Need another reason to move to California? It’s not all bikinis, surfing, and an auspicious lack of glaucoma — now there’s a veritable crapload of movies premiering at the 30th Annual AFM, a few of which we can turn into innuendo-laden post titles. Nope. We are not kidding.
The American Film Market recently announced its lineup. AFM, to be held in Santa Monica the week of November 4th, has 445 films in its lineup. 73 of these (16.4 percent, if you’re counting) are world premieres. 311 of the 445 are market premieres. Any bets on how many of those are gonna be good?
Here’s what we do know:
Get Low, starring Bill Murray, and Unthinkable, which features Samuel L. Jackson, will be premiering at AFM. So far, so good. And according to managing director Jonathon Wolf, AFM is a buyer’s market. More than 8,000 film buyers and industry folk from 70 countries are expected to attend.
And if all that weren’t enough, you can check out the copious amounts of sponsorship logos or the full lineup of films over at AFM’s official (and officially crappy-looking) website.