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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2018  running November 1 - November 8, 2018  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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Opening Newsletter N°3 (October 30) 
N°4 (November 2) 
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N°6 (November 4)  
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VIDEO - Interview with Jonathan Wolf on AFM 2018

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A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998.Bruno Chatelin met with Jonathan Wolf at the Loews during the 2018 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say. What kind of advice can you give first timers, and why and how should they come to the AFM... ...
 

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Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles (Nov 6-20) kicked off with awards and a loud anti trump acceptance speech

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Bruno Chatelin greeted by Festival Founder Meir Fenigstein. The Other Story which opened the festival is breaking records in Israel. Director Avi Nesher was in town to receive the hommage from the festival and introduce his film Nov 6th at the 2018 Opening Night Gala of the 32nd Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills Saban Center Cinema. Director Avi Nesher Accepting his award. Jason Blum acceptance speech triggered roaring boos when he started his anti trump remar...

 

Hear Jason Blum's anti Trump acceptation speech at the Israel Film Festival Gala Opening Ceremony

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“The great thing about this country is that you can like Trump, but I don’t have to, and I can say what I feel about it — and I don’t like it...” Blum said at Saban Theater at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center in Beverly Hills during the opening ceremony of the Israel Film Festival. He continued under loud boos, a few in the audience walked out, others approached the stage shouting "we want Trump" and shouting "Shut Up". This tumultuous ambiance w...

VIDEO - The Other Story opens Israel Film Festival, Director Avi Nesher awarded

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The Other Story The Israel festival opener is breaking records in Israel. Director Avi Nesher received the hommage from the festival  Nov 6th at the 2018 Opening Night Gala of the 32nd Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills Saban Center Cinema. ...
 

Photos & Quotes From AFM November 5 - 6, 2018

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Below please find notable quotes from industry figures that spoke in the last 24 hours during AFM’s Production and Distribution Conferences, as well as its Documentary Roundtable: PRODUCING FOR THE PRE-SALES MARKETPLACE Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard, President of Global Sales & Distribution, Storyboard  Media, LLC “What you need is a good marketing hook.”   “It’s tough out there but there are these gems. The smartest thing to do is be a smart f...
 
 

Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin celebrates in LA the launch of the French Riviera Film Festival

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The first annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two-day festival that includes screenings, VIP receptions, awards ceremony and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short-form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A pr...
 

"Production Without Borders” special event held Nov 5 at the 2018 American Film Market

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"Production Without Borders” special event was held during the 2018 American Film Market on November 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Laemmle Film Center in Santa Monica, CA (1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401). The by-invitation only event was produced by Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna. The panel featured the top names in the industry, including: Michael Benaroya, Founder, International Film Trust Michael Benaroya is a producer and founder of International Film Tru...
 

The Red Carpet Premiere in LA of The Divide

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Yesterday the cast and crew of THE DIVIDE was honored in Beverly Hills with a packed Red Carpet LA premiere of the Divide screening at Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater followed by a reception at Saddle Ranch on Sunset with the . Filmfestivals.com Guy Kennedy and Bruno Chatelin were in town to celebrate and cover. Some fences are hard to mend. Set in drought-plagued Northern California in 1976, The Divide chronicles the story of Sam Kincaid (Perry King), an aging rancher with a failing...
 

AFM Screenings & Events Update | Tuesday, Nov 6

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          Events All events require qualifying badge or ticket. See AmericanFilmMarket.com/programs-events for details. Distribution Conference Time: 9:15...
 

Independent Film & Television Alliance Elects Board of Director

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) today announced the results of its annual elections to select the Board of Directors.   The following new board members have been elected to serve for the 2018-2020 term as part of IFTA’s 20-person Board: Alison Thompson (Cornerstone Films) Nat McCormick (The Exchange) Gene George (Lionsgate) Frederick Tsui (Media Asia) Pierre David (Reel One Entertainment) Anna Marsh (StudioCanal) ...
 

Conferences and Panels November 6

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Working with the U.S. Guilds Tuesday, November 6     |     4:00pm – 5:00pm     |     AFM Studio, Loews Hotel DGA, SAGindie and WGAW representatives explain how to secure talent agreements for directors, actors and writers and make your project signatory to the guilds’ agreements. Presenters Darrien Michele Gipson, Executive Director, SAGindie Cynthia Tollett, Assistant Executive Director, Directors Guild of America Kay S. Wo...
 
 

Conferences and panels November 5

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Success Factors of Korea CG/VFX and Korea-Global Co-Production Monday, November 5     |     10:00am – 11:30am     |     AFM Studio, Loews Hotel Overview the latest technology from Korean CG/VFX which is growing sharply and rapidly. Also check out the current works of leading Korean CG/VFX companies and explore the secrets of rapid success through a Q&A session. Buyer Business Meetings will take place in Escondido...

 


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