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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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    How NYC Became a Capital of Latin American Film in a Decade | MoMA In Focus: Cinema Tropical

    It’s hard to name a specific year as the launching-point of the renaissance that Latin American cinema has experienced over the past decade. What is hardly debatable, however, is the significant increase in exposure and presence that the cinema from that region has accomplished in such a ...

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    Sundance Institute Names 2011 June Writer and Director Lab Participants

    The Sundance Institute has announced the screenwriting and directing lab fellows for its June Directors and Screenwriters Labs. The fellows will spend the entire month of June working on their projects with Creative Advisors and each other. The Directors Lab runs from May 30 through June 23; th...

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    How To Create a Thriving Arthouse Theater (Almost) Anywhere

    2011 should be a rotten year for arthouses. With movie attendance plunging by as much as 20%, ticket sales are the worst theater owners have seen in six years. 

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    Edward Burns says: "I don’t think we’ll ever go back to theatrical." Here's why.

    During indieWIRE and Apple's Meet the Tribeca Filmmaker series, indie stalwart and Tribeca Film Festival vet Edward Burns spoke at the Apple store in Soho to discuss his Tribeca closing-night film "Newlyweds." With a shooting budget of $9,000, Burns latest venture marks his cheape...

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