“American Film Market Presents” series to focus on the business of motion picture production and distribution

Los Angeles (September 9, 2013) – The American Film Market(AFM), the largest motion picture market in the world, has signed a four-year agreement with Focal Pressto collaborate on a series of books on the business of motion picture production and distribution.  The series, entitled “American Film Market Presents” will include books on industry topics such as financing, distribution, pitching, law, marketing, etc.

“Our goal is to provide the independent production community with resources and information that helps films get made,” stated Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director. “Partnering the world’s largest film market with the leading publisher for filmmakers is a perfect match.”

“It’s truly an honor to partner with the world’s premiere motion picture market, and we place enormous value in this relationship,” stated Jeff Dean, Focal Press Publisher. “AFM and Focal Press both strive to make a significant difference in the careers of filmmakers, producers, writers, and film industry executives, and I’m certain the exceptional content we’ll create together will help us achieve this goal.”

The “American Film Market Presents” series will educate and inform independents about the business behind the film industry. The first book, American Film Market Presents: The Business of Media Distribution, Second Edition, by Jeff Ulin, is set for release October 3rd 2013.  Written by the insider who headed sales for Lucasfilm across distribution markets, this is the first book to show how all related media distribution markets, including television, video and online, work together and independently to finance and maximize profits on productions. The book is now available for pre-order on

The 2013 American Film Market will take place November 6th – 13th.

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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 for more.

About Focal Press

For 75 years Focal Press has published books that support creative goals by offering leading-edge expert knowledge, techniques, and tools. They strive to provide exceptional, engaging, and practical content that helps their audience create without limitation.

They are the leading publisher in the field of media technology, providing expert answers on filmmaking and postproduction, photography, audio and music technology, animation and gaming, media art and journalism, theatre, web and interactive design.

In 2012 Focal Press was acquired by the Taylor & Francis Group, and with their sister imprint Routledge, they offer a complete portfolio of products covering the theory and practice of media and the arts.