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Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries

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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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    How 'Good 'Ol Freda' Director Ryan White Turned A Home Movie Into A Theatrical Release (Hint: Beatles Music)

    We recently interviewed the "Good Ol' Freda" director Ryan White about how he got involved with the project, what he expected from the film – and how it exceeded his expectations.

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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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    Should Documentary Filmmakers Expect to Really Speak to Power?

    When IFP announced that ITVS's Claire Aguilar, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, the filmmakers behind "Citizen Koch," and Mette Hoffman Meyer, an executive who works in Danish television and who executive produced Alex Gibney's "Park Avenue" as a part of the multinational programming initiative "Why Povert...

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    'Living With Alzheimers' Project Launches With New Documentaries by Award-Winning Directors Including Steve James

    Award-winning documentarians Steve James, Roger Ross Williams, Megan Mylan and Naomi Boak have all created original short films for "Living With Alzheimers," an ambitious multi-platform, multi-media project designed to raise awareness about the disease.

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    'Our Nixon' Filmmakers Explain to Ben Stein How Filmmaking Works

    After former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein used his "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Win Ben Stein's Money," and renowned financial journalism fame to launch a critique of Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye's new film "Our Nixon," the filmmakers have responded to Stein's critiques.

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    Project of the Day: A Film Adaptation Turns into a Documentary When the Co-Director Dies During the Process

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments."Kathy Goes to Haiti"Tweetable Logline:

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    Zachary Heinzerling on the Challenges of Documenting an 'Incredibly Complicated Relationship' in 'Cutie and the Boxer'

    Zachary Heinzerling came to this year's Sundance Film Festival as a newbie filmmaker with his debut "Cutie and the Boxer." He left Park City as a doc filmmaker to reckon with after landing distribution with RADiUS-TWC and the festival's Documentary Directing Award. The intimate and artful doc profil...

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    Dispatch from Zimbabwe: Shooting Under the Watchful Eyes of Mugabe

    In this first-person article from filmmaker Wendy Dent, she explains the great lengths she went to in order to film in a place that is not friendly to cameras.

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    Top 10 Documentaries in iTunes: 'The Entrepreneur' Gets Boost From News

    On the heels of last week's news that Malcolm Bricklin, the subject of the film, won a $2MM settlement against a Chinese auto manufacturer, "The Entrepreneur" hit #1 in the iTunes documentaries store.

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