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    Notes From A Festival Programmer: Your Marketing Should Start BEFORE You’re Accepted, Not After

    Read the first post in this series HERE (titled Notes From A Film Festival Programmer: You STILL Have No Facebook Page Or Website????)

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    CNN Launches Film Division To Acquire Feature Documentaries For TV & Theatrical Release

    I thought we'd reported this when it was announced last week, but we didn't. So, here's a quickie if you weren't already aware...

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    Johnny Depp is Delving Into the Book Business

    Johnny Depp is going to help run a publishing imprint and he's already got a big billing on the roster: Bob Dylan has signed on with "The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan," adapted from interviews with best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.

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    '90s Alterna-Heavy Soundtrack For 'Chasing Mavericks' Features Dinosaur Jr, Lemonheads, Mazzy Star, Butthole Surfers & More

    If you're gonna do it, then do it right. That seems to be the driving force behind the decisions on the soundtrack for the upcoming surfing drama "Chasing Mavericks." Telling the true story of surfer Jay Moriarity who rode the waves and climbed to fame during the '90s, the tunes fo...

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    Get Lifted With New Pics & Clip From 'Paranormal Activity 4'

    This Halloween, whether you like it or not, the "Paranormal Activity" saga carries on with "Paranormal Activity 4: We Still Haven't Bought A High Def Camera." Continuing the aesthetic of no-fi production values, actors you've never heard of, fast cutting and jump scares, ...

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    Factory 25 Acquires Will Oldham Drama 'New Jerusalem'

    Factory 25 has acquired worldwide rights to the Rick Alverson-directed drama "New Jerusalem," which has played at the Rotterdam and SXSW film festivals this year. The specialty distributor will release the film digitally Nov. 30 along with a weeklong run at Brooklyn’s Videology theat...

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    Exclusive: Figuring Out The Best Move In Clip From Charming Chess Doc 'Brooklyn Castle'

    While sports might rule school elsewhere in New York City, in the borough of Brooklyn at I.S. 318, chess is the game that all the cool kids play. Home to a program that has put together teams who have won numerous championships and developed some of the best players the country has seen, the upcomin...

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    Hugo Weaving Doesn't Want To Play Red Skull Again In Any More Marvel Movies

    You might have heard a minor geek uproar over the interwebs yesterday. It seems someone has dared to say that if they had a choice, they'd prefer not to feature in any more Marvel movies. And that man is Hugo Weaving.

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    Watch 6-Minute Viral Sci-Fi Short Film That Has Hollywood Abuzz Over Feature Film Potential

    It's not the surest path to get Hollywood studio attention, but, in recent years, several filmmakers have made short films that went viral (some we featured), and got Hollywood's attention. A few of those shorts have gone on to become feature length films.

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