I'm proud to announce that for the 4th straight year, Stage 32 has been named as the official film networking and education platform of the American Film Market. This year, we've expanded our partnership to include even more events and education.
As you know, I am a big believer that to survive and thrive in this industry, you have to adapt to the times. That's one of the many reasons we love partnering with the AFM. By having his finger firmly on the pulse of what's happening in the independent film scene, Head Honcho, Jonathan Wolf, is constantly conquering new worlds with his programming of the various filmmaking, film producing, and film finance talks and panels. I love brainstorming with Jonathan throughout the year, and I couldn't be more proud to work with him and call him friend.
It was because of Jonathan that my book, Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd was published under the American Film Market Presents Banner. Very few titles receive such an honor and I couldn't be more grateful. I'm also thrilled to announce that I've been asked to give a talk involving all the material within Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers at this year's AFM.
As the official networking and education partner of AFM, all attendees who sign up for the conference will receive a FREE Stage 32 Next Level Webinar to further assist their craft and/or industry pursuits. You can get your AFM badge here.
Additionally, in addition to my crowdsourcing talk, I’m pleased to announce I’ll be returning to the stage at AFM as well. As part of the AFM Conference program, I’ll be moderating a panel on Sunday, November 10th at 9:15am. This will be a lively and informative panel you won’t want to miss. And, of course, if you’re in attendance, please say hello. Here's more information:
Sunday, November 10 | 9:15am – 12:45pm | Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel
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.”
Tuesday, November 12 | 11:30am – 1:00pm | Palisades Stage, Loews Hotel
Whether you’re a filmmaker or a producer, in this workshop you will learn best practices for crowdsourcing (which is not the same as crowdfunding) your project. You will learn how to identify, engage and move an audience using online and offline practices to build an army of support for you and your film. We will explore various case studies from the book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd to show how various filmmakers and producers used crowdsourcing to help make their films and build their audience while in development.