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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Moviefone Returns, Top Indies in iTunes and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire May 5, 2014 at 2:9PM

Moviefone returns, Tribeca Film Festival on VOD, top indies in iTunes and more of today's top tech news for filmmakers (and film fans).
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1. Moviefone Returns (Sort Of): Though the iconic 777-FILM number was disconnected, the Moviefone brand will live on as a website and an app which will provide both movie times and TV listings, Variety reports.

2. Tribeca Film Festival on VOD: The festival may be over, but you can still watch select films from Tribeca Film Festival 2014 on VOD and in theaters. "Beneath The Harvest Sky," "Bright Days Ahead" and "The Bachelor Weekend" are now available on nationwide VOD and in select theaters. You can find out more here.

3. Top Indies in iTunes: Each Monday we present you with the most up-to-date list of the top 10 indie movies in the iTunes store, combining rentals and purchases. "Walk of Shame," "Blue Ruin" and "Filth" joined the list this week. Meanwhile, "Fruitvale Station" returned to the list this week as "Movie of the Week" for only 99 cents to rent. See the full list here.

4. PBS Digital Series: At its first Digital Content NewFronts presentations, PBS Digital announced four new series, including two that launched today on YouTube. Later this year, PBS Digital Studios will debut "Frankenstein, M.D.," a scripted series from Pemberley Digital based on Mary Shelley’s cult classic, and "Pancake Mountain," a musical variety show for kids and parents, created by filmmaker Scott Stuckey.

5. APP: The Dutch genre movie "APP," which opened in its native country last year but makes its way to U.S. theaters and VOD on Friday, is the first feature-length film designed to incorporate a second screen. See a trailer of the film here and read Eric Kohn's review of the film here.


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