The weeklong annual motion-picture business event dates back to 1981 and results in more than $1 billion in deals every year. The 39th edition, held in Santa Monica in November, drew 7,143 participants and 1,357 buyers from 73 countries. The year saw a bigger emphasis on education, with expanded programming that brought more than 150 industry experts to three stages. Next: November 16-13, 2019