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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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    FIRST PERSON | John Pierson: An Open Letter to Michael Moore

    There is no percentage in me, or anyone for that matter, criticizing you. And since you've effectively become America's conscience, it must be awfully hard to pause for a moment and examine your own. And I would never have become part of an attempt to make you do that if not for a classroom full o...

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    FIRST PERSON | John Sinno: An open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

    [Editor's note: John Sinno is a producer of "Iraq in Fragments" by James Longley.]

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    FIRST PERSON | Jeff Lipsky on "Flannel Pajamas"-and the "Most Important Relationship" that Inspired

    [This is the latest in a regular series of "First Person" articles written by members of the film community. It is meant to showcase the opinions of our readers. indieWIRE readers interested in contributing a future "First Person" column should contact us by email: office AT indiewire DOT com. Octob...

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    First Person: Marcus Hu on "Brokeback Mountain"

    [This is the first in a new regular series of "First Person" articles written by members of the film community. It is meant to showcase the opinions of our readers. indieWIRE readers interested in contributing a future "First Person" column should contact us by email: office AT indiewire DOT com.]

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