ATF, ScreenSingapore Lock Down Dates for 2013

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With ScreenSingapore moving to flashy new digs at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands this year, there will be plenty of business done at the unique structure, which looks vaguely like a row of enormous clothespins with a giant skateboard on top.

The dual Southeast Asian TV and film event will take place December 3-6 at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands complex.

Singapore’s flagship film and TV sales events, the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore have locked down dates for 2013.

Organizer Reed Exhibitions announced Wednesday that the events will again be held at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands complex -- this year from December 3 to 6.

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In 2012, the two, previously distinct, events decided to co-locate for the first time, sharing the spotlight in hopes of drawing a broader industry crowd. Organizers say that experiment was a success. The events attracted 3,917 buyers and sellers, representing 1,072 companies, from over 52 countries, who transacted approximately $3 million in deals, according to Reed Exhibitions.

ScreenSingapore, now entering its third year, features three nights of international film premieres and shares a market with the more established ATF, which is entering its 14th year in 2013. The events also host a bevy of industry keynotes and panel discussions by international executives, producers, directors, sales agents and talent.

More details on the events' 2013 lineups are expected in the months ahead.