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    5 Tips for Grassroots Film Distribution from Producers of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    “Beasts of the Southern Wild” producers Michael Gottwald and Josh Penn have a fellowship from NYU’s Cinema Research Institute to research grassroots audience outreach for films. The duo, who also worked on the Obama campaign, is blogging about their findings. We’ve got the top five takeaways from th...

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    Project of the Day: Second Comedy from Sundance Alum Adam Bowers

    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. "Paperback" Tweetable Logline:

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    10 Pinterest Boards Filmmakers Should Be Following

    Pinterest is also a great resource for filmmakers to easily access everything from production tips, information about festivals and funding resources. Here are 10 boards filmmakers should follow.

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    Project of the Day: 'Coming Out' in the Digital Age

    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. "Coming Out" Tweetable Logline:

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    Project of the Day: A Detective Finds Multiple Versions of Himself at a Crime Scene in 'Omphalos'

    Project of the Day: A Detective Finds Multiple Versions of Himself at a Crime Scene in 'Omphalos'

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    Expert Advice: How to Make Stop Motion Vines (And Maybe Even Make Money)

    Frank Danna gives his tips for making stop motion Vines.

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    Does Spike Lee Have a Kickstarter? Sho-Nuff You-Dig! Does He Have a Script? Unclear.

    According to the Kickstarter video on Spike Lee's $1.25 million campaign page for "The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint," a few weeks before shooting the campaign video, one of Lee's students told him about the recent successes of the "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff Kickstarter campaigns.

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    After SEC JOBS Act Ruling, How Can You Approach Film Investors?

    After over a year figuring out the regulatory rules to implement the JOBS Act, the SEC has lifted its band on so-called 506 exemptions. What does this mean for filmmakers? Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown has the answers on his Filmonomics blog. See the original post here, and see the entire...

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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'Crow,' 'Love,' 'Bollocks' or 'Ethan'?

    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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    Attention Editors: Has BitTorrent Created the Solution for Syncing Files Remotely?

    BitTorrent, the creators of the p2p (person-to-person) torrent protocol that so riles the entertainment industries as they seek to cut down on torrent distribution, has just announced that their new protocol, BitTorrent Sync, is in beta. After doing private alpha testing for several months, the dev...

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