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August 19, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
AFMA Votes for Expansion: The American Film Marketing Assn. will open its doors for the first time to companies in the TV business. At a meeting in Beverly Hills, the AFMA board voted to extend membership to "those companies that sell, license or distribute in the international market English-language television programming." The decision reflects the growing market for television exports around the world, AFMA Chairman Pamela Pickering said in a statement.
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July 14, 2004
* The Los Angeles-based American Film Marketing Assn. trade group is changing its name to the Independent Film and Television Alliance. The group represents 150 companies worldwide that make, market, distribute and finance independent films and TV shows. It also organizes the annual American Film Market in Santa Monica.
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September 6, 1997 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Allen R. "Mike" Frischkorn Jr., a telecommunications executive, was chosen Friday to become president of AFMA, the Los Angeles-based trade organization that stages the yearly American Film Market and represents the interests of independent film companies. Frischkorn, 52, will be AFMA's second paid president; in March 1998 he will succeed Jonas Rosenfield, who is retiring from his post after 15 years.
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March 5, 1999 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asian buyers returned in relatively strong numbers this week to the American Film Market, the annual beachfront gathering in Santa Monica where foreign entertainment executives buy films for their theaters, TV channels and video stores. Still, the number of Asian buyers is nowhere near what it was in the mid-1990s before the economy there began to slide.
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March 14, 1998 | MARLA MATZER
After 18 years with the Los Angeles-based American Film Marketing Assn., AFMA Executive Vice President Tim Kittleson has resigned. He will leave at the end of March, when his current contract expires. Kittleson--a former advertising executive--joined AFMA six months before the organization staged its first American Film Market. Since then, the market has become an important annual event in Santa Monica for buyers and sellers of international film rights.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2004
* The Los Angeles-based American Film Marketing Assn. trade group is changing its name to the Independent Film and Television Alliance. The group represents 150 companies worldwide that make, market, distribute and finance independent films and TV shows. It also organizes the annual American Film Market in Santa Monica.
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August 20, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major motion picture trade organization, representing some of the most prominent international distributors of independent English-language movies, is calling on the Motion Picture Assn. of America to change its controversial adults-only X rating classification. The board of directors of the American Film Marketing Assn.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1999 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asian buyers returned in relatively strong numbers this week to the American Film Market, the annual beachfront gathering in Santa Monica where foreign entertainment executives buy films for their theaters, TV channels and video stores. Still, the number of Asian buyers is nowhere near what it was in the mid-1990s before the economy there began to slide.
BUSINESS
March 14, 1998 | MARLA MATZER
After 18 years with the Los Angeles-based American Film Marketing Assn., AFMA Executive Vice President Tim Kittleson has resigned. He will leave at the end of March, when his current contract expires. Kittleson--a former advertising executive--joined AFMA six months before the organization staged its first American Film Market. Since then, the market has become an important annual event in Santa Monica for buyers and sellers of international film rights.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1997 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Allen R. "Mike" Frischkorn Jr., a telecommunications executive, was chosen Friday to become president of AFMA, the Los Angeles-based trade organization that stages the yearly American Film Market and represents the interests of independent film companies. Frischkorn, 52, will be AFMA's second paid president; in March 1998 he will succeed Jonas Rosenfield, who is retiring from his post after 15 years.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
AFMA Votes for Expansion: The American Film Marketing Assn. will open its doors for the first time to companies in the TV business. At a meeting in Beverly Hills, the AFMA board voted to extend membership to "those companies that sell, license or distribute in the international market English-language television programming." The decision reflects the growing market for television exports around the world, AFMA Chairman Pamela Pickering said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major motion picture trade organization, representing some of the most prominent international distributors of independent English-language movies, is calling on the Motion Picture Assn. of America to change its controversial adults-only X rating classification. The board of directors of the American Film Marketing Assn.
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