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American Film Market Dailies

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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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Our AFM Newsletters will run:  
Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)
Pre roll newsletter N° 2 (October  25) 
Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4) ANIMATION IN FOCUS  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) 

Final wrap newsletter N°9 (November 10) 

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 I 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


Ori Animation at AFM 2017

  Adventure / Family / Animation / Hand-drawn  | 90 min More power means more responsibilty. After twists and turns, the young oryx Hardy returned to his home to protect his family and the peace of the desert.         GO TENNIS ...

Mini Pet Pals by Rai and Gruppo Alcuni goes to China

    Mini Pet Pals, the successful animated series co-produced by Italian pubcaster Rai and Gruppo Alcuni and directed by Sergio Manfio, landed in China.   The 104 episodes of the first two seasons, digitally animated in 2D (with option for the next 52) will be available from next November on several VOD platforms in the People's Republic of China, starting from Iqiyi, one of China's largest online video platforms (owned by Baidu, the most important search engine in Chi...

Iryna Kostyuk (FILM.UA Group) spoke in the panel “New Global Power Players”

A New Power Player in the Global Market: Iryna Kostyuk was Invited to Report on Animagrad at the World Animation and VFX Summit in Los Angeles     On October 30, Iryna Kostyuk (FILM.UA Group), the producer of the animated feature film “MAVKA. The Forest Song” (Animagrad, FILM.UA Group), took part in the panel discussion “New Global Power Players” where she talked about the Animagrad Studio and its animation projects. The panel  opened the 6th World Anima...

Examine the future of news: Amsterdam, 15-16 November.

      The content this year will be amazing. An...

Central Partnership Presents a franchise of animated films


Nephilim: “Some are Born, Some are made. Some are chosen”

“Some are Born, Some are made. Some are chosen” Synopsis: NEPHILIM is a supernatural, action-thriller following an atypical young priest, Father Markus, into a mystical world of blended realities, as he is thrown into the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The NEPHILIM story follows an atypical young priest, Father Markus, and four other warrior characters on a mission to save the world from a catastrophic ending, as they must choose to work together to defeat an up...

Millennium Media has named Jeffrey Greenstein as its new President, and Jonathan Yunger as Co-President.

 The announcement was made today (11/02) by studio Chairman and Founder Avi Lerner and COO Trevor Short; as the long-standing independent studio moves into its next era with confidence, as Greenstein and Yunger are promoted.   “Both Jeffrey and Jonathan have extraordinary instincts for our business,” says Lerner. “From the beginning Jeffrey’s talents were clear. His drive, zeal for knowledge, and his success running our international division have more than ex...

Always at The Carlyle picked up by Good Deed Entertainment

GOOD DEED ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES THE NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE Directed by Matthew Miele – Coming in 2018   Good Deed Entertainment has picked up the North American rights to distribute Matthew Miele’s Always at The Carlyle. A truly special film about an absolute one-of-a-kind classic landmark of Manhattan’s elegant Upper East side. This 87-year old legendary hotel has been revered as a destination for the discerning traveler, as well as a favorite...

AFM Day 3: Photos and Quotes

Finance Conference 1: The Big Picture – QUOTES:   Adrian Alperovich COO, OddLot Entertainment   “From a producer’s standpoint, the proliferation of new streaming platforms is a good thing. As a producer, it means there are so many more buyers and so many more ways to expose our projects.”   “The SVODs have certainly caused some disruption in the way things are done: each platform is different and each one has their own unique acquisition stra...

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Saturday, November 4

          Moved Screenings Film: Time: Theatre: Company: &...

Ron Shelton to write and direct ESCAPE ARTIST for Gold Star Films & Signature Films

– Gold Star Films and Signature Films announced today that Ron Shelton (“Tin Cup,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Bull Durham”) is set to direct “Escape Artist,” a script he and Al Reinert wrote depicting the true-life events that led Ed “Hacksaw” Jones to break out of 14 prisons and become the first person to ever be put on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list without ever committing a violent crime.  Gold Star Films co-chair...

First Movie Poster for the Garrett Clayton, Jordan Doww, and Joey Bragg high school dramedy "Reach"

FIRST POSTER FOR "REACH" DEBUTS AT AFM          STARRING GARRETT CLAYTON, JORDAN DOWW, AND JOEY BRAGG "Reach," a high school dramedy about bullies and the power of friendship,will be screened for the first time at the American Film Market (AFM) for distributors Tuesday, November 7 at 10am in Santa Monica, announced co-writer and producer, Maria Capp, Cappricielli Productions, Inc. To attend, distributors can contact Capp directly. Autum...

Saban Films Inks Output Deal with Mongrel Media

Partnership will see Mongrel releasing Saban Films’ 2018 North American Slate in Canada Los Angeles-based film acquisition and distribution company Saban Films is partnering with Toronto-based Mongrel Media to release their 2018 North American titles in Canada. This will create a distribution pipeline in North America with a slate of films which include: Roland Joffe’s The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Alexandros Avranas’ True Crimes starring Jim Carrey and ...

Jeepers Creepers 3 premieres today at AFM

        JEEPERS CREEPERS 3  Horror | Completed On the last day of the Creeper's twenty-three day feeding frenzy, skeptical Sargent Tubbs teams up with a task force hell bent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins. &nbs...

Finders Keepers - theatrical release in South Africa from Ster Kinekor

    AFM is here! Summer Hill Entertainment (formerly TomCat Films) is still setting appointments for the American Film Market to be held in Santa Monica at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel from November 1st to 8th. Our suite number will be 327B. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327.     If you have not done so already, please suggest two convenient meeting times and we will confirm with one with...

Coen Brothers to Interview T Bone Burnett at FestForums in Santa Barbara Nov 18

T Bone Q&A With The Coen Brothers                 ...

AFM in Focus Nov 3

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A toast with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in DESTINATION WEDDING

Atoast to the first-look image of Keanu Reeves and Academy Award Nominee Winona Ryder in Victor Levin’s Destination Wedding:   Destination Wedding tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.  But to act on those feelings would be to trust hope over experience, a foolish choice indeed.   BLOOM is selling the inte...

8th edition of the Hong Kong Day launched yesterday at the AFM.

The eighth edition of the event is jointly organized by the AFM and the HKTDC and featured events and screenings highlighting international opportunities for film production in Hong Kong.  The AFM also hosted the roundtable: The Changing Hong Kong Movie Scene: What is New, How and Why?, which explored what is happening in the Hong Kong movie scene.   *Spotted*: Comedian Ken Davitian (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) taking meetin...

The Changing Hong Kong Movie Scene: What is New, How and Why? – Quotesfrom the panel

  Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Variety and Steve Chan Chi-Fat  (Director, Weeds on Fire)   “To complete a movie as a new Director [in Hong Kong], it’s all about your network and support system.”   “I worked for Hong Kong’s TVB at one stage. They used the same system for almost 30 years and it never changed.”   “Hong Kong now has a new channel called Real TV and the system they use is quite different. They respect wri...

Our festival friend Steve Shor sharing the success of his documentary at AFM

The half hour documentary Straws plyaed last month (In October) in eight festivals in four countries and won an award at Santa Cruz. In the USA alone, over 520 million of non-recyclable plastic straws are used every day and tossed. They wind up in landfills, streets, waterways and litter beaches, contributing to the enormity of plastic pollution harming the environment and marine animals. STRAWS is an entertaining and informative 30 minute film with narration by Tim Robbins that illustrates h...

Black is the new Gold in Tallinn?

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils the opening film and Flanders Focus lineup The 21st Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) will see Flanders, Belgium as the focus region of the festival, that will include 10 films in the specially-curated programme In Focus: Flanders. The festival will be opened with another film from the region, Racer and the Jailbird. Following the tradition of choosing a country of focus for each edition to introduce slices of its cultu...

THE PLACE will have its Market Premiere Tomorrow @ AFM 

                MARKET PREMIERE   Saturday November 4th  ...

Gravitas Ventures Acquires U.S. Rights to Kyle Rideout's PUBLIC SCHOOLED Starring Judy Greer

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD)and XYZ Films announced today that Gravitas Ventures has acquired multiple territories, including the U.S., Australia and South Africa to Kyle Rideout’s Public Schooled. The comedy stars Judy Greer, Daniel Doheny, Siobhan Williams, and Russell Peters, and recently made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Gravitas will release the film theatrically in the U.S. in late Q1/early Q2 2018, and Kaleidoscope Entertainment will release...

AFM 2017: Arclight Films takes on Poacher for International Sales

Renowned director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, Australia Day) has signed on to direct the action thriller Poacher, written by Thomas Martin (All That Way for Love), it was announced today by Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton. Arclight Films has launched international sales outside of North America at the American Film Market. Poacher will star Luke Bracey (Hacksaw Ridge, Point Break) and Nick Nolte (Prince of Tides, Warrior, Graves)   Inspired by true events, Poacher is the cautionary tale of a...



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