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    Writing 101: Tips From Three Tribeca Screenwriters

    As part of the Tribeca Film Festival's "Pen To Paper" talks series at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square, three screenwriters - "Nice Guy Johnny"'s Edward Burns, "Snap"'s Carmel Winters, and "The Infidel"'s David Baddiel - sat down with novelist Susan Orlean (whose novel "The Orchid Thief," approp...

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    FUTURES | "The Dry Land" Filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams

    For a first time feature director, El Paso bred 28-year-old Ryan Piers Williams has generated a surge of promising industry buzz straight out of the gate. At the start of the New Year audiences got their first glimpse of Williams' "The Dry Land" at Sundance. Competing in the U.S. Dramatic Competitio...

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    Filmmaker Interview: Director Michael Patrei Aims to Inspire with "Ballou" (Watch it Now Free)

    In this week's SnagFilms spotlight, a high school marching band takes center stage amidst the challenges of life in the inner city.

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    Balmes’ “Babies” Is Born: Director Talks Doc Ahead of Fest Launch, Theatrical Debut

    On May 7th, as a film trailer has been making clear since last fall, "the babies are coming." More specifically, Thomas Balmes' documentary, "Babies." Following four infants from four different parts of the world, Blames' film is taking on "Iron Man 2" on Mother's Day weekend in a release wider tha...

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    "Underground Movies Outdoors": Rooftop Sets Summer Schedule

    This summer, Rooftop Films will screen more than 23 feature films and 21 programs of short films as part of its 14th Annual Summer Series of "Underground Movies Outdoors.". Films come from around the world will reflect Rooftop's focus on "exciting, innovative, independent cinema." Most events include live music, filmmaker Q&As and after-parties with free drinks. Events will be held in thirteen different spectacular outdoor locations, on rooftops, in parks and on piers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The festival runs weekends from May 14-August 20, with special shows in September. Titles include Sundance favorites "Gas Land," "L...

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    In the Works: Eerie "Inn," Crude Story, Quiet Hunt, Immigrant Mess, Microloan Impact & Hip Hop "Ma"

    This week in our production column, 'In the Works', indieWIRE checks in with Ti West – the maker of recent horror smash "The House of the Devil" – about his new project, “The Innkeepers,” then takes a look at a number of documentaries with crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter.

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    Hot "Child" in the City: Garcia's "Mother" Meets New York

    "I think every actor you talk to about why they wanted to do this project will tell you 'because of the material,'" actress Kerry Washington said of working in Rodrigo Garcia's "Mother and Child." "Because immediately when we read it, we were floored by the gravity of the material and the authentici...

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    Controversy Brewing In Wake of Tribeca Rwanda Doc Debut

    Controversy was stoked ahead of last night's premiere of a doc examining the rehabilitation of a war-torn central African country mired by its recent past, while also implicating a Western power in participating in genocide.

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    Bittersweet Charity: Nicole Holofcener Aims to Provoke and Delight with "Please Give"

    The opening salvo of "Please Give," Nicole Holofcener's latest indie dramady, confronts the viewer with a montage of female breasts - small, large, flabby, old - that, in one darkly ironic stroke, subverts an entire history of how women's bodies have been portrayed in art.

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    Small Screen | Lee, Lumet, and "Zidane" and "Kunstler" Biodocs Come Home

    Two films from some of the world's most prominent living directors debut today on the Criterion Collection. Ang Lee's "Ride with the Devil" package will include commentaries from Lee and screenwriter, James Schamus, and others who worked on the film. On DVD Talk, Thomas Spurlin says, "[Lee's] depi...

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