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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2019  running November 6 - November 13, 2019  SANTA MONICA

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

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Pre roll newsletter N° 2 (October  25) 
Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

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

 

 

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

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2019 AFM Palisades Stage at Loews

The Palisades Stage hosts discussions that explore specialized topics and timely issues, and presentations from industry experts. Access with any AFM badge until full. Due to limited space, tickets are not available.

Orientation

Wednesday, November 6     |     3:00pm – 4:30pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Learn how the market works and the best way to connect with the AFM’s 400+ production/distribution companies. We recommend reading How to Work the AFM in advance.

Speaker
Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director, American Film Market

The Importance of Script Supervision

Saturday, November 9     |     9:30am – 11:00am     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Presenter
Randi Feldman, Founder, Cinema Workshops

Orientation

Saturday, November 9     |     3:00pm – 4:30pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Learn how the market works and the best way to connect with the AFM’s 400+ production/distribution companies. We recommend reading How to Work the AFM in advance.

Speaker
Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director, American Film Market

Storytelling in the Global Marketplace

Presented in partnership with Women In Film.

Saturday, November 9     |     5:00pm – 6:30pm     |     Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Shooting Intimate Scenes

Sunday, November 10     |     9:30am – 11:00am     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

The importance of safety on set while shooting intimate scenes has come sharply into focus in recent years thanks to the #MeToo movement. Some of the topics to be covered include: what does an intimacy coordinator do and how does the process work, what are the SAG nudity guidelines, closed set best practices, dealing with nudity riders, how to be an on-set advocate and ally for LGBTQ+ cast members, and how to make your sets safer even if you can’t afford an intimacy coordinator.

Presenter
Amanda Blumenthal, Intimacy Coordinator, “Euphoria,” “The L Word: Generation Q,” “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” and Founder of Intimacy Professionals Association

Building a Marketing Toolkit for Independent Features

Sunday, November 10     |     11:30am – 1:00pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Motion picture marketing executives will walk you through the key pieces of a successful marketing plan and how the filmmaker can help deliver the necessary elements. Marketing opportunities on every film are frequently overlooked by filmmakers during production. Learn how to capture everything needed for the ideal marketing toolkit.

Speakers
Russell Schwartz, President, Pandemic Marketing Group
Katherine MacDonald, SVP, Animation, Paramount Pictures

The Passion of the Film: Reaching the Faith and Family Community through Film Festivals

Sunday, November 10     |     2:30pm – 4:00pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Film festivals play an important role in consumer marketing. They create awareness, frequently generate positive reviews, and a “festival selection” helps brand the film. This discussion will explore the festivals and strategies to best reach the faith & family community.

Panelists
Emmanuel Itier, President, The Wonderland Group, Producer, “The Invocation,” “Femme”
Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, Director, Pauline Center for Media Studies & member of Ecumenical Juries: Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Locarno Festival, more
Suzy Sammons, Editor-in-Chief, Giving Company
Gregg Schwenk, CEO/Executive Director, Newport Beach Film Festival

Moderator
Barbara Mudge, President & Founder, Worldwide Film Entertainment

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Sunday, November 10     |     5:00pm – 6:30pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Everything You Need To Know About Production Incentives

Monday, November 11     |     11:30pm – 1:00pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Everyone is chasing free money but will qualifying for these incentives be disruptive to your production plan? Come hear a very inclusive overview of production incentives and the difference between tax credits, rebates and grants. Learn about the different legal structures a producer may need to consider when utilizing these incentives, especially as it pertains to tax compliance, financial reporting, and profit participation.

Presenter
John Hadity, Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions

Producing Passion Documentaries

Monday, November 11     |     2:30pm – 4:00pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Audiences are seeking out more documentaries than ever before. What elements will help a doc stand out? Producers and distributors will discuss producing for success in the documentary marketplace.

Panelists
Trevor Crafts, CEO, Macrocosm
Amanda Marshall, Producer, Cold Iron Pictures
Alysa Nahmias, Producer, Ajna Films
Megan Gilbride, Producer, “Tower,” “Where Do Soldiers Come From”

Distributing & Monetizing Feature Documentaries

Monday, November 11     |     5:00pm – 6:30pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

The Documentary marketplace is quickly transforming. New platforms and alliances are providing opportunities for stories that can support a long-form treatment. Producers and distributors will examine the diverse sources of revenue and discuss which co-production models can achieve success.

Speakers
Josh Braun, Co-President, Submarine Entertainment
Alexandra Johnes, Producer, Very Special Projects
Melanie Miller, Co-Founder/Producer, Fishbowl Films
Evan Saxon, Head of West Coast Acquisitions and Business Development, Abramorama

Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers

Tuesday, November 12     |     11:30pm – 1:00pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Presenter
Richard Botto, Founder & CEO, Stage 32

Boosting Your Micro-Budget

Tuesday, November 12     |     2:30pm – 4:00pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

High quality micro-budget films are no longer a novelty, making it essential for producers to follow the key principles of producing for the marketplace. Learn from experts how to maximize every dollar and how to create a small film that will be destined for big success.

Speakers
Joy Ganes, Producer, “Premature”, “I’ll Meet You There”
Benjamin Wiessner, Producer, “Thunder Road,” “Disfluency,” “In a Silent Way”

Respecting the Genre: Why Do Some Horror Films Work While Others Don’t?

Tuesday, November 12     |     5:00pm – 6:30pm     |    Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel

Hundreds of horror films are made every year but only a few really stand out. Why is that? What makes the successful films resonate? Producers, distributors and influencers will explore what makes the genre work for global audiences at every level, from marketing to release to longevity in the horror community.

Speakers
Natalie Metzger, VP of Development & Production, Vanishing Angle
Patrick Ewald, CEO, Epic Pictures

 

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