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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: New Original Series from DirecTV and Netflix and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire April 1, 2014 at 4:49PM

New original series at DirecTV and Netflix, a DocChat from POV and more tech news for filmmakers (and film fans).
Kiefer Sutherland in '24'
Fox Kiefer Sutherland in '24'

1. DirecTV Gets Original: Original content continues to take hold at the DirecTV. The satellite provider has picked up Peter Ackerman's "Things You Shouldn't Say After Midnight" for a 10-episode run, marking the network's first foray into scripted comedy. Read more about the news here.

2. "American Jesus:" The documentary “American Jesus” makes its exclusive VOD premiere today on Vutopia, the Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks' movie subscription service, in partnership with Gravitas Ventures.

3. Netflix News: For its latest original series, Wagner Moura, Brazil's top film star, will play drug trafficker and politician Pablo Escobar in "Narcos," from Jose Padilha and Gaumont International Television. Read more about the original series here.

4. DocChat: Join POV in a Twitter chat for a discussion on balancing your day job and your documentary. Exchange advice with documentary filmmakers about creating successful work and taking risks while making ends meet. Join the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #docchat on Tuesday, April 1 from 7-8 PM ET (4-5 PM PT). Upcoming Twitter chats are "How I Made My First Documentary: Tips from Veteran Filmmakers" on April 8 and "Spring 2014 Documentary Equipment & Tools Workshop" on April 15. Find out more here.

5. "24:" Today, announced Prime Instant Video as the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming "24," starring Kiefer Sutherland as agent Jack Bauer, and "24: Redemption," a TV movie based on the series.

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