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American Film Market Dailies will be covering AFM 2023 running November 31 October - 5 November, 2023  Contact us for advertising options

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

2024: November 5 – 10

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Our AFM Newsletters run each day with a bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  






AFM Sessions Day 4

The AFM Sessions on Day 4 brought together executives, thought leaders, and producers/writers from ABC/Disney, Arclight Films, Black-ish, Bridgerton, Deadline, Fortitude International, Imagine Entertainment, Participant, The Springhill Company, and more at the Hilton Santa Monica Hotel to discuss sustainability, inclusivity, sales, television, the horror genre, and more.


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Getting Your Film Made, Seen & Profitable in The Streaming Era, Pacific Stage (9:30am-11:00am)


Juliet Berman, Producer, Spiral Stairs Entertainment

Paul Scanlan, Co-Founder & CEO, Legion M

Sophia Dilley, SVP, Concord Originals


Brian Beckmann, CFO/COO, Arclight Films



Green Filmmaking: Tools for More Sustainable Production at Every Budget, Malibu Stage (10:00am-11:30am), Green Production Guide and Hollywood Climate Summit


Allison Begalman, CEO, YEA! Impact

Heidi Kindberg, Vice President, Sustainability at Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD)

Samata Pattinson, CEO, Black Pearl

Stephanie Dawson, Producer

Steve Vitolo, Founder and CEO, Scriptation


Jill Goldsmith, Co-Business Editor, Deadline



Evolving Roles & Relationships: Sales Agents and Producers, Pacific Stage (11:30am - 1:00pm)


Nadine de Barros, Co-Founder, Fortitude International

Christine Haebler, Producer, Screen Siren Pictures

Mark Padilla, President of Worldwide Sales & Acquisitions, Jack Rabbit Media LLC


Clay Epstein, President, Film Mode Entertainment



Developing, Pitching & Making Television, Malibu Stage (12:00pm - 1:30pm), Stage 32


Richard Botto, CEO, Stage 32, writer & producer

Kate Gill, SVP of Development for Paramount Television Studios

Leila Cohan, Emmy Award-nominated writer & producer (Bridgerton)

Vijal Patel, Emmy Award-nominated writer & producer (Black-ish)


Nathan Varni, Executive Director of Current Programming ABC/Disney



Modern Horror: The Genre and What Scares Us Evolve, Pacific Stage (2:30pm - 4:00pm)


Cecilia Brush, Sales Manager, Raven Banner Entertainment

Steven C. Miller, Writer/Director & CEO, Through The Heart

Bishal Dutta, Writer/Director/Producer, Independent

Paul Neinstein, Co-CEO, Project X Entertainment


Patrick Ewald, CEO, Epic Pictures



ReFraming Gender-Inclusive Hiring: How Producers are Shifting the Narrative, Malibu Stage (3:00pm - 4:30pm), ReFrame


Alexander Stegmaier, Producer/Manager, previously at Walt Disney Animation Studios

Andrew Hevia, Head of TV & Film in North America, Fabula

April Shih, Writer/Producer, Diversity Hire Ltd.

Ebony Elaine Hardin, Producer, Pretty Little Liars (ABC), Sense8 (Netflix)


Andria Wilson Mirza, Director, ReFrame



Changing Minds & Bettering Lives Through Storytelling, Pacific Stage (4:30-6:00pm)


Jamal Henderson, Chief Content Officer, The Springhill Company

Anikah McLaren, EVP of Narrative Film, Participant

Karen Lunder, President of Features, Imagine Entertainment


Robert Rippberger, Founder & Co-Executive Director, SIE Society / SIE Films


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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
7 days of networking activities
1 beachfront campus that covers it all

Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage


Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8


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