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    In Film Buying and Selling: Too Much Insider Information, Not Enough Data

    In his latest post for his Filmonomics blog, Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown makes the argument that the film industry needs to make more of its data available so that filmmakers -- and their distributors and sales agents -- can make more informed decisions on what kind of return other films h...

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    Do Filmmakers Need to Pay to Use 'Happy Birthday'?

    The assumed answer of this question has been yes, but one filmmaker, set to make a film about the history of the song, is questioning this assumption in a very public way. Jennifer Nelson filed for a class action suit against the publishing company, Warner/Chappell, who owns the right to the song's ...

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    Filmmakers: Why Bother With a Business Plan?

    Check out this excerpt from Louise Levison's "Filmmakers & Financing: Business Plans for Independents," available now from the Focal Press. Levison's clients have raised money for low-budget films such as "The Blair Witch Project," the most profitable independent film in history, and for companies r...

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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Demons,' 'Love,' 'Know' or 'Winning'?

    Vote below for this week's Project of the Week.

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    Project of the Day: A Homophobic Dad Gets Tricked on a Camping Trip

    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. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Winning Dad" Tweetable Logline:

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    Lee Daniels, Julia Stiles Help Honor Ghetto Film School Students and The Criterion Collection at 9th Annual Spring Benefit

    Last night's ninth Annual Spring Benefit for the Ghetto Film School featured plenty of celebrities, a few surprises, and six very happy high school students. Presenters Lee Daniels, Julia Stiles, and sportscaster Gus Johnson were all on hand to honor the six college-bound high school students who ea...

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    5 Insights on the Business of VOD and Why We Need Outside Analysis on VOD Panels

    The Sheffield Doc/Fest is not only a strongly programmed showcase for international and UK documentary cinema, it also is filled with industry professionals and several panels for filmmakers and film industry professionals daily.

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    Exclusive Video: The Top 5 Accused Scammers of Crowdfunding from the Makers of 'Kickstarted'

    The filmmakers behind the crowdfunding documentary "Kickstarted" are slowly showing us exactly how much one can possibly say about crowdfunding, by releasing another video that sheds light on the practice. The videos are being released in conjunction with "Kickstarted"'s Kickstarter campaign.

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    Project of the Day: Members of the NYC Foster Care System Star in 'Know How'

    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. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Know How" Tweetable Logline:

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    How to Get Your Film Seen at Music Festivals: 'Musicwood' Case Study

    "Musicwood," a documentary from Maxine Trump about the market to procure wood for acoustic guitars, premiered last year at DOC NYC, and since then it's done a bunch of festivals and is about to launch its theatrical run. But leading up to the theatrical, Trump arranged a number of music festival sc...

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