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    Exclusive Excerpt: Michael Rabiger's Nine Basic Tips for Directing Actors

    Michael Rabiger's (Professor Emeritus, Columbia College in Chicago) directing textbook, now in its fifth edition (co-written with Mick Hurbis-Cherrier of Hunter College) "Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics" is now available for purchase from Focal Press.  

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    Project of the Day: Around the World in Fireworks

    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. "Passfire" Tweetable Logline:

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    Project of the Day: Look Behind the Scenes of MAD Magazine in 'When We Went MAD!'

    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. "When We Went MAD!" Tweetable Logline:

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    The 5 Tips for Managing Self-Distribution from 'Middle of Nowhere' Director and Entrepreneur Ava DuVernay

    The distribution teams behind “Middle of Nowhere” and “Bones Brigade,” both of which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, unveiled details of their windowing and marketing strategies at a two-hour panel at the Sundance Filmmaker Lodge earlier this month.

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    Six Reasons Topspin Believes In Direct-to-Fan Distribution After 'Bones Brigade' Beat Traditional Deals

    After a few years operating primarily as a direct-to-fan distributor for musicians, Topspin Media helped Kevin Smith deliver on his bold claim at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival that he would go against the industry standard and self-distribute his festival film "Red State."

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    Fair Trade for Filmmakers: Is It Time For Festivals To Share Their Revenue?

    Over the past 20 years or so, film festivals have beget more film festivals like rabbits on alkyl nitrates. Even the Sundance Kid, progenitor of the contemporary independent film festival, questioned, on the opening of his event's 35th edition in Park City, if there were too many of these cinema...

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    Project of the Day: A Man Finds His Father Reincarnated as a Deer in 'Deer Father'

    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. "Deer Father" Tweetable Logline:

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    Congrats to 'An Honest Liar,' January's Project of the Month!

    Congratulations to "An Honest Liar: The Amazing Randi Story" directors Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom! The project received the most votes to win January's Project of the Month.  The prize is a creative consultation from the Tribeca Film Institute.

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    Congrats to 'Jaya,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

    Thanks to your votes, the narrative about Mumbai gang film "Jaya" won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!

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    Project of the Day: 'SanFranLand' Shows San Francisco as Neverland

    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. "SanFranLand" Tweetable Logline:

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