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China's Film Industry Gathers in Santa Monica To Kick Off the Annual American Film Market

Ben Arnon | Posted 11.07.2016 | Media
Ben Arnon

Photo: © Ben Arnon 2016 The American Film Market & Conferences (AFM) kicked off today with its annual conference. Leaders from China's film industr...

Funding Films Today

Ben Arnon | Posted 11.07.2016 | Media
Ben Arnon

On Sunday the American Film Market (AFM) hosted the second Finance Conference of their market. Topics included 'Producing Studio Films with Independ...

The Art of the Film Pitch

Ben Arnon | Posted 11.07.2016 | Media
Ben Arnon

Established and budding filmmakers gathered on Saturday at the American Film Market (AFM) for the annual Pitch Conference. Many writers and producers...

The Future of Global Film Finance

Ben Arnon | Posted 11.05.2016 | Media
Ben Arnon

Leading CEOs, filmmakers, financiers and studio executives converged on Friday at the American Film Market (AFM) for the annual Global Film Finance Co...

How to Get the Most Out of the Film Market: A Chat with the AFM's Jonathan Wolf

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

It's undeniable that an independent cinema industry cannot exist without the right film markets. While some filmmakers can get lost and won't do their...

The Importance of Sales Agents for Your Indie Film - Wisdom from the AFM

Michael Rose | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Michael Rose

The increasing dependence on foreign pre-sales as part of a film's financing package was the focus of a conference panel at this year's American Film Market in Santa Monica.

Elvis, Nixon and Snowden Entice Buyers at 35th American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Elvis's presence was in the building at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica for the annual eight day American Film Market (AFM) hoping to convince the 1,670 buyers from over 70 countries to buy the rights to the upcoming film "Elvis and Nixon" starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon.

Social Media Is a Major Game Changer for Independent Film

Britt Michaelian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Britt Michaelian

We are at a crossroads in many areas of society right now, but in this moment the world of independent film is perched on the forefront of incredible change and opportunity.

Opportunities Abound at the American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

The good news from mostly upbeat panelists was that money is loosening up and the trauma of the global economic collapse seems to be over.

Immigration, Nightmares in Parenting, and Middle Class Mexico on the Silver Screen at AFI

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

The AFI Fest wrapped up on November 8th in Hollywood. The 40th annual festival revealed itself again as one of the globe's superior events for accessing works by both veteran and emerging voices in Latino and Latin American film.

Indie Filmmakers Storm the Beach at American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

When Warner Bros. took a pass on his latest film, The Ides of March, George Clooney refused to give up. He sauntered down to the annual American Film Market and started to pitch his project to an endless succession of buyers from around the world.

As Studios Cut Back, Wanna-Be Investors Flock To Hollywood

nytimes.com | MICHAEL CIEPLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- When Timmy Thompson, who made a lot of his money in oil field services, took a close look at the movie business a couple of years ago, ...