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    Is the Film Industry 'Imploding'? Indiewire's Influencers Respond

    For the occasion of the first Indiewire Influencers list, a survey of 40 people and companies impacting the direction of the film industry, the Los Angeles Film Festival hosted a panel in downtown Los Angeles on Monday night sponsored by DIRECTV and Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles featurin...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: A Poetic Take on a Troubled Detroit and a Horror Anthology Film Featuring Emily Hagins

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Mad Men," "Game of Thrones," "Veep," "The Borgias," "Family Tree," "Nurse Jackie" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Cinema Eye Honors 2013: '5 Broken Cameras' Wins Outstanding Feature, 'Detropia' for Outstanding Direction, and 'The War Room' Honored with Legacy Award

    The Cinema Eye Honors is a cozy event, packed with documentary filmmakers who go way back. Held at the sleek Museum of the Moving Image in New York, the group attending the sixth annual Honors ceremony is jovial, encouraging, and accepting -- exemplified by the range of attire. Co-chair Esther Robin...

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    The 22 Best Indie Films of 2012, According to Criticwire

    Nearly 400 critics listed in Indiewire's Criticwire network graded theatrical and VOD releases over the course of 2012. Among those, 22 films graded by 10 or more critics currently maintain an aggregate grade of A- or higher.

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    3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women. That's just 20%.

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    Case Study on Self-Releasing 'Detropia': "Filmmakers need to be better businesspeople"

    The DIY distribution model may be all the rage, but it's not as easy as it looks. As "Detropia" filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady learned the hard way, self-releasing demands a steep learning curve in the intricacies of marketing and distribution. These are skills that it takes professionals y...

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    New In USA Theaters - Zoe Saldana's 'Words', Forest Whitaker's 'Toys', The City Of Detroit's Ills

    A quick round-up of noteworthy films opening in USA theaters today...

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    Review: 'Detropia' (Moving, Avant-Garde Portrait Of A Once Economically Vibrant City) Opens TODAY

    This haunting piece of documentary cinema tells the story of one city in economic decay; but really, as the real people in the film repeatedly state, this isn't just a Detroit problem; it's an American problem, and other cities within the country will eventually experience a similar fat...

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    Interview: Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing Talk Detroit And Their Film 'Detropia'

    Once a bustling city and your one-stop shop for American automobile manufacturing, Detroit is now a shadow of its former, glorious self. It's broke, the former lucrative auto industry employ very few, and the neighborhoods are generally lined with empty, abandoned houses. Lifelong inhabitants retain...

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    An S&A Conversation w/ 'Detropia' Helmers Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (Opens In NYC Today!)

    One of the 6 films on our list of films we think you definitely should see this fall, assuming it comes to your city, is the critically-acclaimed Sundance Film Festival 2012 feature documentary, Detropia, from directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

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