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by Paula Bernstein
November 20, 2013 11:17 AM
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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Cronenberg on Vine, IndieReign Partners with Indiegogo and More

1. Littlecast: Littlecast, the direct-to-fan video distribution platform has teamed up with music producer and documentarian Count (aka Mikael Eldridge) to make exclusive content about his documentary "Unsound" available for sale through the Unsound Facebook Fan Page.  "Ultrasound" is about the impact that the "age of free" is having on content creators.  "Partnering with Count Eldridge to show what nearly ten years of piracy and legalized micro-payments has done to creators is the clearest affirmation of LittleCast’s vision," said Amra Tareen, co-founder and CEO of LittleCast in a statement. "We firmly believe that anyone who creates quality content should be fairly compensated for their work.  The music business was the just the canary in the coal mine.  Authors, people in the film and television business, photographers and journalists are all on notice."

2. IndieReign:  IndieReign, a VOD self-distribution platform, has partnered with Indiegogo to help promote film projects and help indie filmmakers transition from the financing stage to distribution, the company announced today.

"We are excited about our partnership with IndieReign," Danae Ringelmann, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Indiegogo, said in a statement. "IndieReign are one of the leaders in the movement towards a more sustainable independent film industry. With literally thousands of film projects around the globe raising funds each month on Indiegogo, both our organizations are naturally aligned to helping filmmakers succeed." By creating an Indiegogo film campaign via the IndieReign/Indiegogo partnership page, filmmakers will be able to create awareness among IndieReign's audience of more than 50,000 film lovers.

"Independent filmmakers look to IndieReign for direction and advice which is why we are very careful when it comes to who we partner with" said David White, CEO and founder of IndieReign. "We chose Indiegogo because they’re not only the world’s largest global crowdfunding platform, but their values align with our own, and this partnership provides a new channel for independent filmmakers to easily make the transition from financing to distribution.

3. Cronenberg on Vine: Zachary Goldberg Goldberg honors the cinema of David Cronenberg with six-second Vine videos inspired by the Criterion Collection DVD covers for Cronenberg films "Videodrome," "Dead Ringers" and "Naked Lunch."

4. "Thirty Seconds to Mars:" With Jared Leto currently garnering awards buzz for his supporting turn in "Dallas Buyers Club," FilmBuff has announced a VOD release date for "Artifact," a documentary centered on his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars. The film documents the grueling struggle between the band and their record label, Virgin/EMI over their album "This is War." FilmBuff will release it across all leading VOD platforms on December 3. Read the full story here.


5. Bob Dylan Video: It's taken 50 years, but Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" finally has an official music video -- and it's amazing. The interactive video lets users flip through 16 channels on a virtual television and see Drew Carey, Marc Maron and the "Pawn Stars" crew, among many other television personalities lip-synching Dylan's 1965 recording of the song. See the video here.

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