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American Film Market
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020
The American Film Market--which this year has been transformed into AFM 2020 Online due to the pandemic--delved into varied topics this week while still managing to make a significant virtual footprint, drawing participants from 78 countries. That’s more nations than any in-person AFM confab in...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020
Ahead of its kick-off next week, the American Film Market (AFM®) has added new topics and speakers to the expansive AFM 2020 Online programming lineup that will bring 70+ sessions and 200 speakers over five days, November 9-13, alongside the AFM’s marketplace and screenings at AFM2020.online...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
The 40th edition of the recently concluded (11/6-13) American Film Market (AFM) featured varied new wrinkles, among the most brand new being its first ever Television Conference, which in some respects reflected the forward-looking orientation of the overall event. A prime example at the half-...
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
A variation of the glass either being half full or half empty argument--underscoring perceptions of quantity and how they translate to assessments of quality--emerged at the American Film Market’s (AFM) LocationEXPO, held November 3-6 in Santa Monica.
While the glass was far from being...
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Amidst a week-plus of wheeling and dealing on completed features as well as projects in various stages of development, the 2018 American Film Market (AFM)--which wraps today (11/7) in Santa Monica--delivered much more in its distribution pipeline than just content for theaters and digital...
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Known for drumming up business, the recently concluded American Film Market & Conferences also generated food for thought, particularly during an AFM session presented in partnership with the Alliance of Women Directors. Titled “The Future Is Female,” the panel discussion identified problems...
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Discovering a great script and/or director is not enough, according to Mark Ankner, partner of global finance and distribution at WME. While finding a project is “one of the biggest thrills,” said Ankner, “a great film is all about the producer. If you have a great script, you need a great...
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
Financial success for faith-based films is hardly a revelation. But certainly punctuating their viability was War Room which in its second weekend of release topped box office returns with $12.6 million during Labor Day weekend. A Christian film from Sony...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015
The American Film Market (AFM) has unveiled its full list of screenings, including 80 world and 324 market premieres, for the upcoming edition running November 4-11 in Santa Monica. Over 400 films are scheduled to be screened with more expected to be confirmed as...