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    Yes, 'John Carter' Was a Hit in Russia. Here's Why.

    Alexander Rodnyansky has been a TV and film producer in Russia for decades. His most recent film, the Andrei Zvyagintsev-directed drama "Elena," won a special jury prize at the 2011 Festival de Cannes, and he has wrapped the American-made indies "Goat Island," from D.J. Caruso, and "Jayne Mansfield'...

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    Has President Obama Raised the Fundraising Game For Indie Filmmakers?

    Encouraging independent filmmaking wasn't Congress' intent. However, President Obama's signing of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act on April 5 promises to dramatically expand filmmakers' ability to raise financing for their projects.

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    The 10 Things You Must Do When Shooting a Movie at 18,000 Feet

    “The Highest Pass” started at sea level -- less than a mile, in fact, from the ocean in Marina del Rey. I had just finished a documentary called “The Back Nine” and was ready for another adventure.

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    TFF 2012: Three Things You Should Know About Short-Form Filmmaking

    The Tribeca Talks panel “The Future is Short: Storytelling in the Digital Age” offers simple and telling information about how to get your content out there and maybe make some money back. The landscape is still fairly disjointed, with a few too many special sauces brewing in the pot.

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    Project of the Day: 'The Cover-Up' For the Crime He Didn't Commit

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Project of the Day: When Your Ex-Girlfriend and Your Hometown Go Missing

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Project of the Day: A Soldier's Wife Searches for Lips

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    Will You See This Movie? Laura Poitras Gives Glimpses into the Third Film in Her Terror Trilogy at a Whitney Biennial Surveillance Teach-In

    Laura Poitras, the filmmaker behind two of the most searing documentaries to cover the post-9/11 period, is currently working on the third film in her terror trilogy. Poitras has been in the news recently after Salon's Glenn Greenwald used her case as an example of the ways that journalists and ...

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