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    Spike Lee Admits He's Wrong, Adds Eight Films By Women to His List of Essential Movies

    It's been an educational month for Spike Lee. He's been schooled in the ways of Kickstarter (to excellent results) and now he's (slightly) adjusted his list of Essential Films to reflect female filmmakers.

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    Project of the Day: A Thriller Inspired by 'East of Eden' with Joe Swanberg

    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."Thou Wast Mild and Lovely"Tweetable Logline:

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    Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

    As crowdfunding becomes more and more the standard for independent film projects, filmmakers continue to look to Indiewire for resources on the best practices and tips for crowdfunding.

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    Project of the Day: A Man Searches for His Birth Family After His Adopted Mother Dies

    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."Khoya"Tweetable Logline:

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    Vote for the Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Manson Family,' 'Haiti,' 'Reno' or 'Newlywed'?

    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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    How to Develop a Pitch: An Excerpt from 'The Hollywood Pitching Bible'

    Douglas Eboch (who pitched the story "Sweet Home Alabama" is based on) and Ken Aguado (the producer of web cooking show"Yo Cuz: The Italian American Cook") have gathered their tips for people that are eager to pitch their ideas to Hollywood. They've written a book, "The Hollywood Pitching Bible," a...

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    Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Seed & Spark? Comparing Crowdfunding Platform Success Rates When It Comes to Film Projects

    Filmmakers have a growing number of choices when deciding which crowdfunding platform, if any, to use. We were curious to see how the different platforms compared, and so when an Indiegogo search tool that allowed one to search for how well projects do was pointed out by Adrianne Jeffries in her pi...

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    17 Reasons Why Chicks Actually Make Better Directors

    Jill Soloway, the director of this year's Sundance breakout "Afternoon Delight," took home the Sundance award for Best Director. She's also a member of the board of the San Francisco Film Society. Earlier this week, Soloway took to the blog of SFFS Executive Director Ted Hope to explain why women ...

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    Disney Animation to Host Students on "Inspire Day"

    Calling All Students! Be a part of Walt Disney Animation Studios 5th Annual "Inspire Day" on October 3rd.

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    Project of the Day: A Web Series about a Newlywed Couple Dealing with Being Broke

    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."Newlywed and Broke"Tweetable Logline:

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