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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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    FIRST PERSON | Peter Broderick: "Welcome To The New World of Distribution," Part 2

    EDITORS NOTE: Peter Broderick's look at the distribution concludes today at indieWIRE. While almost everyone seems to have an opinion about the state of the Old World of Distribution, the New World is much harder to assess. Although its population is growing rapidly and there are a number of boomtow...

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    FIRST PERSON | Peter Broderick: "Welcome To The New World of Distribution," Part 1

    Welcome to the New World of Distribution. Many filmmakers are emigrating from the Old World, where they have little chance of succeeding. They are attracted by unprecedented opportunities and the freedom to shape their own destiny. Life in the New World requires them to work harder, be more tenaciou...

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    FIRST PERSON | "7 Days in September" Director Steven Rosenbaum on "The 9/11 Generation"

    EDITORS NOTE: Filmmaker Steven Rosenbaum's "7 Days in September," the critically acclaimed documentary about the days after September 11th, is one of five films about 9/11 that are being screened via SnagFilms' first annual "September 11th Remembrance in Film" program, which also includes National Geographic's "Afghanistan Revealed," Beth Murphy's "Beyond Belief," Glenn Holsten's "Saint of 9-11," and Danny Schechter's "We Are Family." And just added, ahead of 9/11, was Susanna Styron's "9/12 : From Chaos To Community. The films are available in their entirety, without commercial interruption, on both http://www.snagfilms.com and indieWIRE t...

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    FIRST PERSON | Jeremy Walker on Independent Film PR: "What I think publicity really is and also what

    Here's some of what I know: in the next seventy-two hours I will attend a TriBeCa Film Festival screening of Dan Myrick's smart, scary new movie "The Objective" with Sara Vilkomerson of The New York Observer as my date; the next morning the movers will arrive and remove about forty cardboard boxes, ...

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    First Person: Matt Dentler on Indie Film for the MySpace/YouTube/iPod Generation

    Time Magazine wasn't just phoning it in when they decided to name "You" as their "Person of the Year" for 2006. We live in a media era where everything is "My" this, "You" that, and "i" something, where a simple "send" or "publish" button could reach millions. And, faster than you can say "thanks fo...

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