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Gilbert and Wisler Head to AFM 2011

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Runaway Pen Productions founding members, Andrew Gilbert and Mikel J. Wisler, are heading off to the 2011 American Film Market (AFM) currently taking place in Santa Monica, California. AFM takes place every November, lasting for eight days, and it is the one of the premiere global marketplaces in the film industry. Gilbert and Wilser are headed to the second half of AFM, which is traditionally the time most focused on developing new project (the first half is all about distributor buying already completed films). They will be pitching their first feature film project, After This.


The orginal screenplay for After This, written by Andrew Gilbert, was just recently selected as a semifinalist in the 2011 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, a highly competative screenwriting competition organized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences each year. Being selected for the semi final round means that out of thousands of scripts submitted to this year's competition, After This was deemed by the judges to be among the top 2% of the best scripts this year.




With the increased attetion Runaway Pen has received as a result of this very prestigious recognition from The Academy, Gilbert and Wisler  are already setting meetings with distributors and production companies at the American Film Market, as well as in contact with potential agents and managers for Gilbert. They will be attending the market from November 6th through the 9th.


Mikel J. Wisler, who is directing the film, has prepared a detaild pitch package for presentation to interested parties. Andrew Gilbert has been researching the companies attending this year's AFM. Gilbert and Wilser, who are producing the film, have high hopes of connecting with the right people and fostering good professional relationships that will lead to the making of After This.


Intersted in following new developments in this story? Wisler regularly blogs about his experiences in developing this feature film on his Tumblr page: mikelwisler.tumblr.com. You can also learn more about After This by going to the film's official development page: afterthis.mikelwisler.com.