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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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    Why Piracy is Good and Copyright Sucks: An Excerpt From “Sell Your Own Damn Movie!”

    Like the headline says, the following is the (fiercely held) opinion of one Lloyd Kaufman, founder of Troma Films. His most recent book, "Sell Your Own Damn Movie!" is now available in paperback.

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    Xavier Gens & Christopher Smith Round Out "ABCs of Death" Series

    Genre vets Xavier Gens ("Frontiers," "Hitman") and Christopher Smith ("Severance," "Black Death") are on board for thriller series, "The ABCs of Death," a 26 chapter anthology produced by Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films and Magnet Releasing. Gen...

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    Morgan Spurlock's 8 Top Tips For Filmmakers Out of Sheffield

    Documentary funnyman (and Academy Award nominee) Morgan Spurlock dolled out advice to a packed house of documentary filmmakers over the weekend at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. Spurlock, who arrived in Sheffield last week to kick off the festival with his latest, "POM Wonderful Presents: The Gre...

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    Is the Secret to Better Short Films Inside Seattle's Fly Filmmaking Challenge?

    The Seattle International Film Festival's Fly Filmmaking Challenge sounds like a well-meaning recipe for disaster: The festival selects a handful of local filmmakers and give them the tools to churn out short films in three days.

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