Friday, Nov. 11, 2022

Is it better to avoid preaching to the choir or to listen to its members sing? That’s one of the figurative queries to emerge from a session--titled “When Films Change the World”--at the American Film Market (AFM), which wrapped earlier this week.

“When Films Change the World” panelist...

Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

Is it better to avoid preaching to the choir or to listen to its members sing? That’s one of the figurative queries to emerge from a session titled “When Films Change the World,” which kicked off Thursday (11/3) proceedings at the American Film Market (AFM), a confab which got underway on...

Tuesday, May. 3, 2022

Jonathan Wolf, managing director of the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s (IFTA) American Film Market (AFM) and EVP of IFTA, will step down when his current term ends on June 30, 2022.  Wolf, who has led the AFM for 24 years, will continue on as an advisor through the 2022 AFM, which...

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

The American Film Market (AFM), which moved its 2021 edition entirely online with hopes of reconvening in person next year, still managed to facilitate business and delve into issues of relevance during its recently wrapped five-day (11/1-5) event.

Among the topics/issues addressed was...

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...

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