Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 13, 2010– The 31st American Film Market (AFM) AmericanFilmMarket.com from Nov. 3-10 will screen 409 motion pictures, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from 70-plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.
Films making their world premieres include Age of Heroes starring Sean Bean,Danny Dyer, Izabella Miko and James D’Arcy (ContentFilm International); Love, Wedding, Marriage starring James Brolin, Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz and Jane Seymour (Echo Bridge Entertainment); Dirty Girl starring Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen and Dwight Yoakam (The Salt Company);Little Murder starring Josh Lucas, Terrence Howard and Lake Bell (Parlay Films); The Warrior’s Waystarring Geoffrey Rush, Kate Bosworth and Jang Dong Gun (Kathy Morgan International); and Yamada The Samurai of Ayothayastarring Seigi Ozeki and Kanokkorn Jaichuen (Golden Network Asia Limited).
Among the 287 films set to make their market premieres are: Jack Goes Boating starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Ryan (Celluloid Dreams); Barney’s Version starring Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman and Minnie Driver (Essential Entertainment); Rabbit HolestarringNicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest (Affinity International);What’s Wrong With Virginia starring Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Emma Roberts (Inferno);LennoNYCwith John Lennon (Ealing Studios International); I Want to Be a Soldier starring Danny Glover and Robert Englund (Epic Pictures Group); Little White Lies starring François Cluzet and Marion Cotillard (EuropaCorp);The Dry Land starring America Ferrera and Wilmer Valderrama (Maya Entertainment); and Bouncing Cats with Common, Will.I.Am, and Mos Def (Red Bull Media House).
Other market premieres include The Resident starring Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher Lee and Lee Pace (Exclusive Films International, Ltd.); Super starring Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon (HanWay Films); Oranges and Sunshine starring Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham (Icon Entertainment); Henry’s Crime starring Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan (Parlay Films);The Whistleblowerstarring Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn and Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Voltage Pictures);The Way Back starring Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan and Colin Farrell (Exclusive Films International, Ltd.).
For a complete list of the films and the screening schedule, visit TheFilmCatalogue.com. This year 20 films will be presented in 3D. Additionally, 40 plus films not listed in The Film Catalogue will have their world or market premieres during AFM. Those films will be announced by their respective companies on the eve of the market.
About The Film Catalogue
Available in nine languages, The Film Catalogue lists more than 4,000 recent motion pictures and projects, making it the world’s most extensive online resource for producers, distributors and buyers. The Film Catalogue 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 EFM, Filmart and Cannes.
About the AFM
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution — a truly collaborative process — reaches its peak every year at the AFM when more than 7,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, seminars, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
Founded in 1981, the AFM quickly became the premier global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed — on both completed films and those that haven’t started shooting yet — making AFM the must-attend industry event.
The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. More information can be found at www.ifta-online.org.
About AFI Fest
AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media. Celebrating its 24th year as a program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST presented by Audi will take place Nov. 4-11. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing appreciative audiences with a festive atmosphere and the very best of world film, right in the center of the film capital of the world.