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AFM 2018 – ENCHANTING FIRST LOOK: RUSSELL BRAND STARS IN THE FAMILY ADVENTURE FOUR KIDS AND IT; 13 FILMS HANDLING WORLDWIDE SALES AT AFM

ENCHANTING FIRST LOOK FROM ‘FOUR KIDS AT IT’   RUSSELL BRAND STARS IN THE FAMILY ADVENTURE ‘FOUR KIDS AND IT’ 13 FILMS HANDLING WORLDWIDE SALES AT AFM   Russell Brand stars in the anticipated, enchanting FOUR KIDS AND IT along with Paula Patton, Matthew Goode, and Michael Caine. The story follows four children who are horrified to learn that their beach […]

AFM 2018: FIRST LOOK – Jessica Chastain in Voltage Pictures’ EVE

FIRST LOOK PHOTO FROM VOLTAGE PICTURES’ EVE   Starring JESSICA CHASTAIN, COLIN FARRELL, COMMON, JOHN MALKOVICH, GEENA DAVIS and JOAN CHEN VOLTAGE PICTURES INTRODUCING TO BUYERS AT AFM Eve (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. when a job goes dangerously wrong […]

AFM 2018 – BRAND NEW TITLE – CORTO MALTESE // DAVIS FILMS AND TRIPICTURES TO PRODUCE

DAVIS FILMS AND TRIPICTURES TO PRODUCE CHRISTOPHE GANS’ EPIC ACTION ADVENTURE “CORTO MALTESE”   CAPSTONE GROUP LOCKED IN FOR INTERNATIONAL SALES Beverly Hills, CA (November 1, 2018) – Decorated French director Christophe Gans (Beauty and the Beast, Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf) has been tapped to direct the epic adventure feature co-production Corto Maltese based on the script by William Schneider, it was announced today by producer […]

AFM Opens with New Buyers & Exhibitors, Panels & 400+ Screenings

AFM® OPENS WITH NEW BUYERS AND EXHIBITORS BIGGEST PROGRAMMING LINEUP TO DATE MORE THAN 400 SCREENINGS DEDICATED FOUR-DAY LOCATIONEXPO®   Los Angeles, CA –  October 30, 2018 — The American Film Market® (AFM®) will open the doors for its 39th installment tomorrow, October 31.  Thousands of global film industry players, including finance, production, sales and distribution executives […]

AFM Expands LocationEXPO – 60+ Film Commissions to Partake

60+ FILM COMMISSIONS, PRODUCTION SERVICES & FACILITIES SET FOR LOCATIONEXPO AT AFM NOVEMBER 3-6 Los Angeles, CA – October 24, 2018 – LocationEXPO®, launched in 2017, will have an even bigger presence at this year’s American Film Market. Taking place over four days of the market – November 3 – 6 – more than 60 […]

Amazon, FilmNation, STX Speakers Added; 60 New Exhibiting Companies Announced

EXECUTIVES FROM AMAZON, FACEBOOK, FILMNATION, PARAMOUNT, PARTICIPANT MEDIA, STX AND MORE JOIN AMERICAN FILM MARKET® SPEAKER LINEUP   Over 60 Exhibiting Companies from 15 Countries New for 2018   Los Angeles, CA – October 23, 2018 – The American Film Market® announced today additional speakers confirmed for its expanded programming of Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events.  […]

AFM Announces New Buyers Set for 2018

70+ BUYING COMPANIES FROM 28 COUNTRIES NEW TO 2018 AMERICAN FILM MARKET® Official Artwork for 39th AFM Revealed   Los Angeles, CA – October 16, 2018 – The 39th American Film Market® (AFM®), set for October 31-November 7 in Santa Monica, announced today that more than 70 companies from 28 countries will be attending AFM for the […]

IFTA’s Jean Prewitt and MPAA’s Charles Rivkin to Open AFM Conference Series — AFM Programming Announced

AMERICAN FILM MARKET® ANNOUNCES EXPANDED PROGRAMMING FOR 39th EDITION   IFTA’s Jean Prewitt and MPAA’s Charles Rivkin to Open the Global Perspective Conference   Panels and Partners include Gender Diversity with ReFrame, Horror with Dread Central, Micro-Budget with Slamdance, Distribution in China with UCFTI, and a new Blockchain Conference   Los Angeles, CA – September 12, 2018 […]

SAG-AFTRA Statement on Unanimous Passage of the Music Modernization Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2018) – SAG-AFTRA commends the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously passing the Music Modernization Act [H.R. 5447] today. SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White said the following: “Today’s vote by the House is an encouraging sign that our singers, sound recording artists and songwriters will, at last, be justly compensated for […]

SAG-AFTRA Honors David Hartley-Margolin With Howard Keel Award

Los Angeles (September 27, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA announced today that David Hartley-Margolin will be the 2016 recipient of the Howard Keel Award for his significant contributions to the union. The Howard Keel Award is the highest honor given by the SAG-AFTRA Committee of Locals, and will be presented in Los Angeles at the Committee of […]

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris Statement On Gov. Brown Signing AB 1687

Los Angeles (September 24, 2016) — “Gov. Jerry Brown today stood with thousands of film and television professionals and concerned Californians who urged him to sign AB 1687, a California law that will help prevent age discrimination in film and television casting and hiring,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “On behalf of everyone in the […]

SAG-AFTRA Welcomes Chicago’s Better Government Association Employees into Union

CHICAGO (Sept. 1, 2016) — The employees at the Better Government Association in Chicago today voted unanimously to join SAG-AFTRA. The successful vote means the staff will join more than 160,000 media professionals in the union, paving the way for BGA employees to negotiate a first contract. “We’re glad to join the SAG-AFTRA family, especially […]