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AFM 2012 wrapped with positive figures

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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...

IFTA Applauds Signing of Treaty on Audiovisual Performances at WIPO Diplomatic Conference

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) applauds the successful conclusion of the WIPO Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances with the adoption of the this important international Act and Treaty springing from WIPO negotiations. The signing of the Act by 131 Member States and Treaty by 46 Member States, including the United States, France, Spain and conference host country, the People's Republic of China, is the first of its kind for protection ...

Cost Isn't An Obstacle Anymore!: theme of next IFTA Production Conference on Friday, April 20

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) will bring together top producers with finance, distribution and digital marketing experts for the 13th annual IFTA Production Conference on Friday, April 20, entitled "Cost Isn't An Obstacle Anymore! New Avenues to Finance, Produce & Distribute Films at Any Budget."  The conference will take place from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel (300 South Doheny Drive, Los Angeles), announced IFTA President-CEO Jean...

U.S.-Chinese Film Agreement opens The Door is Opening for the Independents

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) praised the U.S.-Chinese Film Agreement concluded today, which will offer unprecedented opportunities for the U.S. Independent film industry in China. ”For Independents, this agreement is momentous,” said IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt. “Our sector has been unable to benefit fully from the existing revenue-sharing importation quotas and has had limited avenues through which to distribute.  For the first time, through th...

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 ...

The American Film Market expanded Conference schedule

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  The 2011 American Film Market today released its expanded Conference schedule with speakers encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players converging for the 32nd Market Nov. 2-9. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Entertainment Partners will serve as the presenting sponsors of the AFM Conference Series, which will showcase panels on film financing, production, marketing, distribution and pitching. The five-day series will include prominent filmm...

American Film Market and AFI partner again

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A total of 27 films selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi will also be represented at this year’s American Film Market.The association with AFI FEST, the festival partner of AFM, connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for participants at both events. Eleven AFI FEST films will be screened at AFM, such as Café De Flore (Films Distribution); Footnote (WestEnd Films); Headhunters (Magnolia Pictures); I Melt With You (Magnolia Pictures); Kil...

Paul Hertzberg, President and CEO, CineTel Films, Inc., has been elected Chairman IFTA

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  IFTA Also Announces Election Results For New Executive Committee and Board of Directors   Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing independent producers and distributors worldwide, today announced election results for its Executive Committee, as well as 10 members and two alternates for its Board of Directors. The elections were held as part of IFTA's Annual Members Meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and conc...

IFTA on online content theft and legitimate alternatives

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) and a coalition of its Member companies today joined major broadband companies, the Recording Industry Association, A2IM and the Motion Picture Association of America to announce the launch of a jointly supported voluntary initiative to advise consumers about online content theft and legitimate alternatives. The state-of-the-art system creating a common “Copyright Alerts” framework, which is similar to credit card fraud alerts, is designed to...

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...

Independent films capture seven major Oscars

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Independent films captured seven major Oscars at tonight’s 83rd Academy Awards ®, including a Best Picture victory by The Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech. The win brings to 19 the number of independent films taking Best Picture honors over the past 30 years, the Independent Film & Television Alliance announced. Independent films collected seven Academy Awards® in these major categories: Best Picture The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) Best Director Tom Hooper – The King's Sp...

AFM names favorite film contest nominees, online voting is open

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Public to Choose Favorite Pitch Winner in Online Voting Through Jan. 24 at www.PeoplesChoice.com The American Film Market (AFM) today announced the four nominees for the second annual Favorite Film Pitch contest: Mouncey Ferguson (Playdate), Neal Havener (The Dragonlore Trilogy), John Marshall Jones (The Guest at Central Park West) and Michael Lipoma (The Lost Notebooks of Jimmy Ganootz: Culinary Secrets of a Wise Guy on the Run).   During the 2011 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS live telec...

IFTA issues new international licensing agreement model

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance has released a new edition of the IFTA® Model International Licensing Agreements 5th Edition 2010, the longtime benchmark for licensing international rights of motion pictures and television programming. The latest set of model agreements tackles licensing in the digital and online era, providing definitions and deal terms that will be in use for years to come.When the IFTA® Model International Licensing Agreements (“MILA” or “IFTA® Forms”) f...

IFTA production conference monitize indie film inthe digital market

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance will bring leading industry executives together for the 12th annual IFTA Production Conference on Friday, Dec. 3, to discuss strategies for “Monetizing Independent Film in the Digital Marketplace.” The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m.-noon at Century City’s InterContinental Hotel, announced IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt and IFTA Vice-Chairman Pierre David.Dave Habiger, President and CEO of Sonic Solutions, will present the keynote addre...

AFM buyers count

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1417 buyers attended AFM this year (total 100%)                     Break down 577 from europe 40.7% 348 from asia 24.6% 304 from north america 21% 91 from south america  6.5% 53 from oceania 3.7% 31 from middle east 2.2% 13 from africa 1% Countries with more buyers at the AFM this year included Italy (+23%; 53 in 2010 vs. 43 in 2009), Sweden (+133%, 14 vs. 6), Russi...

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...
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