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    Ford Foundation Adds Sundance's Mertes as JustFilms Director, Funding Social Issue Docs

    One of the key posts in the documentary world has been taken by Cara Mertes, who was director of the Sundance Institute's documentary film program. She'll now be director of the Ford Foundation's social justice filmmaking program JustFilms, which was founded by departing Orlando Bagwell and is under...

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    Women Directed and Written Projects Chosen for Sundance Institute's June Directors and Screenwriters Labs

    The Sundance Institute announced the 13 projects chosen for their prestigious June Director and Screenwriter Labs which take place from May 27-June 27. The program has fellows work with creative advisors, actors and crews to shoot and edit scenes from their screenplays. They get the opportunity to ...

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    Thirteen Projects Going to Sundance Directors and Screenwriter Labs

    The Sundance Institute has selected 13 Projects for the 2013 directors and screenwriters labs May 27 through June 27. Under the leadership of Michelle Satter, Founding Director of the Institute’s Feature Film Program, and the artistic direction of Gyula Gazdag, the Fellows selected for this year's p...

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    Sundance Institute Will Present Vanguard and Memoriam Leadership Awards to Coogler, Ebert

    Kerry Washington will present the second Sundance Institute Vanguard Award to San Francisco filmmaker Ryan Coogler ("Fruitvale Station") at the third annual ‘Celebrate Sundance Institute' Los Angeles Benefit on June 5, 2013 at The Lot in West Hollywood.

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    How Vine Is Impacting the Indie Film World (and Beyond)

    Indiewire spoke with film distributors, editors and curators about their innovative uses of the app in its infancy.

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    A New Age of Original Content Needs Script Services: A Guide

    Hollywood is allergic to taking risks on the unknown. But not every young adult franchise or fairy tale retelling can be as uber-successful around the world as "Twilight" ($392 million), "The Hunger Games" ($691 million) or "Oz: The Great and Powerful" ($426 million to date). This year's "Beautiful ...

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    Watch 'Upstream Color,' 'Sleepwalk with Me' and More Via Sundance Institute's Digital Debut Platform

    The Sundance Institute has announced that 12 independent films will make their digital debuts this spring through a variety of platforms to rent, download or stream, via the Institute's Artist Services Program. Included in the list of titles are Shane Carruth's gorgeous head-scratcher and fest favor...

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    Ro*co Films Founder Annie Roney Talks to Sundance About Changes in Documentary Distribution

    Annie Roney of ro*co films is interviewed by Sundance contributing blogger Chris Dorr on Adapting to Changes in Distribution: "The most significant change is the cultural and mainstream embrace of the documentary genre ..."

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    Sundance Institute and Black List Collaborating to Support New Screenwriters

    The Sundance Institute and The Black List announce they will collaborate to source and support new screenwriters. This partnership will allow screenwriters to upload scripts to the Black List's site between now and April 15 and opt into consideration to receive a Black List referral...

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    Sundance Institute to Host Next Weekend, a 4-Day Summer Festival in L.A.

    The Sundance Institute announced today that it would launch a four-day festival August 8 - 11 in Los Angeles. Called Next Weekend, the new event takes a page from the evolving NEXT <==> section at the Sundance Film Festival, which was created in 2010.

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