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The Hero’s Guide to Film Finance – Special AFM Teaser

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You choose to pitch to Avi.

In front of the valet station at the American Film Market, you dive into your prepared pitch.

YOU
I’m setting up financing on an amazing
script I just…..

Before you finish your sentence, you’re cut-off mid-sentence by a middle-aged European woman.

EUROPEAN BUYER
(to Avi)
Hello again my dear!

She exchanges cheek kisses with Avi.

EUROPEAN BUYER
We’re interested in France and we’re
discussing Germany, so let’s sit down
tomorrow.

AVI
(to Eastern European Buyer)
My office will call you.

The valet pulls Avi’s car into the loading zone. Avi walks around to the driver’s side and glances up at you.

AVI
Nice to meet you.

Avi drives off. Looking back across the lobby, you see the older man receive a grandiose welcoming inside the hotel restaurant. You return to your seat in the foyer, but it’s now filled. You scan the lobby—all the chairs are taken. You turn, dejected, and exit the hotel. You sigh, call it a day and walk the ten blocks back to your car. You will try again tomorrow.

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