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    FIRST PERSON | How Lars Von Trier's User-Generated Experiment 'Gesamt' Inspired an Obstructed Texas Filmmaker (NSFW Video)

    I was in a pretty dry place creatively as an artist. I thought that “Gesamt” may be just what I needed.

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    'Gayby' Writer-Director Jonathan Lisecki Shares the Lead Up to an "Insane Acrobatic Paint-Splattered Sex" Scene From His Hilarious Debut

    Below writer-director Jonathan Lisecki shares his favorite (and raunchy) scene from his winning feature film debut "Gayby," a long form version of his award-winning short of the same name. The film follows thirty-something friends from college Matt (Wilkas) and Jenn (Harris) as they decide they want...

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    FIRST PERSON | The Director of Health-Care Doc 'The Waiting Room' Argues for the Unheard Voice in a Boisterous Political Debate

    Indiewire asked Pete Nicks to explain how a social-cause film can make a difference when it doesn't claim to have the answers.

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    In His Own Words: Danish Troublemaker Mads Brugger Shares His Favorite Scene From 'The Ambassador' (Video)

    Brügger shares one of his favorite scenes from the documentary, in which he meets with a member of parliament related to the president of the CAR.

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    Meet SnagFilms Filmmakers: Katie Carman, Director of Punk Rock Zombie Film 'Eat Me!'

    As a kid, director Katie Carman's storytelling and "wild imagination" used to get her into trouble. Through her love of filmmaking, however, she's harnessed those proclivities into a creative machine, with "Eat Me" being the most recent result. Inspired by the innovative ...

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    Meet SnagFilms Filmmakers: Andrew Bryan, Director of Coen Brothers Inspired Short 'Statue'

    Director Andrew Bryan started making films with friends in High School, standing behind the camera to avoid documenting his self professed social awkwardness. It was in college that Bryan's appreciation for cinema really flourished, and he found he "could communicate something that couldn't be expre...

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    FIRST PERSON | Sony Pictures Classics EVP Dylan Leiner Says We Need to Put Filmmakers First

    This weekend at the Galway Fleadh's Real Deal, Business of Creativity Conference, Sony Pictures Classics Executive Vice President Dylan Leiner told the filmmakers and industry professionals convened that it's time to put filmmakers first again.

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    In His Own Words: Stephen Gyllenhaal (Dad to Maggie and Jake) Shares a Scene From 'Grassroots' Starring Jason Biggs

    Below director Stephen Gyllenhaal (yes, father to Maggie and Jake) shares a scene from his political comedy "Grassroots," starring Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, Cobie Smulders and Tom Arnold. Based off the book "Zioncheck for President" by Phil Campbel, "Grassroots" tells the true s...

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    FIRST PERSON | "The Eric Andre Show" Creators Andrew Barchilon and Kitao Sakurai on Embracing Ineptitude in Their Talk Show Parody

    Andrew Barchilon and Kitao Sakurai, the cofounders of the New York-based production company Naked Faces. got their start in the world of film. Sakurai shot and Barchilon produced Ry Russo-Young's "You Wont Miss Me," after which the pair went on to make 2010 festival favorite "Aard...

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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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