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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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    Watch Out Netflix, Here Comes VHX: Direct Film Distribution Platform Gets Big Backers

    VHX, the direct video distribution platform today announced a $3.2 million Series A financing round led by Union Square Ventures.

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    Get Prizes for Going to the Theater for an Indie Quadruple Feature This Weekend

    David Lowery, the director of this year's Sundance breakout "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (who also wrote the Sundance film "Pit Stop" and edited the Sundance film "Upstream Color"), is so proud of his own film and three recent releases from some of his friends that if you see all four, he'll send you ...

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    What the Obama Campaign Can Tell Us about Grassroots Film Outreach

    As part of his NYU Cinema Research Institute fellowship, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" producer Michael Gottwald (who is working with his producing partner Josh Penn on the fellowship) is trying to use his experience with the Obama campaign to figure out how the political world's outreach tactics in...

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    5 Tips for Grassroots Film Distribution from Producers of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    “Beasts of the Southern Wild” producers Michael Gottwald and Josh Penn have a fellowship from NYU’s Cinema Research Institute to research grassroots audience outreach for films. The duo, who also worked on the Obama campaign, is blogging about their findings. We’ve got the top five takeaways from th...

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    'Broken' Actor Tim Roth On Why Actors Should Embrace VOD And Why Vimeo Is The Place for Filmmakers

    Tim Roth's new film, "Broken," directed by Rufus Norris, was released in theaters today -- or to be more accurate, just one theater, The Quad Cinema in Manhattan. But even if you don't live nearby, you can still see the dark coming of age story. It's available to watch on VOD and iTunes or you can p...

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    Indiewire Influencers Video: RADiUS-TWC Co-President Tom Quinn on Why VOD is a Dirty Word in the Industry

    Today, we take a look at RADiUS-TWC, The Weinstein Company's new label headed by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego. With their extensive resumes that collectively included October Films, Samuel Goldwyn, Magnolia, Landmark and NBC, the pair have established the company as a force to be reckoned with. Their ...

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    In Film Buying and Selling: Too Much Insider Information, Not Enough Data

    In his latest post for his Filmonomics blog, Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown makes the argument that the film industry needs to make more of its data available so that filmmakers -- and their distributors and sales agents -- can make more informed decisions on what kind of return other films h...

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    How to Get Your Film Seen at Music Festivals: 'Musicwood' Case Study

    "Musicwood," a documentary from Maxine Trump about the market to procure wood for acoustic guitars, premiered last year at DOC NYC, and since then it's done a bunch of festivals and is about to launch its theatrical run. But leading up to the theatrical, Trump arranged a number of music festival sc...

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    Want to Do Research on the Future in Film Financing, Distribution or Marketing? Apply for NYU's Cinema Research Fellowships

    NYU's Cinema Research Institute has just announced that they are now accepting applications for their 2014 calendar year fellowships.

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