Advisory board Jason Blum, Cassian Elwes, John Sloss and Michael J Werner.

A new invitation-only finance market is being launched this year in Santa Monica in advance of the American Film Market. The MediaXchange International Finance Market (MIFM), being organised by Katrina Wood’s MediaXchange, will offer leading film producers the opportunity to connect with global film financiers to fund current film projects and slates.

 The advisory board includes producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity), Karine Martin of Mediabiz International Group, sales agent Cassian Elwes, John Sloss of Sloss Eckhouse LawCo and Cinetic Media, producer and film consultant Lorna Tee and Michael J Werner of Fortissimo Films.

 MIFM which takes place Oct 29-31 will include a regional focus on Scandinavia, a session dedicated to remakes and lunches with a focus on agents & managers and lawyers.

 Screen International is media partner to the event and Mediabiz International Group is among the sponsors.