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AFM Conference Introduction
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AFM, YOU SAY, WHAT'S THAT AND WHY ATTEND?

What is the AFM you might say?  Well, it's the American Film Market where the business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak for eight (8) days in Santa Monica, California at the elegant Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and the Le Merigot Beach Hotel are converted into a busy marketplace.   According to Managing Director, Jonathan Wolf, 2006 is the biggest year yet with over 8,000 industry leaders attending and participants from over 70 countries including acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, and the world's press to cover this fantastic event in which the majority of the year's independent feature films are bought and sold for distribution through the global independent motion picture market.

The AFM additionally includes a varying degree of screenings of films at all 23 screens of the Santa Monica Promenade and screenings rooms around the city of Santa Monica.  Gathering over 900 screenings of approximately 500 films - basically, 31 new films every two hours - with most of them being U.S. premieres.  Such as the Indie film, I-See-You.com helmed by Writer/Director, Eric Steven Stahl, and starring renowned actor, Beau Bridges.  

In addition, to the industry leaders, other conference attendees are treated to a vast area of seminars on the business of independent filmmaking and the global independent motion picture marketplace from a Film Financing Conference with panelists such as Tom Pollock, President, Montecito Picture Company, former Chairman of MCA/Universal Motion Picture Group and executive vice-president of MCA, Inc., and Producer, Bob Yari, principle, Yari Film Group, and distribution panels such as Cassian Elwes, Senior Vice-President, William Morris Agency, Bo Hyde, Chairman, CEO, co-Founder, Cherry Road Films, and Diane Weyermann, Executive Vice-President of Documentary Production, Participant Productions.  From creative related seminars such as Writing for the Marketplace: How are trends determining content for the marketplace with such panelists as acclaimed screenwriters such as Billy Ray, Co-Writer/Director, Breach, Co-Writer, Flightplan; Writer/Director, Shattered Glass.  Doug Atchison, Writer/Director, Akeelah and the Bee; Writer/Director, Outspoken, Co-Writer, Spinning Into Butter.  Jessica Bendinger, Writer/Director, Stick It; Writer/Co-Producer, Bring It On; Co-Writer, First Daughter, Aquamarine; Writer, Sex and the City, Ted Elliot, Co-Writer, Pirates of the Caribbean; The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest; Co-Writer/Co-Producer, Shrek, and finally, Tyger Williams, Writer/Co-Producer, Menace II Society.  

The American Film Market where the future of independent motion picture production and distribution is defined every year.  For any one wanting to be in the motion picture industry it is a must attend.  See you there for 2007.

  December 14, 2018

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