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    Occupy Film: New Indie Funding Model or Gimmick? You Decide.

    "Scamdance," a film looking for funding on Kickstarter, is offering backers an unusual reward: experience in making a film, in this case, "Scamdance," a comedy about a fictional film festival. "It's like Project Greenlight," said the project's creator, the writer/director Sean Hanley.

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    Fandor, On-Demand Movie Service, Launches in Canada

    Leading the field of VOD services like Netflix and HULU Plus, which carry enormous amount of films and TV shows; however, for those who look for the fully "indie" experience Fandor is the best alternative, and will now be available for Canadian audiences.

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    How to Succeed in Business: 6 Tips From IFP Keynote Speaker Glen Basner

    After hearing FilmNation CEO Glen Basner talk at the IFP Film Week Filmmaker Conference, we wrote up these 6 lessons in how to succeed in the film business.

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    How Piracy Helped 'The Man From Earth' Become A Viral Sensation and Inspired A Sequel

    "The Man from Earth" co-producer and director Richard Schenkman explains how illegal pirating helped his film break even and fueled a Kickstarter campaign for the sequel.

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    Slated, A New Way to Raise Money for Your Film

    I want to thank my friend Dave Tripet for bringing Slated as it was covered in the New York Times August 4 to my attention. Today I listened to KCRW as John Horn interviewed Marina Zenovich whose sequel doc on Polanski, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, received post-production financing through Slated...

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    What’s Next about Next: Sundance

    Making a part of the Sundance Film Festival a part of the festival tapestry in L.A. is a natural “next” step, in line with festivals’ growth patterns worldwide.

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    Developing Your Film Festival 2013 by ICO, held at Motovun Film Festival, Croatia

    This three year old conference took place in the mountains of Croatia July 23-28, 2013 in the tiny town of Motovun in the days before the very spirited film and music Motovun Fest gets underway in this ancient cliff village.

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    LatinoBuzz: FIVE RULES OF MAKING A FILM with BRYAN RAMIREZ (Mission Park)

    San Antonio filmmaker Bryan Ramirez has dug filmmaking since he was a kid when he would spend time creating Ninja Maniacs (which I'm dying to see!). After graduating Full Sail Film School in Orlando, he stayed true to his roots and never did the 'Hollywood' thing.

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    Berlinale Residency 2013

    The Berlin International Film Festival (February 6 – 16, 2014), one of our industry's major festivals, is calling for projects for the second year of its residency program.

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    Sundance Institute's Artist Services to Release Four Independent Films Digitally

    Sundance Institute has announced the four independent films that will make their digital debut on June 18 through a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s Artist Services program. In addition, three previously announced titles will expand to additional portals. For details visit s...

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