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Jackpot for Las Vegas! American Film Market 2024 Moves To Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort

Jackpot for Las Vegas! American Film Market 2024 Moves To Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) and its Board of Directors announce that the American Film Market (AFM®), its industry flagship event, will relocate to Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for its 45th edition.

New Chapter for American Film Market in 2024

Scheduled for November 5 to 10, 2024, this move marks a new chapter for AFM.

Jackpot for Las Vegas!  American Film Market 2024 Moves To Vegas' Palms Casino Resort

Jackpot for Las Vegas! American Film Market 2024 Moves To Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort

Held in Los Angeles and Santa Monica for over four decades, AFM is a cornerstone event for the independent entertainment industry.

Companies Including Arclight Films, Blue Fox Entertainment, Cornerstone, Film Mode Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment, HanWay Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Millennium Media,

Myriad Pictures, NEON, Protagonist Pictures, The Exchange, WME Independent & XYZ Films

Already Committed as Exhibitors at the Palms for AFM24

American Film Market 2024 multi-City Search

The decision to move American Film Market to Las Vegas comes after a multi-city search and careful consideration of the needs of AFM’s Exhibiting Sales Companies and Buyers and reflects IFTA’s dedication to creating the optimal environment where the global film and television industry can converge, collaborate, and conduct business seamlessly.

“After extensive research, discussions with the Board and invaluable feedback from stakeholders, this move underscores our determination to evolving AFM to meet today’s industry needs,”
Clay Epstein
IFTA Chairperson and President of Film Mode Entertainment.

“The strength of the AFM lies in its ability to create community and present a sophisticated platform for all our participants’ activities in one convenient location. The Palms enables us to do all of that and beyond.”

Palms Casino Resort offers a wealth of modern facilities and conveniences, all in a single location for an enhanced market experience. Highlights include newly renovated rooms and suites for Exhibitor office space and guest rooms, the Brenden Theatres’ 14 screen state-of-the-art multiplex, and more than 170,000 square feet of dedicated conference, meeting, and event space.

Las Vegas presents easy travel options, including domestic and international flights from over 160 locations, and its close proximity to Los Angeles, with over 35 daily flights, expands the options and allows AFM participants easy stopovers. Furthermore, Las Vegas offers a wealth of dining, sleeping, entertaining, and shopping opportunities, providing added value for AFM participants.

Epstein further added, “This move to Las Vegas is generating support and enthusiasm from colleagues around the world and we are excited to welcome everyone to AFM 2024 in November.”

Major production, finance, sales and distribution companies, including Arclight Films, Blue Fox Entertainment, Blacktop International, Cinema Management Group, Cornerstone, The Exchange, Film Mode Entertainment, FilmNation Entertainment, Film Seekers, HanWay Films, A Higher Standard, Lakeshore Entertainment, Millennium Media, Myriad Pictures, NEON, Protagonist Pictures, The Asylum, The Solution Entertainment Group, Vision Films, WME Independent and XYZ Films have already committed to participating in AFM24 in the new Las Vegas Palms locale, underscoring the industry’s enthusiasm for this monumental move and the importance of AFM to their businesses.

Jean Prewitt, IFTA President & CEO commented:  “AFM was created by the Independents and remains the Independents’ market.  The industry has called for a fresh look at how the market can better serve a rapidly changing business.  The Board has made a monumental decision that allows us to better serve these needs.  We look forward to introducing everyone to the new AFM venue and its offerings.”

“We’re delighted to extend a warm welcome to the American Film Market,” said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, General Manager of Palms Casino Resort. “Our team members are committed to providing the Palms signature and personalized hospitality to each and every guest. The AFM’s needs and our offerings make for a perfect match and we look forward to hosting the AFM participants this November.”

As AFM prepares to make its debut in Las Vegas this Fall, further details will be unveiled in the coming weeks and months.

About the American Film Market® (AFM®)

The AFM is where the global film and television business comes to life every November. The only independently produced international sales market, hundreds of finance, production, sales and distribution companies and thousands of professionals from every segment of the industry, convene at AFM for six days of discovery, development, deal making, networking, marketplace discussions and world-class conferences. The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) and serves as the annual fundraiser for the association.

About the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®)
IFTA is the global trade association for independent film and television production, finance, distribution, and sales companies. The organization represents the independent sector before governments and international bodies and provides significant entertainment industry services to independent companies around the world.

About Palms Casino Resort

Palms Casino Resort is making history as the first resort in Las Vegas fully owned and operated by a Native American Tribe. Palms Casino Resort features two distinct towers with 766 hotel rooms and suites, a diverse mix of bars, restaurants, live entertainment venues, and immersive lifestyle experiences across a 95,000-square-foot reimagined casino. Offering free valet and self-parking, the resort also includes over 190,000 square feet of meeting, convention, and event space; the Pearl, a 2,500-seat theater; an expansive pool, The Spa & Salon at Palms; a wedding chapel; the Brenden Theatre 14-screen cinema and nearly 600 units at Palms Place condominiums.

Palms is located just west of the center of the Las Vegas Strip off I-15 on Flamingo Road. Palms Casino Resort is owned by The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority (“SMGHA”) an affiliate of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. For more information visit or the Palms Press Room. Follow Palms on social media Facebook Twitter Instagram.

Post Malone, Janelle Monáe, Paul Anka: Fontainebleau Las Vegas ushers in 2024 with its inaugural New Year’s Eve festivities.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas ushers in 2024 with its inaugural New Year’s Eve festivities.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas ushered in 2024 in a spectacular way with its inaugural New Year’s Eve festivities.

From the Las Vegas Strip to New York City’s Times Square – the newly debuted luxury resort and casino kicked off the New Year with bi-costal live performances by Post Malone and Paul Anka while unveiling the members-only club Poodle Room with a surprise performance by Janelle Monáe and an unforgettable rooftop fireworks show.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas ushers in 2024

Post Malone, Janelle Monáe, Paul Anka: Fontainebleau Las Vegas ushers in 2024


“From the Strip to Times Square and beyond,

Fontainebleau is leading the world into a new year and the dawn of a new era for our iconic brand,”

Jeffrey Soffer

Fontainebleau Development Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are so proud to bring people together in a collective celebration of style, luxury, endless possibilities, and 70 years of Fontainebleau.”

Opening talent Jesse Jo Stark warmed up the crowd with her ethereal stage presence and haunting vocals before GRAMMY® Award-nominated and eight-time diamond-certified global superstar Post Malone made history as Fontainebleau Las Vegas’ first New Year’s Eve headliner. Taking the stage for his second consecutive sold-out night at BleauLive Theater, Post performed some of his greatest hits including “Congratulations,” “Wow” and “I Like You (A Happier Song).”

Post took a moment to acknowledge the crowd’s energy and thank them for coming to the show.

“Thank you all so much. It’s New Year’s Eve ladies and gentlemen and I just want to say I love you so much. There’s so much love in this building tonight.”


Post welcomed a super-fan to the stage, who strummed an acoustic version of “Stay” while he sang along as the crowd joined in. The 10-time Billboard Music Award-winner continued, inviting his dad alongside him to help lead fans inside BleauLive Theater in a countdown to the New Year, toasting to love, happiness and success in 2024.


For those who couldn’t attend Post Malone’s Fontainebleau Las Vegas debut, a glimpse of his BleauLive Theater performance aired on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2024″ nationally, giving fans across the country the chance to ring in the New Year with Fontainebleau.

Simultaneously, in New York City, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Times Square donning bowtie-shaped glasses as legendary crooner and Fontainebleau Las Vegas grand opening headliner Paul Anka serenaded the crowd with a new rendition of his signature hit “My Way” and John Lennon’s “Imagine,” a New Year’s Eve tradition. Following the iconic ball-drop, the ball itself was re-lit with Fontainebleau’s iconic bowtie motif and rose back to up where it will sit atop One Times Square for the remainder of the year – a nod to the resort’s 70-year history to be celebrated throughout 2024.

Back in Las Vegas, Fontainebleau Las Vegas christened the resort’s new, member’s only club – Poodle Room – with a surprise performance by GRAMMY® Award-nominated Janelle Monáe. A modern representation of Fontainebleau’s history and heritage,  Poodle Room is a sanctuary for members to escape the norm and unlock Fontainebleau luxury like never before. Serving as the crown jewel of the resort, the panoramic penthouse that is Poodle Room offered an unparalleled view of the city’s legendary New Year’s fireworks in all their glory.

The festivities did not stop there – with live entertainment sprinkled throughout the resort’s signature bars and restaurants, including Mother Wolf, Don’s Prime, Komodo, and Papi Steak. Guests imbibed and dined to the music of Hermanos Gutiérrez, DJ Karma, Jennifer Keith, and more.

Keep up with Fontainebleau Las Vegas on InstagramTikTokX and Facebook. For more information, please visit

Fontainebleau Las Vegas

Fontainebleau Las Vegas is a 67-story, vertically integrated luxury resort. Rooted in the 70-year history of the iconic Fontainebleau brand, Fontainebleau Las Vegas brings a legacy of timeless elegance and unparalleled service to the Strip. The resort’s thoughtful design allows guests to move effortlessly among 3,644 luxury hotel rooms and suites, 550,000 square feet of customizable meeting and convention space, more than 150,000 square feet of gaming space, a collection of world-class restaurants and shops, exquisite pools, vibrant nightlife, and vitality-enhancing spa and wellness offerings. Located at 2777 S. Las Vegas Blvd., adjacent to the acclaimed Las Vegas Convention Center expansion, Fontainebleau Las Vegas is created by Fontainebleau Development in partnership with Koch Real Estate Investments.

Frontier Airlines begin Burbank airport service in July, with $19 flights to Las Vegas

Frontier Airlines announces it will begin flying out of Hollywood Burbank Airport this summer to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver

To celebrate, it’s offering discount fares for several locations — including Las Vegas.


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The low-fare air carrier will offer nonstop flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver from Burbank starting in July.

“We welcome Frontier Airlines and the services they’re launching at BUR just as leisure travel starts to ramp up again,”

Frank R. Miller

the airport’s executive director

said in a news release. “Our customers now have more choices, adding to the convenience of Hollywood Burbank Airport.”

Through May 17, travelers will be able to purchase introductory fares from Burbank as low as $19 for Las Vegas and Phoenix, and starting at $29 to Denver, the airline said. The deal is good on valid travel dates — for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday flights — between July 15 and Oct 6, 2021, excluding Sep. 1 through Sept. 7.


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Frontier already offers flights out of other Southern California airports, including Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana.

“We’re excited to add Hollywood Burbank Airport to our route map ”

said Josh Flyr, the airline’s vice president of network and operational design.

“The addition of Burbank will provide an even more convenient and easy to use option for many in the region.”

Frontier reminded travelers offered a slew of healthy and safety enhancements last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including requiring all passengers and crew members wear face masks throughout the flight.

Additionally, customers have to wash or sanitize their hands prior to boarding, undergo a pre-boarding temperature screening and confirm that neither they nor anyone in their household has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the two weeks before flying,