1. Sundance Filmmakers on Twitter: The Sundance Film Festival kicks off tomorrow. Even if you’re not heading out to Park City, you can keep up with the festival on Twitter. TribecaFilm’s web site has highlighted narrative filmmakers you should follow on Twitter during Sundance. Check out their list here. Meanwhile, Criticwire has created a Twitter list of critics attending Sundance. Check it out here.
2. Camp Takota: YouTube stars Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart will appear in “Camp Takota,” a feature film about a twenty-something girl who becomes a counselor at her old sleepaway camp. Given that the stars are online sensations, it makes sense that the film will only be available online at CampTakota.com. Fans can pre-order the film (which costs $9.99) now, but it won’t be available until February 14th.
3. Golden Globe Nominated Screenplays: Thanks to ScreenCraft, you can now download the screenplays for many of the Golden Globe nominated scripts, including the scripts for “Her,” “Nebraska” and “Gravity.” Check it out here.
4. Netflix Stock Drops: On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia sided
with Verizon and struck down key portions of the Federal Communications
Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet rules, which mandated that broadband
providers treat all web traffic the same. This wasn’t good news for Netflix, which has seen its stock dive as a result. If providers like Verizon and Time Warner can charge bandwith-heavy sites like Netflix (along with YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Prime) more money. Of course, ultimately, the consumers will be feeling the pain as, no doubt, the sites will pass on any increased fees to them. Read more over at Variety.
5. Louis C.K.: Back in 1998, comedian Louis C.K. directed a black and white film called “Tomorrow Night.” It screened at The Sundance Film Festival, but never found a distributor. Recently, Louis C.K. announced plans to make the film available on his web site next month for $5. Check out the trailer below: