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Strike Back Studios Names Noor Ahmed As President and Announces Next Documentary Release "Howards Mill"

Strike Back Studios (a new joint venture between Realization Films, Public House Films, and Hideout Pictures), has announced their new president film veteran Noor Ahmed and that Strike Back Studios will next release “Howards Mill” a haunting documentary about an abandoned piece of farmland in rural Tennessee that may hold the key to multiple missing person cases spanning over forty years, which is being released to global audiences in March 2021. Currently, Strike Back Studios has ...

AFM Closing Night Happy Hour + World Premiere Concerts An invitation to party from Jonathan Wolf

Please join us for the AFM Closing Night Happy Hour celebration and two World Premiere Concerts. Day: Friday, Nov. 13 Time: 5:00p PST till….? Stop by the Networking Pavilion with a drink to mix and mingle. All tables on all floors will be open for Happy Hour. Let your colleagues and new acquaintances know where to meet you for cheers and chat. Visit Stage One and Stage Two to watch specially recorded, world premiere performances by Mark Vennis & Different P...

AFM Quotes: Millennium Media, MadRiver and The Exchange Talk Pre-Sales Market in the Pandemic

AFM Finance Conference 11/12/20 @ 12:30PM Highlights from today’s AFM Production Conference: What's Working in the Pre-Sales Marketplace? VIDEO AVAILABLE FOR REPLAY Panelists Kimberly Fox, Partner & Head of International Sales, MadRiver International  Jeffrey Greenstein, President, Millennium Media  Nat McCormick, EVP, Worldwide Distribution, The Exchange Moderator Jeremy Kay, Americas Editor, Screen International   What’s it like engagi...

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

Moderated by Taylor Owenby and Heather Hutton   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 De...

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...

Brainstoming on 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 ...

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

On November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. PST, Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) 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...

Call for Entry - IISFF - CINEMASCOPE AWARDS 2020

Indian International Short Film Festival - CINEMASCOPE AWARDS Coming Soon . Date - 16th to 24th Dec 2020 Time - 10-7pm Online Screening Submit Your Film Now for EXCLUSIVELY DISCOUNT ON FilmFreeway - Now Special 50% discount on entry fees of any category Use Waiver code - IISFF2020 Standard Fees - $29.00 Student Fees - $24.00 Gold Member Fees - $20.00 Last Date of Submission 30 Nov,2020 We welcome all the dedicated people to join us in our festival and make this festiva...

VIDEO: Q&A with the team of Finding Manny - Manny 's family testimonials for Alexandria Film Festival

  Finding Manny is screening Saturday November 14 at the Alexandria Film Festival. The film, as Kacey Cox it s writer/director tags it, is a triumphant personal journey of a Shoah survivor. Enjoy the Q&A with family producer tells us how. ...

Should Johnny Depp return as Jack Sparrow & Gellert Grindelwald, you decide

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent No one is sure how public opinion is on Johnny Depp's UK verdict (that labels him a 'wife-beater'), but there is a petition to return him to the roles he was fired from by Warner Bros. How do you assess a life-long career by one relationship... Then again? It only takes one circumstance to get "cancelled" these days, thanks to Cancel Culture. However, what if audiences were allowed to decide? Audiences, pros, fans, or an...

A positive message from our friends at AFI Peace Initiative

I hope you are well and staying “Safe, Healthy, and Alert.” This 2020 has been a year where our organization is needed more than ever. We have achieved beyond expectations in  "2020 Year of COVID-19," mainly due to Strategic Partnerships, barters, and many of our initiatives we implemented before the pandemic. During 2020 we were able to execute the following:    * Karl Bardosh Humanitarian Cellphone Awards (During Cannes Film Festival Virtual) ...

VIDEO: expert festival knowledge shared in this AFM Panel 'Festivals, Markets and Streaming in the New World'

The panel was hosted by AFM November 10th, presented by Filmocracy. Here is the full capture thanks to Filmocracy. The independent film world has been turned upside down, with production being halted, theaters closing and live events going virtual. What will this mean to the “business” of movies, the function of festivals and the blurring lines of digital distribution? From economics to discovery, sales to audience engagement, how do we face film exhibition in a new...

Visions du Réel introduces the new members of the 2021 team

  For its 52nd edition, from 15 to 25 April 2021, the International Film Festival Nyon welcomes new members to the Selection Committee, restructures the international network and reorganises its Industry section.    "Behind us lies the equally successful and innovative online edition 2020, and ahead of us a festival edition in 2021 full of new challenges. We are preparing for this with new additions to our artistic team and the industry section. I am happy and pr...

Jonathan Wolf sketched by Nesta Morgan

I’m sketching, Interview with Jonathan Wolf, AFM, and Bruno Chatelin   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 enjo...

VIDEO: Keynote Conversation 1 / AFM Opening Session with Mark Gill

Mark Gill, President & CEO, Solstice Studios? Moderated by Anthony D’Alessandro, (left) Managing Editor, Deadline WATCH THE FULL REPLAY   On releasing Unhinged into theatres: “Our idea was that we could be first and probably elevate a film of an otherwise modest budget of $33 Million Dollars against Tenet which is hundreds of millions of dollars or Mulan and that we might have an opportunity to elevate the movie. And that is actually what hap...

Discover new voices - Winston Baker introduces a new conference in partnership with AFM

We all have to do our part to make changes in the way we approach storytelling. Discover New Voices In partnership with AFM LIVE November 9, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm Los Angeles TimeOver the course of the past eight months, we have received tremendous support as we continue to offer educational content and digital networking opportunities in the form of virtual conferences, workshops, and fireside chats. We truly appreciate the registrations and encourage you to keep coming back for more! U...

VIDEO presentation of THE AFM NETWORKING PAVILION by Jonathan WOLF

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.   Industry Offices – Hundreds of sales and production companies, and industry organiz...

Giona A. Nazzaro appointed as new Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival

At its meeting on Wednesday 4 November 2020, the Board of Directors of the Locarno Film Festival decided unanimously to appoint Giona A. Nazzaro (LEFT) as the new Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival. Giona A. Nazzaro has been General Delegate of the International Film Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival since 2016 and is a member of the artistic committee of IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam. Born in Zurich in 1965, he has a degree in German and ...

The City of Seville 2020 Award honours Emmanuelle Béart, who stars in the closing film, L'Etreinte

Undine (Christian Petzold) to be screened at the opening gala Muñoz and Cienfuegos attending the press conference.  ® De Lamadrid Seville, November 4, 2020.- After the actions taken last Friday by the SEFF and the Seville City Council, in a firm commitment to maintaining the competitive and face-to-face nature of the event, adapting its schedule and activities to the new mobility and capacity restrictions announced by the regional government, the organisat...

Successful seminar with TIFFCOM2020 special guest, Mr. Robert Early from Amazon Prime Video Japan

  On November 5th, day 2 of TIFFCOM, we are pleased to report all seminars and events finished successfully. Our 2nd day’s main seminar was presented by TIFFCOM2020 special guest, Mr. Robert Early from Amazon Prime Video Japan. This year is Amazon Japan’s 20th anniversary. Prime Video started in 2015 and it currently holds the largest market share in Japan. Amazon Japan provides 37 series (57 titles) of “Japan Originals” and considers further investment for origin...

Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) Hires Industry Leader David Miller in the Role of Executive Director

Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) has hired industry leader David Miller to assume the role of Executive Director for the internationally acclaimed film festival, with current Executive Director Kevin W. McNeely to become SIFF Artistic Director. Miller is an international award-winning film producer with experience in distribution, international sales, promotions and Public Relations. As President of A71 Productions/ A71 Entertainment, he has produced more than 20 films and released 5...

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

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 ...

Sekuritas Q&A by Tor Kingdon, AFMX Albuquerque

Best Narrative Feature : First runner up – Sekuritas; Director Carmen Stadler   Best Director Award Second runner up – Carmen Stadler; Sekuritas     35 mins, The Q&A was recorded September 24, 2020 Q&A moderated by Tor Kingdon, AFMX Filmfestival Albuquerque, USA With Carmen Stadler, Director, Screenwriter, Editor Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Leading Actor SEKURITAS feature film, produced by Abrakadabra Films Zurich Switzerlan...

Best for Fests 'Only Human': Cast and Crew

THE CREW Tomi Salkovski Producer SKOPJE FILM STUDIO Igor Ivanov Director Igor Ivanov Writer Sasho Kokalanov Writer   THE CAST   Aleksandar Matovski alias Cako “Gogi” Natasha Petrovic as “Keti” Igor Angelov as “Father Hristo” Jordan Simonov as “Lawyer” Maylinda Kosumovic as “Zana” Sashko Kocev as “Petar&rd...

Best For Fests ONLY HUMAN - Director's statement

Igor Ivanov IGOR IVANOV was born in Skopje in 1973, Igor Ivanov began his career as a director of television series, documentaries and shorts. His short fiction BUGS (2004) was in competition for the Golden Bear at the Berlinale and won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Ivanov directed five seasons of the live action children’s TV series FIVE PLUS, 35 episodes of the first children’s TV programme in Macedonia OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, co-produced by Common Ground Productio...

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