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    Morning Pour: Indie Awards, Darth Vader is a Grinch, "John Carter" Buzz

    Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your five miscellaneous discussion topics for Tuesday, November 29, 2011:

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    Is "The Muppets" a True Muppet Movie?

    I finally caught "The Muppets" over the long weekend, and while I did enjoy a lot of it, I was bothered by how little it actually qualifies as a true Muppet movie. How so, if the film does feature Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie the Bear and the rest of the gang (minus Rizzo, sadl...

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    One Little Problem with "Hugo" (Spoilers)

    Let me start off by saying that I love Martin Scorsese's "Hugo." It's the perfect blend of "Amelie" and "The Sandlot" and "Cinema Paradiso" and the spirits of Charles Dickens and Jules Verne and of course the works of George Méliès and th...

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    The Pitches That Get Documentaries Funded

    There are a few key factors in successfully pitching documentary projects. Doing it right puts filmmakers on the radars of some of the most important and influential decisionmakers; done badly and you risk leaving empty-handed.

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    Docs to Feast on this Thanksgiving Weekend: Indiewire @ Hulu

    As Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend with food and family, this week's Indiewire-curated selections on Hulu's Documentaries page explore our at-times complicated relationship with both the good and the bad that we put into our bodies. When director Morgan Spurlock decided to ...

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    Doug Liman, Josh Fox, Yoav Potash and More Awarded Doc Film Grants From Sundance

    The Sundance Institute announced the 29 lucky feature-length documentaries set to receive $582,000 in grants from the Documentary Film Program, covering everything from development and production to audience engagement. Among the big-name filmmakers being awarded grants are Josh Fox ("...

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    Watch Pt.1 of "Negro: A Docu-Series About Latino Identity" Now Fundraising

    Negro: A Docu-Series About Latino Identity, a documentary by Dash Harris, is currently raising funds through gofundme. Through donations from family and friends, Harris has been able to produce the first part of the series; in which he travels to the Dominican Republic and Colombia to speak to ...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Incredible Documentaries That Weren't Nominated For An Oscar

    Last week the Academy offered up their annual dose of documentary-related controversy with the shortlist for their best documentary feature category. While many quality docs were indeed included - from "Project Nim" and "Hell and Back Again" to "Pina" and "We ...

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    Indiewire Names 12 IDFA Premieres Likely to Hit U.S. Festivals in 2012

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, now underway through Thanksgiving weekend has become the Cannes of nonfiction film events.

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    The Documentary Short List: The Women

    The Academy released it's list of 15 films (out of 124) that made the short list for the best documentary feature.  The list is sent out with production companies not the directors, so it's hard at first look to see how many are directed by women.  It turns out that 5 of the 15 hav...

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