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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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    This Weekend, Drive Past 'Need for Speed' and Head for the Indies

    This weekend, your best bet is to steer clear of "Need for Speed" and seek out a few indies instead. The critics have spoken, and "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul's first mainstream theatrical vehicle, based on the wildly popular video game racing franchise, has no wheels. So instead, why not catch no...

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    'Veronica Mars' Premieres at SXSW Nearly One Year After Kickstarter Campaign

    Even rain couldn't put a damper on the premiere of "Veronica Mars," which premiered today at SXSW nearly one year after the Kickstarter campaign resurrected the TV series and seven years after the show went off the air.

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    I Invented Crowdfunding. Here's How It's Changed Since Then - and Where It's Headed.

    Mark Tapio Kines is the first person to employ online crowdfunding to finance a film; in 1998, he raised $150,000 in finishing funds for his debut feature "Foreign Correspondents." He writes about how crowdfunding has changed since then and his latest campaign.

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    Jason Dohring on Stepping Back Into The Role of Bad Boy Logan Echolls For The 'Veronica Mars' Movie

    The "Veronica Mars" love interest discusses stepping back into his character as Logan Echolls for the Kickstarted film.

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    Zach Braff's Kickstarter-Funded Feature 'Wish I Was Here' Gets July 18 Release from Focus Features

    Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" will be released in New York and Los Angeles July 18, 2014.

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    Will 'Veronica Mars' Change the Way We Watch Movies?

    Will 'Veronica Mars' change the way we watch movies? The movie will be released theatrically and digitally on the same day. Could this become a trend?

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    Is Kickstarter the Future of DIY Distribution?

    Evince Productions and Create Entertainment announced the launch of a 45-day exclusive Kickstarter limited release of the independent feature film, "The Projectionist," the first time a film has been distributed via Kickstarter.

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    Niche Doc On-Demand Release Targets Batman Fans (VIDEO)

    Documentaries lend themselves to targeted niche marketing and, as "Detropia" proved last year, self-distribution. All you need is a subject with a defined fan base. Funded by more than 1,000 Kickstarter donors, Brett Culp's "Legends of the Knight" is a case in point. Relying on community support wi...

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    How An Indie Director Teamed With Comic Book Legend Larry Hama to Kickstart a Sci-Fi Film

    Boy reads comic book. Boy falls in love with comic book. Boy grows up dreaming of comic book and makes fan film about it. Comic book creator sees the film and reaches out to that boy and says, "That was really cool. Let's make a movie together." Here's the story of how it happened.

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