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by Paula Bernstein
October 24, 2013 1:02 PM
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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Ask Jared Leto Anything on Reddit, Short Film Competition and More

1. Jared Leto Reddit AMA: "Dallas Buyers Club" star Jared Leto will be doing his first Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat this Friday (10/25) beginning at 5:00pm ET. So get your questions ready!

2. IMAX: Third quarter revenue is down for IMAX, with the Toronto-based company reporting earnings at $1.6 million for the three months to Sept. 30, a dramatic dip from the same time last year's $15 million. Next quarter should presumably pick up thanks to "Gravity," which is playing in some IMAX theaters.

3. Digital Cinema: The previously announced Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has officially kicked off. Founded by the nation's largest theater chains, AMC, Regal and Cinemark, alongside Warner Bros. and Universal, the digital initiative is the industry's first-ever digital theatrical delivery service, that allows films to be delivered to theaters via satellite. “They’ve succeeded in creating a groundbreaking venture that, simply put, turns the digital content distribution economic model on its head,” Randolph Blotky, newly named CEO of the digital initiative, said in a statement.

4. 4K Film Competition: Sharp Electronics Corporation, along with THX and RED, is inviting indie filmmakers to submit short films to "The Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition." Filmmakers are asked to submit short films (less than four minutes) that are shot in 4K and capture an amazing high resolution entertainment experience through "energy, light and scale." Find out more about the competition here.

5. Stop Watching Us: Maggie Gyllenhaal, John Cusack and other celebs take on the National Security Agency (NSA) and its practice of spying on citizens and collecting data in a video produced by The Electronic Frontier Foundation. Watch the video below:


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