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    Toolkit | Graham Taylor Keynote at LAFF: "What’s not boring is making shit happen."

    WME Global head Graham Taylor delivered the keynote speech at the Los Angeles Film Festival's "Money Talks & Art Matters" series of panels, which began today at the Downtown Independent. Formerly the head of Endeavor's independent department before it merged with William M...

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    "Cave" of Surprise Box Office: Why Werner Herzog Has a 3-D Indie Hit

    While studios bemoan the fate of 3D, Sundance Selects and Werner Herzog are celebrating it. Now in its eighth weekend of release, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" -- an exploration of never-before-seen art in caves in Southern France -- has crossed the $4 million mark, making it Herzog'...

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    Vote on the Project You Most Want to See (There's a Prize at Stake)

    Every day this week, we've highlighted projects in the works seeking support from people like you. Below find the four profiled this week; you can learn more about them by clicking on the film title.

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    indieWIRE's "Bigger" Project of the Day: The Louisville-Set Tennis Comedy "Tan Lines"

    Each week, iW usually gathers up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it’s going to be a daily feature, so there will be a singular spotlight on one project each day. Most Fridays, the daily project will give attention to a film in production and has financ...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Feminist Dramedy "In Amanda's Shoes"

    Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Documentary Based on "The Idiot," "Soft in the Head"

    Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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    Nine Ways Independent Filmmakers Can Fight the IRS

    Are you an independent filmmaker? Wondering if the IRS will eviscerate your already precarious financial status? (For more on that, click here.)

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: All-Women Production "The Animals"

    Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day.

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    It's Not Just Documentaries: The IRS Could Turn Independent Film into a "Hobby"

    With the International Documentary Association doing battle with the IRS, it's easy to believe only documentary filmmakers face the threat of their films being considered hobbies -- and therefore nonprofit activities.

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    Toolkit | Meet the Woodstock Film Festival Programmers (In Their Own Words)

    In just over a decade, the Woodstock Film Festival has hosted a who's who in the indie film industry of which any top regional event would be proud. Even early on, the festival attracted top films coming out of Toronto (which ends just as Woodstock is revving up), including Todd Haynes'...

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