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    Crowdfunding on the Go! Kickstarter Debuts Mobile App

    Today, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has announced that it now has an app available for in the Apple App store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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    Project of the Day: Indie Veteran Bob Hawk Gets His Own Doc

    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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    Can An Online School Teach You Web TV Production for Under $100?

    I've been writing about web series for almost four years now, and I've seen a lot of them. Mostly I've seen a lot of bad ones.

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    Project of the Day: From Website to Feature-Length Film, 'Total Frat Movie'

    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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    Where Would the Money Come From? On Film Festivals, Distribution and the Economies of Change

    "Fair Trade for Filmmakers," an article by Sean Farnel that we published last week, attracted a lot of attention from filmmakers, festival programmers and other industry members, who carried on an intense debate in the comments about the feasibility of Sean's suggestion that festivals ...

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    Project of the Day: Ashley's First Crush and Her Story with Bullying

    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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    Project of the Day: A Closer Look at Warhol Muse 'Edie Sedgwick'

    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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    Vote for Project of the Week! Will It Be 'SanFran,' 'Deer,' 'MAD!,' or 'Passfire'?

    Vote below for this week's Project of the Week.

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    How the Oscar Shorts Deal with Aging and Generational Differences

    The Oscar-nominated shorts, in both the live action and animated categories, are finding new ways to show how characters deal with the prospects of aging and sharing their knowledge with their younger counterparts.

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    Exclusive Excerpt: Michael Rabiger's Nine Basic Tips for Directing Actors

    Michael Rabiger's (Professor Emeritus, Columbia College in Chicago) directing textbook, now in its fifth edition (co-written with Mick Hurbis-Cherrier of Hunter College) "Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics" is now available for purchase from Focal Press.  

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