The Hollywood agencies and a coalition of more than 30 sales agents will operate a parallel virtual market alongside AFM 2020 online next month, similar to the initiative staged alongside virtual Cannes Marché last summer.
From November 9 there will be five days of screenings, early footage, filmmaker presentations, and “other fundamental features of a film market”, according to the agencies.
Sales agents will use preferred platforms to host meetings, presentations and screenings in different time zones, and will create their own time zone schedules.
It remained unclear at time of writing whether a consolidated list of presentations will appear on a holding site, as was the case with the agency-led platform that ran alongside virtual Cannes Marché.
Details of film packages are expected to emerge as usual in the coming weeks.
Besides UTA Independent Film Group, Endeavor Content, ICM Partners and CAA Media Finance, participating companies include FilmNation, AGC Studios, Sierra/Affinity, Voltage Pictures, STX Entertainment, XYZ Films, HanWay Films, Wild Bunch International, Altitude, Protagonist Pictures, Cornerstone Pictures, Charades, Lionsgate, Capstone Pictures, Mister Smith, Studiocanal, Bankside, WestEnd Films, The Exchange, and Highland Film Group.
Also on board are Pathé, Participant, Miramax, 30West, Storyboard, VMI Worldwide, Radiant, Foresight, Anton, MadRiver International, Dogwoof, Solstice Studios, Rocket Science, The Solution Entertainment, MPI Media Group, Blue Fox, Brickell & Broadbridge, Archstone Entertainment, and Goldfinch.
AFM 2020 Online and the agency-led virtual market run from November 9-13.