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Executives from Entertainment One, Exclusive Media, Focus Features, Fortissimo, Relativity, Sony Pictures and Troma Confirmed as Initial Panelists for AFM® Conference

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Market today announced its initial Conference speakers who encompass a cross-section of the industry's global decision makers. 2012 AFM speakers include:

Scilla Andreen (IndieFlix); Tobin Armbrust (Exclusive Media); Paul Bales (The Asylum); Robert Beaumont (Lightning Entertainment); Eamonn Bowles (Magnolia Pictures); P. John Burke (Akin Gump); Philippe Caland (JuntoBox Films); Joseph Chianese (Entertainment Partners); Cassian Elwes  (Independent Film Producer and Agent); Amy Friedlander (Priority Digital Media); Ann Glenn (Sony Pictures Interactive); Todd Green (Tribeca Film); Dana Harris, (Indiewire); Paul Hertzberg (CineTel Films); Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Entertainment); Charlotte Mickie (Entertainment One); Bahman Naraghi, (Independent Producer, formerly of  GK Films); Stephanie Palmer (Good in a Room); Mark Pogachefsky (MPRM); David Spiegelman (Relativity Media); Graham Taylor (WME); Alison Thompson (Focus Features International); Nigel Sinclair (Exclusive Media); Andy Weltman (Pinewood Shepperton); Michael J. Werner (Fortissimo Film Sales).

The Conference runs Nov. 2 –Nov. 6 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel (101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica), and includes:

Finance, Friday, November 2

  • 9:15am - Current Issues in Film Finance
  • 11:15am - Building Your Global Film Financing Strategy

Pitch, Saturday, November 3

  • 9:15am

Marketing, Sunday, November 4

  • 9:15am - Social Media: Making Friends for Your Film
  • 11:15am - Film Festivals Demystified

Video-On-Demand, Monday, November 5

  • 9:15am - Navigating the VOD Landscape: What Every Producer Needs to Know
  • 11:15am - VOD Release Strategies: Finding Your Film's Digital Clique

Micro-Budget , Tuesday, November 6

  • 9:15am - The Micro-Budget Marketplace: It's a Business!
  • 11:15am - Journeys to Micro-Budget Success: The Filmmakers

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About the AFM
The business of independent film production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market when 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, etc. The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance®

SOURCE American Film Market