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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2020 running online November 9 - November 13, 2020  and hosting brainstorming networking  on film festival strategy at the AFM  Pavilion: networking from 10am  (Nov 10-13)

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

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Terese Linden Kohn will launch her own sales agency, TALK Global Media, at AFM


As an executive of numerous sales agency divisions over her career, Kohn led sales on companies’ feature film projects, acquisitions and libraries including content produced for Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, ABC Family and The SyFy Channel.


She previously led growth and expansion of companies such as: MarVista Entertainment – where she maximized television sales revenue for a 3,000 hour library including episodic television series, animation, TV movies and feature films – Peace  Arch Entertainment, and W2 Media.

Before her tenure at MarVista, Kohn spent over a decade as Executive Vice President of Sales for American World Pictures where she secured over $25 million in bankable pre-sales financing for in-house productions and also associate produced five premiere cable films. Prior to AWP, she was a co-founder of Artist View Entertainment and oversaw sales of its feature film catalogue.


“After years of building and launching brands, I decided it was time to launch my own company! I’m excited to continue offering quality content to my clients around the world with the service they have always appreciated from me,” Kohn said.

For its first AFM, TALK brings a varied slate of quality independent films across multiple genres under her motto of “Films People Are TALKing About”.


Now representing Dream Machine Animation for international territories, TALK Global Media will offer 100s of hours of animated content including movies, sing-alongs and educational series for kids of all-ages. TALK also will also represent the company’s genre label, Ruthless Studios – an established brand in the horror genre entertainment market with successful franchise hits such as RLJ’s All Hallow’s Eve, The Invoking and Dreadcentral’s Zombieworld.


TALK’s AFM slate also includes:

Painless, a sci-fi thriller starring Joey Klein (12 Monkeys, The Vow) and directed by award-winning documentarian Jordan Horowitz. The film had a great festival run including Cinequest where it won the New Vision Award and the Hollywood Film Festival where Horowitz won Exceptional Emerging Artist Award, Directing. Recent theatrical release by Indican Pictures.


I Can I Will I Did, starring Dear Evan Hansen’s Tony-nominated Mike Faist and Selenas Leyva, series regular on the Emmy award-winning Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black.  Written and directed by Nadine Truong, the film won the Audience Choice Award at the Asian American International Film Festival in New York and Best Narrative Feature at Sunscreen.


Secondhand Hearts - Official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival. On a trip to Japan, a photographer (Ben Isaacs) meets an American woman (Mallory Corinne), and they quickly fall in love. However, when he returns home to the U.S., he discovers that she is his girlfriend's older sister. Filmed on location in Kyoto, Japan and Utah, Secondhand Hearts is a tale of romance where even destiny makes mistakes.


Triumph, documentary – Winner of this year’s Audience Award at Dokufest.  A history of political tensions, war and genocide is explored as this doc follows the journey of the Albanian National Soccer Team to their first EURO cup appearance as told by players Lorik Cana, Shkelzen Gashi, Mergim Mavraj and coaches Gianni DeBiasi and Paolo Tramezinni.


For more information regarding TALK Global Media or any of the above films please contact Terese Linden Kohn at



About TALK Global Media:


TALK is Terese Ann Linden Kohn. TALK has a golden reputation in the worldwide marketplace of feature film, television and digital media distribution sales. Terese Linden Kohn’s decades of indie entertainment expertise in licensing content rights as well as navigating all aspects of film marketing and promotion, from concept and design through media placement and release, make her a valuable asset to any project and its team of creators. 

About Dream Machine Animation
Dream Machine Animation provides feature length animated films for kids of all ages with a focus on the 0-8 age market. The company has a fast-growing library of new releases, Pondemonium, Kung Fu Masters, Oh Deer It’s Christmas, Easterland to name a few. The recent hit, Zoo Wars (a Star Wars parody film) was released in theaters by Cinemark and already has spawned the sequel Zoo Wars 2: Enter the Zooverse, coming in February 2019 through Gravitas Ventures in the U.S.



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Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage


Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

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