Nicolas Gonda, Producer and Co-Founder of Tugg Inc, will deliver the Keynote Address at the American Film Market’s Marketing Conference on Monday, November 11th. The 2013 American Film Market (AFM), the world’s largest motion-picture trade show, takes place November 6th – 13th in Santa Monica.
As a producer, Gonda has worked with Terrence Malick on The Tree of Life and To the Wonder. He has several projects in various stages of production, which include producing AJ Edwards’ directorial debut, The Better Angels, starring Diane Kruger, Jason Clarke and Brit Marling. Gonda will continue his work with Malick, producing his two upcoming films, Knight of Cups and the currently untitled feature based on the Austin music scene whose combined casts include Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara.
“I’m looking forward to joining such esteemed colleagues from around the world to discuss many of the important issues shaping our industry,” said Nicolas Gonda.
“Nicolas Gonda was recently named one of IndieWire’s “Influencers” and is on Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” list for his work in independent film,” said Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director. “The world’s producers will truly benefit from hearing his thoughts and vision.”
The AFM Marketing Conference keynote speech will be delivered at 9:15 a.m. at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. For information on Conference tickets and AFM credentials, see AmericanFilmMarket.com/attendee. #AFM2013
About Nicolas Gonda
Nicolas Gonda co-founded Tugg, Inc. (www.tugg.com), a web-platform that enables people to choose the films that play in their local theaters and promote their own events. Launched at the 2012 South by Southwest Festival, Tugg empowers audiences nationwide to screen films from its extensive library of studio and independent titles. Tugg has partnered with mainstream and independent exhibitors, boasting a theatrical footprint of over 75% of movie theaters in the United States. As a producer, Mr. Gonda has worked with Terrence Malick on THE TREE OF LIFE and TO THE WONDER. He has several projects in various stages of production, including producing AJ Edwards directorial debut THE BETTER ANGELS starring Diane Kruger, Jason Clarke and Brit Marling. He is continuing his work with Mr. Malick, producing his two upcoming films, KNIGHT OF CUPS and the currently untitled feature based in the Austin music scene whose combined casts include Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara. Mr. Gonda was recently named one of Indiewire’s inaugural “Influencers” and Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch” for his work in the independent film industry. He also serves on the Board of the Austin Film Society.
About Tugg, Inc.
Tugg, Inc. (“Tugg”) is a crowdsourcing platform that enables individuals, organizations and companies to host special events in theaters nationwide. Through Tugg, people are empowered to curate unique theatrical engagements with the support of their immediate and online community. With Tugg’s nationwide network of exhibitors, fans everywhere can showcase Tugg’s expansive library of studio and independent films.
About the American Film Market
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market. 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. Visit www.IFTA-online.org for more.