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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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    Screenwriters: Why Having Multiple Projects Is Killing You and Your Career

    Below is an article printed originally on the website of London-based script doctors the Film Doctor, the name of the consultancy run by Oli Gots and Andy Wooding. You can check out their website here.

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    Congrats to 'The Other Brother,' Indiewire's Project of the Week!

    Thanks to your votes, the story of two estranged brothers that share an exceptional bond through art, "The Other Brother," won this weekend's Project of the Week contest!

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    Project of the Day: Stealing Money from Led Zeppelin

    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. "Fleecing Led Zeppelin" Tweetable Logline:

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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Brother,' 'Magnetic,' 'Ferry' or 'But Not'?

    The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a creative consultation from the fine folks at the Tribeca Film Institute!

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    Shooting Guerilla Style (At Your Own Risk): The 8 Tips You Need to Know

    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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    Project of the Day: 'But Not for Me,' A Hip Hop Musical Love Story

    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. "But Not for Me" Tweetable Logline:

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    Watch: 5 Master Editing Techniques That Appear in Everything From 'Psycho' to 'Hugo'

    Many casual cinema-goers can name their favorite actors, actresses or directors, but not many outside of the industry have a favorite editor. I've often wondered why editors don't seem to get as much credit for the success of a film the same way that directors do. They are, after all responsible for...

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