Wednesday, October 31, 2012

AFM to screen 442 motion pictures, including 82 world premieres and 327 market premieres for thousands of film buyers

Julian Myers, George McQuade at AFM
More Than 10% Increase in Buyers Expected, Including 120 New Buying Companies

Industry Conversations Featuring Directors Sacha Gervasi and Victor Levin, “Harry Potter” Franchise Executive Producer Michael Barnathan, Producer Bonnie Curtis, Jonathan Silverman, Pamela Adlon and Many More  
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The Super bowl of movie premieres and screenings happens this Halloween tonight, Wed., Oct. 31- Nov. 7, 2012 at the Loews Hotel, Santa Monica, CA with a real trick or treat for movie makers and shakers worldwide.

According to Jonathan Wolf, AFM managing director and executive V.P. of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, the 2012 American Film Market (AFM) will screen, “more than 420 motion pictures, including 77 world premieres and 306 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from more than 70 countries.” Wolf also noted that for the, "Independents - The 2,000 + projects at AFM include films in every genre and budget." 

Films making their World Premieres include: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, from writer/director Roman Coppola and starring Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Charlie Sheen (Independent);Cottage Country, starring Malin Akerman and Lucy Punch (VMI Worldwide)

Vanessa Hudgens stars in The Frozen Ground
The Frozen Ground, starring NicolasCage, John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens (Voltage Pictures); Nous York, starring Leila Bekhti and Géraldine Nakache (Pathé International);The Numbers Station, starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman (Content); and Pawn, starring Nikki Reed and Ray Liotta (Red Sea Media) and Summer In February, starring Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning (Speranza13 Media).

Among the 306 films set to make their Market Premieres are The ABCs of Death, starring Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Iván González (Magnolia Pictures); Come Out and Play, starring Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Vinessa Shaw (Celsius Entertainment); Ginger and Rosa, starring Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning (The Match Factory); Here Comes the Devil, starring Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro (MPI Media Group); Kon-Tiki, starring Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen (HanWay Films); Quartet, starring Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon, and directed by Dustin Hoffman (HanWay Films);Simon Killer, starring Brady Corbet and Mati Diop (Fortissimo Film); and Zaytoun starring Stephen Dorff and Alice Taglioni (Pathé International).

Other Market Premieres include: After, starring Steven Strait and Karolina Wydra (Jinga Films); The Assassins, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Yifei Liu and written by Bin Wang (Easternlight); Between Us, starring Melissa George, Julia Stiles, and Taye Diggs (Premiere Entertainment Group); The Body, starring Belén Rueda and Hugo Silva (DeAPlaneta Internacional); Boxing Day, starring Danny Huston and Matthew Jacobs (Independent); The Brass Teapot, starring JunoTemple, Alexis Bledel, and Annette Bening (TF1 International); Fin (The End), starring Maribel Verdu (Film Factory Entertainment); Great Expectations, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes (HanWay Films). 

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More Market Premieres: Greetings from Tim Buckley, starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots (Celluloid Dreams); A Late Quartet, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken (WestEnd Films); The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber (K5 International); Revenge for Jolly!, starring Elijah Wood, Ryan Phillippe, and Kristen Wiig (Highland Film Group); SpringBreakers, starring James Franco, Selena Gomez and VanessaHudgens (Kinology); Thanks for Sharing, starring Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow and written by Stuart Blumberg (Voltage Pictures); What Maisie Knew, starring Alexander Skarsgårdand and Julianne Moore (Fortissimo Film); and Writers, starring Greg Kinnear, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Connelly, and Lily Collins, (The Solution Entertainment Group).

For a complete list of the films and the screening schedule, visit: The Film Catalogue.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

The World Networks Presents the 2012 Supermodel Contest Grand Finale

The World Networks has partnered with International Fashion SuperModel (IFSM) and EDI Media Inc. to produce the event and announce official launch of The Chinese American Networks

The International Fashion Supermodel Contest USA Finale takes place at the Taglyan Cultural complex above where The World Networks launch its website

International Fashion Supermodel Contest USA Finale

Diana Wong (CHINA); Cameron Penny (USA) – Show Hosts                           Award-winning Walter Mendez of Walter Collection, 
ashion Designer Shekhar Rahate of Shekhar Rahate Hollywood            


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012

6:30 p.m. (media check-in) 7:00 p.m. -8:30pm (red carpet)
8:30p.m.-12am Fashion Contest Show

                                    PLEASE RSVP: Advanced tickets Online (VIP sold out)
    VIP ($59) & General ($25) Available (

Taglyan Cultural Complex  –Hollywood (Directions) 
1201 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 978-0005


One of the most anticipated events in the fashion world, featuring finalists from around the globe competing for the title of 'International Fashion SuperModel', an ambassador position and a trip to China representing IFSM. There will be models from Milan, Hong Kong, NY, Chicago and LA, competing for the title. Also expected are Chinese & American community dignitaries, including major leaders from China & USA in Film, Entertainment and Fashion Industry, -International and Local Press.

JUDGES: Renee Esebag,  Model/actress/CEO Elite Fashion  (Confirmed); Chest Chong Chair, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles/Chair of Miss China Town (Confirmed); Michael Wong, chair, Int'l IChing Association;  Miss California; Jennipha-Laurén Nielsen, Ms California World International, Ms. California 2011-12; Kelly Nishimoto  ( show on TLC) Fei Fei, co-chair IFSM Committee /actress (confirmed) Judged Categories: . Beauty, 2. Talent, 3. Most Creative and Artistic Halloween Costume 4. Formal Attire.
For more info and tickets visit   

Guests will be treated: red carpet, complimentary appetizers and dessert -VIP gift bags –a chance to win Honorary membership to The World Networks ($1,440 value), live performances, fashion show, model contest, etc.

Event Sponsors & Organizers: Taglyan Cultural Complex; The World Networks; The Chinese American Film Festival; International Fashion SuperModel Contest; EDI Media

For more about TWN or TWN membership visit: or call 818-217-5775.

 (Media: RSVP818-340-5300 by Tues, Oct.