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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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Festival strategy for your film at 10:00 am PST Floor 10 Table 14 Chat with Bruno Chatelin

Hi I will be happy to share my festival and marketing experience at the AFM 2020 Networking Pavilion. Click to connect with AFM Registration.  I have reserved an open table (for six) confirmed as follows: see you there (seats limited be sure to join the queue early) Email me with any questions or topics you would  like me to adress. You can also share specifics, marketing assets on your problem and opportunity in the festival circuit. Check my bio Looking forward ...

AFM Day 4: Thursday Sessions News & Updates

8:00AM PST

• What Types of Film and TV Content Perform Best on SVOD?
• How Do I Make the Most Out of My Free Cinando Account?

9:30AM PST

How to Secure the Right Cast for a Greenlight
• U.S. Film Incentives: From Application to Audit

11:00AM PST

Pandemic Production Challenges & Solutions
• The Black List Can Change Everything About How You Find Future Projects. Find Out How.

12:30PM PST

What's Working in the Pre-Sales Marketplace?
• The Local Polish Cinema Boom: A Conversation with Polish Talents

2:00PM PST

• Writing Compelling Characters: A Writers Workshop
• A Conversation with Lloyd Kaufman: Make Your Own Damn Movie in 60 Minutes or Less!

3:30PM PST

• Who Did I Offend Now? Cultural Competency in Storytelling
• Studio Greece - Your Idea in Action

5:00PM PST

• The Importance of the Script Supervisor from Pre-Production Through Production
• Movie Marketing for Producers & Filmmakers

6:30PM PST

• Independent Filmmaking 101: What You Need to Know to Make a Film That Sells


VIDEO: The New Normal: Film Finance + Industry Change LIVE Panel

Panelists Included (more details below): Josh Harris - City National Bank, SVP Entertainment Banking, USA Leslie Vanderpool - Executive Director, Bahamas International Film Festival , BAHAMAS Sefi Carmel - Creation Entertainment Media, Soundtrack Creations, Producer and Post Sound/Audio Producer and Composer, UK Grady Craig - VP of Business Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA Dav...

Highlights from today’s AFM Finance Conference Panel: Producing Without a Completion Bond

AFM Finance Conference 11/11/20 @ 9:30AM Panelists: Brad Krevoy, CEO, Motion Picture Corporation of America Brian O’Shea, CEO, The Exchange John Sloss, Founder, Cinetic Media Moderator: Jill Goldsmith, Co-Business Editor, Deadline   The current state of Insurance and Production? Brian O’Shea: “It’s really been a standstill ever since COVID happened…We were in the midst of one production we had to stop …we moved the pr...


VIDEO: 3rd Production without Borders Panel Nov 10th during Virtual AFM

On November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. PST, Cloud 21 International ( and Kultura PR International ( presented the third installment of “Production Without Borders,” a special event held during the annual film market. The virtual event, watched by the global film community, featured a lively discussion with Yasmine Al Massri (Quantico, Refugee, Caramel, Miral), Larry Kasanoff (Threshold Entertainment Group, Mortal Kombat, Terminato...


New horror extravaganza from Summer Hill Entertainment: Exorcism at 60,000 Feet! Flying can be hell!

  Just in time for AFM!!!  It is my pleasure to present to you Exorcism at 60,000 Feet!  The latest horror extravaganza from writer, producer, director, Chad Ferrin, known for The Prophecy, Parasites, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.  The film was produced by Robert Rhine, whose credits include Tremors, Toy Soldiers and Problem Child.  It features such legendary horror talent as Lance Henriksen, ...

Summer Hill Entertainment brings new titles to AFM2020

TWICEBORN: Satoru Ichijo receives a message from the spiritual world and realizes his mission is to lead humankind to happiness. He became a successful businessman while publishing spiritual messages secretly, but the devil’s temptation shakes his mind and... Genre Drama Trailer ...
TED CHALMERS President  Summer Hill Entertainment / TomCat Films LLC /


VIDEO: preview of the coming-of-age CHASING WONDERS, premiering at AFM for Arclight Pictures

The film premiered at Adelaide Film Festival and Arclight is screening for buyers at AFM. Chasing Wonders stars an international cast including Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos and Paz Vega. GENRE: Coming-of-age WRITER: Judy Morris (Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City) DIRECTOR: Paul Meins CAST: Paz Vega (Rambo: Last Blood, Sex and Lucia), Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Miami Vice), Quim Gutierrez (Spy Time, The Last Days), iconic Alm...


TBA Studios Inks SVOD Deal with Noor Play to Reach Arabic Speakers Worldwide

  TBA Studios has entered into a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) deal with Noor Play previously known as Alnoor TV to reach Arabic-speaking audiences worldwide. Says Inanc Vardar, Chief Business and Content Officer of Noorplay, “What differentiates Noor Play in the region is our library of entertaining, action-filled and inspirational movies. TBA’s films, namely “Bonifacio: The First President,” “General Luna,” and “Women Of The Wee...


TRAILER DEBUT: ASSASSINS / Kim Jong-nam assassination doc from director Ryan White

ASSASSINS : Kim Jong-nam assassination doc from director Ryan White In theaters December 11th IN THEATERS DECEMBER 11, 2020 AVAILABLE ON PVOD JANUARY 15, 2021   A film by Ryan White and Jessica Hargrave Directed by Ryan White In 2017, Kim Jong-nam—the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un—was assassinated in the bustling departures hall of Malaysia’s international airport. The spectacularly brazen murder happened in broad daylight, filmed enti...


The House of Film premiere titles for AFM

TAHI What do our lives today have in common with those of original cultures in the world's most remote places? Just about everything."TAHI - The Human Journey" tells a story of global connection by following the lives of people the world over. Beautifully photographed in worldwide locations, the film captures the beauty of human culture and natural beauty in a magnificent achievement filmed storytelling. Follow the journey in Nepal, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, First Nations...


AFM Opened with Record 562 Exhibitors, 1,450+ Buyers & 465 Films

AFM 2020 ONLINE OPENED THIS MONDAY WITH A RECORD 562 exhibitors, PARTICIPANTS FROM 78 COUNTRIES, More Than 1,450 BUYERS AND 465 FILMS Screening   205 Speakers from 20 Countries Come Together Over 70+ Sessions Covering a Breadth of Timely Topics Critical to the Global Independent Motion Picture Industry   Market Puts Emphasis on Networking with Unique Video “Tables”   Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will w...


Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®, in conversation with Bruno Chatelin, details the networking functionalities for the online version of AFM 2020. Thank you Jonathan.     I trust this new tool for AFM attendees will stay as an online addition to the future physical editions in the coming years and versions of the market.   ...



Final AFM 2020 Online lineup from Summer Hill Entertainment

KNIGHTS OF THE NEW GATE: In the year 1381, in a temple far beneath London's infamous Newgate prison, the immortal demon Tyburn has constructed a doorway to hell, in a plot to use the forces of evil to conquer the world. Just as his plan is nearing completion, his immortal adversary Morgan takes the key to the doorway and traps Tyburn in his temple. Over six hundred years la...

Out of this world ! : new titles from Summer Hill Entertainment

LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE: University students, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are enjoying college life and pursuing their dreams, but in reality, they have a secret mission, to fight against invading Reptilians from outer space. One day, Ray travels back in time to 330 million years ago on Earth, to find his missing friend Tyler who has fallen into a trap set by the evil alien, Dahar. During...



Brainstorming on Film Festival Strategy for your film : AFM Networking Table with Bruno Chatelin

Hi I will be happy to share my festival and marketing experience at the AFM 2020 Networking Pavilion. Click to connect with AFM Registration.  I have reserved an open table (for six) confirmed as follows: see you there (seats limited be sure to join the queue early) ...

Jonathan Wolf sketched by Nesta Morgan


In The Export Waters with very clear black & white print, a steering Jonathan Wolf is online at the helm, is navigating US to another kind of Financial Film Market 2020 XX AFM MAP XX and his 23rd edition.

This AFM dresses you with expo information, takes you to Stage One or Stage Two, allows travel void of time zones to a sequential networking pavilion, to Industry Buyers and Sellers, and let’s US enjoy a sense of serendipity set to music and screenings in a ballroom…

“Ahoy there…!”

… Bruno Chatelin and market users, Cinando, have set their sights on a film production Voyage.

The weather forecasts our market navigation to a place labelled by a small letter “i”

Could the “i” icon bring the “Italian Job” on board?

Would a new character label “from Russia with Love” or “Fancy French Documentary”

and a starring IFTA objectives base, go beyond a London Producers meet up?

Do the The Micro Budget Horrors of Messaging film titles in My AFM bring our convictions down to just “Dr No”
or lead us through an adventure in the unchartered export waters saved from film piracy ?

The on demand lights out brings out the stars,

“Sales companies Ahoy!”.


VIDEO: AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour Replay

If you missed our AFM campus webinar yesterday, the recording is now available AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour / Q&A from American Film Market on Vimeo. ...

VIDEO: Jonathan Wolf in conversation with about the 41st edition of AFM


Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) and Bruno Chatelin. Sketch by Nesta Morgan  CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO




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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

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8


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