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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2020 running online November 9 - November 13, 2020  and hosting brainstorming networking  on film festival strategy at the AFM  Pavilion: networking from 10am  (Nov 10-13)

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AFM Opened with Record 562 Exhibitors, 1,450+ Buyers & 465 Films

 
AFM 2020 ONLINE OPENED THIS MONDAY WITH A RECORD 562 exhibitors, PARTICIPANTS FROM 78 COUNTRIES, More Than 1,450 BUYERS AND 465 FILMS Screening   205 Speakers from 20 Countries Come Together Over 70+ Sessions Covering a Breadth of Timely Topics Critical to the Global Independent Motion Picture Industry   Market Puts Emphasis on Networking with Unique Video “Tables”   Kicking off today, the American Film Market (AFM®) announced today that it will w...

VIDEO presentation of THE AFM NETWORKING PAVILION by Jonathan WOLF

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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.   ...
 
 

VIDEO: AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour Replay

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If you missed our AFM campus webinar yesterday, the recording is now available AFM 2020 Online Campus Tour / Q&A from American Film Market on Vimeo. ...
 

VIDEO: Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 41st edition of AFM

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Zoom conversation between Jonathan Wolf (Managing Director of the American Film Market® AFM®) and Bruno Chatelin. Sketch by Nesta Morgan  CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO

 

The New Normal: Film Finance + Industry Change LIVE Panel Event November 11

 
Exclusive *LIVE* Panel Event - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE Wed, November 11, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST 

Imperial Savage and Creation Entertainment Media, alongside global industry partners and friends, will be discussing the changes in the industry as well as financing and equity opportunities in the "new normal."

This live panel will be on Zoom 11/11 at 11AM PST. Link will be provided upon registration, Filmfestivals.com readers will receive a waiver: use the promo Code: AFM  for Complimentary Panel Access. 

 

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 Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA

David Paterson - Arcady Bay Entertainment, Writer and Producer, USA

Bruno Chatelin - Co-founder of filmfestivals.com and a Festival/Market Expert , FRANCE

Cesar Garrido - Hello October, Taquillando, Piccen - Producer, PMD, Distributor, PANAMA

Grady Craig - VP of Business Development & Operations, Bondit Media Capital, USA

Taylor Owenby - Moderator, Managing Partner, Imperial Savage, Producer and Consultant, USA

 
 

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Final AFM 2020 Online lineup from Summer Hill Entertainment

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KNIGHTS OF THE NEW GATE: In the year 1381, in a temple far beneath London's infamous Newgate prison, the immortal demon Tyburn has constructed a doorway to hell, in a plot to use the forces of evil to conquer the world. Just as his plan is nearing completion, his immortal adversary Morgan takes the key to the doorway and traps Tyburn in his temple. Over six hundred years la...
 

Out of this world ! : new titles from Summer Hill Entertainment

LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE: University students, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are enjoying college life and pursuing their dreams, but in reality, they have a secret mission, to fight against invading Reptilians from outer space. One day, Ray travels back in time to 330 million years ago on Earth, to find his missing friend Tyler who has fallen into a trap set by the evil alien, Dahar. During...
 

Summer Hill Entertainment brings new titles to AFM2020

TWICEBORN: Satoru Ichijo receives a message from the spiritual world and realizes his mission is to lead humankind to happiness. He became a successful businessman while publishing spiritual messages secretly, but the devil’s temptation shakes his mind and... Genre Drama Trailer ...
TED CHALMERS President  Summer Hill Entertainment / TomCat Films LLC 
www@summerhillfilms.com / ted@summerhillfilms.com
 

Brainstorming on Film Festival Strategy for your film : AFM Networking Table with Bruno Chatelin

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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) ...

Jonathan Wolf sketched by Nesta Morgan

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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 enjoy a sense of serendipity set to music and screenings in a ballroom…

“Ahoy there…!”

… Bruno Chatelin and market users, Cinando, have set their sights on a film production Voyage.

The weather forecasts our market navigation to a place labelled by a small letter “i”

Could the “i” icon bring the “Italian Job” on board?

Would a new character label “from Russia with Love” or “Fancy French Documentary”

and a starring IFTA objectives base, go beyond a London Producers meet up?

Do the The Micro Budget Horrors of Messaging film titles in My AFM bring our convictions down to just “Dr No”
or lead us through an adventure in the unchartered export waters saved from film piracy ?

The on demand lights out brings out the stars,

“Sales companies Ahoy!”.

 

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

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Mark Gill, President & CEO, Solstice Studios? Moderated by Anthony D’Alessandro, (left) Managing Editor, Deadline WATCH THE FULL REPLAY Excerpt below 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 i...
 

AFM Day 2: Tuesday Sessions, News and Updates

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FULL PROGRAM FOR TODAY
 

Production without Borders Panel Nov 10th during Virtual AFM

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Cloud21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) are pleased to present the third annual "Production Without Borders” special event that will be held during the 2020 virtual American Film Market on November 10, 2020 at 11 a.m PST. The online event "Production Without Borders 2020" is scheduled for November 10, 2020 at 11 AM PST/Los Angeles (2 PM EST/New York). The online event will feature a panel of some of the top names and rising stars of the worldwide entertainment industry,...

 

Shoot the Book! returns to Los Angeles November 16 - 20

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Created at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, Shoot the Book! is a program that successfully brings together publishers, producers, talent agencies and studios. Shoot the Book! Los Angeles, launched in 2016, is designed as a platform dedicated to the American market to display a selection of cutting-edge IPs chosen for their potential as screen adaptations (film, television, and other digital formats). Read more about the selections in our online booklet HERE. This year, for ob...
 

RED 48 exclusive stills from Red Sea Media Inc.

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RED 48 TYRESE GIBSON | JOHN MALKOVICH | MICHAEL JAI WHITE A FORMER MARINE TURNED CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER, MUST SAVE AN IMMIGRANT CHILD FROM A CRIMINAL WHO HAS TRAPPED THEM AND OTHER HOSTAGES INSIDE A SUPERSTORE (PRODUCTION WRAPPED SEPTEMBER 2020) BROCHURE   PRODUCERS: JORDAN BECKERMAN | JORDAN YALE LEVINE (BECKY & CHICK FIGHT) ​​​​​​​...
 

Voltage Pictures is launching international sales on the heartwarming romance, Finding You at AFM2020

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Voltage Pictures is launching international sales on writer-director Brian Baugh’s (The World We Make, I’m Not Ashamed) heartwarming romance Finding You, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Voltage will begin talks on the hot title with buyers at the current American Film Market.   The film pairs rising stars Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, Katherine McNamara, Saoirse-Monica Jackson with industry heavyweights Judith Hoag, Patrick Bergin, Tom Ever...
 

AFM - Arclight Films repping international on horror-thriller THE DEVIL TO PAY

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Arclight Films is launching international sales on the acclaimed horror-thriller The Devil to Pay starring fast-rising actress Danielle Deadwyler (HBO’s “Watchmen”, FX’s “Atlanta”), Catherine Dyer (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”, The Blindside) and Jayson Warner Smith (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, American Made), it was announced today by company Chairman Gary Hamilton. Arclight Films will present the film to buyers ahead of the...
 

AFM - First Look Trailer for FATHER CHRISTMAS IS BACK starring Elizabeth Hurley, John Cleese, Kelsey Grammer

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The trailer for the new comedy FATHER CHRISTMAS IS BACK starring Elizabeth Hurley, John Cleese, and Kelsey Grammer. is ready for  AFM. UK based, MSR Media produced the film and their sales arm MSR Media International is screening the film today for worldwide buyers. Below a snapshot of the film.    Director – Philippe Martinez (VIKTOR) Cast - Elizabeth Hurley (“The Royals”...
 

Ethan Hawke boards NEW film ZEROES AND ONES by Abel Ferrara

 
CAPSTONE GROUP’S BLUE BOX INTERNATIONAL TO LAUNCH SALES AT AFM THIS WEEK LOS ANGELES, CA (November 9, 2020) Four-time Academy Award nominated actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke (First Reformed, Boyhood), Cristina Chiriac (Siberia, Tommaso) and Phil Neilson (Siberia, Ben-Hur) have joined seminal filmmaker Abel Ferrara’s (Bad Lieutenant, The Funeral, Kings Of New York) upcoming thriller Zeroes and Ones.   Both written and directed by Ferrara, filming begins in Italy later this mo...
 

AFM'20: Josh Hutcherson, Liev Schreiber announced for 'Across the river and into the trees'

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Virtual AFM’20 JOSH HUTCHERSON AND MORE JOIN LIEV SCHREIBER’S ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES Photo Credit: John Russo. Tribune Pictures and The Exchange announced today that feature movie adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s final novel and NY Times bestseller ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES just added award-winning actor Josh Hutcherson and award-winning Italian actress Sabrina Impacciatore. Propelled to stardom by the HUNGER GAMES franchise and the critically accla...
 

25 Russian companies will present over 100 projects at the American Film Market 2020

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    Twenty-five Russian content producers will present films, TV series and animation at one of the largest film markets AFM 2020, which will be held online from 9 to 13 November. ‘Russia is a long-time participant of the American Film Market. Many more Russian companies are participating in AFM this year, compared to 2019, and content makers are presenting international buyers with a wide range of new projects from different genres, from superhero movies to mystery th...
 

10 to watch from French Cinema at AFM

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10 to Watch For the seventh consecutive year, UniFrance throws the spotlight on ten French talents (including a talented duo) who are attracting acclaim at international festivals and who have now set out to conquer the global marketplace with their films. They have made the headlines at the last Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Busan and San Sebastián film festivals and/or have received the Cannes or the Annecy label. These ten talents to watch embody the best of recent French cinema ...
 

 

German Films at American Film Market 2020

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German Films will be represented at American Film Market 2020 with a digital umbrella booth, with links in place to direct you to the individual participating companies. The following world sales agents have registered: ARRI Media International, Beta Cinema, Films Boutique, Media Luna new films, Picture Tree International, Pluto Film, Rise and Shine World Sales and Sola Media. They will show German films in 16 digital market screenings. In addition to the umbrella booth and market screeni...
 

 

 

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Final AFM 2020 Online lineup from Summer Hill Entertainment

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KNIGHTS OF THE NEW GATE: In the year 1381, in a temple far beneath London's infamous Newgate prison, the immortal demon Tyburn has constructed a doorway to hell, in a plot to use the forces of evil to conquer the world. Just as his plan is nearing completion, his immortal adversary Morgan takes the key to the doorway and traps Tyburn in his temple. Over six hundred years la...
 

Out of this world ! : new titles from Summer Hill Entertainment

LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE: University students, Ray, Anna, Tyler, Halle, and Eisuke are enjoying college life and pursuing their dreams, but in reality, they have a secret mission, to fight against invading Reptilians from outer space. One day, Ray travels back in time to 330 million years ago on Earth, to find his missing friend Tyler who has fallen into a trap set by the evil alien, Dahar. During...
 

Summer Hill Entertainment brings new titles to AFM2020

TWICEBORN: Satoru Ichijo receives a message from the spiritual world and realizes his mission is to lead humankind to happiness. He became a successful businessman while publishing spiritual messages secretly, but the devil’s temptation shakes his mind and... Genre Drama Trailer ...
TED CHALMERS President  Summer Hill Entertainment / TomCat Films LLC 
www@summerhillfilms.com / ted@summerhillfilms.com

 

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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
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Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
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Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

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