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    Live Backstage at the 2013 Indie Spirit Awards: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Dominates with Best Feature, Director and Actress; Hawkes Wins for Actor

    TOH! was live backstage at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Here's a roundup of the winners and what they had to say.

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    Film Independent Chiefs McManus and Welsh Preview Indie Spirits, Take Stock of LACMA and LAFF

    Just a year ago, long-time Film Independent staffers Sean McManus and Josh Welsh took on new roles as co-presidents of Film Independent, which runs many vital programs for the West Coast independent film community, as well as the Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival. They repl...

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    Film Independent Introduces New Membership Level for Filmmakers

    Film Independent introduces a new Membership level exclusively for filmmakers. The goal is to give new members in any stage of production access to a community of like-minded filmmakers and enthusiasts, as well as perks to aid in the process of completing their film.

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    Film Independent Announces Eight Filmmakers and Projects for 2013 Directing Lab

    Film Independent has announced the filmmakers and projects for its 12th annual Directing Lab. The lab runs February 4 through mid-April, and is an intensive program in Los Angeles designed to assist directors in developing narrative feature films, and to advance their careers in a nurturing and crea...

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    Film Independent's Directors Close-Up Series To Feature Affleck, Russell, Loktev, Zeitlin, Fleischer, Sachs and Soloway

    Film Independent's 12th edition of their Directors Close-Up series will feature Ben Affleck ("Argo"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), director Ruben Fleischer ("Gangster Squad"), and writer/directors Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On"), Jul...

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    Survey: Time to Vote! Pick the Best Ideas for Film Independent's First Movie Hackathon

    It’s time to vote on the best ideas as part of Film Independent/ZEFR/Indiewire’s first competitive Movie Hackathon.

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    Indiewire Readers Wanted and Desired -- For Film Independent's First-Ever Movie Hackathon!!

    It’s time for some audience participation.

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    'Silver Linings Playbook' to Open Film Independent Forum

    As part of Weinstein Co.'s ongoing push for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," currently at the top of many Oscar pundit's charts in the race for Best Picture, the edgy comedy will launch this year's Film Independent Forum to be held October 19-21 at the Directors Guild of America.

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    Indie Spirit Awards Pick 2013 Date

    Film Independent announces the dates for its 28th annual Indie Spirit Awards: February 23, 2013. The show will air on IFC.

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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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