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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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    Penske's Moves: As Daily Variety Prints Last Edition, Adds Critic Foundas, Reduces Movieline

    Variety lovers are feeling mixed emotions. On the one hand, Penske Media Corp CEO Jay Penske is making changes that were long overdue. He has pulled down the firewall, modernized the website, added a troika of editors--LA Times import Claudia Eller (film), and Variety's Cynthia Littleton (TV) and An...

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    The Industry: Bad Habits of the Entertainment Media

    A lot of loss this month. Time Warner is shedding its magazines. Variety is saying goodbye to its daily edition. And Yahoo is finally losing the jerk-off rule that allowed so many people to work from home in the first place. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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    Variety Drops Paywall, Kicks Gray Upstairs, Adds Eller for Editorial Troika

    The Variety shoe has finally dropped as media mogul Jay Penske has tapped the L.A. Times' Claudia Eller and Variety staff editors Cynthia Littleton and Andrew Wallenstein as the new editors-in-chief of Variety, charged with leading the 100-year-old trade through its next non-print evolution.

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    Transitions in Media World, from Time Warner Mags to a Variety Reboot; Sragow Returns to L.A.

    Sad but true. The march of time continues to bring inevitable shifts in the media world. Newsweek has been swallowed by The Daily Beast. And now Time Warner's publishing arm is considering creating a new joint magazine venture with broadcast giant Meredith Corporation focused on women's titles. Mean...

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