The 23rd annualAmerican Film Market (Feb 19 to 26) will screen 402 pictures next month, whentitles such as Portman Films' comedy The Actors, starring Michael Caine and MirandaRichardson, and Overseas Film Group's fantasy Blizzard, starring Brenda Blethyn, ChristopherPlummer and Whoopi Goldberg, will be among the 255 scheduled market premieres.This year there are due to be 268 sellers of film, including 26 companiesexhibiting for the first time. The total number of AFM exhibitors, includingthose selling film as well as other products and services, is 319. Last yearthere were 407 screenings, 281 sellers and 331 exhibitors.
Among the otherworld premieres are Renny Harlin's Mindhunters from IS Film Distribution, New LineInternational's A Man Apart starring Vin Diesel, Splendid Pictures' comedy The DevilAnd Daniel Webster,starring Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins, Franchise Pictures' TheWedding Party withMichael Douglas and Albert Brooks and Cobalt Pictures' The House OfSand And Fog with BenKingsley and Jennifer Connelly.
Among theSundance titles being screened at AFM are Lions Gate International's Confidence, MDP Worldwide's The UnitedStates Of Leland,Alliance Atlantis' Owning Mahowny and All The Real Girls, Myriad Pictures' People I Know, Icon EntertainmentInternational's The Singing Detective, Content International's TheCooler and The HebrewHammer, SummitEntertainment's Dot The I, Moviehouse Entertainment's Fear X, Trust Film Sales' It's AllAbout Love, FortissimoFilm Sales' Party Monster and Lolafilms' Song For A Raggy Boy.