National Organizations from Australia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Russia and Thailand also Make AFM® Debut

Los Angeles, CA

The American Film Market (AFM), set for Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Santa Monica, will kick off with more than 50 new exhibiting companies.  National organizations from Australia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Russia and Thailand will also have a presence at AFM for the first time.

New exhibitors hail from more than 18 countries and include such companies as: Altitude Film Sales (William Clarke and Andy Mayson), Embankment Films (Hugo Grumbar and Tim Haslam), Good Universe (Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane), Mister Smith Entertainment (David Garrett), Radiant Films International (Mimi Steinbauer), Speranza13 Media (Camela Galano) and The Solution Entertainment Group (Lisa Wilson). For full list of 2012 AFM Exhibiting Companies, see:

National organizations, both new and those returning to the AFM this year, include: Ausfilm (Australia), China Film Promotion International (China), Consulate General of Brazil, LA (Brazil), Colombia Film Commission (Columbia),FAPAE – Audiovisiual Trade, S.L.(Spain), Fiji Film(Figi), Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Hong Kong), German Films Service + Marketing GmbH (Germany), International Consulate of Argentina (Argentina), JETRO (Japan), Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) (Korea), Mexico Film Commission (Mexico), National Federation of Thai Film Associations (Thailand), NFDC – INDIA (India), NZ Film (New Zealand), Panama Film Commission (Panama), Puerto Rico Film Commission (Puerto Rico), Quebec Film and Television Council (Quebec), ROSINKO (Russia), Russian Cinema Fund (Russia), Thailand Film Commission (Thailand), Turkish Cinema (Turkey).

Jonathan Wolf, executive vice president of the Independent Film & Television Alliance and managing director of the AFM commented, “Global production is steadily expanding. The AFM welcomes and looks forward to supporting the producers, distributors and national organizations from every corner of the world.”

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. and for more.