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    Watch All the Gotham Award Nominated Breakthrough Directors' Films on iTunes

    Watch all of the films by Gotham Award nominated "Breakthrough Directors' on iTunes now.

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    6 Reasons University Screenings are Valuable for Indie Filmmakers

    As indie filmmakers often focus on developing a resume of the most impressive film festivals and focus their theatrical campaigns on their biggest markets, universities provide a unique opportunity to provide filmmakers opportunities they miss if they don't entertain the possibility of screening for...

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    Playing The Title Name Game on VOD: Or Why Your Film Should Start With the Letter 'A'

    Why all of the VOD titles that start with numbers or letters early in the alphabet? Because of the alphabetical listings, those films perform better statistically.

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    The 7 Questions that The Indie Film Community Is Grappling With Now: An IFP Film Week Overview

    Spending a week at the IFP Filmmaker conference, it's clear that the indie film community has a number of questions it's trying to sort out. There's a growing frustration at how money circulates in the community, how people can develop careers as filmmakers when there's so little funding to go arou...

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    Digital On Demand: Show Us The Numbers

    WME's Liesl Copland gave a rousing speech at the TIFF Doc Conference this afternoon, where she emphasized the need for transparency in the VOD industry and called upon filmmakers to demand it -- especially from iTunes.

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    YouTube Animated Hit 'Dick Figures' Becomes Crowd-Funded Online Feature with Digital Distribution

    It's raised over $300,000 on Kickstarter and has over 350 million views on YouTube. And now the animated online show, "Dick Figures" will get its own feature length movie on various digital platforms via Cinedigm and Yekra, a new distribution platform, the companies announced today.

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    LittleCast Launches Direct-to-Fan Video Distribution Platform: Allows Producers to Sell Videos On Facebook and Mobile Apps

    Billed as the "first platform for direct producer to public video sales created for social media," Littlecast officially launched today with $2 million in seed funding from a group of technology and entertainment investors.

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    Vimeo Offers TIFF World Premieres $10,000 Advance for Digital Rights

    In a bold move likely to be welcomed by filmmakers, Vimeo, the video platform, in partnership with Toronto International Film Festival, is offering the Festival's world premieres a $10,000 advance for distributing via Vimeo on Demand.

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    As Bullets Fly to Celebrate the Release of 'I Declare War,' Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League Looks to the Future

    There's a bullshit romanticization concerning childhood, as if it were a lovely period of wonderment and innocence before the world grinds us all down with heartbreak, crap jobs, health issues and any other number of disillusioning, grown-up realities. But looking over the painful, egg-sized, bright...

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