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    Lynette Howell on "Producing Is Supporting New Talent Through More Than Just Production"

    If you are a regular reader of this blog, or follower of mine on Twitter, I think you know that for me a Producer only deserves that credit when they truly commit to support the project from beginning to end. You also probably know how challenging I find the calling of producing these days, when we...

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    Nayan Padrai on "Why We Call It DIRECT DISTRIBUTION Instead Of DIY"

    Semantics and symbols carry a lot of weight. I think it matters to get the terms & images right, but it is not easy. The importance is precision is easy to see though. People don't recognize their desire until they can name it. That desire then won't spread, unless it is widely appealing. I thin...

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    Are you ready to ride DARK HORSE?

    Perhaps you have already heard..... We are taking Todd Solondz's latest film to Venice, Toronto, Deauville and a few other festivals. This is Todd's 1ST film without a rape, molestation, masturbation, or anything truly icky. Well... If it wasn't for the language I think we'd get a PG rating. We...

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    Six Recommendations to Start Watching Chinese Independent (Microbudget) Cinema Now

    Now you know what all indies can learn from watching Chinese Indies, right? If not, then you need to read Karin Chien's post from yesterday. So how do you drill down deeper this knowledge boost? Well, Kevin Lee, dGenerate Films' VP of Programming and Education, has been kind enough to generate a ...

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    Become A COLLABORATOR With Us

    Did you know I Executive Produced this years Best Actor & Critic Prize Winning Film at the world's oldest film festival? Martin Donovan's COLLABORATOR is that film. My guess is you did not get over to the Czech Republic last month to see it. But you know what?

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    LITTLE ROCK Is That Rare Indie That Consistently Defies Expectations

    Truly Free Indie Film lovers get a rare treat this weekend; that is IF they are in NYC. I got to screen MIke Ott's LITTLE ROCK for my HopeForFilm series at Goldcrest earlier this year, and am pleased to see that it opens today at Cinema Village. Mike will be there in person on Friday and Saturday....

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    My Top Ten Toronto 2011 Want-To-See Films

    I want you to see my films. Both DARK HORSE and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE will be in Toronto. But I am excited to see so many others too.

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    Guest Post: Matthew Chapman "How Do You Make Sure You Are HAPPY With Your Film?"

    Some subjects are truly difficult to confront on film, both from a personal and public perspective. Creativity generally requires confrontations -- with oneself, others, and the world at large. Those of us who indulge in these battles, recognize that we -- and our work -- are better for it. Personally speaking, I think it even extends much further: our culture and our world are better for it too. But that doesn't make it easy.What does make it very satisfying, is to be able to stand back after it all, and recognize that the initial decision, the one to engage, was not just justified, but ours. It is that decision that makes a movie our m...

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    Super UK Poster

    SUPER opens in 10 theaters today in UK. We are out on DVD come August 1. Please don't wait for that, run to see it on the big screen NOW. Thanks!

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