Over on the Ted Hope blog Ben Yennie has an article about 4 trends (primarily in distribution) he noticed during the American Film Market (AFM).
Also worth noting is his first sentence:
Despite the growing trend towards self-distribution, AFM is still a hugely important event in the industry
How long will that sentence remain true?
But, on to the body of his article, where he picks his trends. I’m happy to see that Asia is one! Yippee for me (I am in Japan!). Read the article for the details.