AFM 2022 According to Clay Epstein – The Hollywood Reporter

What I will miss most about not attending film markets during the pandemic…

Seeing our friends and colleagues and feeding off the energy from the event

What I don’t miss about film markets is…

Weeks of preparation

The biggest challenge for festivals and markets working in the era of COVID is…

Limited ability to create awareness for the project, absolutely no fun and no ability to network with new clients and colleagues

The place I avoid during the market is…

5th floor bathroom and Loews Lobby Bar

The most memorable AFM experience I had was…

Film mode’s first AFM 6 years ago; My wife was literally dragging buyers to our office to Grace and Klaus and it worked!

At AFM you will always…

Take a moment to admire the sunset over the Pacific.

At AFM you should never…

Drop into offices unannounced without an appointment unless you’re famous, have a suitcase of money or are lost.

The best celeb encounter at AFM was…

Gary Busey literally cracked me up and Heather Graham for being a roller girl.

The best place to escape the market is…

San Diego

The craziest movie title I’ve ever seen at AFM…

I honestly don’t remember

This story first appeared in the Nov. 2 daily issue of The Hollywood Reporter on American Film Market.

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