AFM Announces 2013 Conference Series, Launches Producers Forum

The American Film Market announces topics and schedule as well as introducing the Producers Forum, a new program for experienced producers to learn and network.

Los Angeles, CA -- The American Film Market (AFM), set for November 6 -13, 2013 in Santa Monica, announced its launch of the AFM Producers Forum as well as this year’s topics and schedule for the AFM Conference Series. 

The 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.

“The 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.

Also 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, Marketing and Distribution. Sessions will focus on crowd-funding, crowd-sourcing audiences, film festivals, video on demand and more.

AFM 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 time.

Source: Independent Film & Television Alliance

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