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    Eugene Hernandez: Critics (still) Matter

    New York, NY, October 12, 2009 -- Filmmaker Antonio Campos reads his reviews. Since debuting his first feature "Afterschool" at last year's Cannes Film Festival and later screening at the New York Film Festival, among others, he's been closely following polarized reactions to the film. Now, a week i...

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    Eugene Hernandez: Is There a Doctor in the House?

    New York, NY, October 5, 2009 -- There's an old story about Harvey Weinstein that ends with the movie mogul screaming at someone, "I invented this fucking business, OK?"

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    Michael Lynne at The Indie Summit: "Stay independent"

    The following are Michael Lynne's opening remarks from Friday's Independent Film Summit, presented by MoMA & indieWIRE (with Zipline Entertainment).

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    Eugene Hernandez: The Indie Summit

    New York, NY, September 29, 2009 -- At the end of Friday's Indie Film Summit here in Manhattan, a pair of leading film insiders were leaving the event together. One said to the other, "Half the people seem to be frustrated the model is changing and the other half are trying to be part of the change...

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    Declaration of Independence: The Ten Principles of Hybrid Distribution

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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    Eugene Hernandez: DIY v. DIWO

    Toronto, Canada, September 14, 2009 -- How many of you have blogs? How many of you are on Twitter, on Facebook, or are curating a film series? Those are the questions that indie producer Ted Hope asked yesterday at a film financing conference here at the Toronto International Film Festival. He's cer...

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    Liesl Copland: "Dear theater owners, fear not - you are not going anywhere"

    I'm Liesl Copland from William Morris Endeavor's Global Finance & Distribution Group, and am honored to be here at the inaugural Toronto Film Festival Documentary Conference. When Thom [Powers] asked me to come and talk to you about what I think about all day long - where, in this CHANGED world are...

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    Marcela Goglio: "This is an exciting time for Latin American filmmaking"

    There’s no doubt about the need to change the sad state of distribution for Latin American cinema in the U.S. so wider audiences can enjoy the many great films being produced in the region that deserve to be seen here. But though this tough reality has been worsened by the economic crisis as fewer ...

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    Eugene Hernandez: SPC v. IFC

    Telluride, CO, September 8, 2009 -- After celebrating at an intimate private dinner on Saturday night, Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker, filmmaker Jacques Audiard and others joined a nearby IFC Films dinner for its own filmmakers and friends here at the Telluride Film Festival. Pau...

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    Eugene Hernandez: $aving Cinema

    New York, NY, August 30, 2009 -- "As you know the L.A. County Museum has always been close to our hearts and especially the motion deptartment," studio chief Joel Levinson said during bungled remarks at a star-studded early 90s gala fundraiser for LACMA's film division. Pausing he corrected himself,...

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