Jul 31, 2013
American Film Market (AFM), set for
November 6 -13, 2013 in Santa Monica, announces its launch of the AFM Producers Forum as well as this
year’s topics and schedule for the AFM Conference Series.
AFM Producers Forum is a new program for experienced producers from around the
world to learn and network at the AFM. The Forum will include 16
educational sessions with experts and global thought leaders discussing a wide
range of topics that may include co-productions
in China and India, working with sales agents, production incentives, and working with U.S. guilds. Each day’s
sessions will be followed by a private, hosted networking reception.
new AFM Producers Forum will provide experienced producers with knowledge on a
wide range of topics that are most important to working professionals along with
exclusive social activities.” said Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director.
“We are looking forward to hosting the global film industry’s best and
brightest with this new program.
confirmed is this year’s AFM Conference Series, which will run from Friday,
November 8 through Tuesday, November 12. Conference topics include:
Finance, Pitch, Production, Marketinand Distribution. Sessions will
focus on crowd-funding, crowd-sourcing audiences, film festivals, video on
demand and more.
also announces that JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) and UniJapan are
creating a 2,000 square foot Japan Pavilion and, after a three year absence,
Unifrance will return to the AFM. Among new exhibitors, Panorama Media
and Relativity Media will participate in the American Film Market for the first
the latest information and to register, industry professionals should visit www.AmericanFilmMarket.com/attendee (film buyers: please
visit www.AmericanFilmMarket.com/buyer). Connect with
AFM at www.facebook.com/AmericanFilmMarket and follow
@AFMOFFICIAL on Twitter and join the conversation using #AFM2013.
About the American Film Market
The business of independent motion
picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the American
Film Market. The global film industry converges in Santa Monica for eight
days of deal-making on films in every stage of
development and production, as well as screenings, conferences, networking and
With 8,000 industry leaders from more
than 70 countries, 700 screenings and the industry’s largest Conference Series,
AFM is the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers, directors,
distributors, financiers, industry executives, producers, talent, writers, the
international media and all those who provide services to the worldwide motion
The AFM is produced by the Independent
Film & Television Alliance®.
About The Independent Film &
Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade
association for the independent motion picture and television programming
industry and the voice and advocate for the Independents worldwide.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents more than 150 member
companies from 23 countries, consisting of independent production and
distribution companies, sales agents, television companies and financial
institutions engaged in film finance. IFTA is dedicated to protecting and
strengthening its Members’ ability to finance, produce, market and distribute
independent films and television programs in an ever-changing and challenging
IFTA members produce more than 400
independent films and countless hours of television programming generating more
than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. Visit www.IFTA-online.org for more.