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    Movie Theaters Receive Special Instructions on How to Project 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Most films are projected in one aspect ratio ( most commonly, 1.85:1), but Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is presented in three aspect ratios, which is why it's not surprising that Fox Searchlight would send movie theaters special instructions on how to project it.

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    Hey Documentary Filmmakers: True/False Announces New 'Pay The Artists' Initiative

    The True/False Film Festival -- which goes down this year from February 27-March 2 in Columbia, Missouri -- has announced a new initiative that should please documentary filmmakers: The Pay The Artists Program.

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    Why Can't America's Heartland See Itself on the Big Screen?

    Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" neatly summarizes the relationship that contemporary Hollywood films commonly have to the vast, diverse American landscape. The city is where things happen: where news is made and disseminated, where heroes and villains can stage their big coming out, and where people an...

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    Art House Convergence Kicks Off: Here's Why Art Houses Need to Be Advocates

    In his kickoff speech at the 2014 Edition of the Art House Convergence, Ira Deutchman asks "How do we harness the spirit of cooperation, and the potential power of a group that keeps growing year after year?" Read his entire speech here.

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    Studios Abandon Film, Small Theaters Struggle -- And There's a Happy Ending

    Studios continue to eliminate 35 MM prints and small theaters around the country struggle to convert to digital.

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    Watch: 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'American Hustle' Producers and Mark Wahlberg Talk Highs and Lows of Moviemaking

    The Hollywood Reporter's been doing a great job with their annual Roundtable video series, posting fascinating in depth discussions with some of this year's top screenwriters, actors and directors and cinematographers. For their Producers Roundtable, THR sat down with David Heyman ("Gravity"), Charl...

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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

    Eamoon Bowles, Tim League, Matt Grady, Richard Lorber, Dylan Marchetti, Emily Russo and Mark Urman talk Ted.

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    Are Theater Owners Going to 'Kill Movies'? Watch This Contentious Keynote Address From Netflix's Ted Sarandos

    Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos gave an attention-grabbing keynote address at the 2013 Film Independent Forum this weekend in which he spoke about changing business models in the film industry.

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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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