Posted by Amanda Toney


Hope everyone's ready for the 2018 American Film Market which starts tomorrow. We're honored to be the the official networking and education platform of AFM for the 3rd year in a row. Everyone who purchases an AFM badge this year will receive a FREE Stage 32 Next Level Webinar! To purchase your AFM badge and get a FREE Stage 32 webinar, click here.

As one of the most progressive conferences in the world, we're thrilled to be a part of it and look forward to an exciting week of events, hope you'll join us!


Sunday, November 4 | 9:15am – 12:45pm | Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel

Producing Studio Films with Independent Budgets (AFM Badge Required)

Production quality and talent are more crucial than ever. Producers need to be strategic with their budgets – talent, locations, special effects, crew, everything! Seasoned producers and experts share their advice on how to stretch budgets and get every dollar, euro, pound, yen or franc “on the screen.”

Richard Botto, Founder & CEO, Stage 32

Initial Panelists
Ashok Amritraj, Chairman & CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment (99 HOMES)
Miranda Bailey, CEO, Cold Iron Pictures (SWISS ARMY MAN, DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL)
Jeffrey Greenstein, President, Millennium Media (THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD, LOVING PABLO)
Gary Michael Walters, CEO, Bold Films (NIGHTCRAWLER, WHIPLASH)


Monday, November 5 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Stage 32 Meetup, Carousel Cocktails at the Santa Monica Pier

Stage 32 Meetup at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel (AFM Badge Required)

Stage 32'er Mike Chinea has organized a Stage 32 meetup at the Carousel Cocktails event at the Santa Monica Pier. Join your fellow Stage 32ers to talk about your projects and have a fun meetup!


October 31 - November 7 | AFM Registration on 1st Floor at Loews Hotel

Richard Botto's best-selling book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd, now has over 60 5-star reviews and will be available for purchase on the 1st Floor of the Loews right outside of Registration at the Routledge/Focal Press booth. The book is also available right now on Amazon


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Let us know in the comments section if you're planning to attend, what project(s) you have and what you're hoping to get out of AFM this year!





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