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With Global Production Expanding AFM Kicks
Off Screening 420 Films From 70 Countries

Jonathan Wolf
  
The 2012 American Film Market (AFM) opened today and will screen more than 420 motion pictures, including 77 world premieres and 306 market premieres. Industry professionals gathered at AFM have arrived from more than 70 countries worldwide. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, commented, "Global production is steadily expanding. The AFM welcomes the producers, distributors and national organizations from every corner of the world."

Films making their World Premieres include: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, from writer/director Roman Coppola and starring Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Charlie Sheen (Independent); The Colony, starring Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton (Sierra/Affinity); Cottage Country, starring Malin Akerman and Lucy Punch (VMI Worldwide); The Frozen Ground, starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens (Voltage Pictures); Nous York, starring Leila Bekhti and Géraldine Nakache (Pathé International); The Numbers Station, starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman (Content); and Pawn, starring Nikki Reed and Ray Liotta (Red Sea Media); and Summer In February, starring Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning (Speranza13 Media). Among the 306 films set to make their Market Premieres are The ABCs of Death, starring Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Iván González (Magnolia Pictures); Come Out and Play, starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Vinessa Shaw (Celsius Entertainment); Ginger and Rosa, starring Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning (The Match Factory); Here Comes the Devil, starring Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro (MPI Media Group); Kon-Tiki, starring Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen (HanWay Films); Quartet, starring Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon, and directed by Dustin Hoffman (HanWay Films); Simon Killer, starring Brady Corbet and Mati Diop (Fortissimo Film); and Zaytoun starring Stephen Dorff and Alice Taglioni (Pathé International).

Other Market Premieres include: After, starring Steven Strait and Karolina Wydra (Jinga Films); The Assassins, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Yifei Liu and written by Bin Wang (Easternlight); Between Us, starring Melissa George, Julia Stiles, and Taye Diggs (Premiere Entertainment Group); The Body, starring Belén Rueda and Hugo Silva (DeAPlaneta Internacional); Boxing Day, starring Danny Huston and Matthew Jacobs (Independent); The Brass Teapot, starring Juno Temple, Alexis Bledel, and Annette Bening (TF1 International); Fin (The End), starring Maribel Verdu (Film Factory Entertainment); Great Expectations, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes (HanWay Films); Greetings from Tim Buckley, starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots (Celluloid Dreams); A Late Quartet, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken (WestEnd Films); The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber (K5 International); Revenge for Jolly!, starring Elijah Wood, Ryan Phillippe, and Kristen Wiig (Highland Film Group); Spring Breakers, starring James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens (Kinology); Thanks for Sharing, starring Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow and written by Stuart Blumberg (Voltage Pictures); What Maisie Knew, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Julianne Moore (Fortissimo Film); and Writers, starring Greg Kinnear, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Connelly, and Lily Collins, (The Solution Entertainment Group).

About the AFM
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market, Oct. 31 – Nov. 7, 2012. The global film industry converges in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making on films in every stage of development and production, as well as screenings, conferences, networking and parties.

With 8,000 industry leaders from more than 70 countries, 700 screenings and the industry's largest Conference Series, AFM is the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers, directors, distributors, financiers, industry executives, producers, talent, writers, the international media and all those who provide services to the worldwide motion picture industry.

The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance®, the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry and the voice and advocate for the Independents worldwide.

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Available in nine languages, The Film Catalogue lists more than 6,000 recent motion pictures and projects, making it the world's most extensive online resource for producers, distributors and buyers. The Film Catalogue's advanced search tools allow users to browse or search for films by language, production status, year of completion, budget, director, cast, company, title and genre. Users can also track changes to the catalogue by searching new updates within the past day, week, month or quarter. The site operates year-round and includes market line-ups at AFM, EFM, Filmart and Cannes.


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