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    Five Films iW is Rooting For: Duplass Bro Finds His Muse, Bette's Stomping Grounds & More

    In this week's in-production column, indieWIRE puts the spotlight on a nearly complete film by Jay Duplass. From Kickstarter: The new project from "Small Town Gay Bar" director Malcolm Ingram, which tells the story of the bathhouse-club that gave Bette Middler and Barry Manilow th...

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    Where to Win Film Festival Cash Awards: A Guide to Festival $$

    Filmmakers know that finding cash is one of the hardest parts of filmmaking. While some film festivals offer prestige and exposure as their only rewards (think Sundance, Toronto), many smaller festivals offer prizes with cash or in-kind awards -- often the first financial return for the filmmak...

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    SFIFF '11 | Christine Vachon: "The State of Cinema is not necessarily taking place in a cinema"

    Veteran producer Christine Vachon gave her thoughts on the art and business of filmmaking over the weekend at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival. The talk, dubbed "The State of Cinema Address," covered a number of areas, including the creation, distribution and definit...

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    40 Filmmaker Interviews from This Year's Tribeca Film Festival

    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival is now in its first full weekend. Get a heads up on this year's crop of filmmakers with 40 interviews indieWIRE published in the two weeks to the launch of the event this past week. Three filmmakers were spotlighted each day in the lead up to the fest's st...

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    Five Projects iW is Rooting For: "Buddy Holly," Dry-Frozen Pets, and More

    In today's in-production column, indieWIRE takes a look at an adaptation of the geek-approved sci-fi comic novel "Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede," which has Jon Heder in the role of a young man who is the target of a resurrected Buddy Holly. Also profiled this week are ...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | 36 Films Profiled from This Year's Festival

    With the start of the Tribeca Film Festival, indieWIRE is again spotlighting emerging (and some veteran) filmmakers screening new work at this year's event. iW will wrap its preview of this year's filmmakers with over two dozen interviews.

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    Toolkit | 5 Lessons About Transmedia from The IFP/Power To The Pixel Cross-Media Forum

    Last year, when the Producers Guild of America officially accepted "transmedia producer" as one of its Producer Code of Credits, the term "transmedia" suddenly gained a lot of currency in the entertainment world. For years, transmedia has been applied in a very general fashion to describe the proces...

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Rid of Me," "Give Up Tomorrow" and "Flowers of Evil"

    In anticipation of the 10th Tribeca Film Festival which kicks off tomorrow, indieWIRE is again spotlighting emerging (and some veteran) filmmakers screening new work at this year's event.

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    Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | "Semper Fi," "Swell Season" and "Romantics Anonymous"

    In anticipation of the 10th Tribeca Film Festival which kicks off this Wednesday, indieWIRE is again spotlighting emerging (and some veteran) filmmakers screening new work at this year's event.

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    Rakontur: Learn How a Tiny Company Can Produce 5 Documentaries in a Year

    "We're not one-hit wonders, but we might be one-trick ponies," jokes director Billy Corben during a rainy morning at the New York City offices of Magnolia Pictures. If Corben's aside has any truth in it, it's because that one-trick pony has enough material for an entire ca...

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