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The American Film Market was once all eye-catching gimmicks – these days it's robust, ruddy-cheeked, and focused on enterprise
There's a woman feeding a baby in the lobby of the Loews hotel in Santa Monica. Nothing unusual in that, you might think, except that this is the second day of the American Film Market, an event that doesn't generally conjure up images of swaddled newborns. With almost 8,000 attendees, from more than 70 countries, there was barely room to move around the hotel's atrium – but this year's Afm feels strikingly different from previous markets.
Gone are the hordes of almost-naked women in leopard-print bikinis, salesmen in Comic-Conesque fancy dress, and other eye-catching gimmicks. (Although, naturally, Ron Jeremy brought some scantily-clad babes with him when he appeared at a TromaDance press conference.) No, this year, the Afm has been robust, ruddy-cheeked, and all about the business.
Previous post-recession years haven't been so buoyant but the Afm's managing director, »
- Lisa Marks
I’m beginning to run out of ways to say ‘so-and-so has joined the cast list for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.’ In one of the less surprising announcements about the director’s latest film, The Film Stage confirms that Jeff Goldblum has been added to the cast.
Goldblum himself made the confirmation via a radio interview. He will head to Europe to make Robert Michell’s film Le Weekend, then party with his jazz band (?!), and finally head to Germany in January to begin filming with Anderson. Sounds like it’s good be Jeff.
The actor has already appeared in Anderson’s The Life Aquatic, so he’s no stranger to the ensemble cast. He was also one of an initial group of Anderson regulars – including Willem Dafoe and Adrien Brody – who were rumored for parts in The Grand Budapest Hotel, but remained unconfirmed.
While there’s »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
2 items from 2012
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