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    Alamo Drafthouse Kicks Out Customer For Texting, Creates Excellent New PSA

    UPDATE: EXCLUSIVE: Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League on Why He Won’t Hesitate to Kick Out Rude Customers

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    As Tax Court Suggests Documentaries are Hobbies, Two Articles Show How Hard It Is to Turn a Profit

    While documentary filmmakers wait to find out if an Arizona tax court considers their work to be a business or a hobby,, the U.K.'s Guardian and the New York Times looked closely at some of the business models underlying nonfiction movies. Or, to put it as plainly as the Guardian's headline: "Can yo...

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    Now, That's Useful: This iPhone App Can Tell You If a Festival Party is Good or Not

    Finding the people you want and avoiding those you don't can make film-festival schmoozing can seem like an Olympic event. Here's the good and bad news: A new iPhone app promises to level the playing field.

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    Harvey Weinstein Says the Future Lies in Theaters; Kevin Smith Begs to Differ

    Does the growing popularity of VOD and online film streaming diminish the importance of the theatrical run? At this weekend's Produced By conference in Burbank, it was a matter of perspective.

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    HBO Takes Rights To Cameron Crowe's Elton John Doc

    HBO Documentary Films has acquired the domestic TV rights to Cameron Crowe's doc "The Union," which chronicles the collaboration between Elton John and Leon Russell. The film opened the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

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    Miranda July, Jonathan Caouette, "Bellflower" Among Talent on Tap for iW 15th Anniversary Events

    indieWIRE will celebrate its 15th anniversary throughout the month of July with a series of screenings in New York including several films that have played a role in the site's coverage over the years. The 92YTribeca will host weekly retrospective screenings each week of the month. Additionally, ind...

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    Box Office: "Beginners" Begins Well; "Paris," "Tree" Keep It Coming (UPDATED)

    Mike Mills' "Beginners" was off to a good start in its first weekend of release. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the Focus Features-released romantic drama - starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent - is estimated to have taken in $135,190 from 5 sc...

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    Friday Box Office: "Beginners" Beginning Well; "Paris," "Tree" Keep It Coming

    Mike Mills' "Beginners" was off to a good start in its first night of limited release Friday night. The Focus Features-released romantic drama - starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent - is estimated to have taken in $38,100 from 5 screens, averaging $7,700. That should res...

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    If You're a Documentary Filmmaker, You Could Owe the IRS a Whole Lot of Money

    Documentary filmmakers, beware: A US judge thinks your life's work is a hobby. And hobbies aren't tax deductible.

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    iPOP | This Week on the Scene: Scorsese Speaks, Lincoln Center Unveils New Space & More

    This week, iPOP included the likes of Miranda July, Martin Scorsese, Christy Turlington and Norman Jewison.

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