This year, the American Film Market (AFM) will host a record 13 sessions, with a broad range of topics and issues relevant to the global entertainment industry and feature a diverse cross section of entertainment executives, filmmakers and talent from across the globe. The series will kick off with the AFM Finance Conference on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, with additional panels taking place at the JW Marriott Le Merigot Hotel through Tuesday, Nov. 7. The American Film Market takes place November 1-8 in Santa Monica, CA, and is North America's largest film market. For a full schedule of seminars, including participants, visit the AFM website. [Brian Brooks]