October 18th, 2006
Independent Filmmakers Alliance Newsletter
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Actresses of the Month

Actresses of the Month

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The IFA proudly presents our One Million Hit Party celebrating the success of the Independent Filmmakers Alliance's million hits and the 25th Annual American Film Market.


The big bash will take place at the luxurious Gotham in Santa Monica, California. and will start at 8:30pm on Thursday November 2nd, 2006 until 2:00am. This will be one of the biggest film parties of the year! There will be tons of celebrities, red carpet, press, paparazzi, DJ, and more. The party will be to celebrate the success of the Independent Filmmakers Alliance on its million hits over the last 8 months and will also celebrate the 25th Annual American Film Market.

The party will be co-hosted by Aveda Fredrics Institute and the just completed feature film Immortally Yours produced by Joe Tornatore and executive produced by Fredric Holzberger.

A casting executive from IFA films will be in attendance scouting the party for actors for the IFA s upcoming film CREEPY MOVIE which is scheduled to shoot in Los Angeles mid December.

Meet the actresses of the month, schmooze with a variety of producers, directors, distributors and financiers.

The last time I held a party at the American Film Market, it was so successful I had people climbing over the gates at Mullholland Estates just to get in! On top of that I ended up doing a number of distribution deals for my films!
-Andrew Van Slee, Executive Director/IFA

You Should Not and Cannot miss this party! A limited number of invites are available to IFA members. To get your invite please contact Chelsea Billet via email: Chelsea@ifilmalliance.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

*The IFA still has some prime sponsorship opportunities for this event. Contact IFA today to secure a spot.
Andrew@ifilmalliance.com or 310-858-5548

Event: IFA 1,000,000 HIT PARTY
Date: Thursday November 2nd 2006
Time: 8:30pm-2:00am
Place: Gotham
1431 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401-2321
Phone: (310) 394-8865
Fax: (310) 395-7040

Find out more....


The IFA will be undergoing some major changes over the next few months. Phase 1 of the changes will be a video and picture share component. Within the next 30 days, you ll be able to upload all of your pictures and videos to our site. We are trying our best to keep you informed about Indie happenings around North America but we also want to give each IFA member the opportunity to promote themselves and we want the site to have more user generated content. Starting in November when you sign up as a member with the IFA you ll get your own member ID and password. You will then automatically be emailed your member card with membership information. You will be able to use this card to attend special events or get discounts from hundreds of IFA suppliers.

We will also be launching our well anticipated online film festival. Unfortunately, due to our massive growth over the past few months, we haven t been able to get the festival up and running in October as we anticipated. The main hurdle has been trying to co- ordinate all of our upgrades, so that they will all work together. So hang in there, we will have this up and running by the end of the year. We received about 500 emails regarding the online festival and we will get back to everyone once we have locked down a date and know what the requirements will be. We have 4 other phases that we will be doing to the site, and we will keep you posted as we announce each phase.

IFA Welcomes Christina DeRosa as our online host for video coverage

The last quarter of 2006 will be a major quarter for us as we will not only be starting our video share function but we will also be hosting one of the biggest parties in Hollywood (as mentioned above.)

We will also be doing full online video coverage of the American Film Market. Our new host Christina DeRosa will be interviewing a variety of producers, directors, distributors and more importantly film buyers to get the scoop on what the going rate for Indie Films is and what s hot and what s not when it comes to film genres. All these video segments will be available to view online as we upload them. Do you have a question or 2 that you would like Christina to ask the people in the know when it comes to selling movies? If you do shoot her an email at christina@ifilmalliance.com and she ll try to get as many questions answered as possible.

Below is some information about the AFM. For more information visit their website:


The business of independent motion picture production and distribution - a truly collaborative process - reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market. Over 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal- making, screenings, seminars, red carpet premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world s press all those who provide services to the motion picture industry. Founded in 1981, the American Film Market (AFM) has grown steadily to become the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed on both completed films and those that haven t started shooting yet making AFM the must-attend industry event.

The AFM transforms Santa Monica. The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and the Le Merigot Beach Hotel are converted into a busy marketplace. All 23 screens on the Santa Monica Promenade and the surrounding community become AFM screening rooms for the entire eight-day event and eight digital and video screening rooms are added just for the AFM. Participants may view more than 900 screenings of approximately 500 films - 31 new films every two hours - the majority of them world or U.S. premieres. Titles range from big budget blockbusters that will be released by the major studios in the U.S., to lower budget art and genre films recognized at international film festivals, all destined for theaters and television around the world.

With 8,000 attendees, 900 screenings, and seminars programmed by leading industry organizations, the American Film Market continues to be the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world.

Wednesday, 1 November - Wednesday, 8 November 2006
Wednesday, 31 October - Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Wednesday, 5 November - Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Where: Santa Monica, California

The American Film Market is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance,

For more info...


Independent Filmmakers Alliance

phone: 1-866-959-FILM