater (Hollywood Post 43) with an amazing and inspiring line-up of 33 films from 13 countries around th...
 

Movikarma launches a new platform for cause content

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Filmfestivals.com wanted to know more about this new initiative around movies which can change things and we sat down with Rebecca Pollock who is looking for content in the market. Movikarma is an impact streaming platform that transforms entertainment into action by empowering audiences to support charities and filmmakers connected to the content they watch. Through the power of story, Movikarma makes it easy to watch, give, and connect.  Movikarma was created by A Show For A Change, a...
 

Last day to participate to Dan Mirvish's campaign for his new Watergate thriller

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  Monday is the final day to get involved with my new 70s Watergate film 18 1/2 and still get all the cool perks that we've had for the crowdfunding campaign! Here's the link: http://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/fiscalsponsorship/projects/18andahalf and if you haven't seen my video pitch yet, it's here:
"18 1/2" - a new film by Dan Mirvish from dmirvish on Vimeo. After a hugely successful crowdfunding campaig...
 

DreamAgo was once again in LA for Meet your Match

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MYM 2019 team and producers DreamAgo DreamAgo was once again in LA (Nov 8 during AFM) for Meet your Match, a program that allows the writers who went through the workshop Plume & Pellicule in Switzerland to meet with selected producers. The aim is to give their international voices the opportunity to be heard. It takes place in Culver City and is organized like a professional speed-dating session. 10 minutes each to convince. A very successful mean to go to the essence!" MYM 2019 T...
 

AFM Greeting from Cyprus

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Petra Terzi (CYIFF Cyprus International Film Festival founder) with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency Michalis P. Michael (right) and George Campanellas Director General of Invest Cyprus and the Vice President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association. "For me the American Film Market is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. I am happy to share some moments and greet...
 

Trailer premiere of animated feature "Brightheart"

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Brightheart Trailer from TriCoast Studios on Vimeo. BRIGHTHEART Genre: Family Animation   Language: English & Chinese versions   Director: Weifeng Deng    Brightheart the firefly is the hero of her village. But her celebrity is challenged when a robot Aurora visits the village. Will Brightheart learn to get along with this stranger or will they be bitter enemies? ...
 

Unique view from the Imani Media Group suite at LOEWS, Manny Halley and Bruno Chatelin discussing the line up.

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  Manny Halley is truly working on establishing himself as a titan within the Urban Film industry. With a slate of movies already set up for the 2020 – 2021, 4 of those movies are finished and ready to go, and the other are in development or Pre-production stages, Halley is setting himself up to have an amazing next couple of years in the film/Tv space. ...
 

AFM DAY 5 Market beat

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    THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from Santa Monica View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Promote your line up during AFM AF...
 

Crazy promo moment on camera by the pool with THE PREY

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Bold guerilla marketing from the director and writer of The Prey who took a stand and brought their monster and props and merchandising items by the pool. AFM would look like a fun Comicon If more of them tried this type of promotions. A film the Hensham Brothers. ...
 

Ambiance from ARPA FESTIVAL closing with awards ceremony

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Sunday, November 10, 2019 at The Hollywood Post 43 American Legion Theater The 22nd Annual CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY was preceded by Music Video and Short Film – Red Carpet & Reception Start: 6:30 PM – Doors Open: 7:50 PM – Program Start: 8:15 PM – Reception continues after the Awards Ceremony. ...
 

Archstone wine and film tasting for HOUSE RED

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Archstone was hosting a reception in their office Lowes Hotel - 7th Floor - Malibu Room offering to try this Harvest's HOUSE RED with Guest Sommellier Tamer Hassan. The team, Michael Slifkin, Jack Sheehan lead actor and producer..., were pouring the Mondavi with the special HOUSE RED film label on.         Archst...
 

11.11.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

AFM Screenings, Programs & Events Update | Monday, November 11

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Conferences & Programs Production Conference Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm Location: Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel The Director/Producer Relationship Time: 9:30am – 11:00am Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel Everything You Need to Know about Production Incentives Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel Television Conference Time: 2:30pm – 6:00pm Location: Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Producing Passi...
 

AFM LocationEXPO | November 9 - 12 2019

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  The World's Best Locations, Incentives, Facilities And Services   Welcome to LocationEXPO at the American Film Market! At LocationEXPO you will meet with Film Commissions, Locations, Production Facilities and Services from around the world that can quickly get your film moving. Together they offer billions of dollars in production incentives. Visit LocationEXPO Loews 5th Floo...
 

Glen Basner, Zanne Devine, Cassian Elwes, and Monica Levinson Talk Diversity in Projects and the Independent Business at AFM

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  Photo Credit: AFM/Dan Steinberg   On Saturday evening, November 9, the AFM in partnership with ReFrame, gathered leading independent executives and producers Glen Basner, CEO, FilmNation Entertainment, Zanne Devine, CEO, Pacific Northwest Pictures & President, Montana Pictures, producer Cassian Elwes, and Monica Levinson, President of Production, ShivHans Pictures, and Jane Fleming, Partner, Court Five Productions, moderated a candid conversation on bringing diverse project...
 

AFM first Look of 'Here Are the Young Men" starring Travis Fimmel and Anya Taylor-Joy

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‘HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN’ STARRING TRAVIS FIMMEL, DEAN-CHARLES CHAPMAN, FINN COLE, ANYA TAYLOR-JOY, AND FERDIA WALSH-PEELO ARCLIGHT FILMS TAKES INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS FOR ‘HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN’   Cast: Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”), Dean-Charles Chapman (“Game of Thrones”, “1917”), Finn Cole (“Peaky Blinders”, “Fast and Furious 9”), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch”, “Thoroughbreds”), and Ferdi...
 

Saban Films have acquired North American rights to John Suits’ thriller "Breach" with Bruce Willis

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Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to John Suits’ (Pandemic, The Scribbler) Breach starring Golden Globe Award® winner Bruce Willis (Glass, Die Hard franchise).  The sci-fi thriller also stars Cody Kearsley (“Riverdale,” Power Rangers), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Kassandra Clementi (“UnREAL,” “Home and Away”), Timothy V. Murphy (The Lone Ranger, “Snowpierc...
 

Saban Films picks up Game Action Sci-Fi Thriller GUNS AKIMBO Starring Daniel Radcliffe

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Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to writer/director Jason Lei Howden’s (Deathgasm) Guns Akimbo following its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The darkly comedic action sci-fi thriller stars Daniel Radcliffe (the Harry Potter franchise, Swiss Army Man, Now You See Me 2), Samara Weaving (Ready or Not, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”, Jumanji: Welcome to the...
 

LittleBig Pictures brings K9 star power with Mr Zoo

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  LittleBig Pictures was founded in 2013 between 11 top film production companies hoping to lead the film industry toward a more reasonable and creative direction by establishing a more equal platform for production companies. LittleBig Pictures will continue to seek opportunities to invest and distribute in a diverse slate of projects that will lead the way for the future of the Korean film industry.   U...
 

AFM DAY 4 Market beat

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  THE MARKET BEAT FROM THE FILMFESTIVALS.COM TEAM! Welcome to the release of our daily newsletter from Santa Monica View in your browser Advertise in our Newsletters reaching 199 000 subscribers from 200€  email us for a quote FOLLOW FILMFESTIVALS.COM              Promote your line up during AFM AFM 2019 runs November 6 -...
 

Immersive Summit presented by Winston Baker wrapped November 9

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Saturday, November 9     |     2:30pm – 6:00pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel The XR Content Market: Where Do We Go From Here? Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures   The immersive market is at a standstill. There’s been limited progress on the hardware side and market demand continues to be a challenge. So if you’re a storyteller, producer, financier or distributor in this space, where do you go ...
 

Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Esai Morales

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Esai Morales, Activist and performing artist who launched his feature film career as Paco Moreno in Bad Boys opposite Sean Penn. Award-winning actor Esai Morales is a graduate of New York's High School for the Performing Arts. He was born in Brooklyn, to Puerto Rican parents, and began his acting career on the stage, first appearing in El Hermano at the Ensemble Theatre Studio and at New York's Shakespeare Festival In The Park in The Tempest.         ...
 

AFM Screenings, Programs & Events Update | Sunday, November 10

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Conferences & Programs Finance Conference II Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm Location: Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Shooting Intimate Scenes Time: 9:30am – 11:00am Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel The PVOD Window: How Cinemas are Future Proofing their Business and What it Means for Independent Film Time: 10:00am – 11:30am Location: Venice Stage – Loews Hotel Building a Marketing Toolkit for Independent Fea...
 

Science Fiction films at AFM from Summer Hill!

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Summer Hill Films is at AFM in Suite 847 with California Pictures.  Please ask for Monique White.  These are available for select territories.  Please contact us for more info and visit our website at www.summerhillfilms.com!      NORTH AMERICA SOLD: 2020 Doomsday shadows a tightly knit cult hiding in a remote desert enclave as they prepare for the impending apocalypse. Two dissenters try to escape the threat of extinction - which becomes...
 

John Singleton’s Daughter Justice Singleton Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award on His Behalf at Inaugural Your Script Produced!

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  John Singleton’s Daughter Justice Singleton Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award on His Behalf at Inaugural Your Script Produced! International Feature/TV/Short Script Competition Season 1 Awards Dinner Friday, November 8, in Beverly Hills (l to r) Bruno Chatelin, Doval Bacall, Justice Singleton, Sheila Shah (Photo by Ari Perilstein Getty Images for YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED!)   Justice Says She Wants to “retrace” Father’s Steps   Ted Campbell Named ...
 

AFM Day 4 Highlights

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Today’s programming included: PITCH CONFERENCE Pitching Essentials: The 2-Minute Pitch Panellists: Tobin Armbrust, Producer, former President, Worldwide Production & Acquisitions, Virgin Produced Effie Brown, Producer, Duly Noted, Inc. Cassian Elwes, Producer, ELEVATED Moderator: Lee Jessup, Screenwriting Career Consultant & Coach, leejessup.com   THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SCRIPT SUPERVISOR Presenter: Randi F...
 

AFM 2019 Market Debut of 2020 Brand New Completed Horror Films

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    We look forward to your requests for meetings at AFM 2019! Cheers! Asif Akbar JJ Rogers AVAIL Entertainment LLC/XVIII Entertainment LLC P.O.Box 4004 San Dimas CA 91773 IMDb: https://pro.imdb.com/company/co0447059/ Website (currently being updated): Avail Films       ...
 

3 Page Story on Bruno Chatelin and his festival insights in Indie Entertainment Magazine

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Indie Entertainment Magazine – Film Market 2019 Santa Monica Indie Entertainment Magazine is delighted to unveil its 2019 AFM edition that features an exclusive never before published photo by Carlo Scimone of John Paul Getty III from his filming of the lost film “The Last Supper” and the thoughtful accompanying story by Claude Brickell, an interview with Nicole Kidman about “Big Little Lies” and working with Meryl Streep by HFPA’s Lena Basse, an inter...
 

Bruno Chatelin (filmfestivals.com editor) keynote on festivals and markets strategy during AFM at LATC

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Students regrouped to sing "Thank you for watching filmfestivals.com" at the end of the presentation! Much fun!     ...
 

Sci-Fi, Action & more from Breaking Glass Pictures at 2019 AFM

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2019 AFM Lineup     WW Rights Available WW excluding US/Canada     ANGELS FALLEN Sci-Fi, Action | 86 mins | 2019   After the tragic loss of his wife battling the forces of darkness, Gabriel is persuaded to rejoin his former team of d...
 

Acclaimed Author, TV and Film Writer Charlie Higson to Pen Amara Raja Media & Entertainment’s ‘Curse of the Kohinoor’

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  Charlie Higson, most known for his Young Bond  novel series, will co-write Curse of the Kohinoor,  the recently announced scripted series by Amara Raja Media & Entertainment, in partnership with Star Entertainment Worldwide and Contentflow Studios.   The heist thriller series tells the story of a plot to steal the Kohinoor diamond, centrepiece of the British Crown Jewels.  Featuring many of the biggest names from the Indian entertainment industry, Curse of the...
 

Ted Campbell wins best script at Your Script Produced

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Ted Campbell Named Ultimate Grand Prize Winner: Feature Film, Receives $10,000, Plus $250,000 Production Deal to Produce “Blue Motel” When his bank robber father injured in a recent heist seeks refuge at the desolate motel where he works, a motel clerk is forced to confront the truth behind a botched heist from his past.   Ted Campbell 's Bio:   Originally from Boston, Mass, I am a screenwriter and director who specializes in thoughtfu...
 

Maria Riberio joins Voltage Pictures as Director of Marketing

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Voltage Pictures has appointed Maria Eduarda Ribeiro as Director of Marketing with immediate effect, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Ribeiro will oversee all marketing related matters, including reviewing and approving marketing materials created by company's international distributors. She will also oversee creative and all aspects of marketing for Voltage Picture’s film slate.  She  will report to Voltage Picture’s President, Jonathan D...
 

AFM: Arclight Films handling sales on Epic Advenure TOMIRIS

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Leading entertainment company Arclight Films, led by chairman Gary Hamilton, announced today the company has closed worldwide distribution rights (excluding Kazakhstan), for the action adventure Tomiris, the powerful and epic portrayal of the legendary Queen Tomiris, directed by multi award-winning director Akan Satayev (“The Liquidator”) and Kazakhstan’s official Golden Globe submission.    Starring Kazakhstan superstars Almira Tursyn (as Tomiris), Adil Akhmetov (a...
 

Come As You Are, feel-good movie hit from SXSW screens today in the market

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      COME AS YOU ARE COMEDY SATURDAY, Nov. 9 @ 13:00 | AMC SANTA MONICA - 5 ...
 

November 10 Panels at AFM : PVOD, Faith based films and festivals, LGBTQ content and much more

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Finance Conference II Sunday, November 10     |     9:15am – 12:45pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets Production quality and talent are more crucial than ever. Producers need to be strategic with their budgets – talent, locations, special effects, crew, everything! Seasoned producers and experts share their advice on how to stretch budgets and get every dollar, euro,...
 

09.11.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

November 9 Panels at AFM : the perfect pitch, How to work the afm, the Immersive Summit and more

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Pitch Conference Saturday, November 9     |     9:15am – 12:45pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Pitching Essentials: The 2-Minute Pitch A good pitch can get a bad film made, while a bad pitch can leave a terrific project languishing on the shelf. Pitching is part art (it’s creative), part science (it needs to follow a tight script) and part sales (you have to wow them). Conference attendees will learn essential ...
 

AFM 2019 Day 3 with ambiance from Loews, Beverly Hills Awards reception and LATC Conference

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Your Script Produced Award Ceremony with Tribute to late John Singleton

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An intimate reception with winners and friends took place at Bombay Palcae in Beverly Hills. Sheila Shah and Doval Bacall hosted the event Doval Bacall festival founder with Justice Singleton who attended to accept the tribute to her late father John Singleton, (Boyz'n The Hood) Ted Campbell Blue Motel Grand Prize Winner will see his winning script produced for a quarter of a million dollars, Doval Bacall producing. photos Bruno Chatelin     ...
 

AFM Screenings, Programs & Events Update | Saturday, November 9

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  Added Screenings Film: The Best Is Yet to Come Time: 11:30 am Theater: AMC Santa Monica 2 Company: Pathé International Film: Aiyai Time: 1:00 pm Theater: Laemmle 5 Company: Phoenix Worldwide Film: Los Japón – Big in Japan Time: 3:30 pm Theater: Arclight 11 Company: Beta Cinema     Conferences & Programs Pitch Conference Time: 9:15am – 12:...
 

Our friend Petra Terzi, bothfilmmaker and festival director screens 5 films at AFM

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Screenings on 11/11,12/11 &13/11 @Santa Monica: Venue: Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Nov.11, 11:50 - "She Should Run-Cyprus", Petra Terzi, Cyprus, 2019, 55' Nov.11, 15:30 - "ROSES Trilogy by Petra Terzi", Greece, 2019, 32' Nov.11, 16:00 - "49 Years After-Above Limits", Petra Terzi, Greece, 2017, 9' Nov. 12, 19:00-19:45 - Workshop: "From No Budget To Big Business"...
 

AFM Finance Conference panels November 8

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The Future of Film An exploration of the future of independent film, emerging marketplace trends, global film finance, and the impact of streaming platforms. A Conversation With BRON Studios BRON’s filmmaker-first approach has helped the company solidify its creative relationships. BRON is at the forefront of Hollywood deal-making, from slate financing deals with MGM and Warner Bros to securing financing and distribution for their own properties. BRON continues to invest in incredible ...
 

Arclight Films releases first look of 'Let it Snow' Starring Ivanna Sakhno and Alex Hafner

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‘LET IT SNOW’ HAUNTING THRILLER STARRING IVANNA SAKHNO AND ALEX HAFNER ARCLIGHT FILMS HANDLING WORLDWIDE RIGHTS AND HOSTING Debut Market Screenings AT AFM   Cast: Ivanna Sakhno (The Spy Who Dumped Me, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Alex Hafner (Submergence, The Councellor), and Tinatin Dalakishvili (Abigail).   Director: Stanislav Kapralov 
 Writers: Stanislav Kapralov and Omri Rose   Producers: Serge Lavrenyuk.   Executive Producers: Yan Fisher and R...
 

Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist - New for AFM 2019

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  NEW FOR AFM 2019 After millions of people vanish and the world falls into chaos, the only light is a charismatic new leader who rises to the head of the UN.  But does he bring hope for a better future?  Or is it the end of the world?           ...
 

Sky reveal first look image of forthcoming original film Twist

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    Starring Sir Michael Caine, Lena Headey, Rita Ora, Franz Drameh, Sophie Simnett and introducing Raff Law in the title role London, 8 November 2019 The first look image has been revealed from Sky’s forthcoming original co-production TWIST, starring two-time Academy Award winner, Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight trilogy), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), actress and singer Rita Ora, David Walliams (Little Britain), Franz Drameh (Legends of Tomorrow), Sophie Simnett (Daybrea...
 

Global Film and TV program organised by LATC during AFM, a strong immersive program for film professionals from around the world

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The organizers, Steve Solot and Kate Lyra. Below some of the happy speakers, impressed by the quality of the participants in the program. Below some of the participants gathering around speaker Bruno Chatelin ...
 

Marjorie Calas speaking at LATC conference during AFM How to work with film commissions

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Marjorie Calas represents AFCI gave an overview on the ways to work best with Film Commissions around the world, she works with AFCI, the association serves as a general resource and clearinghouse for information throughout the region and assist with the following services:   Tax Incentive Navigation Liaison with government departments/agencies Logistical information regarding crew, talent, facilities, stages, equipment, and support services Setting standards of...
 

Video Interview: Galaxy 360 a sexy, unapologetic satire of today's gender wars a future cult comedy with an opposite perspective

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In a Galaxy far, far, far away, women rule the world, men dream of getting married, and you're invited to the most watched reality show of the future - VICTOR'S ANGELS MR. WORLD BEAUTY PAGEANT! Filmfestivals.com sat down impromptu at AFM with Anna Fishbeyn, first time filmmaker, introducing her film to AFM. "Oh my god I love you guys at filmfestivals.com you send me these newsletters with so much news, I love it" The video interview tells us what else she had to say about ...
 

AFM 2019 Day 2 with ambiance

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Pryor Cashman's Fourth Annual AFM Cocktail Reception Ambiance and exclusive footage

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At Pryor Cashman we are creators, supporters, protectors and connectors. We see the world beyond law.... During AFM  Pryor Cashman  held its traditional cocktail diner function gaathering some 300 executives from the entertainment industray, clients, partners and friends from the Law firm. James Janowitz (partner) Michael Mellor (right) Director of Marketing and Business Development at Pryor Cashman introduced filmfestivals.com  to a couple of his friend...
 

LATC Party at Bodega Wine bar ambiance

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Steve Solot and Kete Lyra, the  hosts of the LATC party taking a pose for filmfestivals.com, in a room packed with young award winning filmmmakers attending and a few speakers at the conference, Bruno Chatelin to deliver a keynote of festival and markets strategy. The annual LATC Global Film & TV Program is a unique immersion experience for professionals from around the World with an intensive four-day agenda of meetings and panels on current U.S. film, television and enter...
 

John Singleton Receives Your Script Produced! Lifetime Achievement Award, Daughter Justice Singleton to Accept

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         MEDIA ALERT   WHAT   John Singleton Receives Your Script Produced! Lifetime Achievement Award, Daughter Justice Singleton to Accept   Ultimate Grand Prize Winner: Feature Film to Have Project Produced With $250,000 Budget, Finalist List   International Actress Sheila Shah to Host Event   Season 2 Submissions Now Open, Sponsored by International Screenwriters’ Association   WHERE   Bombay Palace, 8690 Wilsh...
 

Zoey Deutch's comedy "BUFFALOED" Acquired by Film Bridge Internationalcomedy

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Leading sales agent Film Bridge International has come aboard to handle international sales rights for the comedy, BUFFALOED, starring and produced by Zoey Deutch (Netflix¹s The Politician and Set It Up, Zombieland: Double Tap).  The announcement was made today by Ellen S. Wander, CEO of Film Bridge International.   Set in the underworld of debt collecting, BUFFALOED follows homegrown hustler, Peg Dahl (Deutch), who will do anything to escape Buffalo, NY. After getting into so...
 

DEVILWORKS nabs Fantasia winning feature DEAD DICKS

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DEAD DICKS Starring Matt Keyes (Dark Phoenix), Heston Horwin (Rock Steady Row) and Jillian Harris  Directed by: Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer Starring: Matt Keyes (Dark Phoenix, Minutes Past Midnight) Heston Horwin (Rock Steady Row) and Jillian Harris. Synopsis: Becca finds a collection of her brother’s clones in his apartment and discovers that his body has been copied by a supernatural entity growing in his bedroom. Festivals: Fantasia International - - Audie...
 

New Faith-based action theatrical film "Emerald Run" debut at AFM 2019 with Avail Films!

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Emerald Run gets 5 nominations at Milan IFF 2019     A Desperate man gets involved in a risky plan to smuggle emeralds across the Mexican border in order to save his daughter's life. When the deal goes awry and he is left for dead, his survival becomes a search for meaning and enlightenment in a brutal...
 

NEON Nabs MEMORIA From Palme d'Or Winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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  In one of the first deals announced out of AFM, NEON has landed North American rights to Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s MEMORIA. The Colombian set drama, written and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, stars Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Balibar, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Pablo Urrego and Elkin Diaz.  The film is produced by Weerasethakul’s Kick the Machine, Burning and Illuminations Films. Weerasethakul previously won the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2010...
 

Clear Horizon announces new Russian Language action film RUSSIAN RAID

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  Clear Horizon announces our new Russian Language action film RUSSIAN RAID Post Production: ACTION, 2020 - Delivery scheduled for Q1 2020 Promo - Please note no final sound/colour/FX
PW: CH2019! Nikita, a former Russian Spetsnaz operative, is hired to neutralize the large private security force at a local factory so that his shady employer can extort the business from the factory owner. But Nikita and his group of highly trained fighters get more ...
 

Shocked and sad about the loss of our friend Nik Powell, Producer of 'The Crying Game' and Virgin Group Co-Founder, EFA member

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"I personnally enjoyed Nik's company and wit TREMENDOUSLY, and i also loved his passion for soccer I deerly remember so many good moments wduring the years we both served as board members of the European Film Academy." Bruno Chatelin   European cinema has lost a great filmmaker and the European Film Academy has lost a dear friend: Nik Powell The academy, where Nik served many years on the Board, shared the sad news to the mebers of the Academy: "In the early 1970...
 

An Interview with Ann Huang, a VCFA alumnus (14' W), poet, author and experimental filmmaker

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By CAMMIE FINCH CF: You have a new poetry collection coming out with Finishing Line Press in September! Congratulations! Can you tell us a bit about your process of writing a Shaft of Light? What was the seedling for the book? How would you describe the knot or the driving question of the collection?  AH: Thank you so very much! I have always held a firm belief that dreams should not be thrown away as they become known to us. Although they may seem surreal and irra...
 

Imani Media Group and Manny Halley Productions are at AFM with 4 star studded original movies.

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Imani Media Group’s slate of projects set for 2020 release include “GENA’S STORY” the second installment from the True To The Game franchise, “DUTCH” part one in the trilogy based on the Teri Woods novel, “ON THE RADIO” a suicide awareness film centered around an ecentric radio host. Our movies feature big names such as Lance Gross, Vivica A Fox, Columbus Short, Macy Gray, OT Genasis , Waka Flocka Flame, Faith Evans, Tamar Braxton, Mi...
 

07.11.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

FILM BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES "BUFFALOED"

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Tribeca Crime Dramedy Premiered at Tribeca and Stars Zoey Deutch, Judy Greer and Jai Courtney Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2019) ­ Leading sales agent Film Bridge International has come aboard to handle international sales rights for the comedy, BUFFALOED, starring and produced by Zoey Deutch (Netflix¹s The Politician and Set It Up, Zombieland: Double Tap).  The announcement was made today by Ellen S. Wander, CEO of Film Bridge International.   Set in the underworld of...
 

THE BATTLE FOR OUR PLANET US DEBUT screening at AFM

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Breaking Glass Pictures is thrilled to announce the US release of director and producer Peter Jay Brown’s (Entertainment Tonight, Real People, Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist) latest no-holds-barred environmental feature documentary, Eco-Terrorist: The Battle for Our Planet. “Breaking Glass Pictures is excited to be distributing Eco-terrorist: The Battle for Our Planet to help spread the word about the dire situation in which we find our planet. There is no reason, in 2...
 

BondIt Media Capital and Film Mode Entertainment Join Forces

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BondIt Media Capital and Film Mode Entertainment Join Forces To Bring First Look Finance and Sales Partnership to the Marketplace    Top, burgeoning companies satisfy a need in the marketplace for a cohesive one stop solution for finance, sales and distribution needs to filmmakers in all stages of production.     Matthew Helderman, CEO & Co-Founder of BondIt Media Capital and Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment announce the formati...
 

Dustin Hoffman,Candice Bergen, Simon Helberg and Olivia Thirlby cast in AFM market premiere of As Sick As They Made Us

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Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment and producers Anne Clements (Stage Mother, Quinceañera), and Ash Christian (After Everything, Burn) are pleased to announce the lead cast and AFM (American Film Market) market premiere of As Sick As They Made Us. The new comedy-drama features a multiple-award winning cast that includes two-time Academy Award-winner, Dustin Hoffman, Academy Award nominee and five-time Emmy Award winner,  Candice Bergen,  Simon ...
 

Zoey Deutch's "BUFFALOED" Acquired by Film Bridge International at AFM

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Leading sales agent Film Bridge International has come aboard to handle international sales rights for the comedy, BUFFALOED, starring and produced by Zoey Deutch (Netflix¹s The Politician and Set It Up, Zombieland: Double Tap).  The announcement was made today by Ellen S. Wander, CEO of Film Bridge International.   Set in the underworld of debt collecting, BUFFALOED follows homegrown hustler, Peg Dahl (Deutch), who will do anything to escape Buffalo, NY. After getting into some...
 

Saban Films Gobbles Ensemble FRIENDSGIVING with Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, Chelsea Peretti, Jane Seymour and Aisha Tyler

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Saban Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. rights to Nicol Paone’s (Funny People, “The Big Gay Sketch Show”) directorial debut Friendsgiving.  The comedy’s ensemble cast includes Malin Akerman (Rampage, “Billions”), Kat Dennings (“2 Broke Girls,” “Big Mouth”), Chelsea Peretti (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Big Mouth”), Christine Taylor (Zoolander, “Arrested Development”), Golden Globe Awar...
 

AFM: Voltage Pictures take International Rights to FEAR OF RAIN starring Katherine Heigl and Harry Connick Jr.

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Voltage Pictures has boarded international sales on Castille Landon’s (Apple of My Eye) upcoming thriller Fear of Rain starring Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth), Harry Connick Jr. (Dolphin Tale, “Will & Grace)”, Israel Broussard (Happy Death Day, To All the Boys I’ve Loved) and Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween) and will present the project to buyers at the upcoming AFM, ...
 

Arclight Films is handling international rights to HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN

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Leading entertainment company, Arclight Films  is presenting the anticipated screen adaptation of Here Are The Young Men, written and directed by filmmaker Eoin C. Macken, to buyers for the first time at the upcoming American Film Market, announced the company’s chairman and CEO, Gary Hamilton. Currently in post-production, the film is adapted from Rob Doyle’s acclaimed Irish novel of the same name.   Travis Fimmel has joined the previously announced cast which includes D...
 

Solstice Studios and Studio 8 celebrate their first feature film HYPNOTIC

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Solstice Studios and Studio 8 celebrate their first feature film HYPNOTIC, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Ben Affleck, at Santa Monica Proper’s rooftop restaurant & lounge, Calabra. AFM, November 6, 2019       L to R: Studio 8’s Founder and CEO Jeff Robinov, HYPNOTIC writer/director Robert Rodriguez, Solstice Studios’ President and CEO Mark Gill, Solstice Studios’ Head of Acquisitions and International Crystal Bourbeau. ...
 

Vision Films new line up for AFM 2019

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INTRAMOVIES @AFM - new films - MOSSAD screening

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  Intramovies will be attending AFM in Los Angeles from November 05 to November 10. Marco Valerio Fusco will be at Suite 711-715 Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel,1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica   ...
 

John Singleton to Receive Your Script Produced! Lifetime Achievement during AFM, daughter Justice Singleton to accept

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John Singleton Receives Your Script Produced! Lifetime Achievement Award, Daughter Justice Singleton to Accept Ultimate Grand Prize Winner: Feature Film to Have Project Produced With $250,000 Budget, Finalist List International Actress Sheila Shah to Host Event Season 2 Submissions Now Open The event will take place Friday, Nov. 8 at Bombay Palace in Beverly Hills with Red Carpet - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m, Your Script Produced! Season 1 Awards Dinner 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. RSVP only. Late...
 

AFM Opens Day 1 Ambiance

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EUROPE! Cocktail at the AFM on Day 1

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PRODUCING IN RUSSIA Navigating International Co-Productions from IP to Delivery

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Presented by ROSKINO in association with Producers Without Borders Sunday, November 10     |     12:00pm – 1:30pm     |    Venice Stage, Loews Hotel As the Russian film and television market matures providing audiences with multiple platforms to consume content, how do local producers pitch their IP’s to international co-producers to develop Russian (or old Soviet content) for i...
 

AFM Day 1 | Photos, Quotes & Highlights BRON Studios Open’s AFM Finance Conference, Friday, November 8

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Picture above:  L to R: Studio 8’s Founder and CEO Jeff Robinov, HYPNOTIC writer/director Robert Rodriguez, Solstice Studios’ President and CEO Mark Gill, Solstice Studios’ Head of Acquisitions and International Crystal Bourbeau.     Followed by Millennium Media’s Jeffrey Greenstein and Alan Siegel Friday morning, the American Film Market will kick off its Conferences with Finance Conference I: The Future of Film conversation with BRON Studios execut...
 

Guy Pearce To Headline Exorcism Movie “The Seventh Day” - Voltage Pictures Handling at AFM 2019

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Guy Pearce (MEMENTO, THE ROVER) is set to star in FANGORIA’s new horror movie THE SEVENTH DAY which is pitched as TRAINING DAY meets THE EXORCIST and will begin production in January 2020. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales at this year’s ongoing American Film Market in Santa Monica.   Justin P. Lange will direct his own script, in which a renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the ...
 

Ben Affleck to star in Robert Rodriguez’s thriller Hypnotic, for Solstice Studios and Studio 8

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 First Green Lit Picture Under Studio 8 and Solstice Strategic Partnership   Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck will star in Robert Rodriguez’s mind-bending action thriller Hypnotic. Production is scheduled to start in April. This is the first green lit film under the Studio 8 and Solstice Studios strategic partnership.    Hypnotic is an action thriller directed by Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel, Sin City) and written by Rodriguez and Max Borenstein (Godzi...
 

The American Film Market (AFM®) will kick off it Conferences with The Future of Film session Nov 8th

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The American Film Market (AFM®) will kick off it Conferences with The Future of Film session featuring a conversation with BRON Studios on Friday, November 8.    BRON’s top executives Aaron L. Gilbert, Chairman & CEO, Ashley Levinson, Chief Strategy Officer, and Anjay Nagpal, Chief Content Officer will take the main stage at the Fairmont Hotel for a candid conversation on the future of film and the company’s current position on the changing industry landscape.&nbs...
 

"Laurent Garnier: Off The Record" Music Documentary - Anton to launch worlwide sales at the 2019 American Film Market (AFM)

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Anton announced that it is launching worldwide sales on the music documentary, LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD to buyers at the upcoming 2019 American Film Market.     The documentary offers an unprecedented look into the life of one of the godfathers of house music, Laurent Garnier, from his emergence on the music scene in the 80's to the present day. Following Garnier behind the scenes of his 2018/2019 global tour, the film captures the euphoria of a DJ's life, th...
 

Joe Manganiello To Star In ‘Archenemy’ From Writer Director Adam Egypt Mortimer

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 Joe Manganiello (Rampage, Magic Mike, “True Blood”) is set to star as dubious superhero Max Fist in the epic action-adventure Archenemy, written and directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real) from a story by Mortimer and Lucas Passmore and produced by SpectreVision (Mandy, Daniel Isn’t Real), for which Voltage Pictures will handle international sales, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter.   SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah, L...
 

AFM: first look of Liam Neeson in The Minuteman

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‘THE MINUTEMAN’ STARRING LIAM NEESON VOLTAGE PICTURES HANDLING FOREIGN SALES AT AFM The action thriller THE MINUTEMAN is currently in post-production.  The film was shot on location in New Mexico and Ohio.   Cast: Liam Neeson Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos)   Director: Robert Lorenz (Trouble With The Curve) 
 Writers: Chris Charles, Danny Kravitz   Producers: Warren Goz, Eric Gold,Tai Duncan and Mark Williams. Executive pr...
 

AFI FEST 2019 - Tribute to Martin Scorsese

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The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will honor Martin Scorsese with a tribute on Friday, November 15 at the TCL Chinese Theatre.  The evening will celebrate theAFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner's indelible impact on culture as one cinema's most acclaimed filmmakers. Following the a conversation with Scorsese, AFI FEST will present his most recent film, Netflix's THE IRISHMAN, an epic sa...
 

Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum 2020 calling for projects

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Frontières is thrilled to announce that the 4th edition of its Finance & Packaging Forum will take place in Karlskrona, Sweden. The 2020 Forum is organized in collaboration with the Carl International Film Festival and Nordic Factory.   The Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum is an invitation-only event for 12 genre projects seeking to complete their financing and advance to the production stage. 25 industry...
 

Studio 100 Film and Kool ProduKtion Announce International Voice cast for “Ella Bella Bingo”

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Studio 100 Film and Kool Produktion today announced an impressive voice cast for the upcoming theatrical feature “Ella Bella Bingo”.  Leading the voice cast are Summer Fontana (“The Originals”, “Dark Phoenix”) as Ella Bella, Jack Fisher (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Legends of Tomorrow”) as Henry, Benjamin Plessala (“Shameless”, “Big Little Lies”) as Johnny, as well as Tress MacNeille (“Tiny Toon...
 

06.11.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

atlas film international line up in AFM 2019

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® since 1967                                2 finished movies which should interest you will screen at AFM. The english spoken italian science-fiction movie "Creators: The Past" (Dolby Atmos) starring William Shatner, Gerard Depardieu and Bruce Payne  was selected at the Shanghai Filmfestival this year.  creening is taking place on Wednesday the 6th of N...
 

Red Sea Media Inc. line up for AFM 2019

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SCREENING            JUDY SMALL CAST: ALICIA SILVERSTONE, HALEY JOEL OSMENT, ROB CORDDRY GENRE: PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER           A couple seeks Judy Small, a marriage counselor, to sort out issues in their relationship, but Judy is not who she appears to be. ...
 

AFM Screenings, Programs & Events Update | Wednesday, November 6

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    Added Screenings Film: Time: Theatre: Company:   Safe Inside 1:00 pm Laemmle Monica Film Center 3 Phoenix Worldwide     Conferences & Programs Orientation Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel ...
 

Raven Banner has picked up worldwide sales rights to siege-horror film The Dead Ones

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      Toronto-based Raven Banner has picked up worldwide sales rights to siege-horror film The Dead Ones and will launch sales at the AFM.   The film, written by Zach Chassler and directed by Jeremy Kasten, follows the story of four outcast teens being punished into ...
 

THE SPECIAL by DEATH HOUSE and CAMP DREAD Director comes to AFM!

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        From B. Harrison Smith, director of the horror icon-studded DEATH HOUSE (2017) comes THE SPECIAL. Billed as “FATAL ATTRACTION meets THE BLOB,” Devilworks has just dropped a new trailer for the gross-out sexual nightmare that Dread Central says “takes you on a c...
 

AFM Opens tomorrow Newsletter N°3

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AFM Opens Tomorrow with 77 New Exhibitors & Buyers from 70 countries. AFM Light my fire, The ceremony is about to begin...

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The 40th American Film Market® (AFM®) will open its doors tomorrow, November 6.  An estimated 7,000 attendees, including finance, production, sales and distribution executives will be in attendance for screenings, meetings, networking, and panels, and to solidify deals on both completed films and thousands of projects destined to reach the audiences around the world.   The AFM will welcome 375 exhibiting companies, including 77 new exhibitors from 22 countries, who combined...
 

Studio 100 Film announcing a distribution deal with Volgafilm for the animated feature film “Vic The Viking – The Magic Sword”

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Studio 100 Film and Volgafilm have closed an agreement for the rights to the animated feature film “Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword”.  Volgafilm has acquired the distribution rights as well as other audio-visual exploitation rights for home entertainment, pay TV, free TV and VOD including SVOD for Russia, Ukraine and the Baltics including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  “Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword” is produced by Studio 100 Media, Studio 100...
 

Red Sea Media Inc. brings Dante Spinotti NOW IS EVERYTHING

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NOW IS EVERYTHING WORLDWIDE RIGHTS AVAILABLE SYNOPSIS: A grieving fashion photographer searches for his missing girlfriend. DIRECTOR: Valentina De Amicis & Riccardo Spinotti   CAST: Anthony Hopkins ​​​​​​​(The Silence of the Lambs), Madeline Brewer​​​​​​​(The Handmaid's Tale)     CLICK HERE FOR PROMO ...
 

The Fare Red Carpet Premier during afm at the Chinese theatre

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  THE FARE from epic pictures will screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre November 12th: Don’t miss the film critics are hailing as a cult-hit in the making! We, at filmfestivals.com saw a preview at Fantasporto festival, and enjoyed the thrills in the dark... TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 RED CARPET CHECK IN - 6:00PM SCREENING - 8:00PM TCL CHINESE THEATRE 6925 HOLLYWOOD BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90028 WATCH THE NEWLY RELEASED MYSTERIOUS TRAILER ON YOUTUBE HERE ...
 

ITN Sci-Fi Titles at AFM

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  Click Here for ITN's 2019 Catalog. Website: www.itnfilms.net AFM Office: Loews Suite #705 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401         ULYSSES                  115 min. Sci-Fi/Action. HD. 2018.          Complete.                  Director:  Federico Alotto  ...
 

AFM: STXinternational moves into Dave Franco's THE RENTAL

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STXinternational, a division of STX Entertainment, has moved in to handle the international rights to Dave Franco’s directorial debut The Rental from Black Bear Pictures and will be introducing the film to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.   Written by Franco and Joe Swanberg, the film stars Dan Stevens (Lucy in the Sky, Beauty and the Beast, Downton Abbey, The Guest), Golden Globe® nominee Alison Brie (“Glow”, The Post), Shelia Vand (A Girl Walks Home A...
 

The 2019 Suncoast Regional 43rd Annual Emmy® Awards

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  Gladius Studios Nominated for Two Emmy® Awards For Animated Series Fantomville The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter has announced Gladius Studios, the largest animation studio in the Caribbean and team members Heri Martinez de Dios (CEO),Yamil Medina, Yanelis Barros Mattheu y José Espinoza Nazario as one of their 2019 Craft Achievement Nominees in the Technical Achievement Category for Fantomville: The Reggie Episode.   ...
 

Garth Davis Joins Forces With See-Saw Films To Launch Production Company ‘I Am That’

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Producer and director Garth Davis, with See-Saw Films’ joint managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman today announced the creation of I Am That. The 50/50 partnership will develop and produce feature film and television projects for Davis to direct and produce alongside See-Saw’s Canning and Sherman. Samantha Lang has been named Head of Development for the newly formed company effective immediately.   See-Saw and Davis have previously teamed on the Academy Award®...
 

Films by genre at AFM

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The Film Catalog has  listed 3637 films at AFM2019, of which  2794 completed,  437 in ^post production, 150 in production and 149 in pre production.   735 suspense, thrillers 713 are Action Adventure 571 Comedies and 41 Black comedies, 108 Romantic comedies, 179 romance titles 361 family movies and 79 children movies 279 documentaries 266 animation features 80 horror titles 243 supernatural thrillers and science fiction         ...
 

Barry Jenkins discusses "If Beale Street Could Talk" music, the Blues esthetic and colorism

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Previews from AFM - Newsletter N°2

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The full list of AFM 2019 speakers announced to date

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The American Film Market (AFM®) announced today more confirmed speakers for this year’s Conferences and programming which runs alongside the AFM’s marketplace and industry screenings. Over six days, more than 150 thought leaders, decision-makers and experts will discuss topics and issues most relevant to global filmmakers across three dedicated stages. This year’s market takes place November 6 - 13 in Santa Monica and marks its 40th edition.   The AFM Conferences w...
 

Breaking Glass Pictures introduces at AFM 2019 'EMINENCE HILL' starring Lance Henriksen...

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Eminence Hill Western, Action | 100 mins | English Watch Trailer Synopsis: A notorious outlaw and his gang come upon a small homestead, killing both husband and wife and kidnapping their teenage daughter. With the law closing in on them, and after losing their way, the bandits find themselves in the town of Eminence Hill, a community run by a group of deeply pious and fanatical homesteaders. Available WW excluding US/Canada. Cast: Barry Corbin, Dominique Swain, Lance Henriks...
 

VIDEO - Interview with Jonathan Wolf AFM

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A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998.Bruno Chatelin met with Jonathan Wolf at the Loews during the 2018 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say. What kind of advice can you give first timers, and why and how should they come to the AFM... ...
 

Santa Monica & AFM are Fire Free

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Dear Colleagues, We would like to assure you that there are no fires in Santa Monica. Some media have referred to fires in the “Santa Monica Mountains.” This mountain range is actually in Los Angeles, miles from Santa Monica. There is no threat to the Santa Monica business area. You are welcome to view live video of Santa Monica and the AFM campus at PacPark.com/santa-monica-pier-live-cams/pier/ and PacPark.com/santa-monica-pier-live-cams/wheel/. To see the current air quality in t...
 

Film Distributors and Sales Companies refer to us as Their Lab, but at LightVAULT we are more than just a digital lab

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    WE TAKE CARE OF THE ONBOARDING AND DELIVERIES  WHILE YOU FOCUS ON SALES AND ACQUISITIONS!   Film Distributors and Sales Companies refer to us as “OUR LAB”. We take care of onboarding of new titles, securely  store all assets, provide quality control and deliver them directly to the buyers anywhere in the world, using Signiant Media Shuttle. However, we are much  more than just a digital lab. Instead of waiting for our client to ask ask whe...
 

Trace Adkins, Thora Birch, Peter Facinelli, Anne Heche, Will Peltz and Paz Vaga will star in Lindsay Gossling’s 13 MINUTES

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Highland Film Group Will Launch International Sales at AFM, with Principal Photography commencing November 11th Highland Film Group announced today that Trace Adkins (Deepwater Horizon, The Lincoln Lawyer), Golden Globe® nominated Thora Birch (‘The Walking Dead’, The Last Black Man in San Francisco), Peter Facinelli (Twilight saga, Countdown) Tony Award nominated and Emmy® award winner Anne Heche (The Best of Enemies, “Chicago PD”), Will Peltz (“Euphoria,&r...
 

AFM19: Ruby Rose, Jamie Bell Monster Zone

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JAMIE BELL AND RUBY ROSE VOICE CRANSTON ACADEMY: MONSTER ZONE Double Dutch International (DDI) CEO Jason Moring announced today that BAFTA winning actor Jamie Bell (ROCKETMAN, SKIN, FILMS STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL) and award-winning actress Ruby Rose (THE MEG, Batwoman) are attached to voice animated feature CRANSTON ACADEMY: MONSTER ZONE. Currently in post-production, CRANSTON ACADEMY: MONSTER ZONE is penned by Carl Bunker and Bob Barlen (ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH, THE NOT JOB 2: NU...
 

02.11.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

LightVAULT providing IP security in the digital World: ready to meet at AFM

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https://lightvault.io/ contact@lightvault.com WE TAKE CARE OF THE ONBOARDING AND DELIVERIES  WHILE YOU FOCUS ON SALES AND ACQUISITIONS! Film Distributors and Sales Companies refer to us as “OUR LAB”. We take care of onboarding of new titles, securely  store all assets, provide quality control and deliver them directly to the buyers anywhere in the world, using Signiant Media Shuttle. However, we are much  more than just a digital lab. Instead of w...
 

Foster, Tahar Rahim and Shailene Woodley join Academy Award® Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in Prisoner 760 launching for AFM

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Academy Award®, Golden Globe ® and BAFTA ® Winner Jodie Foster, BAFTA nominee Tahar Rahim and Golden Globe and Emmy® Nominee Shailene Woodley are set to join Academy Award® Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in Prisoner 760, a gripping and powerful true story, from BAFTA® and Academy Award® winning director Kevin Macdonald.    Prisoner 760 tells the explosive true story of a fight for survival against all od...
 

SC Films @ AFM 2019

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AFM 2019 Line-up OLYMPIC DREAMS   OLYMPIC DREAMS is a charming indie romance and the first scripted film shot in the Athlete Village during an Olympic Games. The film follows the burgeoning romance between a young cross-country skier (Alexi Pappas) and a volunteer dentist (Nick Kroll) as they share a special but limited time together. OLYMPIC DREAMS wor...
 

Official Trailer for 'CUPID'

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Thai Night celebrates its 11th year at the American Film Market on Friday, November 8th, 2019

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The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government will host Thai Night on Friday, November 8th, 2019   The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) organized the first Thai Night 11 years ago, and it has become a key event in the international promotion and marketing of Thailand’s film industry. Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi will preside over Thai Night 2019 at the American Film M...
 

Actress Anna Faris will produce and star in the comedy feature SUMMER MADNESS

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ANNA FARIS TO PRODUCE AND STAR IN THE COMEDY SUMMER MADNESS  With more than 2 billion US dollars in ticket sales (adjusted for ticket price inflation), actress Anna Faris (SCARY MOVIE, HOUSE BUNNY, OVERBOARD, WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER) will produce and star in the comedy feature SUMMER MADNESS to be shot in spring 2020. Faris currently stars in the CBS/Warner Bros’ hit and Golden Globe nominated TV series Mom. James Mottern (TRUCKER) will direct SUMMER MADNESS from his original ...
 

All Rights Entertainment @ AFM 2019

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          All Rights Entertainment Team will be attending American Film Market from November 6th - 13th at LOEWS 532   IN PRODUCTION ______________________________     GULLIVER RETURNS   90' - Ukraine - 2020 - Adventure / Comedy / Family English    World traveler and adventurer Gull...
 

Electric Ent. Updated Lineup for afm 2019

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New films for afm 2019 from TriCoast Worldwide

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ANNOUNCING 3 NEW FILMS AT AFM: TEEN MUSICAL ANIMATED FAMILY PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER <     DRAMA DRAMA ! Genre: TEEN MUSICAL   Cast: Cheri Oteri (Liar...
 

Arclight Films’ announcement about Let It Snow starring Ivanna Sakhno, Alex Hafner and Tinatin Dalakishvili

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Leading entertainment company, Arclight Films, has boarded the haunting thriller Let It Snow starring Ivanna Sakhno (The Spy Who Dumped Me, Pacific Rim: Uprising), Alex Hafner (Submergence, The Councellor), and Tinatin Dalakishvili (Abigail), it was announced by the company’s chairman and CEO, Gary Hamilton. Stanislav Kapralov makes his feature film directorial debut from a script he wrote with Omri Rose.   Arclight Films will handle worldwide rights to the feature and will introduc...
 

Israel FF in LA Announces Programming, Filmmaker & Actor Attendees: Take a break from AFM visiting the IFF

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33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES, TAKING PLACE NOVEMBER 12th – 26th, ANNOUNCES OVER 30 NEW AND AWARD-WINNING TITLES FESTIVAL INCLUDES SUSPENSEFUL THRILLERS, SOCIAL SATIRES, RIVETING DRAMAS, ENGAGING COMEDIES, DOCUMENTARIES ON GOLDA MEIR, BIBI NETANYAHU AND DAYAN FAMILY 25 OF TODAY’S MOST ACCLAIMED ISRAELI FILMMAKERS AND TALENT IN ATTENDANCE THE 33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, the largest showcase of Israeli cinema and television in No...
 

Acort International line up for AFM 2019

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Tagline: Domestic abuse is real.   Synopsis: In Hong Kong, suspicion surrounds an ex-psychiatrist turned photographer when he takes an abused woman on an emotional journey giving police little time to investigate missing women from his last exhibition.   Runtime: 91 Genre: Thriller Rating: NR       ...
 

Nikola Tesla-Inspired Feature “Final Frequency” AFM - First Ever Market Screening

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AFM - First Ever Market Screening of Nikola Tesla-Inspired Feature “Final Frequency” Starring Lou Ferrigno Jr, Charles Shaughnessy, Richard Burgi   The highly anticipated Sci-Fi “FINAL FREQUENCY” from Winter Star Productions and 8168 Films, starring Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny), Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives, Hostel II), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (SWAT), Kirby Bliss Blanton (Death Wish 2018), Emmy-Winner, Kim Estes Emmy Winner, Nikki SooHoo (Stick It). &...
 

Fandango goes to AFM 2019

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  LINE UP 2019   Click here for our line up (pdf)  |  Click here for our library catalogue (pdf)  we are happy to present our lineup for the American Film Mak...
 

Lift-Off Representation at AFM

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The American Film Market is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. Unlike a festival, AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. More than US$1 billion in deals are sealed every year - on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.   Over the last 2 months, we have been reviewing an incredible range of interesting projects from Network Members and selected 6 of those that we feel co...
 

Experience Panavision’s End-to-End Ecosystem at 2019 Camerimage

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  PanaVillage Exhibit Space Demonstrates Integrated Tools and Technology from Panavision, LEE Filters, Light Iron, Panalux, and Direct Digital Panavision Hosts Discussion with Camerimage Honoree John Bailey, ASC Panavision and its family of companies return to the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival from November 9-16 in Torun, Poland, with an immersive, end-to-end experience for attendees. Torun’s newly renovated Karczma Damroki facility, across the street from the Jordan...
 

Anonymous Killers will debut at American Film Market

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ANONYMOUS KILLERS, A CAN’T MISS FILM AT AFM Film to be screened at Laemmle Monica Film Center Screen 2 ON 11/9 at 3:00pm   Proclaimed film maker A.R. Hilton will debut his first feature film at American Film Market on November 9TH, 2019. Anonymous Killers is an ode to the U.S. Justice system from the eyes of a previously incarcerated man who spent the majority of his adult life behind bars in one of New York’s most notorious prisons. This is Hilton’s, (the w...
 

Mk2 films at AFM 2019

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Here is our AFM lineup         PORT AUTHORITY Danielle Lessovitz “Endeari...
 

Vision Films at the AFM!

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We are on the 8th Floor of the Loews in the Las Floras Suite. We would love to schedule a meeting with you, please let us know the day and time that is best. — Lise Romanoff, Robby Amar and Almira Ravil   S C R E E N I N G  A T  A F M    We have a brand new edit of our new crime thriller ADVERSE!  Please check it out on Thursday 11/7 3:00 PM Laemmle Monica Film Center 3   ADVERSE A ride-share driver with a questionable past attempts to pay off a...
 

Concourse Film Trade Lineup in AFM 2019

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Red Sea Media announces Judy Small for AFM

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JUDY SMALL SYNOPSIS: A couple meets with Judy Small, a therapist, to resolve issues in their marriage- but Judy Small is not who she seems. DIRECTOR: William Teitler  (Producer of  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)   CAST: Alicia Silverstone ​​​​​​​(Clueless), Rob Corddry ​​​​​​​(Hot Tub Time Machine), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense   ...
 

First look at the trailer of WELCOME TO THE CIRCLE by David Fowler

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Enjoy the first look at the trailer of WELCOME TO THE CIRCLE by David Fowler David has written the Disney nature documentaries BORN IN CHINA, GROWING UP WILD, and PENGUINS, but took a different route for his feature directorial debut.   The Canadian supernatural horror film "tells the story of a young girl and her father who fall prey to a secluded, madman-worshiping cult situated...
 

Abruzzo Film Commission's Advisory Board to be introduced at the American Film Market

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On November 9, 2019, the recently formed Abruzzo Film Commission will introduce the Abruzzo Film Commission Advisory Board (AFCAB) to international filmmakers, producers, location scouts, and media at an event at the Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica during the American Film Market. Board members include some of North America’s biggest names in film and TV who hail from Abruzzo.    The Board is committed to introducing the Abruzzo Region as a filming location for Amer...
 

Arpa Fest wil take place during AFM opening with the World Premiere of Sand and Fire

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The 22nd Annual Arpa International Film Festival (Arpa IFF) will be taking place at the historic Hollywood Post 43 Legion Theater from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10, 2019.   ...
 

29.10.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

AFM 2019 in focus Newsletter N°1 Have a safe ride

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Leslie Semichon joins the Orange International Sales team

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After four years working as a sales agent Leslie Semichon joins the Orange International Sales team starting at the AFM. She will cover Eastern Europe, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, South East Asia, Taiwan, India, Latin America and the airlines.              ...
 

Rachel Weisz Set to Star in See-Saw Films' A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

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Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz (The Favourite, The Constant Gardener) is set to star in See-Saw Films’ A Special Relationship, the feature film exploring Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor’s journey from actress to activist through the lens of her friendship with her assistant Roger Wall. Based on the screenplay written by Academy Award-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), the upcoming production will be helmed by fast emerging female director du...
 

PANOCEANIC / Cinema Arts Line-up at AFM 2019

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LUCIUS France- 2019 - 100 min. - drama - French English subtitles   Director: Franchin Don Cast: Gérard Darmon, Josiane Balasko, Vincent Winterhalter, Victor Belmondo   Lucius Marnant is a retiree who feels that his life is three quarters behind him. Returning from a funeral, Lucius meets Lahire a young man who proposes to improve his meager daily by participating in illegal clashes between old people. Very soon Luci...
 

The first look on the official trailer of Fixies Vs. Crabots

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Animation | December 26th, 2019 Completed  Professor Eugenius finds both his career and secret friendship with the Fixies in danger when his college sweetheart, Erica, threatens to reveal that Eugenius only beat her out of the University’s Grand Prize in 3D Printing because Fixies were secretly helping him. Erica challenges Eugenius to a rematch to show the world who the better inventor really is! Eugenius will employ his Fixie friends while Erica has...
 

OLIVER STONE recommends: ALONE WITH HER DREAMS

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House of Film AFM Office: Room 604 Loews Hotel ALONE WITH HER DREAMS OLIVER STONE calls it a new Italian Classic from the heart   Filmed on the rugged and stunningly beautiful Mediterranean (Sicilian) coast, ALONE WITH HER DREAMS explores the universally timely themes of family separation because of emigration, generational conflicts and feminine repression, continuing the traditions of the Italian neorealist masters; Rossellini, Visconti, Olmi and De Sica. Set in the late 19...
 

Fairway Film Alliance will have the world market premiere of "Lost Treasure of Jesse James" in AFM.

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  A fun family action adventure film based on a true legend of Jesse James hidden treasure that locked picture this week! Fairway booth:  LOEWS #503. Synopsis - A backwoods team of Missouri kids race to solve a 100 year old mystery and save their friends in this family friendly action adventure. Chased deep into ancient caves, they must escape treasure hunters hot in their trail or be lost forever.  “Goonies” meets “Indiana Jones”! Directed by...
 

BAC FILMS - Line up @AFM

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AFM: first female director Oscar nominee gets Oscar in 2019 movie about Lina Wertmuller's life is available worldwide

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    It would be a real pleasure to meet with you to show you our line-up of all star feature documentaries like BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES about Oscar winning Lina Wertmuller, the BOTERO movie and HUMBERTO MAURO about the grand master of Latin American cinema as well as our theatrical f...
 

Magnolia Pictures International - AFM Lineup 2019

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Magnolia Pictures International is looking forward to seeing you at AFM! Please find our line-up below.  Attending AFM: Lorna Lee Torres - Head of International Sales Marie Zeniter - International Sales Manager Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2019 Loews Santa Monica - Office 547   ...
 

The 2019 Israel Film Festival Opening Night Gala will take place on November 12th at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center

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FESTIVAL RUNS NOVEMBER 12th – 26th  THE 33rd ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, taking place November 12th – 26th, will present the U.S. Premiere of Incitement at its Opening Night Gala.   Incitement is the winner of the Ophir Award for Israel’s Best Feature Film of 2019 and Israel’s Official Selection to the 2019 Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. The Gala on November 12th at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre in Beverly H...
 

Program of the inaugural AFI Summit AFI FEST 2019

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Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington and Alfre Woodward Among “Indie Contenders” to Be Spotlighted    The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the program for the inaugural AFI Summit that will take place at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. The lineup includes a conversation with producer, director, actress and activist Eva Longoria and founder of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Dr. Stacy Smithto discuss the latest findings fr...
 

AFM 2019 Line-up for Fox Star Studios, a Division of Star India Pvt Ltd

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Fox Star Studios was launched in India in 2008 with a vision to make quality cinema. It is part of the Star TV group, Asia’s leading media and entertainment company. Since inception, we have worked with India’s biggest talent to produce critically acclaimed films that are appreciated across the world. This year we have had extremely successful films across varied genres: An out an out comedy 'Total Dhamaal', a film based on India’s maiden mission to Mars 'Mission ...
 

Mongolian films @AFM 2019

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Introducing more than 100 titles from Mongolia and Uzbekistan.                                      ...
 

American Film Market - Memento Films Line-up

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          Memento Films International is pleased to share its new line-up         ...
 

Fantastic New Titles at AFM

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FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL invites you to email us for a meeting at AFM.  Let us know your preferred date and time (November 6 - 11), so we can introduce you to our Fantastic NEW titles. We are introducing a number of exciting, new titles, soon to be announced, that include new theatrical animation and other talent driven theatricals which will be the first titles to be funded by one of our newly established film funds. Our NEW AFM location is: LOEWS HOTEL, booth #ARCA-11, Ar...
 

MinersINC all set to bring International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) titles to India on myNK™ VoD platform

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MinersINC all set to bring critically acclaimed International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) titles to India on myNK™ VoD (Video on Demand)   IFFR’s web streaming service IFFR Unleashed to be relayed on myNK app as pilot collaboration to showcase cutting-edge world cinema screened at IFFR   MinersINC, a blockchain-powered decentralized P2P (Peer-to-Peer) digital content distribution platform, today inked a pilot deal with globally renowned International Film Festival Ro...
 

Acort International The new line up for AFM

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  Tagline: A Harvest for Evil   Synopsis: After being thrown out of his home by his wife for being promiscuous, Mark finds himself back at Dumpling Farm, a place of youthful memories and parties, but things aren't quite right. His old buddy Ian, who has never left the place, is possessed by a group demonic, flesh eating witches.   Runtime: 79 Genre: Horror/Thriller Rating: MA     &nb...
 

28.10.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

Hard Night Falling first look at action trailer with Dolph Lundgren

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HARD NIGHT FALLING     Click here for trailer!​  SYNOPSIS: A criminal mastermind, has come up with a plot to steal a fortune from the Rossini family villa during a party hosted by them. Unbeknownst to him and his crew, one of Rossini’s guests is a highly trained foreign operative who will fight to the death to save the hostages and his family. CAST: Dolph Lundgre...
 

Wonderfilm Global announce two pre-buys for AFM

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OUR LATEST TITLES, AVAILABLE TO PRE-BUY NOW. CONTACT OUR TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK A MEETING.  ADDITIONAL TITLES TO BE ANNOUNCED         ...
 

Prolific! at AFM

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Greetings from Prolific!   The Los Angeles chill is creeping into the evening hours. Did you know Los Angeles gets chilly? Turns out we live in a desert. Go figure. We freeze when the sun goes down in October. "Freeze" is a (freezing) writer's embellishment. It is currently 2am 62F(17C).   So no, it is not literally freezing. But when it is 90F(32C) at noon, it feels like it's freezing! And if you've been to AFM before, you know there is a reason for the fir...
 

101 Films International at AFM

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        MEET WITH US 6th - 13th November Room 745, Loews Hotel (located on the ...
 

Vuulr Marketplace Highlights From Around The World

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Dev DD In this modern-day take on Devdas, Devika is anything but your typical girl-next-door. With masaledaar drama, heartbreak, and unpredictable romantic twists, you’ve never met a girl like Devika DD!  Will she ever find true love? Watch her saga of love, lust, betrayal, and everything in between to find out!   READ MORE     The Pilgrim - Paulo Coel...
 

Breaking Glass Pictures line up this years AFM

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  Breaking Glass Pictures will be attending this years AFM and wants to present you our Fall 2019 lineup consisting of Supernatural, Horror, Western, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Documentary, Arthouse, Creature Feature, in addition to our library titles. We are announcing an updated lineup October 28 and would like to discuss our new titles with you at AFM. AFM Booth Location  Loews Hotel - 8th Floor - Room: ESCONDIDO - Table #83 www.bgpics.com   ...
 

AFM Announces LocationEXPO; Umbrella Participants and reveals new Poster

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50 FILM COMMISSIONS, PRODUCTION SERVICES & FACILITIES SET FOR LOCATIONEXPO® AT AFM® NOVEMBER 9-12 11 Countries Host Market Umbrella Stands LocationEXPO® returns to the American Film Market, November 9 – 12, with 50 Film Commissions, Government Agencies, Production Facilities and Services from around the globe confirmed to participate.  Located in dedicated exhibition space within the AFM, LocationEXPO has become a tremendous resource for AFM attendees to le...
 

Andrew Brown joined Parkland Pictures as Head of Sales.

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There has been a significant investment into the Company that is leading to a major increase in activity in all areas of the business.  I will be working with my colleague, Mitch Clare, on the sales side. Production will be a big focus too and this will be headed up by Parkland’s owner and experienced independent producer, John Cairns.  Parkland&...
 

Science Fiction films from Summer Hill!

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Summer Hill has several hot science-fiction films available for international distribution.  These are available for select territories.  Please contact us for more info and visit our website at www.summerhillfilms.com!   NORTH AMERICA SOLD: 2020 Doomsday shadows a tightly knit cult hiding in a remote desert enclave as they prepare for the impending apocalypse. Two dissenters try to escape the threat of extinction - which becomes ever more real through the vast deser...
 

BKS Handles Content Acquisition and Programming for KinoPop.

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BKS becomes the official representative for all content acquisition and programming for KinoPop.com. KinoPop is a new SVOD platform that will launch this September in Brazil. Apply your content now at acquisition@kinopop.com     GET TO KNOW BKS SERVICES     ...
 

Film Festival veteran Jon Fitzgerald Launches new Consulting Divisions: Film Festival Consulting and Filmmaker Consulting

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Two new consulting divisions, Film Festival Consulting and Filmmaker Consulting, have recently launched under the Cause Pictures umbrella, led by film festival veteran Jon Fitzgerald.  The festival expert has directed many film festivals, including Slamdance, AFI, Santa Barbara, Abu Dhabi, Hollywood and Naples. Fitzgerald co-founded Slamdance in 1995 and was the Executive Director there before becoming the Festival Director in 1997 for the American Film Institute (AFI), in Los Angel...
 

Tribute to Peter Morgan and THE CROWN to have a Gala premiere at AFI FEST

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      Festival to Honor THE CROWN Creator Peter Morgan With A Tribute To His Career   Season Three Award-Winning Cast to Also Appear    October 17, 2019, Los Angeles, CA — Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will host An Evening With Peter Morgan which will include a conversation with Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning writer and producer in tribute ...
 

The XR Content Market: Where Do We Go From Here? Immersive Summit at AFM November 9, 2019 | Fairmont Santa Monica

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The immersive market is at a standstill. There’s been limited progress on the hardware side and market demand continues to be a challenge. So if you’re a storyteller, producer, financier or distributor in this space, where do you go from here? Do you wait until companies such as Magic Leap, Sony and Facebook finally release devices that are truly consumer-ready? If so, how do you stay afloat? Are there underlying opportunities to pivot to? And as a community, is there a way to rall...
 

Palatin Media and Mediawan strike SPIDES and EVOLUTION OF DRIVING deal

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Palatin Media and Mediawan have announced today a licensee’s deal for the SciFi Event Series SPIDES (8x1h) produced by Palatin Media for the NBCUniversal International Networks, starring Florence Kasumba (AVENGERS, BLACK PANTHER), Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (GAME OF THRONES) and Falk Hentschel (LEGENDS OF TOMORROW).   The agreement provides Mediawan with all rights for SPIDES within French speaking territories after the first window on Pay-TV on Universal.   Set in modern-da...
 

American Film Market® Grows Programming and Exhibition to Spotlight Immersive Technology for its 40th Edition

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  New Immersive Summit presented by Winston Baker Set for November 9 New XR Space to Showcase AR/VR/MR Content and Technology to Market’s Global Attendees Los Angeles, CA – June 26, 2019 – The American Film Market (AFM®) announced today the addition of programming and dedicated exhibition space to spotlight immersive content and technology for the 2019 market.  AFM will celebrate its 40th edition November 6-13 in Santa Monica, CA. For the AFM’s ex...
 

IFTA Urges Senate Finance Committee to Protect Federal Production Incentives

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  The Senate Finance Committee has formed Task Forces of members and staff to actively examine several expiring/expired tax provisions, including the expensing of qualified film and television productions under Section 181 that expired at the end of 2017, in an effort to find solutions that would provide long-term certainty for taxpayers. Section 181 allows producers to elect to begin depreciation of qualified production expenses (up to $15 million and in certain circumstances up to ...
 

IFTA Joined Industry Groups to Push Back on Piracy

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  IFTA joined this summer CreativeFuture, the MPAA, and SAG-AFTRA in comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce on ways in which the U.S. government can help combat digital piracy which in the U.S. alone is estimated to cost between $30-$70 billion annually, between 230,000 and 560,000 jobs, and between $45-115 billion in GDP, as well as threatening consumers and our nation's cybersecurity with exposure to dangerous malware. In the submission, the groups identified the following...
 

Charlie Weber, Louise Lombard, Candice King, Karimah Westbrook and Rob Estes have joined AFTER WE COLLIDED

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Hot on the heels of the box-office sensation After winning Best Choice Drama, Choice Drama Movie Actor and Choice Drama Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, production on the highly anticipated sequel After We Collided has commenced, it was announced today by Anna Todd, international bestselling author of the “After” book series. Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions) is directing the film, starring returning leads Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, along with fan-favorite Dy...
 

Noah Media Group launched their London-based in-house International Sales arm

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 The newly created sales division arm (from  the Noah Group) kicks off with major UK Amazon Prime Video and BBC deals on sports documentary THE EDGE   Noah Media Group, the creators of acclaimed sports documentaries including BOBBY ROBSON: MORE THAN A MANAGER (Netflix) and STEVE McQUEEN: THE MAN & LE MANS (Official Cannes selection, 2015), today announced the launch of their London-based in-house International Sales arm.   Making a significant start to proceedings i...
 

Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a fourth season and signed series creators and showrunners The Duffer Brothers

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Netflix has renewed the worldwide hit series Stranger Things for a fourth season and signed series creators and showrunners The Duffer Brothers to a multi-year film and series overall deal.   “The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix....
 

Here Today casts Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith, Nyambi Nyambi, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish

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Billy Crystal by Steve Schofield  Tiffany Haddish by Keith Major  Penn Badgley (“You”), Laura Benanti (“Younger”), Louisa Krause (“Billions”), Anna Deavere Smith (“Black-ish”), and Nyambi Nyambi (“The Good Fight”), are set to join multi Emmy-award Winner and Golden Globe Nominee Billy Crystal and Emmy-award Winner Tiffany Haddish in the hilarious and heart-warming feature film Here Today, it was announced today by Astu...
 

Ben Foster and Gillian Jacobs have joined Chris Pine in the action thriller VIOLENCE OF ACTION. STXinternational handling sales

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FILMING HAS BEGUN ON THE THUNDER ROAD FILMS AND 30WEST PRODUCTION   Principal photography is underway on VIOLENCE OF ACTION, which Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident) is directing from a script by J.P. Davis. Produced by Thunder Road Films and financed by 30WEST, the picture is shooting on location in the U.S, Germany and Romania.   Independent Spirit Award winner Ben Foster (Hell or High Water, Leave No Trace) and Gillian Jacobs (Community, Netflix Original Love) join powerhous...
 

First AFM in the new role for Daniela Elstner newly appointed executive director of UniFrance

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    Elstner's nomination was proposed by UniFrance—France's film promotion agency dedicated to supporting the export of French films—and approved unanimously by UniFrance's executive committee on Monday, July 8, 2019.   Born in Germany and a graduate of the Université Paris VII with a master's degree in Modern Literature, UniFrance in 1996. In October 1998 she joined Marg...
 

150+ Speakers. 50 Sessions. 3 Stages for the AFM conferences

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The Largest Motion Picture Conference AFM’s Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops and Presentations will guide you in taking your film from concept to screen while navigating the rapidly evolving industry. Topics cover every aspect of film – pitch, finance, production, marketing and distribution. Hear from Effie Brown, Duly Noted; Floris Bauer, Gunpowder & Sky; Cassian Elwes, Elevated Film Sales; Mark Gooder, Cornerstone Films; Vanessa Saal, Protagonist Pictures; Tony Vassili...
 

Paramount Pictures’ Futurist Ted Schilowitz Set as Keynote for AFM’s half-day Immersive Summit

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The American Film Market (AFM®) will mark its 40th edition November 6 - 13 with its most expansive programming to date.  New to the lineup is a half-day Television Conference and a session centered on AVOD (Ad Supported Video On Demand).    AFM’s more than 50 panels, roundtables and presentations will showcase international industry experts, decision makers, and academics across three stages, alongside the AFM’s industry screenings and marketplace.   Ted S...
 

24.09.2019 | American Film Market Dailies's blog

Access Hollywood & The Global Film Industry

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One Week Can Change Everything What you know and who you know – both are key to your success in filmmaking. The American Film Market combines both – the knowledge to take your film from concept to screen and the people who can help you achieve your goals. D...
 

2019 AFM The Venice Stage at Loews

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The Venice Stage presents unique opportunities to connect and learn in an intimate setting. Access with any AFM badge until full. Due to limited space, tickets are not available. To explore hosting a session on the Venice Stage, see Speaking Opportunities. Future of Film Rights and Content Management Saturday, November 9     |     10:00am – 11:30am ...
 

2019 AFM Palisades Stage at Loews

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The Palisades Stage hosts discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues, and presentations from industry experts. Access with any AFM badge until full. Due to limited space, tickets are not available. Orientation Wednesday, November 6     |     3:00pm – 4:30pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel Learn how the market works and the best way to connect with the AFM’s 400+ productio...
 

2019 AFM Immersive Summit at Fairmont

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Immersive Summit presented by Winston Baker Saturday, November 9     |     2:30pm – 6:00pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel The Immersive Summit will dive into the stages of producing immersive content from pre-production and finance to production, post-production, brand partnerships and other distribution models. The Summit will host 400-500 filmmakers, producers, innovators, technologists, buyers, studio executi...
 

2019 AFM Writers Workshop at Fairmont

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Writers Workshop Sunday, November 10     |     2:30pm – 6:00pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel You Had Me at Page One Make the reader love you on the first page! Learn writing techniques that help your script hit the ground running. Through examples from your favorite scripts, we take a hard look at word choice, scene direction, dialogue approach, and the nuances of the page. Instructor Pilar Alessandra, Author/Consultan...
 

2019 AFM Conferences at Fairmont

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AFM Conferences offer attendees knowledge, insight, access and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts. Access with a Qualifying Badge or ticket. Finance Conference I Friday, November 8     |     9:15am – 12:45pm     |     Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel The Future of Global Film Finance Leading CEOs, filmmaker...
 

Do You Need A Star To Get A Film Into Theaters?

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Casting a star significantly increases the chance of having a theatrical release. No surprise there. But the benefits vary a lot by genre so we analyzed 1,000 films produced in 2017 and their top-billed cast. Read the complete article, courtesy AFM: AmericanFilmMarket.com/do-you-need-a-star-to-get-your-movie-into-theaters/.   What you know and who you know are key to success in filmmaking. AFM combines both — the knowledge to take a film from concept to screen and the peo...
 

Danny Ramirez and Keana Marie to Star in Film Adaptation of 'Root Letter' Video Game

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The hugely popular Japanese mystery video game Root Letter will get the long-awaited live-action adaptation treatment from Akatsuki Entertainment USA, it was announced today by the company’s president, Annmarie Sairrino Bailey.   The Los Angeles-based entertainment arm of leading Japanese mobile gaming company Akatsuki Inc. is developing, producing, and financing the Kadokawa Games IP to star Danny Ramirez (upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, Assassination Nation), Keana Marie (N...
 

Maggie Q (Divergent trilogy, La femme Nikkita) is set to join Sir Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce in Long Gone Heroes

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A-List actress Maggie Q (Divergent trilogy, La femme Nikkita) is set to join Sir Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce in the action feature Long Gone Heroes.   The company is handling international rights to the feature written and to be directed by Santiago Manes Moreno.   Long Gone Heroes is an action-packed story of honor and redemption. At the center of the story is Gunner (Pearce), a former elite soldier turned mercenary who is haunted by the murder of two civilians during a mission i...
 

Crime family thriller Calm With Horses

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  Photo Credit: Piers McGrail    Nick Rowland’s (BAFTA nominated short Slap) anticipated crime family thriller Calm With Horses, had its world premiere debut at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 8th. The film stars Cosmo Jarvis (Netflix’s “Peaky Blinders,” Lady Macbeth), Barry Keoghan (Marvel’s upcoming The Eternals, HBO’s “Chernobyl,” Dunkirk, The Killing of the Sacred Deer), Niamh Alga...
 

The very first look from Franka Potente’s directorial debut, HOME

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German actress Franka Potente, best known for such films as The Bourne Identity, Blow, and Run Lola Run, makes her directorial debut with the feature film, Home.   The redemption drama stars Jake McLaughlin (Savages, ABC’s “Quantico”), Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (Fox’s “American Horror Story”, The Highwaymen, Titanic), and Lil Rel Howery (Brittany Runs A Marathon, Get Out).   Rounding out the cast is rising talent Aisling Franciosi (The N...
 

Levi Miller Stars in Arclight's STREAMLINE with Jason Isaacs in Discussions

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Actor Levi Miller (Pan, A Wrinkle In Time) will star in the gripping Australian swim drama Streamline, it was announced today by Arclight Films chairman and CEO, Gary Hamilton. The screenplay was written by Tyson Wade Johnston who will make his feature film directorial debut.   Streamline centers on a 15-year-old swimming prodigy known simply as “Boy” who self-destructs after his long absent father is released from jail.   Production is in discussions with Jason Isaacs ...
 

White Horse Pictures Reelin' In The Years partner to develop and produce documentary feature film and television projects

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White Horse Pictures’ Chairman Nigel Sinclair and President Nicholas Ferrall alongside David Peck, President of Reelin' In The Years Productions, one of the world’s leading archival footage and licensing companies, today announced a far reaching multi-picture partnership to develop and produce documentary feature film and television projects.   Building on a thriving relationship dating back to 2006, the White Horse team, led by Sinclair and Ferrall, and including Head of ...
 

The Annual Production Without Borders panel returns during AFM, November 11

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Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the second annual "Production Without Borders” special event that will be held on November 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA (1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401). The by-invitation-only event will host a panel featuring the top names in the industry, including: “Production Without Borders” Special Event in Santa Monica, CA on ...
 

Only 25% of indie movies get a decent release: AFM releases research on independent films domestic distribution

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written by Stephen Fellows and Bruce Nash.   FIRST PUBLISHED ON AFM'S WEBSITE For many independent filmmakers, whether or not their film reaches the big screen means everything. No matter the money to be made via television deals or the massive audiences possible with VOD, a theatrical release is where it’s at. Therefore, we thought it would be helpful to look at how many films actually make it to theaters. We built a dataset of all Uni...
 

THE IRISHMAN will close The London Fest

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  The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce that THE IRISHMAN will be this year’s Closing Night Gala, which is directed by one of the true giants of cinema Martin Scorsese and starring Academy Award winners Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The Festival is delighted to be bringing the work of this iconic filmmaker to the UK for its International Premiere on Sunday 13th October in London, with Martin Scorsese and cast expec...
 

How Valuable Is Experience When Producing Films?

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To help you get ready for the 2019 American Film Market, we are posting a research article every few weeks on a topic that is important to producers, filmmakers and industry professionals. Today’s post is:   We usually equate length of time in a position with level of skill. But is this true for Producers? Does the number of films a producer has made indicate how likely it is that their next project will succeed? To find out, we looked at the performance of 2,911 narrative f...
 

Access Hollywood & The Global Film Industry at AFM 2019

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  What you know and who you know — both are key to your success in filmmaking. The American Film Market combines both — the knowledge to take your film from concept to screen and the people who can help you achieve your goals. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to build your conne...

 

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