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    'Blackfish' Backlash Hurts SeaWorld's Bottom Line

    When 'Blackfish' was released, SeaWorld said the documentary wouldn't hurt business, but clearly that hasn't been the case.

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    The Downside of Measuring the Social Impact of Documentary Films

    What do documentary filmmakers think of measuring the social impact of their films? In a guest post for Indiewire, Alison Byrne Fields answers that question.

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    Exclusive: Made in NY Media Center By IFP Names First Ever Social Good Fellow

    Made in NY Media Center by IFP has announced its first ever Social Good Fellow.

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    CineCause Acquires Hollywood Film Festival With Plans to Shift to Social Impact

    CineCause has acquired The Hollywood Film Festival with plans to continue promoting socially conscious art with a wide selection of festival events that include screenings, panels, technology demos, and presentations.

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    Want to Launch a Social Impact Doc? This is Why You Need an App for That.

    With "Look Up!" a short documentary intended to raise awareness about climate manipulation, geoengineering and their health and environmental impacts, director George Barnes created a mobile app to spur audiences to action.

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    Watch This Film for Free and Raise Money for Charities

    Watch this documentary and give money to a charity of your choice.

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    SeaWorld Says 'Blackfish' is 'Propaganda.' The Filmmakers Say They Want a Public Debate.

    Back in July, SeaWorld attempted some spin control -- responding to Gabriela Cowperthwaite's documentary "Blackfish" with a list of 8 problems they had with the film. They're back on the offensive with "The Truth About Blackfish."

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    Makers of 'The Cove' Respond to SeaWorld's 'Blackfish' Ad: We Don't Buy It

    But the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) – an organization made up of individuals responsible for the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" is circulating a rebuttal to SeaWorld's claims regarding the accusations made in 'Blackfish.'

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    Heart is the Latest Band to Cancel SeaWorld Show Over 'Blackfish'

    Heart has cancelled an upcoming show at SeaWorld after seeing "Blackfish," the powerful documentary which raised concerns about the humaneness and safety of keeping killer whales captive.

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    How Do We Measure the Impact of Documentaries?: Data from the Puma Impact Award Nominees

    In the world of social issue filmmaking, great work is being done in linking films to real-world issues that need attention. But at the same time, more and more pressure is being placed on filmmakers to prove that their film is making real-world impact. The jurors for this year's Puma Impact Award ...

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