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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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Pre roll newsletter N° 1 (October  18)
Pre roll newsletter N° 2 (October  25) 
Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) 
N°4 (November 2) 
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N°6 (November 4) ANIMATION IN FOCUS  
N°7 (November 6) 
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Final wrap newsletter N°9 (November 10) 

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Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishopn confirms Annette Benning and Bill Nighy in Hope Gap

Academy Award nominee Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, The Kids Are All Right, American Beauty) and BAFTA and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (Their Finest, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love Actually) are set to star in Academy Award nominated writer-director William Nicholson’s (Breathe, Everest, Gladiator, Shadowlands, Les Misérables) second feature, it was announced today by Protagonist Pictures CEO Dave Bishop. Grace (Annette Bening) and Edward (Bill N...

Archstone AFM premiere of family film SAVING FLORA

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American Film Market to Host Global Industry Experts at Conferences, Roundtables and Workshops

Speakers include Focus Features’ Kiska Higgs, Lionsgate’s Thomas Hughes, OddLot Entertainment’s Adrian Alperovich, Producer/Agent Cassian Elwes, Skydance Media’s Jesse Sisgold and STX Films’ Sam Brown     The American Film Market (AFM®) today announced its full list of speakers for their conferences, roundtables and workshops. A large number of leading independent producers, distributors, financiers and marketing executives are confirmed...

Israel Film Festival in LA to Premiere Five Award-Winning Docs, Including “Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Includes Opening Night Gala Presentation of Doc Ben-Gurion, Epilogue, Winner of Best Documentary, Israeli Academy Ophir Awards Festival Runs November 5th – 21st From Ben-Gurion, one of the world’s greatest leaders, to a profile of the first Iraqi-Jewish family to become a household name in Israel, to the history of North African and Eastern European immigrants in Southern Israel, to an understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in human terms and to the story of broth...

Opening previews of AFM 2017

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Survivor Ed Mosberg of the film DESTINATION UNKNOWN Donates Torah to Steven Spielberg

Executive Director Stephen Smith with survivor Edward Mosberg and Institute founder Steven Spielberg DESTINATION UNKNOWN Opening in Theaters November 10th Directed by Claire Ferguson Produced by Llion Roberts Executive Produced by USC Shoah Foundation's Stephen D. Smith INTERVIEWS & SCREENING LINKS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg believes it is his duty to share what happened to him, his family, and millions of other Jews during Wor...

Global Genesis Group Lands Supernatural Thriller Voice of the Wolf

Global Genesis Group is excited to announce their acquisition of the feature VOICE OF THE WOLF, a horror/thriller, starring Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat, Highlander), former Bond girl Maria Grazia Cucinotta (The World Is Not Enough, Il Postino), and Marianna Di Martino (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.).    Voice of the Wolf is a modern twist on the werewolf legend that takes place in Central Italy. The feature will be directed by Alberto Gelpi from a script by Viviana Panfili and Ale...

Arclight Films is selling the sexy, female-driven comedy Half Magic, written, directed and starring Heather Graham

Leading international sales agent Arclight Films has come on board to handle worldwide sales for the sexy, female-driven comedy Half Magic, written, directed and starring Heather Graham (Hangover series, Boogie Nights, Bowfinger), it was announced today by Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton. The company will launch international sales on the completed film during the upcoming American Film Market and will screen for buyers.   With Half Magic, Heather Graham has taken her experiences in Ho...

The Thai film 'Bad Genius' has been setting records around the world.

GDH 559 at AFM 2017 brings the international hit 'Bad Genius'   After a very successful release in Thailand, 'Bad Genius' from GDH 559 is now attracting international audiences. It is already the number one grossing Thai film ever released in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam. It has now set a new record, as the number one Thai film ever released in China. It opened in second place at the box-office, earning $16.1m in its first weekend, and has gone on t...

Heartlock from Red Sea Media: trying to survive in a prison

        HEARTLOCK         SYNOPSIS: As tensions mount in a prison, a convict tries to survive by any means necessary.   CAST: Alexander Dreymon, Lesley-Ann Brandt     ...

Shooting wraps on Ralph Fiennes’ THE WHITE CROW

    Caption: Oleg Ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev (Credit: Larry D. Horricks)   London, Monday 30 October…Principal photography has now wrapped on Ralph Fiennes’ THE WHITE CROW which has been shooting in locations across France, Russia, Croatia and Serbia since August. A new image has been released, featuring lead actor Oleg Ivenko as the legendary ballet star Rudolf Nureyev.   THE WHITE CROW was developed by BBC Films and Gabrielle Tana (The Duchess, Dancer,...

Madagascar Sanitation explores a global health crisis through the magnifying glass of the Madagascar sanitation problems

Cieri Media (Beyond Moscow, Food Truck Foodie, Voyage Vids) is looking for finishing funds for their Madagascar piece. Tree days of shooting (33 people traveling ) still  needed.  The project comes with a script in final edit now, as well as 95% of the film shot. The company is looking for experts on the east coast.   30,000 USD will get 20% of the our gross of the film. We are also will give one or two people (15,000 USD each) Executive Producer credit for the investme...

We miss you Ed Flaherty, RIP We are raising money for " Anastasia and Max - Ed's kids" - Donate Now!

Anastasia and Max's papa, our beloved Edwardo passed away on Saturday 10/21/17.  While the family is sorting through Ed's paperwork, etc., Janice Kaplan and her friends decided to start a fund to help them and show them our support. This will go towards their education and general well being and help towards their care. click to donate on gofundme ...

Thai Night AFM 2017 to celebrate the talent at the heart of the Thai film industry

  Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi will preside over Thai Night AFM 2017 – Thailand Where Films Come Alive, an event of celebration of Thai cinema and its industry organized during the American Film Marketand Conference 2017.                 Held in Santa Monica on November 2nd by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government...

Catching the Wave at AFM: Full details of AFM panels, keynotes and events

Wednesday November 1st AFM Orientation Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director, American Film Market   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ,  November 1 2017  ArcLight - Screen 1 Thusrday November 2nd The Changing Hong Kong Movie Scene: What is New, How and Why?   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ,  November 2 2017  Loews Hotel - AFM Studio   ...

AFM Full Line-UP - Screen Media

CURVATURE 2018 - Scifi/Thriller Director: Diego Hallivis Cast: Linda Hamilton, Lyndsy Fonseca, Glenn Morshower   CURVATURE is a time travel sci-fi drama about an engineer who travels back in time to stop herself from committing a murder. A mind-bending time travel drama in the vein of TIMECRIMES and LOOPER, CURVATURE examines the difficulty of letting go, while asking how much you would risk to do what yo...

Filmsharks Line up at AFM 2017

  VARIETY : New Ricardo Darin Production Co Teams with Patagonik, Disney, FilmSharks on Juan Vera’s ‘Love at Last Sight’ (EXCLUSIVE) Directed by Juan Vera, ‘Love at Last Sight’ also stars Ricardo Darín and Mercedes Moran   VARIETY : HBO Latino Nabs Argentine Hit ’10 Days Without Mom’ for North...

Free Dolphin brings All she wrote to AFM

  ALL SHE WROTE Drama / Romance | 90 min With GARY DOURDAN (CSI, Mistresses)   SYNOPSIS When Aaron, an ex-fighter, turns to music after years of being knocked around and left with permanent mental disabilities, he falls for Jana, an ...

Petra Terzi brings 5 new projects and scripts to AFM

PAPYRUS TRINITY STAR, LLC presents T "49 Years After" based on a true story. 49 Years After is a drama feature in the vein of  "The Gift" meets "Sixth Sense" Logline: "49 Years After" is an adventure into the parallel world of the undead.   Pitch:  "49 Years After" is an adventure into the parallel world of the undead. It tells the story of a clairvoyant woman named Sofia, who practices ...

Adventure awaits on the Patagonia Treasure Trail!

  Our suite number will be 327B. Our phone at the show will be 310.458.6700 ext. 327.                   ...



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