Oct 31, 2011
The 2011 American Film Market announced today that Academy Award®
and Golden Globe®-nominated Rob Reiner, director and co-writer of
“Summer at Dog Dave’s” (Voltage Pictures); talent from the film “Columbus
Circle” (Lightning Entertainment), including producer, co-writer and star Kevin
Pollak, star Selma Blair and director George Gallo; and producer Lauren Shuler
Donner will be among those featured as part of the AFM’s new Industry
These intimate and exclusive sessions will spotlight many of the
film industry’s prominent players, giving AFM attendees a rare opportunity to
hear directly from key Hollywood
and global players through candid discussions.
Industry Conversations will be offered free to market attendees daily
from Nov. 2-8 (entrance is limited by capacity).
of the Industry Conversations program include:
3 November, 2011:
Circle” – A Conversation with Actor Kevin Pollak (co-writer &
producer), Actress Selma
Blair, director and co-writer George Gallo; TBD executive from Lightning
Entertainment or another Producer.
“Columbus Circle” is a stylish and
riveting thriller about a reclusive young heiress, Abigail, who lives a guarded
and sheltered life in a luxurious New
York penthouse. But when she is befriended by Lillian
and Charlie, the glamorous new owners of the apartment next door, Abigail’s
safe and secure existence is suddenly threatened. The film stars Selma Blair,
Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi, Jason Lee and Kevin Pollak. (Lightning Entertainment;
American Film Market World Premiere).
4 November, 2011:
- Flights. Camera. Action. How to make it all happen –
A Conversation with Bertram von Munster,
Co-creator and Executive Producer, “The Amazing Race.” Hosted by Jack
Gonzales, Former Travel Director, Sony Pictures.
- The Producer's Vision: A Conversation with Colombian
Producer Rodrigo Guerrero Rojas, Producer,
“Maria Full of Grace,” “Contracorriente (Undertow),” “La Cara Oculta.” Hosted by Bertrand Moullier, Naval
Conseil, FIAPF Senior Expert for International Affairs.
With the support of FIAPF – The
International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
Saturday, 5 November, 2011
Presents: A Conversation with Lauren Shuler Donner, Producer, “X-Men” franchise, “The
Secret Life of Bees,” “Any Given Sunday,” “You've Got Mail,” “St. Elmo's
Fire.” Hosted by William Stuart, President, Aurora Productions.
Sunday, 6 November, 2011
- “Summer at Dog Dave’s” – A Conversation with Director/Co-Writer Rob Reiner
A formerly famous
western writer attempts to rediscover the talent that made him great in a small
rural town. In doing so, he helps a young girl find her wild imagination and
helps her mother find love once more. Film
stars Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen and Madeline Carroll.
(Voltage Pictures, film is currently in post-production)
Monday, 7 November, 2011
- From the
Trenches: The Director's Viewpoint with Jon Amiel, Director, “Creation,”
“Entrapment,” “The Man Who Knew Too Little,” “Copycat,” “Sommersby,” “The
Core,” and for television “The Tudors,” “The Borgias,” and “The Singing
Detective.” Hosted by John Alan
Simon, Writer/ Director, “Radio Free Albemuth;” Producer, “The Getaway;”
Former Staff Writer, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Member, BAFTA/LA
Board of Directors.
Presented by British Academy
of Film & Television Arts – Los
For the full schedule of Industry
Conversations, visit: http://www.americanfilmmarket.com/industry-conversations
The business of independent motion
picture production and distribution – a truly collaborative process – reaches
its peak every year at the AFM, when more than 8,000 industry leaders converge
in Santa Monica
for eight days of deal-making, screenings, conferences, premieres, networking
and parties. Participants come from more
than 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents,
attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film
commissioners, producers, writers, the world's press and all those who provide
services to the motion picture industry.