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SEE YOU IN THE NEW VIRTUAL VENUES OF THE AFM 2020 running November 9 - 13
Filmfestivals.com will be covering The online AFM 2020  (41 st edition) with dailies and newsletters.  Take center stage....   We would like to contribute to your success in AFM :            YES WE CAN... Email us to be featured.

VIDEO presentation of THE AFM NETWORKING PAVILION by Jonathan WOLF

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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.   ...
 
 

VIDEO: AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour Replay

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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 filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

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Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) with Bruno Chatelin. Here are some of the questions raised during the interview: Enjoy Jonathan's answers in our video. The 41st edition will run November 9 -13. Jonathan Wolf is EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market® (AFM®). Since his appointment in 1998, he has guided the growth and repositioning of ... CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO

 

 

A to Z First Look at the Industry Offices with 527 Exhibitors

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The Industry office will host 527 Exhibitors (a nice progression over 2019 / 375 exhibitors registered last year at Loews...) 45% of these exhibitors are US based : 241 Exhibitors 31% (167) from Europe : 44 from UK only 19 from France Notably few chinese companies (6 only) 101 Films International United Kingdom 101 Studios United States 102 Distribution Italy 1080 Virtual Med...

 

 

Hot tips for a better MyAFM experience

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As you prepare for AFM 2020 Online, make the MyAFM building (click on the image bottom left building) your first stop on the AFM2020.online campus. Here you can connect with other participants, select the AFM Programs you want to attend and set one-on-one Zoom meetings all from within this platform. Once inside MyAFM, go to My Account > Edit My Profile to define your areas of expertise and add important details such as a bio, current projects and any personal links for IMDb and social media...

 

 

New topics and speakers added to the expansive AFM 2020 Online programming lineup

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AFM 2020 ONLINE ADDS SESSIONS SPOTLIGHTING AI, BLOCKCHAIN, CASTING, DIVERSITY,   DOCUMENTARIES, PITCH, AND STREAMING TO PROGRAMMING LINEUP Announces Speakers from CAA, Cinedigm, Dogwoof, EFO Films, Elevated Film Sales, Endeavor Content, FandangoNow, IndieFlix, Magnolia Pictures, NAACP, Participant,   ScriptBook, UCLA, Universal, Verve, and Winston Baker    Networking to Take Center Stage with Opportunities for Attendees to Connect via Video by Genres, Location and ...

 

 

The AFM Online Campus is now open!

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Welcome to AFM 2020 Online, November 9 – 13.   TECH REQUIRMENTS: Recommendations for an optimum market experience. To enter the market, go to www.AFM2020.online and click the LOGIN button in upper right corner of the webpage. GETTING AROUND CAMPUS Open Now MyAFM: Your first stop should be the MyAFM building to create your profile and start engaging with other participants. Opening Wednesday, November 4 INFO CENTER: For assistance or questions, meet with an AFM Customer Service...

 

10 to watch from French Cinema at AFM

 

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10 to Watch For the seventh consecutive year, UniFrance throws the spotlight on ten French talents (including a talented duo) who are attracting acclaim at international festivals and who have now set out to conquer the global marketplace with their films. They have made the headlines at the last Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Busan and San Sebastián film festivals and/or have received the Cannes or the Annecy label. These ten talents to watch embody the best of recent French cinema ...
 

 

German Films at American Film Market 2020

 

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German Films will be represented at American Film Market 2020 with a digital umbrella booth, with links in place to direct you to the individual participating companies. The following world sales agents have registered: ARRI Media International, Beta Cinema, Films Boutique, Media Luna new films, Picture Tree International, Pluto Film, Rise and Shine World Sales and Sola Media. They will show German films in 16 digital market screenings. In addition to the umbrella booth and market screeni...
 

Production without Borders Panel Nov 10th during Virtual AFM

 

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Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the third annual "Production Without Borders” special event that will be held during the 2020 virtual American Film Market on November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m PST. The online event "Production Without Borders 2020" is scheduled for November 10, 2020 at 11 AM PST/Los Angeles (2 PM EST/New York). The online event will feature a panel of some of the top names and rising ...
 

 

Arclight Films handling international for horror romance - CARMILLA

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ARCLIGHT FILMS TO HANDLE INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS FOR ROMANTIC HORROR FILM ‘CARMILLA’ Starring Tobias Menzies and Greg Wise     Arclight Films is set to handle international distribution rights, excluding UK, Australia, and Germany, for the romantic horror feature film Carmilla, the solo directorial debut of writer-director Emily Harris, starring newcomers Hannah Rae and Devrim Lingnau alongside Jessica Raine (PBS’ Call the Midwife) and leading British actors Tobias Me...

 

Wonderfilm Goes Private, Releasing Nearly a Dozen Feature Films During 2020

 

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Despite Covid Obstacles, More in the Works   Multi Award-Winning, Multi-Faceted, Entertainment Media Group Goes Private and Reports Rise in Production, Distribution, Profits and Commercially Viable Projects That Raise the Genre Bar Across the Board and All Platforms Globally   Wonderfilm Media, founded by Jeff Bowler, former head of production and acquisitions for The Exchange (Dear White People, 2 Guns, Romeo and Juliet) and Bret Saxon. Wonderfilm Media is a le...
 

 

SC Films will be participating in the online AFM market from November 9 - 13!

 

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AFM 2020 New Titles, Screenings + Current Line-up   STONERUNNER All-action adventure animation In the distant future machines have destroyed the planet and the world is slowly being rebuilt. In this inspiring tale a young boy must fight for his family and their freedom with the help of a benevolent robot. Director - Steve Trenbirth (Disney's Jungle Book 2) CGI animation and Australia / New Zealand co-production. First footage available Delivery Q...
 

 

SPIDES from Palatin Media has been sold to more than 130 countries

 

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   PALATIN MEDIA HAD A SUCCESSFUL MIPCOM ONLINE+   Munich based Palatin Media looks back at a very successful MipCom online+. SPIDES, a series (season 1, 8x1h) produced for the NBCUniversal International Networks has been sold to more than 130 countries, powered by stellar success at US American platform Crackle+. Crackle’s stock listed parent company Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) announced, that SPIDES was the highest-grossing fiction series ...
 

 

Sci-Fi Favorites from the Acort Catalog

 

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  Acort International is one of the top worldwide distributors of independent films in the global marketplace. We specialize in the horror, thriller, action, and sci-fi/fantasy genres catering to New Media and Digital platforms. We exhibit at most major film markets and have sold hundreds of successful films in all world territories big and small. Our films are a proven commodity for distributors around the world and we continue to maintain prosperous relationships with the inte...
 

 

Festival Winners available from Adler & Associates Entertainment

 

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Ava Gardner had to break Frank Sinatra's heart to save his Career American Movie Awards - Grand Jury Prize - Best Feature Film American Movie Awards - Narrative Feature - Official Finalist Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival - Best Independent Film Mexico International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Directing European Independent Film Award - Nominated, Platinum Award - Best Actor Los Angeles Independent Film Festival - October Award - Be...
 

 

Russian World Vision @AFM 2020 Online: Line Up and Screening Schedule

 

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  Russian World Vision (RWV) specializes in selling and acquiring all types of rights; also engaged in film production. One of the company's missions is to demonstrate the high-quality content and commercial potential of Russian movies. RWV continues partnerships with all major foreign markets (more than 150 countries). In 2020 the company has significantly widened its library for international sales. The company focuses on projects which represent the glob...
 

 

The new animated series from KOAN at AFM!

 

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3rd most watched animated series behind Peppa Pig and PJ Masks 21,2% market share on France Television (4-10 years' old) 62 million views on catch up App Characters' faces adaptable to the territory Audiences can add their own face to be part of the series ...
 

 

WTFilms AFM 2020 Lineup - New titles MODERATOR, FAKE NEWS & Market Screenings

 

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10 european works in progress to discover at afm 2020

 

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The Italian-Brazil coproduction A BUNCH OF BASTARDS by Gabriel Albanesi EFP (European Film Promotion) is putting a major spotlight on European cinema by showcasing 10 European films in post-production at the upcoming American Film Market (9- 13 November, 2020) which will be held online this year. The films from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom reflect a wide range of universal topics such as solidarity, randomness of the universe, g...
 

 

New for AFM from Breaking Glass: Intersection - Crime, Thriller - Starring Matt Doran of The Matrix    

 

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   New WW Acquisition: INTERSECTION Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce a recent acquisition for worldwide rights on a brand new Australian crime, thriller, 'INTERSECTION' starring Matt Doran of The Matrix for AFM. When a conman discovers his son is abducted, he is forced to drive the city streets completing an escalating series of trials to appease his child’s kidnapper, and atone for his career of deception. Watch Trailer WW Rights Av...
 

 

2020 Acort International Lineup for AFM

 

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IN TOO DEEP: Thrillers That'll Leave You at the Edge of Your Seat     ...
 

 

The new showreel from FILM.UA Group for AFM 2020

 

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  SHOWREEL: OUR STORIES MAKE THE WORLD BETTER   A new showreel from FILM.UA Group – signature projects, celebs, secrets, struggle, monsters, magic, and love. You will see shots from The Sniffer 4, Love in Chains, There Will Be Humans, and Hide and Seek series; Maid-in-Law, The Rising Hawk, Pulse, Mr Jones, Crazy Wedding 2, The Stronghold, and Battle for Sevastopol features; The Stolen Princess and Brave Bu...
 

 

Kevin Bacon joins the cast of ONE WAY - Highland Film Group handling sales

 

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  Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon (Black Mass, Mystic River, Showtime’s “City on a Hill”) joins Colson Baker (The Dirt, Project Power), also known as recording artist “Machine Gun Kelly” and Travis Fimmel (Ridley Scott’s ”Raised by Wolves,” “Vikings,” Warcraft) to star in the new action-thriller One Way, directed by Andrew Baird (Zone 414) fr...
 

 

Neil Marshall film THE LAIR - Highland Film Group handling worldwide sales

 

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Highland Film Group announced today the company has come aboard to handle worldwide sales for the new horror action thriller The Lair written, directed, and produced by Neil Marshall (20th Century Fox’s Dog Soldiers, Lionsgate’s The Descent, The Reckoning, Lionsgate’s Hellboy). Casting is currently underway with plans to start principal photography in Spring 2021. Highland Film Group will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming vi...
 

 

TriCoast Worldwide & Rock Salt Releasing lineup for AFM 2020 online

 

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Love is in the air: romcoms from PureFlix Quality Flix

 

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BRAND NEW SLATE OF ROMANTIC/COMEDIES COMPLETED - READY FOR DELIVERY Courting Mom and Dad is a family comedy about three children who are at their wit's end when they discover their parent's impending divorce. In a last ditch effort to save their family, the children seek the help of a rather eccentric personal injury attorney to help them delay the divorce. In the interim, the parents rediscover their love for one another. ...
 

 

Red Sea Media Inc. lineup for AFM 2020

 

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THE MANSON BROTHERS MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE MASSACREGENRE: HORROR A mutated zombie virus breaks out in the audience during a championship wrestling match. TRAILER                 GREENLIGHT  GENRE: PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER     &n...

 

Veteran Producer Todd Garner collaborates with AFM this year on a special episode of his industry podcast

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Veteran Producer Todd Garner collaborates with AFM this year on a special episode of his industry podcast, THE PRODUCERS GUIDE: Todd Garner & Hollywood’s Elite.    Todd sits down with WWE wrestler and comedy actor John Cena to discuss “PRODUCING COMEDY IN TODAY’S HOLLYWOOD, A SERIOUS BUSINESS".   Don’t miss this program on Tuesday 11/10 at 5pm PST. -------------------------------------- PROGRAM INFORMATION -------------------------------...

 

 

AFM Opens next monday!

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The filmmaking world is about what you know and who you know – and AFM 2020 Online delivers both. AFM will provide pivotal opportunities for sharing ideas, discovering partners and establishing the foundation for future projects.  72 Sessions; 200+ Speakers; 2 Stages AFM’s Conferences, Panels, Workshops, Classes, Conversations and Presentations will guide you in taking your film from concept to screen while navigating the rapidly evolving industry. Preview the Stage Schedu...

 

 

UK sales company SC Films International has acquired world sales rights to animated adventure STONERUNNER

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UK sales company SC Films International has acquired world sales rights to animated adventure STONERUNNER and will launch the title at next month's American Film Market (AFM, November 4-11). The family title will begin pre-production in Australia and New Zealand in December. It is a co-production between New Zealand's Huhu Animation Studios, and Accent Media Group and FG Film Productions in Australia. It is scheduled for a December 2022 delivery, ahead of a 2023 theatrical re...

 

 

Koan at AFM 2020!

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Check out our 2020 line-up and our new projects!   ...

 

 

Sydney Sweeney is attached to lead feature film, drama SILVER STAR directed by Ruben Amar

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Sweeney’s credits include the Emmy winning series Euphoria, the Oscar nominated ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, the Sundance ‘19 favorite and Hulu Original BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE and the Golden Globe winning series The Handmaid’s Tale. She will next be seen in the Amazon Original thriller THE VOYEURS. Recently, Sweeney announced she is about to start filming Mike White’s HBO limited series The White Lotus alongside Connie Britton and Alexandra Daddario. She will also be s...

 

 

Magnolia Pictures International - AFM Lineup 2020

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  Magnolia Pictures International - AFM Lineup 2020 lineup below, including the newest addition A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX!   NEW     ...

 

 

Romcoms from Pure Flix QualityFlix for AFM

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BRAND NEW SLATE OF ROMANTIC/COMEDIES COMPLETED - READY FOR DELIVERY Courting Mom and Dad is a family comedy about three children who are at their wit's end when they discover their parent's impending divorce. In a last ditch effort to save their family, the children seek the help of a rather eccentric personal injury attorney to help them delay the divorce. In the interim, the parents rediscover their love for one another. CAST KRISTY SWANSON Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fe...

 

 

AFM Line-Up from ITN Distribution

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ITN Distribution will be taking part in the 2020 AFM Online to discuss our New Line-Up that consists of Brand New TV series, Sci-Fi, Action, Creature, War, Thriller, Animation, Family, Horror, Western and Documentary features, as well as our catalogue/library titles.  CLICK HERE FOR ANIMATIONS CLICK HERE FOR DOCUMENTARIES Website: www.itnfilms.net    90 FEET FROM HOME           126 min. Crime-Thriller. ...

 

 

‘Fishbowl’ Thriller from Gravitas Ventures heads up for AFM

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THREE SISTERS QUESTION THEIR FATHER'S SANITY WHEN HE BECOMES CONVINCED THE END OF THE WORLD IS DAYS AWAY. AS STRANGE EVENTS START OCCURRING, THEY WONDER IF HE COULD BE RIGHT. FISHBOWL   ...

 

 

Uncork'd Entertainment 2020 lineup for AFM - Action, Suspense, Horror, Thriller Content

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Exciting new content, completed and ready for delivery.         ASIAN CONTENTS & FILM MARKET 2020 LINEUP Uncork'd Entertainment has an exciting new lineup of titles...

 

 

What to expect from Accort International at AFM?

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AFM 2020: Offering New Favorites & Beloved Classics The event might be virtual this year, but we'll be there! We're ready to do bulk deals, single deals, and everything in between, so come "visit" us!   Here's a sampling of catalogue ...

 

 

Voltage Pictures launches international sales on Reagan, Sean McNamara’s upcoming biopic starring Dennis Quaid

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of Penelope Anne Miller being cast as Nancy Reagan on the TODAY SHOW this morning, Voltage Pictures is launching international sales on Reagan, Sean McNamara’s upcoming biopic of former President Ronald Reagan starring Dennis Quaid in the title role, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Voltage will begin talks on the hot title with buyers ahead of the upcoming American Film Market.   Production on the highly anticipate...

 

 

101 Films International Secures International Sales Rights to Mickey Rourke and Taye Diggs Horror Thriller “MAMMON”

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101 Films International is thrilled to announce they have acquired Worldwide distribution rights to horror film “Mammon”.  The film stars Golden Globe® winner Mickey Rourke, along with Taye Diggs (All American, Empire) and Jessica Uberuaga (Take Back, Fanatic). “Mammon” is in pre-production in Los Angeles and is scheduled for release in the summer of 2021.    Written by Tyler Claire Smith and Isaac Walsh, the story follows a struggling young couple ch...

 

 

101 Films International Releases the trailer for “Take Back” the Mickey Rourke/Michael Jai White Action Thriller

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101 Films International has released the trailer for the Mickey Rourke, Michael Jai White lead action thriller “Take Back”. The film also stars Gillian White (Never Back Down) and James Russo (Django Unchained).     The “Take Back” trailer can be viewed at the 101 Films International’s new website https://www.101filmsinternational.com/film/40/take-back   One of the first indie features to be completed in the US during the COVID 19 pandemic an...

 

 

AFM 2020 Online announces initial five-day programming lineup of events

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  Conversations with Solstice Studios’ Mark Gill and NEON’s Elissa Federoff to Kick Off Market on November 9    80 Sessions to Feature Executives and Producers from BFI, Cinetic Media, Cornerstone Films, Facebook, Film4, Highland Film Group, IMAX, MadRiver International, Millennium Media, Symbolic Exchange, The Exchange, Troma Entertainment, XYZ Films, YouTube and More  Prominent Film Podcasts to Take the AFM Stage for the First Time&nb...

 

 

300 Initial Exhibitors Confirmed for online AFM 2020

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 300 Initial Exhibitors Confirmed from Around the World  80+ Sessions Include Programming from Leading Industry Organizations  Online Campus to Present Unique, Interactive Networking Experiences    The American Film Market has announced more details about AFM 2020 Online, including early exhibitors, plans for its biggest programming initiative to date, and its online platform that features highly engaging networking opportunities.  The event will take place whol...

 

 

AFM 2020 Online: Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Together.

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AFM Announces RightsTrade as Premier Sponsor for 2020 Online Event

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The American Film Market announced that RightsTrade, the film and TV industry’s online sales platform, has signed on as a Premier Sponsor of AFM 2020 Online. This year’s market will take place wholly online over five days, Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13.    RightsTrade’s presence at AFM 2020 Online is designed to further expand its footprint and give back to the industry. The company will offer a complimentary trial subscription for the market&rsqu...

 

 

Asian Pop Up Cinema Announces Season 11 (Drive in & Streaming) Sept 10- Oct 31

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  ASIAN POP-UP CINEMA ANNOUNCES SEASON 11  DRIVE IN, STREAMING, and HALLOWEEN WEEKEND PLUS, September 10- October 31 Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, Asian Pop Up Cinema: Season 11 will present 22 movies and one of its strongest lineups with its first joint virtual and drive-in film festival both opening September 10 and running through October 10, 2020, with a Plus addition October 30 - 31 celebrating Halloween at the drive-in. In addition to many North American premieres, t...

 

 

Telefilm Canada Pledges Financial Support Towards Creation of a Black Screen Office in Canada

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Telefilm Canada supports calls for the creation of a Black Screen Office and has committed to investing $100,000 annually. The pledge was made on Monday during a meeting with filmmakers from the Black community who have called for the creation of a dedicated bureau.   “Telefilm supports the formation of an institution to expand the reach of stories and works by Black filmmakers,” said Christa Dickenson, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada. “The creation of a Black Scre...

 

 

Well Go USA acquires North American rights for action film MAX CLOUD

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WELL GO USA ACQUIRES ACTION-PACKED SCI-FI COMEDY MAX CLOUD FROM LONDON-BASED FAE FILM & TELEVISION LTD Scott Adkins, John Hannah, Captain Marvel’s Lashana Lynch and Tommy Flanagan round out all-star cast   Leading independent distributor Well Go USA has secured North American distribution rights for action-packed sci-fi comedy MAX CLOUD. The film, directed by Martin Owen (Twist, Killer’s Anonymous, Let’s Be Evil), stars powerhouse martial artist Scott Adkins (IP...

 

 

AFM Announces Complimentary Credentials for Buyers for the online 2020 edition

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The American Film Market announced today that all Accredited Buyers will receive complimentary credentials for AFM 2020 Online, taking place November 9 - 13, hosted by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®). Buyer registration is now open at AmericanFilmMarket.com.    Buyer credentials will provide access to the AFM 2020 Online platform, including screenings in the On Demand Theatre, all Exhibitor Pages, MyAFM - the profile and connections platform,...

 

American Film Market 2020 Resets as Online Event

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 AMERICAN FILM MARKET® RESETS 2020 EDITION AS ONLINE EVENT   The American Film Market (AFM®) will bring its 2020 edition online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced today. AFM 2020 Online will run over five days, Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13, shifting one week later than originally scheduled, so as not to overlap with Election Day in the United States. This year will be the 41st marke...

 

 

 

 

 

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About American Film Market Dailies

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

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

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

2019 Complete Coverage

2018 FULL HIT STORY TOLD IN 8 EPISODES

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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