The AFM 2010 American Film Market in Santa Monica, California kicks off Wednesday, November 3rd through Wednesday, November 10, 2010. The premiere film market for independent film in the United States and the world AFM is on par with the Cannes Film Market of the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market, Sundance and now Toronto Film Festival as the mandatory stop for foreign sales agents, independent film producers, distributors, film buyers, producers representatives and production companies. Productions with large film budgets to smaller movie budgets are represented here and every level of film budget in between representing the entire breadth and scale of the worlwide film production industry.
Worlwide Film Business
With the exponential growth in overseas (non-US domestic) theatrical and television outlets and demand, the AFM grew out of a need to represent buyers and sellers armed with finished films, screeners, scripts, film budgets and finance plans in a professional format and centralized location to conduct an incredible amount of business in a short period of time. In order to fill supply chains built up by the demand from growing terrestrial, satellite, cable, DVD, pay-per-view globally, distributors have come to rely on the strength of the film business market presence and concentration that the American Film Market offers.
Global Entertainment Companies
Over 8,000 film executives and professionals from all regions of the globe come to participate in the industry’s ultimate film buying and selling event. More than 400 production companies, distribution companies, foreign sales agencies and related firms are indeed in attendance with their screenplays, film budgets and finance plans, finished films and a film budget for marketing P & A, expanding their involvement in the current product pipeline business for movies, film, television, new media and all their related outlets.
Conferences, Seminars, Meetings
AFM likewise presents an ideal opportunity for filmmakers and movie industry pros to network, exchange ideas, movie budgets and product information. Top notch conferences and seminars are held each year on film finance, foreign sales, movie marketing, film tax incentives, film tax credits, movie funds and film production. This year is no exception with panels from industry leaders in film financing and heavyweights like Harvey Weinstein on the current state of filmmaking today.
Nowhere in North America will the film industry see a greater collection of film professionals dedicated to the production, finance, marketing and distribution of indie film and television.
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