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    John T Trigonis on "The Tao of Crowdfunding: Twitter Tips for Crowdfunders"

    I think you know how enthusiastic I am about all the tools and services out there to get our work done and share it with the community. We have moved from the Era of How to one of How To Do It Well. It is time to truly develop best practices.Luckily this blog has become a bit of a platform for the...

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    Our Obligation To Share

    There are so many things that we need to do in order to make independent film a sustainable and vibrant culture and industry. That said, we are in a better place to do that than ever before. For the first time in our culture, we can say that that vision is dependent on no one else other than those...

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    It's NOT About Art: The Film Industry Is About People Keeping Their Jobs

    Avenue Q reminded us: The internet is for downloading porn. Well, do you need me to remind you that the film industry is for keeping the few jobs in film development, production, sales, marketing & distribution that still remain?

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    Guest Post: Matthew Chapman "How Do You Make Sure You Are HAPPY With Your Film?"

    Some subjects are truly difficult to confront on film, both from a personal and public perspective. Creativity generally requires confrontations -- with oneself, others, and the world at large. Those of us who indulge in these battles, recognize that we -- and our work -- are better for it. Personally speaking, I think it even extends much further: our culture and our world are better for it too. But that doesn't make it easy.What does make it very satisfying, is to be able to stand back after it all, and recognize that the initial decision, the one to engage, was not just justified, but ours. It is that decision that makes a movie our m...

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    It's Up To Filmmakers To Make The World A Better Place

    Every once in a great while, someone comes along and shows us we have not really been recognizing the reality of the world we are living in. People tend to speak of this as "disruptive thought", subtly implying that this clarity may not be a good thing -- at least for some. Certainly Freud, Marx, ...

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    The butcher, the baker, the amateur filmmaker – getting the language right...

    What's in a name? A lot more than we initially suspect, frankly. We have been talking about "what is "Indie"" for decades -- and probably will for decades to come. My attempt to define "Truly Free Film" has lead me to be called on the carpet more than once for not making TRULY Free Film (we can t...

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