Magazine article Screen International

AFM Conferences to Spotlight Innovators, Monetising Docs, LGBTQ Content, Intimacy Scenes

Magazine article Screen International

AFM Conferences to Spotlight Innovators, Monetising Docs, LGBTQ Content, Intimacy Scenes

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AFM’s 40th anniversary market runs November 6-13.

Industry innovators, international pre-sales, and diverse content will come under the spotlight during the AFM Conferences at the American Film Market in Santa Monica next month.

The conferences kick off on November 8 at the Fairmont Hotel when Picturestart CEO Erik Feig, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema founder Tim League, Wattpad Studios head Aron Levitz, and Neon CEO Tom Quinn will take part in a session called Breaking The Mold: The Innovators.

The Producing For The International Pre-sales Marketplace panel features Cold Iron Pictures CEO Miranda Bailey, The H Collective president of production Sherryl Clark, Cornerstone Films co-president Mark Gooder, and Nat McCormick, executive vice-president of worldwide distribution at The Exchange.

As part of its new Television Conference, network executives including Disney’s vice-president of original programming Lauren Kisilevsky, the History Channel’s vice-president of development and programming Mike Stiller, and Lifetime Original Movie’s vice-president of programming Tia Maggini will discuss their feature-length programming needs and priorities.

Producer Effie Brown will join AFM’s Pitch Conference as a panellist and advisor, while new speakers for the Immersive Summit presented by Winston Baker include Rick Hack, head of media and entertainment partnerships, Intel Studios, Laura Hertzfeld, director of XR partnerships, Verizon Media’s Yahoo! …

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