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    Is Pay What You Want The New Indie Film Model? BOND/360 Tests It Out.

    BOND/360 is experimenting with the pay what you want model by launching the "Creativity Bundle," which allows fans to pay whatever price they want to own four award-winning films, "Beauty Is Embarrassing, "Helvetica," "Indie Game: The Movie" and "Sign Painters," beginning today.

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    Guest Post: Here's How Piracy Hurts Indie Film

    Two indie film veterans write about the danger of piracy to indie film in this Op-Ed for Indiewire.

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    'The Animal Project,' 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' And More TIFF Films Premiere on Vimeo on Demand

    Last September at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival Vimeo went around handing $10,000 "nest eggs" to filmmakers premiering to build their distribution homes with them. Finally the results are in: Money talks!

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    How The MPAA Really Works And How to Get The Rating You Want

    Howard Fridkin and Barry Freeman left the MPAA after over 25 years and started their own consulting company (Film Rating Advisors) aimed at helping filmmakers get the rating they want without sacrificing their film's integrity.

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    'Amor Crónico' Filmmakers Turn to Crowdfunding to Fund Distribution and Marketing

    With the recently launched Indiegogo campaign for "Amor Cronico," the filmmakers are looking to raise $75,000 for the promotion and advertising costs to release the film on their own.

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    Who Needs Theatrical Distribution? Here's Why One Filmmaker Is Skipping Theaters.

    Doug Block explains why he skipped theatrical distribution for "112 Weddings."

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    Spike Lee Discusses His New Film and Making Movies For 30 Years: 'The Black Audience is Not Monolithic.'

    Indiewire caught up with Spike Lee to talk about his motivations for resurrecting "Ganja & Hess," the freedoms and burdens of working outside the studio system and what if any topics and themes he wishes to tackle in the second half of his career.

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    Guest Post: What I Wish I Knew About Distribution Before Self-Distributing 'I Am Not A Hipster'

    Ron Najor reflects on self-releasing "I Am Not a Hipster" and what he wishes he knew about distribution when he was just starting out.

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    How Social Media Helped An Old Sundance Hit Find a New Life

    After an auspicious premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, Alex Rivera's "Sleep Dealer" failed to find an audience. Now, thanks to an innovation distribution platform and social media support, it's getting a second chance.

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    Guest Post: How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

    Straith Schreder, Director of Content Strategy, BitTorrent, Inc. writes about how Drafthouse Films could show us the future of film distribution.

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