Oct 31 - Nov 5, 2023
Oct 31 - Nov 5, 2023

American Film Market 2023

Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica, CA

On October 31, the entire global film industry converges for the American Film Market this year at Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica. Wrapbook is proud to be a Premiere Sponsor of the 2023 American Film Market. AFM is the premiere film acquisition, development and networking event where more than $1 Billion in distribution and film financing deals are closed each year on completed films and those in every stage of development. More business-oriented than any other motion picture event, thousands of professionals from all corners of our industry come together at AFM to develop, showcase, discover, finance and license 1000s of independent films and projects destined for the world’s audiences. AFM is the only sales market produced by the Independents for our industry.

Wrapbook is also a Presenting Sponsor of The AFM Sessions from Nov 1-4 at the Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites. This is four full days of programming exploring today’s global industry and where we are headed. Forecasts for the future, marketplace intelligence, advice on how to best navigate our industry, and conversations on the most current topics and technologies across Financing, Production, Distribution, Streaming, FAST, AI, Sustainability, Diversity, and more will be shared through the lens of 100+ speakers from all facets of the business.

The AFM Sessions

Wednesday, November 1st

9:30-11:00am: The Finance Conference - Session I

10:00-11:30am: Brazil’s Return to the Big Scene: Film Incentives for Local and Foreign Productions, Perspectives on the Brazilian Film Industry and Regulatory Frameworks

11:30am-1:00pm: The Finance Conference - Session II

12:00-1:30pm: Six Imperatives for Rendering Black Lives in Media

2:30-4:00pm: The Global Perspective: Breaking the Boundaries of Today's Film Marketplace

3:00-4:30pm: International Co-Production with China: Navigating Filmmaking Without Boundaries

4:30-6:00pm: The Content Audiences Want & The Industry Needs to Provide

5:00-6:30pm: Funding Queer Narratives: Financing LGBTQIA+ Stories with Social Impact

Thursday, November 2nd

10:00-11:30am: Harnessing the Power of Music for Film

11:30am-1:00pm: New Distribution Patterns Shaping Release Trends

12:00-1:30pm: How to Lock-In Professional Actors and Musical Talent

2:30-4:00pm: Fast Times in the Ad-Supported Distribution Landscape for Independents

3:00-4:30pm: A Practical Guide to Successfully Finance your Independent Film and How to Navigate the Industry’s Current Challenges

4:30-6:00pm: Cross-Border Collaborations: Creating Powerful Co-Productions & Partnerships

5:00-6:30pm: Economic Development: Moviemaking on Native Land

Friday, November 3rd

9:30-11:00am: Getting Your Film Made, Seen & Profitable in the Streaming Era

11:30am-1:00pm: Evolving Roles & Relationships: Sales Agents and Producers

12:00-1:30pm: Developing, Pitching, and Making Television

2:30-4:00pm: Modern Horror: The Genre and What Scares Us Evolve

4:40-6:00pm: Changing Minds & Bettering Lives Through Storytelling

5:00-6:30pm: Casting for the Era of Representation

Saturday, November 4th

9:30am-1:00pm: The Pitch Conference

3:00-4:30pm: Producers Pitching Their Projects, powered by AI Forecasts

4:30-6:00pm: Managing Common Legal Risks in Production

5:00-6:30pm: Writer's Workshop

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