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AFM Launches Five-day Conference Series22 Jun, 2011 By: Billy Gil
The American Film Market, or AFM, has launched a five-day conference program at the 2011 AFM, which takes place Nov. 2 to 9 at and nearby the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.
The conference series runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily Nov. 4-8. Topics will include finance, production, marketing, distribution and pitching. Additionally an Industry Conversations program includes 14 intimate discussions with industry experts, free to attendees, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. daily from Nov. 2-8.
“The AFM Conference Series and Industry Conversations are two significant initiatives that will bring greater value and benefit to our thousands of attendees,” said Jonathan Wolf, EVP of the Independent Film & Television Alliance and managing director of the AFM. “The AFM is unique as it’s the only event in North America that attracts thousands of leaders in motion pictures from more than 70 countries, giving us the opportunity to curate terrific conferences with top talent from both Hollywood and around the world.”
The conference series will be held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, near the Loews in Santa Monica. For a listing of the conferences and more information, visit www.AmericanFilmMarket.com/conferences.