July 14th - 17th, 2024

Biltmore Hotel

Conference Center of the Americas
1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33144

14th Edition MMFM

A Global Content Market & Forum

At MMFM, we revolutionize content development and creation through pioneering discussions and immersive experiences. The global screen industries are constantly evolving, driven by the transformative power of animation, VFX, and games as well as other types of digital media content. This includes the evolution of how traditional film and television content is developed, produced, marketed and distributed to reach a global audience. With competing incentives at an all-time high, we are diligently working with our local leadership to address these changes and develop initiatives, in addition to Miami-Dade’s High Impact Incentive, that will provide you with the right tools to get your projects done.

For this edition of MMFM we are thrilled to feature FIFTEEN industry leaders, scouting for the next big hit. Projects can be in English and in Spanish. Preference for Miami, Miami-Dade IP, locations and other elements.

One-on-One Meetings
Subject to Change
• Registered Participants
• No on-site Registrations
Monday, July 15th
Morning & Afternoon Meetings
Animation, Gaming, VFX
Bowman Room
Tuesday, July 16th
Morning & Afternoon Meetings
Features, TV Series, Podcasts
Bowman Room

Winners for the Pitches & Miami Projections Film Festival will be announced on July 16th at the awards ceremony.
Stoneman Douglas Amphitheater


Sunday, July 14th
5:00 pm
Badge Pickup
Stoneman Douglas Amphitheater
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
VIP Welcome Reception
Rhodium All Access VIP
Titanium Access
Palladium Access
Honoring the Panelists and Speakers in Attendance
Tuttle Room & Stoneman Douglas Foyer
Sponsored by: Dharma Gin
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Miami Projections Film Festival
With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and Board of County Commissioners.
Monday, July 15th
9:00 am
Badge Pickup
Stoneman Douglas Foyer Area
9:30 am
Welcome Cafecito & MMFM
Pre-Conference Networking
Stoneman Douglas Amphitheater

Creative & Business Development Summit
10:00 am - 10:45 am
What’s In Your Package?
A look at the latest trends in project development, financing, marketing and distribution. From creating effective loglines and treatments, decks, sizzle reels, talent attachments, and of course industry relationships, here is everything you need to sell, produce and market your screen project in 2024.
  • Virtual Intro: Matthew Stein, Head of Development, G Unit Film & Television
  • Carla Gomez, TV Producer, Executive, Director of Development ViX
  • Karen Hall, Writer, Showrunner, M*A*S*H, THE GOOD WIFE, THE GLADES
  • Joe Menendez, Writer, Director, Producer, HENRY DANGER: THE MOVIE, STAR TREK: PICARD
  • JM Garcia, Writer, Producer, PERFECTION ’72, A LITTLE BRIT CRAZY

11:00 am - 11:45 am
The Write Stuff - A Conversation with Juan Carlos Coto
Join us as we sit-down “one-to-one” with veteran Writer, Director and Showrunner Juan Carlos “JC” Coto. With a career spanning three decades, he was most recently an Executive Producer and director of the ABC series 9-1-1. Prior to that, Coto was the Showrunner/Executive Producer of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. Other credits include Nikita, Heroes, Journeyman, Invasion, 24 and The Pretender. Coto started his writing career at The Miami Herald.
Conversation will include a Q&A

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Show Me the Money!
A conversation on creative financing, budgeting, negotiating talent and looking to the global markets to produce and market your next screen project.
  • Giorgia Lo Savio, Co-Founder, Alacran Group, Founder, Jinga Pictures
  • Viviana Zarragoitia, Three Point Capital (TPC), Los Angeles
  • Gustavo Aparicio, Managing Director, Spanglish Movies
  • Craig Bernstein, Paradigm Talent Agency, Los Angeles
Lunch Break / On Your Own
Global Industry Summit
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
From independents to major studios, networks and platforms, producers are looking to the global industry, including international co-productions to both offset costs and create the next global content phenomenon. This summit explores how Miami can be in the mix and benefit from our new interconnected world.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
  • Patty Arias, Founder & Chief Executive MMFM & Executive Director, CAMACOL
  • Jose Luis Martinez, Co-Founder & Creative Director, MMFM
Special Remarks
  • Marco Giron, Film Commissioner, Film MIami, Miami-Dade County
  • Lissette Garcia Arrogante, Tourism & Culture Director, City of Miami Beach
  • Mat Ratner, Director, Sport, Entertainment, Tourism, GMCVB


2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
From Money Heist to The Others: Spain. Sparkling Creativity & Collaboration
Where Iconic narratives collide with innovative ideas, the Spanish audiovisual industry is leading Europe as an innovative hub linking initiatives, ideas and pioneering concepts to spark creativity and productivity. Spain is rapidly changing the industry landscape with groundbreaking initiatives, exceptional incentives, and strategic collaboration, making it the ideal partner for international projects not only in Europe, but in Miami and the Americas as well. Spain has become one of the top European hubs for content development and production, forging new and innovative incentives and initiatives to meet the demands of today’s fast evolving industry trends.
  • Patricia Motilla, Senior Partner, Andersen, Spain
  • Gustavo Ferrada, Head of Scripted, Mediacrest

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
From London with Love: The UK is Great!
AA place, and state of mind, where fresh ideas and unique perspectives are welcomed and where exploration and curiosity pave the way for the future. An update on the United Kingdom’s latest film, tv and digital media Industry support and incentive initiatives by Adrian Wootton OBE, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission. This will be followed by a comprehensive panel discussion on how the UK has become a leading creative, co-production friendly, and global content creation hub, as well as their keen interest in collaborating with Miami-Dade producers and creatives via the MMFM platform, which now includes a special collaboration in the animation and games sector.
  • Adrian Wootton, OBE, CEO, Film London & BFC
  • Helena Mackenzie, Head of Inward Investment, Film London
  • David Parfitt, Producer, Trademark Films, THE FATHER, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Miami Movie Mavericks
From film festival darlings and directors, to local producers and ground breaking content creators, to forward thinking entrepreneurs plus all that makes South Florida a unique and fertile ground for our Creatives Miami community!
  • James Woolley, Executive Director, Miami Film Festival
  • Graham Winick, Chief of Administration Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs
  • Mariana Serrano, Writer, Director, ARROZ, LECHE Y POWERBALL
  • Mark Pulaski, Producer, HURACÁN, REEFA
  • Monica Sorelle, Filmmaker, Artist, MOUNTAINS
Tuttle Room & Stoneman Douglas Amphitheater Foyer
Sponsored by: Dharma Gin
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Miami Projections Film Festival
With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and Board of County Commissioners.
Stoneman Douglas Amphitheater Area
Tuesday, July 16th
9:00 am
Badge Pickup
Stoneman Douglas Foyer Area
9:30 am
Welcome Cafecito & MMFM
Pre-Conference Networking
Stoneman Douglas Amphitheater

Music & Media Summit
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us as we gather key stakeholders to share best practices and define new opportunities for collaboration. As the 4th most important music hub in the U.S., and 6th in the world, this summit explores strategies to further elevate the music industry in Miami. Key topics will include how the development of apprenticeship programs to train and create local jobs in music production, and related media, will have a positive economic impact in not only off-setting production costs, but to train a new generation of talent in this industry. The summit will also explore how these and other strategies will have a direct impact on the exponential growth of this important industry in Miami-Dade.

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Set the Record Straight, Part One
  • Maria Elisa Ayerbe, Latin Grammy-Winning Music Producer, Engineer
  • Maria D. Gutierrez, Exec. Director, OPCTE, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • René Mantilla: Assistant Superintendent, OPCTE, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

10:45 am - 11:30 am
Set the Record Straight, Part Two
  • Giorgia Lo Savio, Co-Founder, Alacran Group, Founder, Jinga Pictures
  • Marco (Mall) Molinet, Producer, Creator, Founder, Florida Film House
  • Pierre Hachar Jr., Esq, Music Lawyer, Managing Partner, The Hachar Law Group
  • Carlos Perez D’anda, Studio Manager, Chief Engineer, Alacran Group

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
A Note on Composing
A fireside chat with Miami’s top, award-winning film and tv composers, making masterful music for the screen right from the Magic City!
Moderated by the Chair of the MMFM Advisory Committee, Kevin Sharpley, Founder, Kijik Multimedia, Xavatar
  • Carlos Rafael Rivera, Composer, GRISELDA, THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT, HACKS
  • Julio Reyes Copello, Composer, Music Producer, ZORRO, KOATI, HAWTHORNE
  • Tulio Cremisini, Composer, The Miami Symphony Orchestra, SANTA DIABLA, ROMEO Y JULIETA
Lunch Break / On Your Own
Animation, Games & Virtual Summit
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Animation, gaming, and VFX are exploding worldwide. Among other things you will discover how MMFM, together with our partners, “cracked the code” to incentivizing this sector in Miami, and to enable project development in Miami with key markets., and by training the next generation of Miami based animators and digital artists.

Animating the Future
Animation has become a fast growing global business, worth several hundred billion worldwide and counting. In fact, the video game development sector alone makes up a significant portion of the global animation industry, with animation jobs in the gaming industry increasing by 35% from 2018 to 2023. But it's a fast evolving landscape where access to talent, training, tech and local incentives are keys to success! How can Miami “level up” to meet the global demand?

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Virtual Vocations
The virtual production market is expected to grow by almost 20% in the next 5 years, due to the increasing use of innovative technologies in filmmaking. How can Miami embrace the future of content creation today?

Moderated by Kevin Sharpley, Founder, Kijik Multimedia, Xavatar, & Chair, MMFM 2024 Advisory Committee
  • Prashant Shah, Chair Emeritus MMFM, Producer/Director & Content Developer, Managing Partner, Twickenham Productions, UK
  • Camilo Osuna, Business Developer, iKartoons

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
The Future is Now
An open discussion on talent, training, and opportunities for global studios and content creators in Miami.
  • Amanda Renfroe, Head of Animation, Steamroller Animation
  • Mauricio Ferraza, Chair, MAGIC at Miami Dade College
  • Rick Beasley, Executive Director, CareerSource South Florida
  • Adrian Wootton, OBE, CEO, Film London & BFC
  • Helena Mackenzie, Head of Inward Investment, Film London
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Global Games
Miami is fast becoming a hub for top international animation and game development talent from media to tech.
  • Camilo Osuna, Executive Director, iKartoons
  • Maggie Salas-Amaro, Director of Canela Kids, Canela Media
  • Adri Ofman, COO, Partner, FlipaClip
  • Kevin Sharpley, Founder, Kijik Multimedia, Xavatar
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Creative Connections
What happens when a veteran Hollywood director moves back home and links up with a talented local animation studio for an epic project? Draw your own conclusions!
  • Joe Menendez, Writer. Director. Producer, HENRY DANGER: THE MOVIE, STAR TREK: PICARD)
  • Thiago Levy, Creative Director, Co-Founder, Team Legend Studios
  • Jonathan Ovalle, Technical Director, Co-Founder, Team Legend Studios
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Sponsored by: Dharma Gin
Tuttle Room
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Orange Awards
Stoneman Douglas Amphitheater

Project Submissions Awards
Recipients to be Announced
Animation - Live Action -Miami Projection Film Festival

Impact Awards
These awards recognize outstanding achievements in creativity, storytelling, and production quality. The recipients have pushed the boundaries of the medium, introduced innovative concepts, and made a lasting impact on audiences and the industry as a whole.

TV Impact Award
Juan Carlos Coto, Writer, Producer, Director Hollywood, CA

Film Impact Award
David Parfitt, Producer, Trademark Films London, UK

Global Industry Partner Award
This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to fostering international partnerships and driving innovation in the media and film industry.
Gustavo Ferrada, Head of Scripted Mediacrest, Spain

Community Leadership Awards
MMFM honors the following public servants for their unwavering commitment and dedication to advancing the creative industries in our community. It is thanks to their individual efforts that we are here. This vital sector not only drives significant economic impact and creates essential jobs but also fuels the aspirations and dreams of countless individuals, embodying the spirit of innovation and opportunity.

Miami Dade County
Hon. Rene Garcia, Commissioner Miami-Dade County
Hon. Raquel Regalado, Commissioner Miami-Dade County
City of Miami
Hon. Miguel Angel Gabela, Commissioner City of Miami
Public/Private Partnership
Rick Beasley, Executive Director Career Source South Florida
Wednesday, July 17th
Individual Follow-Up Meetings On your own
See you next year.