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    Jennifer Fox Raises $150,000 for "My Reincarnation" on Kickstarter

    After raising $154,456 via the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, Jennifer Fox's spiritual documentary "My Reincarnation" became the top-raising finished film in the platform's history and their fourth highest earning film project at any production phase.

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    Adventures in Indie Film Marketing: Miranda July Talks About Not Selling "The Future"

    Welcome to Adventures in Indie Film Marketing, in which we take a look at the campaigns that manage to leapfrog our cynicism and capture our attention.

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    5 Projects to Root For: Ira Sachs' Autobiographical Breakup Film and 4 More from Kickstarter

    For this week's in-production column, iW speaks to Ira Sachs ("Married Life," "Forty Shades of Blue") about his new film that deals with his addiction-riddled past relationship and explores gay life in New York City. We also profile three more projects from Kickstarter -...

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    Five Projects iW is Rooting For: Katie Aselton & Duplass's All-Girl Thriller, Jay DeMerit Doc & More

    In this week's indieWIRE in-production column, iW speaks to "The Freebie" director Katie Aselton about her new project, the all-girl in-the-woods thriller "Black Rock," written by her husband Mark Duplass. We also have news on a documentary about the creation of a basket...

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    The Five Smartest Things Said at the Cannes Distribution Panel

    All this week, the American Pavilion in Cannes has been hosting a series of industry and talent conversations. On Friday afternoon, AmPav took on the always tidy subject of releasing a film in its panel, "Indie Film Innovators: Keeping Up with New Thinking in Distribution." As usual, ...

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    Five Projects iW is Rooting For: Justin Long & Weixler in "Lumpy," "Matthew Shepard" and More

    This week's in-production column has the usual slate of five we're rooting for, and we also have an announcement of an exciting partnership with what's become one of the most important institutions in indie film.

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    Oprah's Doc Club Kicks Off: Oprah Does for "Becoming Chaz" What She Did for Books?

    At this year's Sundance Film Festival, Oprah Winfrey made a surprise appearance with Rosie O'Donnell, the Oprah Doc Club curator, to announce that it was her intention to do for documentaries what she did for books. Last night, the Oprah Winfrey Network debuted the first in their (for n...

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    How to Get Your Short Film In Front of 37 Million People

    London-based Shorts International, which claims the world’s largest short film catalog, has just launched its third U.S. cable channel with DIRECTV; it joins similar efforts on Dish Network and AT&T U-verse.

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    Dispatch from Toronto | Hot Docs '11: Winning Pitches at the Hot Docs Forum

    Over the past two days, over 120 funders, commissioning editors, and broadcasters from around the world gathered in Toronto to consider 28 pitches for new documentary projects as part of the Hot Docs Forum, the documentary festival's international co-financing market. Part performative thea...

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    Five Projects iW is Rooting For: De Niro & Dano in "Bullshit Night" Adaptation, Rooftop Films, More

    In this week's in-production column, we track the new Focus Features release from Paul Weitz ("American Pie"), which stars Paul Dano and Robert De Niro as father and son who are estranged but must confront each other in Boston homeless shelters. From Kickstarter, we profile projec...

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