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    "We can solve this": Ted Hope on His New Direct Distribution Labs and How Technology Will Save Indie Film

    The first-ever A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur direct distribution labs took place this past weekend at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival, an initiative launched to help find ways to make a sustainable living from filmmaking in an industry undergoing rapid changes.

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    The Directing Workshop for Women 2013 Showcase

    On Monday night I stepped into the Directors Guild Building for the first time to attend the annual showcase for the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women My feelings about that place are pretty negative. My general perception is that the people who run the show over there don't give a shit about wom...

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    How to Film Politicians: A Guide to Gaining Access from the Filmmakers of 'Caucus'

    AJ Schnack and Nathan Truesdell are well known in the documentary community; they work with Esther Robinson and others to stage the Cinema Eye Honors every year. They're also filmmakers in their own right. Both filmmakers had two films at this year's Hot Docs. Schnack co-directed, with True/False co...

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    Project of the Day: A Dysfunctional Family Embark on a Lewis and Clark Reenactment Trek

    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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    Is Direct Distribution the Future for Indie Film? Notes From A2E at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival

    The mood at the San Francisco International Film Festival's inaugural A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur direct distribution labs this past weekend might have been described as buoyantly apocalyptic. The new four-day initiative kicked off on May 2nd, with the film world still buzzing about the "State of Ci...

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    Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Who Will Be April's Project of the Month?

    April showers have come and gone, and it's now time to choose one of our Projects of the Week to be named April's Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film Institute!

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    Project of the Day: Short Film 'Revision' Finds the Positive in Memory Loss

    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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    Adjust Your Expectations: Ted Hope's 17 Things to Know about the Broken Film Industry

    Indie producer Ted Hope, now the Director of the San Francisco Film Society, recently announced their Artist to Entrepreneur program to help filmmakers make the right choices when distributing their film online. Part of the assumption behind the A2E program is that the distribution model today is s...

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    Tiffany Shlain Explains How and Why Non-Profits and Others Can Crowdsource Film Production for Free

    Tiffany Shlain, who has been a player in the Bay Area tech scene for over a decade and who directed the 2011 Sundance film "Connected," is currently promoting her cloud filmmaking project, a way for organizations and others to get filmmakers all over the world to contribute to collaborative film pro...

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