Every fall, thousands of producers, distributors and filmmakers from more than 70 countries converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making at the American Film Market(AFM). Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where more than 400 production / distribution companies set up offices and 400-plus films are screened for buyers. Hundreds of films will be green-lit and more than $800 million in deals will be sealedon films of every genre and budget, and in every stage of development and production.
The AFM is a great place for filmmakers, seasoned or aspiring, to pitch their latest project or film, but a plan is essential! Use these steps to increase your chances of success.
STEP 1: Homework - Create a List of Target Companies
Not all companies at the market are going to be the right fit for your film. You will need to focus yourtime and effort on companies best suited for your project.
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