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    Zellner Bros' 'Kid Thing' Goes to Factory 25 for US Distribution

    Factory 25 has picked up Sundance, Berlin and SXSW title "Kid Thing," from director David Zellner and his producer-cinematographer brother Nathan Zellner. The film will open in New York on May 24, and will expand throughout the Spring and Summer.

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    Chad Hartigan's 'This is Martin Bonner' Goes to Monterey Media for Summer Release

    Chad Hartigan's "This Is Martin Bonner" has gone to Monterey Media for US distribution. The film, starring Paul Eenhoorn and Richmond Arquette, won Sundance's Best of NEXT audience award. Monterey is eyeing a Summer release and will push for awards consideration in the fall.

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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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    Venice Film Festival Announces Three Advancing Projects from Biennale College-Cinema Program

    Three projects have advanced to the second round of the Venice Film Festival's Biennale College-Cinema program. This second phase consists of a workshop in which the participants will actually make a mini-budget film; each will get 150,000 euro in funding.

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    Sundance Institute's Artist Services Program Expands with New Non-Profits and Digital Partners

    The Sundance Institute's Artist Services program announces it has expanded to include selected films supported by one foundation and five non-profits, all of which will help the program shape itself and the services it provides to filmmakers.

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    Amy Seimetz's 'Sun Don't Shine' Gets Distribution Days Before Sundance Premieres 'Upstream Color'

    Amy Seimetz' "Sun Don't Shine," which was named as Indiewire's #1 undistributed film, has finally found distribution with Factory 25. Seimetz, who wrote/directed/produced/edited the film, will also be getting attention for her starring role in Shane Carruth's hotly-anticipated "Upstream Color"...

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    Best Director Oscar Nominee Benh Zeitlin Talks 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and its New Orleans Roots [Video Interview]

    What a year it's been for Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The indie has received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actress and Addapted Screenplay. Watch my interview with Zeitlin below...

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    Watch: Andrei Tarkovsky Tells Filmmakers that Art 'Requires Sacrificing of Yourself'

    Watch the great director Andrei Tarkovsky ("Solaris," "Stalker," "Nostalghia," "The Mirror") give advice to young filmmakers in this clip below from his 1983 documentary "Voyage in Time."

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    Ted Hope Names the Really Bad Things in Indie Film 2012

    Ted Hope sees that there is a a lot wrong with our culture and that it has a damaging effect on the filmmaking business. He lays out the 24 Really Bad Things In The Indie Film Biz 2012.

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