The Impartial Movie & Tv Alliance has at this time unveiled the confirmed exhibitors, in addition to the opening audio system for the forty third version of the American Movie Market, happening on the Loews Seashore Lodge in Santa Monica and theatres all through town from November 1-6.
To this point, 225 entities throughout gross sales, manufacturing and distribution — together with worldwide commerce organizations, movie commissions and manufacturing service corporations — have registered for the 2022 version of the trade’s solely independently produced gross sales market. Confirmed exhibiting corporations embody A24, Altitude Movie Leisure, Charades, CJ ENM, Contents Panda, Emperor Movement Footage, Movie Mode Leisure, FilmNation, Gaumont, World Display GmbH, Hanway Movies, Lakeshore, Lionsgate, Magnolia Footage, MGM Studios, Millennium Media, Pathé Movies, Protagonist Footage, Display Media, Sierra/Affinity, STUDIOCANAL, Toei Firm, Ltd., TrustNordisk, UNIFRANCE, Voltage, WME Impartial and XYZ Movies.
Alongside the gross sales exercise, the AFM affords a full schedule of conferences and alternatives to community, whereas exploring new trade realities. The AFM Periods will characteristic over 100+ audio system throughout two levels contained in the Loews Lodge. The opening Finance Convention – “The Threat Takers”- will carry main impartial financiers, producers and executives Jason Fabric (Founder/CEO, Artistic Wealth Media), Milan Popelka (COO, FilmNation), Laura Lewis (Founder, Rebelle Media) and Basil Iwanyk (Founder, Thunder Street Footage) to the stage the morning of Wednesday, November 2nd.
“The early commitments and pleasure by corporations world wide to be in Santa Monica, together with the tasks coming collectively, say that the trade is again to enterprise,” stated IFTA’s President/CEO Jean Prewitt. “Whereas enterprise fashions have clearly shifted, impartial movie will perpetually be constructed on discovery, collaboration, innovation and serendipity, making the necessity for annual face-to-face gatherings like AFM important to our trade.”
IFTA additionally at this time introduced two government additions to its AFM workforce, with Matthew Thompson and Catherine Girard-Cobb having been appointed to the newly created roles of Co-Managing Administrators, AFM, now reporting to President & CEO Jean Prewitt. The pair be part of long-time IFTA Vice Presidents Jennifer Garnick and Robin Burt to develop and assist the general imaginative and prescient, operations and manufacturing of the AFM.
Thompson, who brings 25 years of occasion administration and manufacturing expertise, will oversee the AFM Attendee section and is answerable for Registration, Resorts, Transportation, Convention manufacturing and the networking platform, MyAFM. He beforehand served as an occasion director and guide for purchasers together with Adweek, the Tribeca Movie Competition, Nespresso and the Skirball Cultural Middle.
Girard-Cobb, who will handle the AFM Exhibitor expertise, together with Registration, Movie Screenings, and Furnishings & Tools, is a 20-year occasion veteran. She has efficiently managed large-scale commerce reveals and stay and digital occasions all through most of her profession, most lately for the London-based Clarion Occasions, Quartz North America, and Bobit Enterprise Media’s 20 annual market-specific occasions.
“Matthew and Catherine carry a wealth of mixed occasion expertise consistent with the AFM,” stated Prewitt. “Their abilities and insights complement our established and proficient workforce and strengthen our capacity to satisfy the altering wants of our trade as we glance to our in-person return this yr and the longer term.”