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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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    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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    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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    All We Can Talk About Is 'Sharknado,' So Why Can't We Watch It NOW?

    "Sharknado" is all over the entertainment news today. Time Magazine writer James Poniewozik took a break from his vacation to write a review of the made-for-TV flick, calling it "genius" and "exquisitely ridiculous."

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    Adjust Your Expectations: Ted Hope's 17 Things to Know about the Broken Film Industry

    Indie producer Ted Hope, now the Director of the San Francisco Film Society, recently announced their Artist to Entrepreneur program to help filmmakers make the right choices when distributing their film online. Part of the assumption behind the A2E program is that the distribution model today is s...

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    Fair Trade for Filmmakers: Is It Time For Festivals To Share Their Revenue?

    Over the past 20 years or so, film festivals have beget more film festivals like rabbits on alkyl nitrates. Even the Sundance Kid, progenitor of the contemporary independent film festival, questioned, on the opening of his event's 35th edition in Park City, if there were too many of these cinema...

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    Film Independent Forum Dissects the Rapidly Evolving VOD World

    The director of "3...2...1...Frankie Go Boom" and a handful of digital distribution executives discussed various aspects of the VOD process, including possible evolutions of the future and shaky strategies among films releasing sooner.

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    Not So Fast: Projection Expert Unspools 5 Major Caveats to the Digital Revolution

    To say that digital is the great equalizer is too much of a sweeping notion. I think you have to look a little more closely.

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    'Jack the Giant Killer' and 'Gravity' 3D Veteran Defends the Potential of the Format

    Chris Parks is a founding partner and head stereographer at London-based VISION3 Ltd. He wrote this response to a story that The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton posted last month about "Brick" writer-director Rian Johnson’s opinions on the limitations of 3D. With the opening of "The Dark Knight Rises" f...

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