Elvis, Nixon and Snowden Entice Buyers at 35th American Film Market

November 14, 2014 12:40 PM

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Elvis's presence was in the building at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica for the annual eight day American Film Market (AFM) hoping to convince the 1,670 buyers from over 70 countries to buy the rights to the upcoming film "Elvis and Nixon" starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon. The film about the King of rock n' roll's famous meeting with President Nixon in 1970 was one of the 432 films on offer to exhibitors looking to find movies that will fill their theaters.

Nixon's cinema biographer, Oliver Stone, also had a film based on a real person, Edward Snowden, seeking international sales. This still unnamed, topical production, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the leaker is set to get underway in January. Snowden, like Elvis, shook things up in the culture but the...

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