The series will cover finance, pitching, marketing, production and distribution and run concurrently with the market from Nov 4-8 in Santa Monica.

AFM will also introduce an Industry Conversations programme comprising 14 discussions that will be offered free to market attendees and will run from Nov 2-8.

“The AFM Conference Series and Industry Conversations are two significant initiatives that will bring greater value and benefit to our thousands of attendees,” AFM managing director Jonathan Wolf said.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld will serve as the presenting sponsor of the AFM Conference Series. The AFM is set to run from Nov 2-9.