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    Media Watch: ScreenCrush Adds Departed HuffPo Scribe Mike Ryan EXCLUSIVE

    In a key hire, growing entertainment site Screencrush has added ex-Huffington Post scribe Mike Ryan to its small staff.

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    Pedorazzi: Kristen Bell and Star Parents Fight Back

    The campaign against the “pedorazzi,” actress Kristen Bell’s perhaps-less-than-catchy term for photographers who chase star kids, is close to Bell’s heart, and there’s no time like the pre-release period of a hotly anticipated film – “Veronica Mars,” the upcoming Kickstarter-funded feature about the...

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    Watch: Do We Need a Break from Technology? The Answer, in Web Series 'The Future Starts Here'

    Tiffany Shlain's "The Future Starts Here," which went live early this morning, explores the role that technology plays in our lives and how it has changed the way we relate to each other.

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    Fleming Steps Up to Improve Deadline, Split Year Between Two Coasts

    As the negotiation for Nikki Finke's inevitable exit from her contract continues, it's significant that Deadline film editor Mike Fleming has announced, in an unusually lengthy 1583-word post, that he is stepping up to an enhanced L.A./N.Y. role as he divides his year between the two coasts, startin...

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    5 Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Need To Know About Today: Instagram Acquires Luma, 'Trailer' For Mac Pro, Airbnb Vine Movie And More

    Instagram acquires video sharing app Luna; Airbnb is creating a short film using Vine videos, and more tech news for filmmakers (and film fans).

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    If you're in the film or TV business you had better know about this. (VidCon is on the march)

    I attended my first VidCon last week and it was a real eye-opener. If you don't know what it is you'd better learn because this year's biggest YouTube-centric festival attracted 11,000 rabid screaming teenagers to the Anaheim Convention Center to worship their favorite online stars and it was a ZOO...

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    Venture Capitalist Who Suggested There Should Be Texting in Movie Theaters Writes "Another 1000 Words Proving [He's] an Asshole"

    Or so that's what Hunter Walk, of the Silicon Valley venture firm Homebrew and formerly of Google and YouTube, thinks we might say about his screed that defended his brief suggestion that people who don't go to movies because they want to be able to text during them should be able to have their own ...

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    Review: Is the Hilarious 'Computer Chess' A Change of Pace For Andrew Bujalski?

    There is an immediate sense of change afoot in "Computer Chess," Andrew Bujalski's fourth feature as writer-director, visible to anyone familiar with his previous work.

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    Useful Insight for Indies from Google's Whitepaper on Theatrical Release Search Data

    In an effort to understand the ever complex confluence of content and commerce that is the movie business I attended my second Massive Advertising Summit presented by Variety; always a good event featuring the captains of industry in media marketing.

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    What TV and Film Professionals and Cultural Critics Made Time Magazine's 140 to Follow on Twitter List?

    Time Magazine is back at it with their list of 140 people to follow on Twitter. This year, several people of interest to Indiewire readers made the cut. While reality TV stars like Tyra Banks and Anthony Bourdain made the list, it didn't feel quite right including them on our list below.

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