50 Film Commissions, Production Services & Facilities Set for LocationEXPO® at AFM® November 9–12
11 Countries Host Market Umbrella Stands
Los Angeles, CA – October 25, 2019 – LocationEXPO® returns to the American Film Market, November 9 – 12, with 50 Film Commissions, Government Agencies, Production Facilities and Services from around the globe confirmed to participate. Located in dedicated exhibition space within the AFM, LocationEXPO has become a tremendous resource for AFM attendees to learn and gather information about locations, production incentives, services, and resources available to their projects and films.
Additionally, organizations from 11 countries will host Umbrella Stands at AFM to support and garner opportunities and exposure for their sales agents, producers, and production facilities. Confirmed stands include, Taiwan Film Institute (Taiwan), Japan External Trade Organization (Japan), Italian Trade Agency (Italy), Department of International Trade Promotion, Thai Trade Center (Thailand), ROSKINO (Russia), Created in Moscow (Russia), UK Film (United Kingdom), National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) (South Korea), German Films Service + Marketing (Germany), Romanian Creative Industries Business Federation (Romania), UFCTI (China), and UniFrance (France).
LocationEXPO® participants to include:
Asian Film Locations
Central Oregon Film Office
Choice Films at Umbra Studios
Dominican Republic Film Commission
Film in Lithuania/Vilnius Film Cluster
Greater Palm Springs
Hann Media (Turkey)
Honolulu Film Office
House of Lapland
Invest in Cyprus
Louisiana Film Office
Mallorca Film Commission
Malta Film Commission
Nevada Film Office
New Jersey Motion Picture & TV Commission
New Zealand Film Commission
Oklahoma Film & Music
Ontario International Airport
Panama Film Commission
Polish Film Institute
Portugal Film Commission
Riga City Council of Latvia
Romanian Creative Industries Business Federation
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan
Sakartvelo Films (Georgia)
San Antonio Film Commission
Savannah Regional Film Commission
Spain – ICEX
State of Hawaii
Taipei Film Commission
Thailand Film Office
Tokyo Film Commission
Uzbekistan Film Commission
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About the American Film Market®
The American Film Market is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. Unlike a festival, AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. More than US$1 billion in deals are sealed every year – on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.
Over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 70 countries converge in Santa Monica every November. They 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.
At AFM, participants can discover the entire global catalogue of available films and projects, attend 50+ best-in-class class conferences, summits, roundtables and presentations, and connect with the independent film community’s decision makers, all in one convenient location without the distraction of a film festival.
About the Independent Film & Television Alliance®
The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IFTA represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 140 Member companies in 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, and financial institutions engaged in production finance. Collectively, IFTA Members produce more than 500 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year, generating more than $5 billion in distribution revenues annually. For more information on IFTA, please visit www.IFTA-online.org.
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