Increase in Buyers - and Buying Countries - Boost AFM Numbers in 2012 32 weeks ago
The 2012 American Film Market has recorded an increase in buyers of 6 percent (1,616 versus 1,523 a year ago) and welcomed 35 more...
By Liza Foreman
The annual American Film Market in Santa Monica is one of the biggest film markets of the year
The 2012 American Film Market, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Santa Monica, is experiencing a surge in buying companies that will be attending for the first time
The American Film Market will feature more than 50 new exhibiting companies this year
Company hopes to acquire between 25 to 40 films a year, mostly for VOD and digital streaming
Co-starring Danny Huston, the film tells the story of the King of Rock's White House visit
The horror film stars newcomer Gretchen Lodge and debuted at this year's Toronto International Film Festival
At AFM, distributor picks up non-UK rights to Mike Figgis movie, which also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Brendan Fraser and Christina Hendricks
"Seven Below" centers on group of strangers who seek refuge in a remote house
"Magic Mike" stars Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer; Warner Bros. will release in the U.S.
Studio acquires "Bel Ami," a drawing-room drama also starring Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas
Three-year deal includes films such as "Now You See Me" with Jesse Eisenberg and the remake of "Highlander"
Sci-fi film about a journey to a Jupiter moon is received warmly at AFM
Hannibal Classics' action movie will start shooting early in 2012
Susan Jackson's Freestyle Digital Media will distribute indie films on VOD, pay TV and into specialty markets
AFM's managing director projects that $800 million of business will be conducted at the eight-day market
Attendance is up 6 percent at the 10-day festival, backers say
Company picks up the North American distribution rights to Mark Landsman's music documentary
Tom Vaughan will direct the action comedy from a script co-written by Allan Loeb and Steven Pearl
Film adaptation of James Sallis' thriller stars Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gossling and will be released next year by Peter Schlessel and Bob Berney's distribution company
Jonathan Glazer will direct and co-write an adaptation of Michael Faber's novel "Under the Skin"
The Favorite Film Pitch contest is in conjunction with the People's Choice Awards
Company signs deals for McGregor's "The Electric Slide" and Hines' "Serious Moonlight."
Plans 2010 release for "Sex and Lucia" director's drama.
Films include completed projects with Reeves, Owen, and Jackson.
Drama features Phillips, Seymour, and Somerhalder.
Jonathan Wolf predicts that pre-production sales will increase.
Big-budget zombie movie gets so lost in its global scale that it doesn't give us a flesh-and-blood hero who makes it all matter, despite Brad Pitt's best efforts