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    Trading Up: New Paradigm Poaches From Fests

    Why did Geoff Gilmore leave the most coveted position in the independent film industry? The answer almost lies within the question itself.

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    Tom Folino: On Mickey Rourke, "A Quiet Brilliance"

    In honor of his recent comeback, Cinetic Rights Management has unearthed and released the first film starring Mickey Rourke. "Love In The Hamptons" (1976), based on a New Yorker magazine short story, is the tale of a complicated romance between a waiter and waitress. Over 30 years after it was made,...

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    SXSW's Janet Pierson: "The Choices Were Really, Really Hard"

    Last April, Janet Pierson was named the new producer of the SXSW Film Festival and Conference. She replaced Matt Dentler, who had served as producer of the fest since 2004. Pierson brought with her a long history in the independent film world. In 1986 she and husband John Pierson began producer rep ...

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    Mary Jane Skalski: "Producer Solidarity" and Making It Happen

    The following is the text of Producer Mary Jane Skalski’s keynote speech (as prepared and delivered to indieWIRE today) from the Sundance Institute's Annual Producers Lunch, which works to strengthen the connections between independent artists, on Sunday, January 18th at the 2009 Sundance Film Festi...

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    Ted Hope: "Hope For The Future: Filmmaker and Exhibitor Collaboration"

    The following is the text of Ted Hope's closing keynote address (as prepared and delivered to indieWIRE today) for the Arthouse Convergence, a gathering of exhibitors and others held this week in Salt Lake City prior to the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Geoff Gilmore: Evolution v. Revolution, The State of Independent Film & Festivals

    This first person article by Geoff Gilmore was first published in January, ahead of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Welcome to the *new* indieWIRE

    Welcome to the new indieWIRE.

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    Eugene Hernandez: Change is Coming. The *new* indieWIRE: 01.12.08

    In his new book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell talks about how true success in a field takes 10 years. The most accomplished musicians, computer programmers, and others spend more than 10,000 hours doing what they do before they master it.

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    iW INSIDER | Eugene Hernandez: Rooted in Reality at IDFA; 10 Years Later, 12 Docs to Watch

    Sitting here in Amsterdam on a snowy Sunday afternoon for the 21st IDFA, I'm taking a second stab at what I hope will be a regular column offering an inside take on films, festivals, and the industry. Last week, I explored the intersection of the indie film community and the fight for marriage equal...

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    FIRST PERSON | Basil Tsiokos: The Challenging State of Film Fests Today

    At the end of October, after 12 years with the organization, I officially stepped down from my position as the Artistic Director of NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, which just celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Within the last year, three of the other best-kno...

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