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25TH ANNUAL AMERICAN FILM MARKET SET TO OPEN
(originally released on 11/2/2004)


A record 435 films are confirmed to screen at the 25th Annual American Film Market (AFM), November 3-10, 2004, including a record 278 market premieres. In addition, 38 films represented at the AFM are Official Selections at AFI FEST (November 4 –14, 2004).

302 film and television companies will be exhibiting. In addition, 18 banks and 35 sponsors and affiliate companies will be housed at the Loews and Le Merigot for a record 355 exhibitors. Total attendance is projected to be over 7,000.

A selection of notable titles screening at the AFM include: 2B Perfectly Honest with John Turturro and Andrew McCarthy (New Films International); A Good Woman with Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson (Beyond Films Ltd.); Arsene Lupin with Kristin Scott Thomas (TF1 International); Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Chased By Dreams (Golden Network Asia Limited); Churchill - The Hollywood Years with Christian Slater and Neve Campbell (Pathe Pictures Entertainment); A Love Song for Bobby Long with John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson (Kathy Morgan International); Paolo Sorrentino’s The Consequences Of Love (The Works); Crash with Sandra Bullock and Don Cheadle (Syndicate Films International); Creep with Franka Potente (Capitol Films); Cronicas with John Leguizamo and Alfred Molina (Focus Features); Steve Pasvolsky’s Deck Dogz (Arclight Films); Kinsey with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney (Myriad Pictures); Ladies in Lavender with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith (Lakeshore International); Alejandro Amenabar’s Mar Adentro aka The Sea Inside (Sogepaq S.A.); The Matador with Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear (Syndicate Films International); Modigliani with Andy Garcia (Bauer Martinez Studios); Red Dust with Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Distant Horizon Ltd.); and Fruit Chan and Chan-wook Park’s Three…Extremes (Fortissimo Films).

The full list of films being screened along with production, cast information and synopses appears on the AFM web site www.americanfilmmarket.com.

The American Film Market (AFM) is the world's largest motion picture trade event. The AFM is a global marketplace where more than $500 million in motion picture and television production and distribution deals are closed annually. Each year, over 7,000 industry professionals converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal making, screenings, seminars, networking and hospitality. Participants come from more than 70 countries, and include leaders in motion picture and television production and distribution, directors, agents, writers, lawyers, bankers, festival directors, film commissioners and trade groups.

New this year, the AFM joins forces with AFI FEST (November 4 –14, 2004). While each event continues to be managed separately, the collaboration will result in a unified market and festival combining commerce and culture.



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