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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Salinger,' Pirate Dramas and the Return (Sort of) of the King in the North

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Downton Abbey," "Girls," "The Good Wife," "House of Lies," "Shameless," "Sherlock" and "True Detective," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Robert Redford Producing Factual Drama 'The West' For Discovery Channel

    Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn's Sundance Productions are producing a new scripted "factual series" for Discovery Channel -- "The West," which will look at the characters at the center of the 40 year period between the end of the American Civil War through the turn of the 20th Century, inclu...

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    Watch: 'Game of Thrones' Star Richard Madden Heads North in the Trailer for 'Klondike'

    Everyone wants scripted programming these days -- even Discovery Channel, which will take its first dig into scripted TV with its gold rush miniseries "Klondike."

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    Chris Cooper Takes a Role in the Discovery Channel's First Scripted Miniseries 'Klondike'

    Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper has taken the lead role in "Klondike" (that's a working title), the first-ever scripted miniseries from Discovery Channel. The drama, which was announced last year, is not, alas, about the invention of a delicious frozen dessert, but is instead adapted ...

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    'Sons of Anarchy' Creator Kurt Sutter Takes on Gangs Again in a New Unscripted Series

    "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter is keeping to territory he knows well in his first foray into unscripted television. He's the executive producer and host of the Discovery Channel's new six-part unscripted series "Outlaw Empires," which starts Monday, May 1...

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    What Are The Common Themes Found In Indie Film?

    Themes resonate with communities. Communities congregate around common themes. Communities endure whereas films perish at a certain point in time. Community interest can revive forgotten works. Many different communities are vested in similar themes. Common interests between creators, financier...

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    Who Are Today's Curators? And Where The Hell Are The Rest Of Them?!!

    In this Age Of SuperAbundance one of the things we need more than anything is trusted filters. How do we prioritize what to watch? How to discover new work? How do we escape our echo chambers to be reminded of how expansive our taste really is?

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    Shawn Bercuson on "What Filmmakers Can Learn from Tech Startups"

    I've long felt that one of the most important bridges the Indie Film Community needed to build, was the one into the tech community. I've felt the ideas & know how of the tech sector held the solution to our neglected pillars of cinema: discovery, participation, appreciation, & presentation. I still do, but I realize now that I was narrowcasting my reasons.Truly Free Film and Film Cutlure in general got a great boost last week when Prescreen launched. Audiences and filmmakers both found new ways to connect with great films. What I hadn't anticipated though, was how the process of this new venture's launch offered additional insight for fil...

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    How Would You Use All 27 New Platforms Available For Direct (aka DIY/DIWO) Distribution?

    We are awash in wonderful opportunities. Distribution has long been said to be one of the top concerns of Truly Free / Indie filmmakers. Ditto on the marketing side. We've been neglectful to address the equally important social side, but that's changing. Financing is always a challenge, b...

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    David Geertz on "How To Extract The Value Of Your Film When You Need It Most"

    Metaphors reveal truths. Analogies help us have deeper understanding. Perhaps we have been looking at our business in the wrong way. Today Brave Thinker David Geertz offerrs up a fun new vision on how to see what we all are doing.

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