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    Before Jumping on the Transmedia Bandwagon: The Four Ways to Approach Transmedia Storytelling

    The digital revolution has spurred a revolution in storytelling, and filmmakers have been exploring ways to host, extend, amplify and augment their audio-visual narratives online since the Internet became a popular communication device. Transmedia is now the buzz word; the Tribeca Film Institute ha...

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    In His Own Words: Stephen Kessler Shares a Scene From 'Paul Williams: Still Alive'

    In the documentary "Paul Williams: Still Alive," filmmaker Stephen Kessler tracks down Academy Award-winning composer (and actor) Paul Williams to find out whatever happened to his idol. The results may surprise you. The film premiered at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and opens in ...

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    FIRST PERSON | Clint Eastwood Explains Why He Usually Goes for the First or Second Take

    In the new book "Film Craft: Directing," Screen International editor Mike Goodridge (who was just named CEO of Protagonist Pictures) compiled interviews with 16 of the world's biggest directors, including Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"), Pedro Almodovar ("...

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    FIRST PERSON | Film Historian David Bordwell Releases His Authoritative History of the Digital Transition

    Film historian David Bordwell, who with his wife Kristin Thompson has written the popular intro to film textbook "Film Art" for several decades and was profiled on Indiewire several weeks ago in our Movie Lovers we Love column, has been investigating the digital transition in movie theater...

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    In His Own Words: Alex Ross Perry Shares a Scene From 'The Color Wheel'

    Alex Ross Perry shares an exclusive scene from his sophomore feature "The Color Wheel," which topped Indiewire's 2011 end-of-year poll for best undistributed film. The film got picked up by Cinema Conservancy after topping that chart and opens Friday at BAMcinematek in New York. Co-staring and co-wr...

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    FIRST PERSON | How to Take on Programming Hot Docs Without Breaking It

    Four months ago I found myself sitting in a half-empty apartment in Toronto about to start the biggest challenge of my life, taking over the position of Director of Programming at Hot Docs. For the previous three months I had been traveling across Europe looking for films for the festival, many of m...

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    In Her Own Words: Aimee Lagos Shares One of Her Favorite Scenes From '96 Minutes'

    "96 Minutes" is on it’s face a story about a carjacking gone horribly wrong, but at it’s core it’s an exploration of four young characters – all very different on the outside and from completely different walks of life, yet whom are all struggling with many of the same issues emotionally that face s...

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    In His Own Words: Braden King Shares a Scene from 'Here'

    Below filmmaker Braden King shares a scene from his Armenia-set drama "Here," starring Ben Foster ("The Messenger") and Lubna Azabal ("Incendies"). The film opens in New York this Friday through Strand Releasing, and expands to Los Angeles and San Francisco in May.

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    Watch: Mario Van Peebles Tells Us How Going 'Inconegro' Became 'We the Party'

    Filmmaker/actor Mario Van Peebles ("Baadasssss!") takes a revealing look at contemporary youth culture, showing how teenagers really are behind closed doors with his comedy "We the Party" (out in select theaters this Friday). Set amidst the latest trends in music, dance and fashi...

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