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    London's First Micro-Budget Market

    The first ever Film London's Micro-Budget Market took place in Central London October 16-17 to help connect 19 filmmaking teams with financiers interested in great ideas at low cost.

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    Why Are People Frustrated with Film Financing? Maybe They Aren't Going After the Right Investors

    The following article, from Colin Brown, Editorial Director of the film financing and dealmaking website Slated.com, explains why all of the people predicting the end of the film industry may just be protective of Hollywood (and film financing) as it has been for several decades. To read more from ...

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    Why We Need to Remember Our DIY Roots When Crowdfunding and Ask for More than Money

    When Emily Best spoke to Indiewire last month about her new crowdfunding platform, Seed&Spark, which also allows for online distribution, we were intrigued by her story of receiving support for her film "Like the Water," in unexpected packages, namely in donated services, loaned locations, and goods...

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    Filmmakers Looking for (Last-Minute) Studio Space: Internet Database Now Available in Ten Cities

    Filmmakers often find themselves in a pinch looking for places to rehearse, record audio, or shoot video. Whether it's looking for a good, quiet place to shoot a talking head interview, a bar to shoot a scene, a big place to rehearse, or a place big enough to set up a big green screen, filmmake...

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    What If Your Interview Subjects Don't Want to Talk: Ken Kobre's Advice on Conducting Interviews for Videojournalists and Documentarians

    Ken Kobré is the author of the widest-selling text on photojournalism "Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach," (Focal Press-Elsevier 1980) and is also the head of photojournalism at San Francisco State University. He is also the inventor of the Lightscoop, a unive...

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    Last Call for Film Independent's Producing Lab Applicants is July 9

    Film Independent's Producing Lab, an intensive seven-week course in Los Angeles each fall, helps producers with feature length narrative film projects to develop an action plan for getting their films funded...

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    Producers of 'Tree of Life,' 'Blue Valentine,' 'Paradise Lost' Share Insights on How to Get Your Movie Made

    Fundraising is a massive topic of discussion not only on this site but in the independent film community in general. Links to Kickstarter campaigns and other ways to contribute to a particular project feature prominently as part of our Project of the Day series and in other features that Indiewire r...

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    IN THE WORKS: Fernando Meirelles To Direct Aristotle Onassis Biopic 'Nemesis'

    Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God," "The Constant Gardener") will start production on his new film in Croatia in October. "Nemesis" is a biopic of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis, the second husband of Jackie Kennedy. Casting is underway, though no names have been attached yet.

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 3-D with 'Men in Black 3' Director Barry Sonnenfeld

    I recently sat down for a private 3-D demo of "Men in Black 3" with director Barry Sonnenfeld, and the first thing that dawned on me was that there haven't been any noteworthy 3-D comedies during this current renaissance. It's all been shock and awe so far.

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