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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. 

2021: November 2 – 7 I 2022: November 1 – 6 I 2023: October 31 - November 5 I 2024: November 5 – 10

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The New Normal: Film Finance + Industry Change LIVE Panel Event November 11

Exclusive *LIVE* Panel Event - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE Wed, November 11, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Imperial Savage and Creation Entertainment Media, presents The New Normal: Film Finance + Industry Change // *LIVE* Panel Event in partnership with


About this Event

Imperial Savage and Creation Entertainment Media, alongside global industry partners and friends, will be discussing the changes in the industry as well as financing and equity opportunities in the "new normal."

This live panel will be on Zoom 11/11 at 11AM PST. Link will be provided upon registration, readers will receive a waiver:  use the Promo Code: AFM  for Complimentary Panel Access 


Panelists Include (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

David Paterson - Arcady Bay Entertainment, Writer and Producer, USA

Bruno Chatelin - Co-founder of and a Festival/Market Expert , FRANCE

Cesar Garrido - Hello October, Taquillando, Piccen - Producer, PMD, Distributor, PANAMA

Grady Craig - VP of Business Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA

Moderated by

Taylor Owenby, Managing Partner, Imperial Savage, Producer and Consultant, USA


About Imperial Savage

Tell your story. Find your crown. Imperial Savage is a global advisory firm + content studio at the intersection of technology and human connection. Content is king. We are Imperial. Visit our booth at the 2020 American Film Market or visit to learn more.


About the Panelists


Moderator Taylor Owenby
Film, Television and New Media Producer, Managing Partner, Imperial Savage, USA

Taylor Owenby is an independent film, television and new media producer, entrepreneur and consultant committed to uncompromising visions that challenge conventional paradigms. In 2013, Taylor became the youngest Executive Producer in Georgia with one of the first SAG-AFTRA New Media pilots. Subsequently, he became the youngest Feature Film producer in Georgia to produce a project with name Talent, securing global distribution. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and screened in theaters around the world. He also began representing projects for marketing and distribution, while showcasing a Hollywood premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre. In partnership with industry veterans and investors, he launched Cinema Park Studios, a film studio and talent incubator in downtown Atlanta. Together with both international partners and domestic partners in Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta, Owenby now focuses on advising, developing, producing and selling content across the world. Taylor Owenby is a founding partner of Imperial Savage.

Josh Harris - City National Bank, SVP Entertainment Banking, USA

Today’s entertainment business includes not just film, television, music, and theater but also digital-age content. City National Bank has grown and evolved with the industry by building a solid entertainment banking presence from Beverly Hills to New York City, and from Nashville to Atlanta, providing sophisticated banking and treasury solutions for Broadway shows, and offering a source of financing for the film and television industry as well as the music publishing business.City National’s industry knowledge means we can ensure our clients have the capital and financial services they need to realize their vision.

Sefi Carmel - Creation Entertainment Media, Soundtrack Creation., Producer and Post Sound/Audio Producer and Composer, United Kingdom

As an equity producer and post sound/audio producer and composer Sefi had worked on international hit films, commercials, tv shows and games with budgets from less than a million to the 30+ million dollar projects he's currently posting and going through distribution. Over two decades of experience before becoming an equity producer. UK

Grady Craig - VP of Business Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA

BondIt Media Capital is a world-renowned film, television and media financier founded in 2014. Since that time, Bondit has invested over $100M in 300+ transcactions. Based in Santa Monica, BondIt is a flexible financing partner for projects, producers and media companies alike.

David Paterson - Arcady Bay Entertainment, Writer and Producer, USA

David serves on the Film Advisory Board for the Savannah, Gold Coast and Big Apple Film Festivals. Prior to filmmaking, David focused on playwriting, and has over a dozen plays published through Samuel French Inc. David is the only playwright in the history of American Theater to premiere three plays on New York stages in one month. His first film, LOVE LUDLOW, based on one of his plays, premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film festival, where David became the first independent filmmaker there to integrate corporate sponsorship to finance and promote his film. He wrote and produced the Disney hit, THE BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA. His most recent film, 2016’s THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS, stars Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer, Kathy Bates and Julia Stiles. David’s latest documentary, the award-winning THE GIRL WHO WORE FREEDOM, is set to be released in June of 2021. USA

Cesar Garrido - Hello October, Taquillando, Piccen - Producer, PMD, Distributor, Central America.

Fmrly w/ 20th Century Fox - Central America. Now host of the #1 entertainment industry podcast in Central America and frequent speaker on content marketing and distribution. Also producing and distributing content theatrically and developing streaming content platform, Piccen.

Bruno Chatelin - Co founder of and a Festival/Market Expert, France

Co founder of and a Festival/Market Expert (Major Buzz Factory) advising filmmalers with marketing and festival strategy. Graduated from HEC he spent 10 years with international Ad Agencies (JWT, Masius and Publicis), became film distributor launching about 250 films for majors as marketing director for Columbia TriStar and Managing Director for UGC FOX). The Films he handled generated over 200 M admissions in France. Bruno Chatelin is a voting member for Cesar academy, European Film Academy and sits on the board of advisors of many film festivals

Leslie Vanderpool - Executive Director, Bahamas International Film Festival , Bahamas

One of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the world, the Bahamas International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the local Bahamian community and international visitors with a diverse presentation of films from around the world. In addition to offering films that might not otherwise be released theatrically in the Bahamas, BIFF provides unique cultural experiences, educational programs, and forums for exploring the past, present, and future of cinema. Apart from showcasing 1000+ local and international films, we have introduced our culture to more than 1 million film professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.Each successive year, BIFF grows significantly, with public relations dollar value over $20 million, according to the renowned publicity firm Rogers and Cowan. BIFF has attracted A-list celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Sir Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Grace Jones, Chaz Ebert, Debra Messing, Danny Glover, Heather Graham, Alan Arkin, Roger Corman, Daryl Hannah, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Faris, Naomie Harris, Zoe Kravitz, Lenny Kravitz, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Roger Guenveur Smith, Lee Daniels, Rae Dawn Chong, Michael K. Williams, Hillary Clinton and many more.





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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
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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
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