Today is Hong Kong Day at AFM. The Market opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and toast with Hong Kong Trade Development Council Director Chris Lo and AFM Organizers, Jean Prewitt and Jonathan Wolf.

Actor/producer Aaron Paul was at the AFM with director Christopher Cantwell for a presentation of “The Parts You Lose,” hosted by The H Collective and Blue Fox Entertainment,

AFM’s programming kicked off today with two panels:

The South African Success Factor: Briefing on the new South African Rebate
Ms. Malebo Mabitje Thompson, Deputy Director General, Trade and Industry South Africa
Ms. Shareen Osman
Ms. Nelly Molokoane

SPOTLIGHT: Korea CG/VFX Pitching Showcase, AFM Studio, Loews Hotel (10:00am – 11:30am)
§ Sunwoo Nam, Producer, W2 Studios
§ Min Sun Hye, Chief Producer WYSIWYG Studios
§ Ko Eun Jung, Head of Marketing, Digitalidea VFX
§ Karl Hur, Executive Producer, Mofac Creative Works
§ Stephen Hwang, Marketing Manager, Studio Macrograph
§ Byungho Jeong, Senior Director, Magnon Studio
§ Daeyong Shin, Supervisor, 4th Creative Party
§ Sung Jin, Yoo, Senior Producer, Alfred Imageworks
§ Fred Stiehl, Manager Distribution & Investment, Redrover Co.

SPOTLIGHT: Producing Successful Content for A Global Market, AFM Studio, Loews Hotel (2:30pm – 3:30pm)
§ Ryan Faughnder, LA Times
§ Belle Avery, Writer/Director/Producer
§ William Feng, Head of Greater China & Vice President, Asia Pacific, MPA
§ Sarah Platt, Wanda
§ Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking, East West Bank
§ Xiaotian Miao, General Manager, China Film Co-productions Corp.

SPOTLIGHT: Engage: 21st Century Creatives and Storytelling, Starlight Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel (2:30pm – 5:45pm)
Keynote Conversation:
§ Cedric “The Entertainer”
Panelists and Contributors:
§ Obba Babatundé, Actor, Singer-Dancer, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
§ Effie Brown , Film and Television Producer, Project Greenlight
§ Joi Carr, Scholar/Author, Actor/Singer-Songwriter, Pepperdine University
§ Erica Gimpel, Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer and Screenwriter, Fame
§ Kim Coles, Actor, Comedian, Author, Living Single
§ Suzanne Farwell, Producer/Writer, The Intern
§ Vanessa Williams, Actress, Singer, Writer, and Director, Soul Food
§ Marlon Young, Actor, Survivor’s Remorse

SPOTLIGHT: Understanding Distribution In China, AFM Studio, Loews Hotel (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
§ Erich Schwartzel, Wall Street Journal
§ David Lee, Founder and CEO, Leeding Media
§ William Pfeiffer, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Globalgate Entertainment
§ Bill Sondheim, President, Cinedigm Entertainment Group
§ Jack Gao, Founding Partner and CEO, Smart Cinema

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