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 2012 AMERICAN FILM MARKET WRAPS WEDNESDAY WITH INCREASE IN BUYERS AND FILMS SCREENING, PACKED CONFERENCES AND STRONG PROJECTS                The 2012 American Film Market (AFM®) will conclude its October 31- November 7 run on Wednesday with an increase in buyers of 6% to 1,616 versus 1,523 a year ago and 35 more buying companies than 2011, an increase of 5%.  A total of 753 buying companies from more than 60 countries wer...

2012 AMERICAN FILM MARKET kicks off

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More Than 10% Increase in Buyers Expected, Including 120 New Buying Companies Industry Conversations Featuring Directors Sacha Gervasi and Victor Levin, “Harry Potter” Franchise Executive Producer Michael Barnathan, Producer Bonnie Curtis, Jonathan Silverman, Pamela Adlon and Many More Also Announced. The 2012 American Film Market (AFM®) will kick-off tomorrow with more than 120 new buying companies and a 10% increase in buyers, according to AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf. ...

AFM (Oct. 31-Nov. 7) will kick off with more than 50 new exhibiting companies

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The American Film Market (AFM), set for Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Santa Monica, will kick off with more than 50 new exhibiting companies.  National organizations from Australia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Russia and Thailand will also have a presence at AFM for the first time. New exhibitors hail from more than 18 countries and include such companies as: Altitude Film Sales (William Clarke and Andy Mayson), Embankment Films (Hugo Grumbar and Tim Haslam), Good Universe (Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane...

Jean Prewitt and Jonathan Wolf to Lead IFTA

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                                    The Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA®) has renewed contracts with CEO & President, Jean Prewitt and Executive VP & American Film Market Managing Director, Jonathan Wolf through 2015.   Chairman Paul Hertzberg stated, “We are thrilled to have...

AFM Conference Series the program has been announced

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The American Film Market (AFM®) set for Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Santa Monica, today announced the topics and schedule for its five day AFM Conference Series .   The, Conferences, covering a range of timely and valuable topics spanning from treatment to screen, will take place 9:15 am – 12:45 pm daily from Friday, Nov. 2 – Tuesday, Nov. 6, and will be comprised of a Finance Conference, Pitch Conference, Marketing Conference, Video-on-Demand Conference and Micro-Budget Conference.   The progra...

AFM will stay in Santa Monica through 2017

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The American Film Market (AFM®), the premier event of the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®), will remain in Santa Monica through 2017, IFTA leadership announced today.  New agreements will keep the AFM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, its home since 1991, with additional exhibition space continuing at JW Marriott's Le Merigot Beach Hotel and with conferences continuing at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.   IFTA Chairman Paul Hertzber...

AFM confirmed to stay in Santa Monica till 2017

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The American Film Market (AFM®), the premier event of the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®), will remain in Santa Monica through 2017, IFTA leadership announced today. New agreements will keep the AFM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, its home since 1991, with additional exhibition space continuing at JW Marriott's Le Merigot Beach Hotel and with conferences continuing at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. IFTA Chairman Paul Hertzberg noted, "We tirelessly explored ...

American Film Market concludes with growth

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The 2011 American Film Market will conclude its Nov. 2-9 run on Wednesday with buying companies rising 8% to 718 from 664 in 2010; buying executives up 7% to 1,523 vs.1,417 a year ago; and overall attendance climbing 4% to 7,988 versus 7,695 in 2010.“We are thrilled with the strong growth in buyers – it’s our most important metric -- and selling out the new AFM Conference Series in its first year underscores the AFM’s relevance to the production community,” said AFM Managing Director J...

2011 American Film Market ready to conclude nov 9

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The 2011 American Film Market will conclude its Nov. 2-9 run on Wednesday with buying companies rising 8% to 718 from 664 in 2010; buying executives up 7% to 1,523 vs.1,417 a year ago; and overall attendance climbing 4% to 7,988 versus 7,695 in 2010.“We are thrilled with the strong growth in buyers – it’s our most important metric -- and selling out the new AFM Conference Series in its first year underscores the AFM’s relevance to the production community,” said AFM Managing Director J...

AFM opens with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent

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    Overall Attendance Tracking Up as the AFM® Expands Conference Series to Five Days and Introduces Industry Conversation Series with Visionaries, Trendsetters The 2011 American Film Market (AFM) opens today with more than 90 new buying companies, buyer registration tracking up 10 percent and general attendance tracking higher versus 2010, AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced. Buyers from China are up more than 50% and from Germany up more than ...

AFM to launch a new five-day conference program

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The American Film Market (AFM®) today announced it will launch a new five-day conference program at the 2011 Market set for Nov. 2-9 in Santa Monica. The inaugural AFM Conference Series will cover five topics spanning from treatment to screen. The AFM’s 8,000 attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts who all converge annually at the AFM. The AFM Conference Series, scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily from Friday, ...

Jennifer Garnick appointed as IFTA Vice President, Communications

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INDEPENDENT FILM & TELEVISION ALLIANCE® APPOINTS JENNIFER GARNICK VP, COMMUNICATIONS, AND ROBIN BURT AS VP, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®), the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry, and the voice and advocate for independents worldwide, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Garnick as Vice President, Communications, and the promotion of eight-year IFTA veteran Robin Burt to...

AFM wraps with attendance up 6%

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Strong Films, More Buyers and Fewer Sellers Create Upbeat, Dynamic MarketThe upbeat 2010 American Film Market wrapped today with overall attendance climbing 6% to 7,695, versus 7,246 the previous year. Buying companies rose 1% to 664 from 658 last year, while buying executives at the AFM remained nearly on par with last year at 1,417 (vs.1,419 in 2009). “The positive feeling in the halls is a direct result of production levels that are now in balance with marketplace demand,” said AFM Manag...

AFM Day 4-5: Adrien Brody's WRECKED Sells

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AFM Day 4-5: Adrien Brody's WRECKED Sells, Where Not to Film, Mini-Moguls Speakby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent "Expected to be released in theatres in 2011" might be the most ominous phrase coming out of the 31st American Film Market, which closes on Nov. 10. It's the expectations of buyers and sellers that indicate we're in a worldwide down economy, with many expecting the worst. Not so if you are Adrien Brody, steeped in Oscar potential; and even if your film is WRECKED, som...

AFM launches with 306 market premieres

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The 2010 American Film Market today announced updated screening numbers, with a total of 427 films appearing at the market. Of those, 43 are world premieres, 306 market premieres and 21 will be presented in 3D. Exhibitors from 36 countries will hold more than 700 screenings. AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf made the announcement today.Many films are already generating Oscar buzz on the eve of the AFM, Nov. 3-10. Throughout its 30-year history, 18 films that have won the “Best Picture” Aca...

AmericanFilmMarket heavy load

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The 31st American Film Market (AFM) AmericanFilmMarket.com from Nov. 3-10 will screen 409 motion pictures, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from 70-plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world premieres include Age of Heroes starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Izabella Miko and James D'Ar...

AFM opens a new social network MyAFM

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The American Film Market has launched MyAFM, a social networking site for AFM attendees, at MyAFM.zerista.com/, AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced today. The private film industry site will allow registered AFM attendees to connect before, during and after AFM. On MyAFM users can search and browse AFM attendees, send private messages, set up 1:1 meetings and share profiles, websites, facebook®, LinkedIn© and Twitter© with other registered attendees. MyAFM also has a companion mobi...

Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM

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Public to Choose Winner in January at PeoplesChoice.comLos Angeles, CA, Sept. 27, 2010 – The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed again to host the second annual Favorite Film Pitch contest during the 31st annual AFM, Nov. 3-10, in Santa Monica. PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf made the announcement today.“We had a very enthusiastic response in 2009. This is a terrific opportunity for both filmmakers and fans,” Nelson s...

People's Choice Award for winner of AFM's Favorite Film Pitch Contest

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  David Minnihan's pitch of Father John will receive a People's Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market's 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People's Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.                                   Photo of David Minnihan, winner o...

David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John awarded by AFM 09

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David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John will receive a People’s Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market’s 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People’s Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.After casting tens of thousands of votes at www.peopleschoice.com from Jan. 6-20, the public named the pitch for the adventure spy drama produced by Minnihan and written by Steven G. Long as its favorite to receive an official Waterford Crystal Peo...

AFM Nov. 4-11 will screen 445 motion pictures...

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The 30th American Film Market (AFM) Nov. 4-11 will screen 445 motion pictures in 27 languages, including 73 world premieres and 311 market premieres, to 8,000-plus film buyers and industry professionals from more than 70 countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world and/or market premieres include Get Low, starring Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall (K5 Inte...

Favorite Film Pitch contest launches at AFM

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The People's Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed to create an unprecedented Favorite Film Pitch contest. The competition will provide industry professionals attending the AFM, Nov. 4-11, with the opportunity to get their pitches in front of producers, distributors and, in a unique twist, the voting public, PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced today. "This is a great opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes...

AFM Favorite Film Pitch contest.

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The People’s Choice Awards (PCA) and American Film Market (AFM) have teamed to create an unprecedented Favorite Film Pitch contest. The competition will provide industry professionals attending the AFM, Nov. 4-11, with the opportunity to get their pitches in front of producers, distributors and, in a unique twist, the voting public, PCA President Fred Nelson and AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf announced today.“This is a great opportunity for fans to get a behind-the-scenes look into the ...

NEWSLETTER N° 427: July 29, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 427: July 29, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT Mahindra...

Jean Prewitt, Jonathan Wolf will continue to lead Global Trade Group and AFM

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Lloyd Kaufman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announced today that the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s (IFTA) Board of Directors has renewed the contracts of President-CEO Jean Prewitt and Executive VP-American Film Market (AFM) Managing Director Jonathan Wolf through 2012. Ms. Prewitt has headed the global trade organization since 2000. Under her leadership, IFTA has emerged as a strong public advocate for the worldwide independent film and television industry. Mr. Wolf was appo...

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