The American Film Market has announced the lineup for its AFM Seminars at the Le Merigot Hotel as well as the participants in the AFM Finance Conference which will take place on Feb 23 from 9.00 to 12.30 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel.

FEB 23:
The two panels at the Finance Conference are:

The Future Of Feature Film Financing: The Financiers will be moderated by Lewis Horwitz (president and CEO, The Lewis Horwitz Organization) and include panelists John Miller (managing director, Chase Manhattan Bank), Bennett Pozil (group manager, entertainment, Natexis Bank Populaires), Steve Ransohoff (executive vice president, Film Finances Inc) and Joseph Woolf (senior vice president/manager, Union Bank Of California).

The Future Of Feature Film Financing: The CEOs will be moderated by Paul Wissman (senior partner KPMG) and include panelists Steve Bickel (president, international, The Shooting Gallery), David Linde (president, Good Machine International), Rick Sands (chairman, worldwide distribution, Miramax International) and Andrew Stevens (CEO, Franchise Pictures).

FEB 24:
Seminar beginning at 3pm.
Women's Films: How To Get Them Made, Marketed & Screened Internationally will be moderated by Ella Taylor (LA Weekly film critic) and include speakers Allison Anders (filmmaker), Julie Costanza (producer), Peter Graham (senior vice president, The Lewis Horwitz Organization), Judith R James (Dreyfuss/James Productions), Sara Risher (president, Chick Flicks/New Line Cinema), Paula Silver (independent marketing consultant) and Amy Slotnick (senior vice president, production, Miramax Films).

FEB 25:
Seminar beginning at 3pm.
Low Budget Financing will be moderated by Peter Broderick (president, Next Wave Films) and include speakers Gary Barkin (producer, Sidekick Entertainment), Greg Harrison (director, Map Point Pictures), Paul Hertzberg (president & CEO, CineTel Films), David Lancaster (producer, David Lancaster Productions) and Danielle Renfrew (producer, director, Map Point Pictures).

FEB 26:
Seminar beginning at 11am.
Crossing Cultures, Pushing Boundaries: Making Movies In And Out Of Hollywood will be moderated by Jeremy Kagan (director, The Chosen) including panelists Graeme Clifford (director, Frances), Peter Medak (director, The Krays), Luis Mandoki (director, Message In A Bottle), Euzhan Palcy (director, A Dry White Season) and Wayne Wang (director, Smoke).

FEB 26:
Seminar beginning at 3pm.
Experiments In Storytelling: How The Digital Age Is Changing Creativity will be moderated by Ed Solomon (writer, Men In Black) and include panelists John August (writer, Go, Charlie's Angels), Aron Campisano (CFO, Filmspeed), John Herzfeld (writer/director, 15 Minutes) and Michael & Mark Polish (writers, Twin Falls Idaho).