AFM According to Clay Epstein

AFM According to Clay Epstein
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What I miss the most about not attending film market during the pandemic?

It was great to see our friends and colleagues and to feel the energy generated by the event.

What I don’t want to miss about film markets …

The preparation

took several weeks.

The biggest challenge in working festivals and markets during COVID was …

It is difficult to raise awareness about a project, it is not fun, and it is very difficult to network with clients and colleagues.

The place I avoid when on the market is …

5th floor bathroom and the lobby bar at Loews

The most memorable AFM experience that I’ve ever had was …

Film Mode’s first AFM was 6 years ago. My wife literally dragged buyers into our office with grace, class, and it worked!

At AFM, you should always…

Take a moment and enjoy the sunset over the Pacific.

At AFM you should never…

You shouldn’t walk into offices unannounced unless you are famous, have a bag of cash, or have lost

Best celeb encounter at AFM: …

Gary Busey is literally making me laugh, and Heather Graham because her name is Roller Girl

The best place to escape the market’s pressure is …

San Diego

The most bizarre film title I’ve ever seen on AFM is …

I can’t even remember

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This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter’s Nov. 2 Daily issue at the American Film Market ..

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