The American Film Market (AFM), set for November 6 -13, 2013 in Santa Monica, announces its launch of the AFM Producers Forum as well as this year’s topics and schedule for the AFM Conference Series.

The AFM Producers Forum is a new program for experienced producers from around the world to learn and network at the AFM.  The Forum will include 16 educational sessions with experts and global thought leaders discussing a wide range of topics that may include co-productions in China and India, working with sales agents, production incentives, and working with U.S. guilds. Each day’s sessions will be followed by a private, hosted networking reception.

“The new AFM Producers Forum will provide experienced producers with knowledge on a wide range of topics that are most important to working professionals along with exclusive social activities.” said Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director.  “We are looking forward to hosting the global film industry’s best and brightest with this new program.

Also confirmed is this year’s AFM Conference Series, which will run from Friday, November 8 through Tuesday, November 12.  Conference topics include: Finance, Pitch, Production, Marketing and Distribution.  Sessions will focus on crowd-funding, crowd-sourcing audiences, film festivals, video on demand and more.

AFM also announces that JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) and UniJapan are creating a 2,000 square foot Japan Pavilion and, after a three year absence, Unifrance will return to the AFM.  Among new exhibitors, Panorama Media and Relativity Media will participate in the American Film Market for the first time.

For the latest information and to register, industry professionals should visit buyers: please visit Connect with AFM and follow @AFMOFFICIAL on Twitter and join the conversation using #AFM2013.

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®.

About The Independent Film & Television Alliance(IFTA)

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association for the independent motion picture and television programming industry and the voice and advocate for the Independents worldwide. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization represents more than 150 member companies from 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies and financial institutions engaged in film finance.  IFTA is dedicated to protecting and strengthening its Members’ ability to finance, produce, market and distribute independent films and television programs in an ever-changing and challenging global marketplace.

IFTA members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming generating more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually.  Visit for more.