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    Toolkit Case Study: How "Marwencol" Became One of the Year's Most Talked About Docs

    Following its world premiere at this year's SXSW where it won their Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary, Jeff Malmberg's "Marwencol" has gone on to lock distribution and garner critical acclaim. The film was released theatrically in October.

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    Toolkit Case Study: How Indie Hit "Winter's Bone" Came to Be

    Following its premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" has gone on to claim the title as arguably the runaway indie success of the year, earning $6 million and counting at the box office, and massive fall awards buzz for the film and its star Jennifer ...

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    DOC NYC | The Shifting State of the Industry, 2010 & Beyond

    Only a day after American citizens reflected upon the state of the nation by turning in ballots for midterm elections, a panel of eight filmmakers and industry members turned up at New York's IFC Center to discuss the present state of documentary cinema. The panel, titled "State of the...

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    Toolkit Case Study: Friends Band Together to Make "The People I've Slept With"

    Born out of conversation between two friends, director Quentin Lee and actress Karin Anna Cheung, "The People I've Slept With" has gone on to earn positive word of mouth in the press and a TV deal through MTV's Logo TV.

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    Toolkit Case Study: "Undertow" Director Javier Fuentes-León Comes Out On Top

    "Don't underestimate the potential of any 'door'," said Javier Fuentes-León in a statement to indieWIRE. Fuentes-León, the director of "Undertow," was initially unsure about participating in the Berlin International Film Festival's Talent Campus. After deciding to accept, he (profiled by Brian Brook...

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    Toolkit Case Study: Director/Writer Kyle Alvarez & the Road to Making "Easier With Practice"

    After a solid international festival run that included screenings in Edinburgh, Ireland, Montreal, Mumbai, Thessaloniki, Estonia, Kyle Alvarez's "Easier With Practice," was released domestically on DVD and VOD in late April 2010 shortly after Alvarez nabbed the Someone to Watch Aw...

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    Toolkit Case Study: "B-Girl" Takes an Unconventional Route to Find Audiences, Dancing All the Way

    The following profile of "B-Girl," reformatted for publication in indieWIRE's Filmmaker Toolkit, is one of the filmmaking Case Studies offered to participants at last weekend's Film Independent Filmmaker Forum in Los Angeles. All quotes come from filmmakers Emily and Elizabeth...

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    Toolkit | A Lifeline for Docs: OWN It!

    It has yet to hit the air, but Oprah Winfrey's network, OWN, is not surprisingly at the forefront of the distribution maze, and the talk show monarch apparently has a plan that could potentially snap new life into non-fiction filmmaking.

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    Toolkit | Finance, Marketing, Tax Incentives and All Around Useful Advice at Filmmaker Forum

    Film Independent's Filmmaker Forum launched today with a bevvy of advice, insight and case studies to be had and digested by attendees at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Discussions on tax incentives, the marketplace, budgeting, pitching for both narrative and non-fiction and more wer...

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    Toolkit | A Look at this Weekend's FIND Filmmaker Forum; Full Schedule

    A weekend packed with filmmaking insiders and insights, Film Independent's annual Filmmaker Forum is set for the final weekend of this month, October 29 - 31. A screening of Doug Liman's "Fair Game" and a keynote by Lionsgate’s Joe Drake will kick-off the event and will be presented this year with indieWIRE. The conference aims to arm filmmakers with knowledge via a wide-ranging roster of industry participants, directors and producers alike over two full days of panels, case studies and networking sessions at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles. Lionsgate’s Joe Drake, Co-Chief Operating Officer and President of its Motion Picture Group, will o...

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