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    Filmmakers, There's Still a Chance for You to Be a Part of Spitfire's Ambitious Crowdsourced Documentary Contest

    Tongal, the company that has made a name for itself by encouraging the production of television and moving image web commercials through crowdsourcing ideas and production, is onto the next step of its partnership with Oscar-winning production company Spitfire Pictures. Spitfire Pictures is the doc...

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    Listen Up, First Time Filmmakers! Why Low Budget Directors Shouldn't Be Their Own Producers

    L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on his second feature. He keeps a production blog at his website NoamKroll.com. In this essay, Kroll argues for the value of a good producer by saying that no director should be their own producer. Check out Kroll's blog here, and his productio...

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    A Whale of a Tweet: Six Takeaways from the Twitter Success of CNN's Broadcast of 'Blackfish'

    As the world of television, including research leader Nielsen, begins to investigate more and more the use of Twitter to discuss television shows with other fans, several shows have become well known for developing a robust tweeting fanbase.

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    7 Tips for Filmmakers On How to Get Their Project Out into the World from WGAE's 'Digital Discourse' Panel

    In partnership with ScreenCraft and Hello World and NoFilmSchool.com, last night WGAE presented "Digital Discourse: the Future of Media Distribution & Content Creation," a panel which covered changes in content distribution and ways that new content-creation platforms are shaping the entertainment i...

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    'Strongman' Director on Making Sure His 2009 Slamdance Winner Wasn't a 'Disposable Art Film' and Taking It to the iTunes Top 10

    Zachary Levy brought his film "Strongman" to the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, where it ended up taking home the award for Best Documentary. From there, it had screenings at high profile fests like Hot Docs and SXSW, but never got a traditional distribution deal -- so Levy took it upon himself to g...

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    Hal Hartley is Kickstarting His Latest Film. Here's Why.

    We interview Hal Hartley about why he has turned to crowdfunding to raise funds for his latest film project, "Ned Rifle."

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    Project of the Day: A Rare Disease Gets the Feature Film Treatment in 'Canary in a Coal Mine'

    A film about life with M.E., the most prevalent and devastating disease your doctor has never heard of.

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    Project of the Day: In 'Leaves on Trees,' a Nine Year Old Gets Glasses for the First time

    Leaves on Trees is a short fiction film about a myopic 9 year old boy and the adventures that ensue when he gets glasses for the first time.

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    Indie Director Ava DuVernay on Dressing for Success

    Clothes make the director. That's the lesson filmmaker Ava DuVernay imparted in a keynote speech at Los Angeles' Film Independent Forum on Sunday. The 2012 winner of the Sundance Film Festival's Best Director prize described her "director's uniform," a kind of work armor that's more about self-prote...

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    Do We Need a Crowdfunding Site for Women? Plum Alley Thinks So.

    There is already a glut of crowdfunding start-ups trying to lay claim to their piece of the crowdfunding pie. Plum Alley, which launched last month, is hoping there's room for another -- one that's devoted to women creators.

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