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    8 Questions about Agents Every Screenwriter Wants Answered Right Now

    "'How To Manage Your Agent: A Writers Guide to Hollywood Representation' takes readers deep into the clockworks of Hollywood's powerhouse agencies. For the first time, screenwriters of all levels get an up-close look at how agencies operate, make money, and navigate the industry to sell scripts, pa...

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    Project of the Day: A Doc About the Anti-LGBT Legal Climate in Russia

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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    How to Shoot Video for Film: 9 Things to Pay Attention To

    L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on his second feature. He keeps a production blog at his website NoamKroll.com. Check out Kroll's blog here, and his production company post-production house Creative Rebellion here.

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    Paula Bernstein Joins Indiewire As Technology/Filmmaker Toolkit Editor

    Veteran entertainment reporter Paula Bernstein has joined Indiewire in the newly created position of Filmmaker Toolkit/Technology Editor. She is based in New York.

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    3 Lessons for Storytellers from 'Power to the Pixel' and Why 'Transmedia' Doesn't Tell the Full Story

    "If you are using the word 'transmedia,' you have wasted a lot of dollars on business card printing," Elan Lee, chief of design at Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios, said in his keynote speech at "Power to the Pixel," now in its seventh year at the BFI London Film Festival.

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    Project of the Day: A Doc about Civil Rights Hero Miss Major

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "MAJOR!" Tweetable Logline:

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    Project of the Week: An Aspiring Musician in a Twisted Indie

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments."Pop Meets the Void"Tweetable Logline:

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    Here's What You Need to Know to Sell Films in Each of 12 Genres

    The following article, from Colin Brown, Editorial Director of the film financing and dealmaking website Slated.com, explains how filmmakers need to think about packaging their projects for the market, with a checklist for each of twelve genres. It's also got some great data from the site. To read...

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    The 15 Things I've Learned about Transmedia Storytelling

    Ingrid Kopp, the Tribeca Film Institute's Director of Digital Initiatives, recently shared her wisdom garnered over the year's she has spent in the transmedia world in a presentation for the X Media Lab conference in Switzerland. While her initial presentation (available via SlideShare at the botto...

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    A New Model for Continuing The Life of Your Doc: Gary Hustwit Salvages His Interviews In Design Trilogy Book

    Gary Hustwit, the director behind the design trilogy of "Helvetica," "Objectified" and "Urbanized," has figured out a way to take the over 100 hours of footage that weren't used in his films to the audience that he knows is super interested.

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