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American Film Market

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

Michael Rose | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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, ...