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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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June 1, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonas Rosenfield, the former president of the American Film Marketing Assn. who helped independent filmmakers compete with major studios in selling movies abroad through his ever-burgeoning annual American Film Market, died Wednesday. He was 84. Rosenfield, who retired from the trade group two years ago, died at his home in Pacific Palisades, according to his wife, former Times researcher Nina Green.
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June 1, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonas Rosenfield, the former president of the American Film Marketing Assn. who helped independent filmmakers compete with major studios in selling movies abroad through his ever-burgeoning annual American Film Market, died Wednesday. He was 84. Rosenfield, who retired from the trade group two years ago, died at his home in Pacific Palisades, according to his wife, former Times researcher Nina Green.
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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.
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.
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July 25, 1987
Nine incumbents are among the dozen governors voted to the 1987-88 Board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this week. All were elected to three-year terms. Returning to the board are Karl Malden, representing the academy's actors branch; Joseph Westheimer, cinematographers; Gilbert Cates, directors; Robert Rehme, executives; Ralph E. Winters, film editors; John Addison, music; Richard D. Zanuck, producers; Charles M. Powell, public relations and Hal Elias, short films.
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January 24, 1997 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Overseas film sales by U.S. independent filmmakers rose 21% in fiscal 1996 to $1.65 billion, according to figures released Thursday by the American Film Marketing Assn. The organization, composed of 130 independent film companies that license their mainly English-language films overseas, said the figure--which combines foreign sales payments to distributors for theatrical, TV and video rights--is a record.
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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
February 3, 1998 | MARLA MATZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sales of independent films for theatrical exhibition, home video and television continued to experience strong growth internationally in fiscal 1997, according to just-released figures from the American Film Marketing Assn. Total revenue surpassed $1.8 billion, up 11% from 1996. The statistics--which cover the 12 months ended June 30-- reflect another in a long string of robust years for independent film companies distributing mainly English-language works.
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March 3, 1998 | MARK SAYLOR
"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs in life." --From the poem "Youth" by Samuel Ullman * At the age of 83, after 60 years in the movie business, Jonas Rosenfield is producing a film for the first time.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
Hollywood's response on Thursday to the long-awaited release of the European Union "Green Paper" on audiovisual policy was dramatically undramatic by community standards. There was little gnashing of teeth or doomsday prognosticating . . . even from the industry's former Chicken Little, Motion Picture Assn. of America President Jack Valenti. That may reflect a new cautiousness in dealing with the sensitive trade issue, especially in public.
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April 4, 1994 | LINUS CHUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stung by criticism that it permits thefts of intellectual property and other copyright infringement, the Chinese government has mounted a campaign to assure its foreign trading partners that it is serious about cleaning up abuses. Patent and trademark laws are relatively new in China, but have been improving over time, Fei Zongyi, a justice of China's highest court, said in Los Angeles recently. "Compared to other countries, our legal system has developed very fast.
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