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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Top Indies in iTunes, 'Blue is the Warmest Color' on Netflix and More

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire March 3, 2014 at 5:14PM

Top 10 indies in the iTunes store, where to stream "Blue is the Warmest Color" and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.
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"Blue is the Warmest Color"
"Blue is the Warmest Color"

1. "Olympus Has Fallen:" The FCC has issued a $1.9 million fine against Viacom, NBC Universal, and ESPN for their promotions of the 2013 action movie, "Olympus Has Fallen," which featured the two-tone emergency signal. According to a filing, the FCC received complaints beginning in March 2013, when Viacom-owned Comedy Central aired a trailer containing the emergency signal that apparently alarmed some viewers.

2. "Blue is the Warmest Color:" Thanks to the nice folks at /bent blog, we now know that one of our favorite foreign films of last year, "Blue is the Warmest Color" is now available to stream on Netflix. So go stream it now.

3. Top Indies in iTunes: The day after winning big at the Academy Awards, Oscar winners "Dallas Buyers Club," "12 Years a Slave," "The Great Beauty" and "20 Feet from Stardom" dominate the list of top 10 indies in the iTunes store. Check out the full list here.

4. "Veronica Mars:" To promote the upcoming release of "Veronica Mars," the television show turned resurrected movie project that took Kickstarter by storm, Warner Bros. has released the first two minutes of the film online. Check it out here.

5. SheDocs: Women and Girls Lead and American Masters | PBS are hosting a special online screening of "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth," as part of the #SheDocs online film festival kick-off event today at 6pm ET. Find out more here.

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