Rightstrade to Expand Global Reach Sponsor of AFM® 2020 Online

admin   September 21, 2020

The company will offer a complimentary trial subscription for the market’s sales and production company exhibitors providing them the opportunity to use the RightsTrade platform and its tools for AFM 2020 and through the end of the year

The American Film Market has announced that RightsTrade, the film and TV industry’s online sales platform, has signed on as a Premier Sponsor of AFM 2020 Online. This year’s market will take place wholly online over five days, Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13.

RightsTrade is an online marketplace for film, television and digital media distribution rights. By connecting distributors with content owners, RightsTrade’s global marketplace makes it easier, faster and more costefficient for buyers and sellers to license content rights.

RightsTrade’s presence at AFM 2020 Online is designed to further expand its footprint and give back to the industry. The company will offer a complimentary trial subscription for the market’s sales and production company exhibitors providing them the opportunity to use the RightsTrade platform and its tools for AFM 2020 and through the end of the year.

The trial gives companies the ability to experience RightsTrade’s core set of functionality including integrated video conferencing with video asset streaming within calls, calendaring, messaging, and a self-serve content hub where each seller can list and manage their market titles including metadata, key art, video assets and more.

In addition, the main exhibit hub for sales companies on the AFM 2020 Online platform will be called the Industry Offices presented by RightsTrade. It will showcase the online booths for hundreds of sales, production and distribution companies, and international organizations.

Bill Lischak, recently appointed CEO of RightsTrade said, “The AFM is one of the crown jewels of film markets and we couldn’t be more pleased to support the industry at this year’s event. In 2020, we’ve turned our focus towards expanding our online platform capabilities to serve an evergrowing need for online markets and to give back to those in the content business. We look forward to further expanding our reach and unique offering via the AFM.”

Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director said, “We look forward to connecting the world’s sales companies with the RightsTrade platform as a valuable resource for further enhancing their sales and efforts.”

RightsTrade’s leadership team focuses on developing commercial and backend solutions for leading film and television companies, with decades of experience implementing back-end and front-end solutions for more than 50 leading media and entertainment companies.

RightsTrade has recently been providing “virtual market” functionality to the industry, including having built and powered FILMART Online’s market platform, along with meeting and screening tools for the NATPE International Budapest market.


AFM Makes Buyers Passes Free for 2020 Virtual Edition

admin   August 26, 2020

The American Film Market has announced that worldwide accredited buyers will receive complimentary credentials for AFM 2020 Online, taking place November 9 – 13, hosted by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®).

Accredited Buyers will have access to the entire online campus, including screenings in the On Demand Theatre, Sales Company Booth pages, five days of live sessions with on-demand replays, LocationEXPO, MyAFM – the profile and connections platform, and a one year subscription to Cinando, the industry database. Buying companies that have not been previously accredited by AFM must apply for accreditation by October 23. After October 23, the Buyer registration fee is US$95.

“AFM 2020 Online is an exciting opportunity for us to fully embrace all of the world’s Buyers, especially those who would not have been able to make the trip to Santa Monica,” said Michael Ryan, IFTA Chairperson and Partner, GFM Films. “The rapid changes and challenges in the industry create an even greater need for the Independents to have these dedicated five days to reunite and conduct business. On behalf of the IFTA Board of Directors, we look forward to welcoming every Buyer to AFMonline in November.”

AFM has also opened virtual exhibitor registration. The fee to exhibit is US$495 and includes a bundle of features and services in addition to a dedicated Exhibitor Page. As with its live event, the AFM 2020 Online platform will present two distinct Exhibit spaces:

• Industry Offices will showcase sales,productionand distribution companies and international organizations.
• LocationEXPO® will present film commissions, facilities, and production services that help producers bring their films to life.

Registration for attendees is US$195. More details on sessions and networking features and events will be unveiled shortly.

For online registration and information, visit http://AmericanFilmMarket.com.


American Film Market Moves Online

admin   July 14, 2020

The American Film Market (AFM®) will bring its 2020 edition online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®). AFM 2020 Online will run over five days, Monday, November 9 – Friday, November 13, shifting one week later than originally scheduled, so as not to overlap with Election Day in the United States. This year will be the 41st market.

“By making this announcement four months in advance, AFM’s stakeholders can move forward and plan with certainty,” said Michael Ryan, Chairman, IFTA and Partner, GFM Films. “AFM 2020 Online will give the global film community the opportunities that are always critical to our success — to meet, share knowledge, collaborate, and discover tomorrow’s films as they do every year in Santa Monica.”

The full program and participation details will be unveiled later this summer.