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AFM day 6-7 interviews

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AFM Day 6-7: DEPARTED's Producer, TROMA Drama, "Chick Flicks Grow Up" & LITTLE OBAMA Sits Out First a quick snapshot into the doing at the American Film Market on Day 6 -7. On deck today is DREAMAGO "Speed Dating" Pitch Session with 25 industry heavies, from J Todd Harris ofBranded Pictures Entertainment (The Kids are Alright, Bottle Shock); Stephen Nemeth-Rhino Films (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dogtown and Z Boys); Gerd Koelchin (Black Dahlia, The Matador), Jeremy Wall (The Objective, Rese...

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...

SNEAK PEEK: AFM 2010 Gets Into Swing with 409 Films, 49 World Premieres & 287 Market Premieres

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Wheeling & Dealmaking in Santa Monica at The American Film MarketAFM 2010 @ Loew's: 2010 AFM Begins by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Dim the house lights, open the curtains: the 2010 American Film Market (AFM) opens today, Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. Usually you can get a thematic read on this annual cinephile buyer/seller-ama by running through some titles.  Consider this year's AFM offerings sampler: SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, JACK GOES BOATING, I'M STILL HERE, THE PEOP...

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...

Wheeling & Dealmaking in Santa Monica at The American Film Market

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SNEAK PEEK: AFM 2010 Gets Into Swing with 409 Films, 49 World Premieres & 287 Market PremieresDim the house lights, open the curtains: the 2010 American Film Market (AFM) opens today, Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. Usually you can get a thematic read on this annual cinephile buyer/seller-ama by running through some titles. Consider this year's AFM offerings sampler: SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, JACK GOES BOATING, I'M STILL HERE, THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS, FREAKONOMICS, GASLAND, LOVE RANCH, THE DRY LAND, L...

AFM and AFI join forces again

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A total of 25 films selected for the American Film Institute’s AFI FEST 2010 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. Eight AFI FEST films will be screened at AFM, including 13 Assassins (Hanway); Barney’s Version (Essential); Bedevilled (Finecut Films); CARGO (Telepool); CHICO & RITA (Hanway); I Saw The ...

AFM 2010 panels

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Executives from Lionsgate, Summit, Mandalay, Lifetime, SyFy, DreamWorks, Disney, Fox, Sony, The Weinstein Company and WME among ParticipantsThe 2010 American Film Market today released a seminar and conference schedule encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players who are converging for the Nov. 3-10 market. Now in its 31st year, the AFM will showcase panels examining film financing, social media, piracy, distribution and marketing. The sessions will include prominent fi...

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...

Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has new board members

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing independent producers and distributors worldwide, today announced its new Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The elections were held as part of the IFTA’s annual members meeting, which took place today at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. The Alliance’s seven-member Executive Committee is headed by IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment), who was re-elected last September and is...

Which is your favorite indie movie of the last 3 decades? IFTA has an answer and offers TOP 30 selection

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent FilmsTM from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today.    IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world's most important companies in independent film and television. Sin...

IFTA's election of 30 MOST independent features

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films™ from around the world produced over the past three decades. IFTA Chairman Lloyd Kaufman and President-CEO Jean Prewitt jointly made the announcement today. IFTA (originally, the American Film Marketing Association) members constitute the vast majority of the world’s most important companies in independent film and television. Since 1981, IFTA members have ...

IFTA inks programing deal with NBCU

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has reached an agreement with Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal to provide enhanced independent programming opportunities on NBCU’s broadcast and cable networks, as well as Comcast Cable’s VOD and online platforms, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced. The agreement, a summary of which was filed today by Comcast, General Electric Company and NBCU with the Federal Communications Commission, offers greater consideration for independent...

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 Favorite Film Pitch awards

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  The American Film Market (AFM) has announced the five nominees for the first Favorite Film Pitch award: Stephanie Bell (The Devil of Appalachia), Carlo Besasie (All The Queen's Men), Mouncey Ferguson (Forger), Barry Kneller (The Mechanics) and David Minnihan (Father John).   During THE 2010 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS last night, fans were offered the unprecedented chance to begin voting exclusively at http://www.peopleschoice.com/ through Jan. 20 for the pitch they would...

IFTA steps up anti piracy measures

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  The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has introduced its members to a number of enhanced security technology measures, part of its multi-faceted technology and legislative campaign aimed at addressing internet piracy, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced today.   IFTA over the past year has researched the availability and effectiveness of copyright protection technologies and services specifically tailored to the needs of independent production and dis...

Afi 2009 complete lineup of 67 features and 26 shorts

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced the complete lineup of films for the 23rd edition of the Festival, including the Closing Night Gala, Centerpiece Screening, Tributes and Special Presentations.   The Weinstein Company's A SINGLE MAN has been selected as the AFI FEST Closing Night Gala presentation. A SINGLE MAN will make its US Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, November 5, 2009.   Sony Pictures Classics' THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS has been selected as ...

AFI lineup of films includes Terry Gilliam Parnassus

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi today announced the complete lineup of films for the 23rd edition of the Festival, including the Closing Night Gala, Centerpiece Screening, Tributes and Special Presentations. The Weinstein Company’s A SINGLE MAN has been selected as the AFI FEST Closing Night Gala presentation. A SINGLE MAN will make its US Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Thursday, November 5, 2009. Sony Pictures Classics’ THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS has been selected as AFI ...

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 ...

Bill Mechanic will deliver IFTA Production Conference Keynote

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New Distribution Options and Reinvention on Agenda Prominent industry executive and producer Bill Mechanic will deliver the keynote address at the 11th Annual Independent Film & Television Alliance's (IFTA) Production Conference, which takes place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, IFTA President-CEO Jean Prewitt announced today. Mechanic will be joined by other industry leaders at Century City's InterContinental Hotel to address the best ways to overcome difficult production...

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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