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    News from The Film Collaborative about Sundance

    Happy New Year from The Film Collaborative!The Film Collaborative has already been guiding 3 feature filmmakers and are also going to assist a short and probably add a 4th of 5th feature. Sundance filmmakers benefit from our distributiion education because we're helping them navigate distribution and avoid the pitfalls of excessive middlemen or not-so-ideal companies who are pursuing them. We're helping them choose wisely and sometimes also directly representing their films on the sales side. And of course we educate and guide them on the DIY side. It's still early in the process to see exactly how much we'll end up doing per film (in terms o...

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    IFP Renewed

    Under new leadership, Joana Vicente has revitalized the Independent Film Market and we are so excited to track the films which show in No Borders (at last we have an event comparable to Rotterdam Cinemart, Pusan PPP and Hong Kong HAF) again. In fact, she has pulled out all stops and this is the cul...

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    Meet the Mogul at Toronto FF

    I was honored to be asked to conduct the one-on-one interview with Bob Berney in the Meet the Mogul session in the new Filmmaker's Lounge. We had a great audience and it was so informative to hear Bob explain how he sees films, the importance of their audiences which for his films have often been u...

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    Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

    LALIFF kicked off its 5 day festival last night with a great audience pleaser, Venezuelan film by first time director (and writer), Marcel Rasquin, HERMANO, audience and jury prize winner from Moscow FF and rumored to be headed toward Telluride. The international sales agent EuropaCorp (whose Luc Besson was president of the Moscow jury when the film won Moscow International Film Festival's top prize, the Golden George), was uncertain that it wanted the film to show in this festival where it had been promised before EuropaCorp was in the picture. But the filmmaker must have prevailed and a packed house at Mann's Grauman Chinese was lucky to ...

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    Happy The Movie and Kickstarter's Crowdsourcing

    The latest news from Kickstarter, July 8, 2010:

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    DIY Happy: The movie

    I put myself on an email alert from Kickstarter and just got this news in:

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    The Pixel Pitch

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    DIY Days NYC

    DIYDays NYC – Noah Harlan: How to build a mobile app [vid]

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    Shooting for Sundance in Ten Days: Lynn Shelton's "Humpday"

    "I'm a firm believer in writing for the resources you have at your disposal," explained filmmaker Lynn Shelton, recently making the case for thinking about cost at the very beginning of a project, even when the script is being written. "We shot this film in ten days," she said last month, talking ab...

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    A DIY Emperor: The Rise of "Valentino"

    On March 18th, Matt Tyrnauer's doc "Valentino: The Last Emperor" - which follows the closing act of fashion icon Valentino's celebrated career - opened in New York's Film Forum to incredible numbers. By the end of it's first weekend the film has grossed $39,106, including $21,784 for the three-day w...

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