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    Indie Filmmakers: Why Building Your Audience Is More Valuable Than Promoting Your Film

    The challenge presented to each indie filmmaker is the same. How do I get my work discovered?

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    How Most Indie Filmmakers Are Stunting the Growth of Their Own Films

    It is almost a cliché it is so true. The Internet changes every part of the media world. There are no exceptions. I have come to the conclusion that there are two groups of people within the media world. Those who deny the change and those who acknowledge it. (Sort of like the climate.) Yes, it is ...

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    How Netflix Is Setting the New Norm in TV Watching: The Viewer Is In Control

    Netflix released the second season of "House of Cards" on Friday February 14, 2014. All thirteen episodes were immediately available. My wife and I viewed 5 of them in one afternoon. We plan to complete the season within the next week (or not). Like other Netflix subscribers we choose how and when w...

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    Tribeca Launches First-Ever Innovation Week, with Aaron Sorkin Kicking Off Future of Film Panel

    The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is launching its first-ever “Tribeca Innovation Week.” Running April 21-26, the Innovation Week will be a place for coders, screenwriters, hackers, futurists, gamers, directors, engineers, venture capitalists, film financiers, techno radicals, the generally curious and...

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    Will 2014 Be the Year That Smartphone Filmmaking Goes Mainstream?

    The smartphone, particularly Apple's iPhone, is revolutionizing moving-image making.

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    Debate Continues Over Use of A.O. Scott's Modified 'Llewyn Davis' Tweet; He Said No to Publicity Team When Approached UPDATED

    UPDATE: It seems that when A.O. Scott was approached over email by "Inside Llewyn Davis" publicist Cynthia Swartz about using his tweet in a full-page NYT ad for the film, he gave her a pretty clear "No." Per the Times, he responded to Swartz via email:

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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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    Viewster Launches Online Film Festival with $100K in Prize Money

    Streaming site Viewster has launched a new Online Film Festival, slated for March 2014, with $100,000 in prize money to be award to the fest’s winning films. The online festival is now accepting submissions through March for original films with the theme “When Life Gives You Lemons.”

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    Are Mobile Movies The Way of the Future?

    The 21st century saw the movie fundamentally change - how it was shown, experienced and - most importantly - made. Color, sound, larger formats and 3D all presented new challenges and opportunities for makers to tell their stories. Today, makers are being again challenged as to what it means to ma...

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