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    Here's Why 'Hustle & Flow' Director Craig Brewer is Giving Away His 'Best' Film For Free

    Director Craig Brewer is giving away a free download of "The Poor and Hungry," his directorial debut.

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    Is VOD the Future of Independent Film? Yes -- and No.

    Is VOD the future for independent film? Well, yes and no.

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    7 Tips for Filmmakers On How to Get Their Project Out into the World from WGAE's 'Digital Discourse' Panel

    In partnership with ScreenCraft and Hello World and NoFilmSchool.com, last night WGAE presented "Digital Discourse: the Future of Media Distribution & Content Creation," a panel which covered changes in content distribution and ways that new content-creation platforms are shaping the entertainment i...

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    'Strongman' Director on Making Sure His 2009 Slamdance Winner Wasn't a 'Disposable Art Film' and Taking It to the iTunes Top 10

    Zachary Levy brought his film "Strongman" to the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, where it ended up taking home the award for Best Documentary. From there, it had screenings at high profile fests like Hot Docs and SXSW, but never got a traditional distribution deal -- so Levy took it upon himself to g...

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    Attention, Ted Sarandos: Indie Distributors Have Something to Say To You

    Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has recently riled the industry with talk of day-and-date releasing films on the streaming service and accusations that theater owners will "kill movies" if they continue to resist multi-platform distribution.

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    Why We Must Free Film From Running Time Prejudice

    With the rise of more time flexible distribution platforms, filmmaker Andrei Severny thinks it's time for cinema to break free from the old established running time restrictions.

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    29 Lessons Learned As a First-Time Feature Director on the Festival Circuit from 'Musicwood' Director Maxine Trump

    Below is a first-person article from filmmaker Maxine Trump, on what she learned while attending film festivals and self-distributing her debut documentary feature, Musicwood. On November 1, 2013, Musicwood opens in NYC at The Quad Cinema and will be available on iTunes and other platforms. For mo...

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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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