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Film News Roundup: Afm Assures Attendees Santa Monica Remains Fire-Free

In today’s film news roundup, Afm tells attendees that Santa Monica isn’t burning, the La Film Critics honor Elaine May and MarketCast hires a Nielsen executive.

Afm Reassurance

With less than a week before the American Film Market opens in Santa Monica, Afm has assured attendees that the beachside city has not been hit by the region’s wildfires.

The Getty Fire near the Getty Museum is the closest fire. The blaze, which ignited on Oct. 28, is about seven miles away from Afm headquarters at the Loews Hotel. It has now burned more than 700 acres, forcing evacuations from more than 7,000 homes.

“We would like to assure you that there are no fires in Santa Monica,” Afm said in a message. “Some media have referred to fires in the ‘Santa Monica Mountains.’ This mountain range is actually in Los Angeles, miles from Santa Monica. There is no threat to the Santa Monica business area.

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