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    7 Tips for Filmmakers From SXSW: Words of Wisdom from Lena Dunham, Dana Brunetti, Casey Neistat, Ted Hope and Jason Blum

    Sitting in keynote sessions and panel discussions, I came away with a broad sense of how technological advances and the internet have expanded opportunities for filmmakers who no longer have to rely on the traditional gatekeepers to pursue their projects. Here are 7 tips for filmmakers from SXSW.

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    SXSW: The Good, the Bad, and Top Ten Films at the 2014 Fest

    I left this year's SXSW film festival with three takeaways: 1) Sundance programmed some really great titles back in January, many of which South By incorporated into their Festival Favorites category, 2) the Documentary Competition lineup was strong, and 3) the Narrative Competition lineup was not.

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    SXSW Review: Vampires Get Real in Hilarious Mock Doc 'What We Do In the Shadows'

    It’s hard out there for a vampire. Sunlight’s a (literal) pain, dining on human blood can get messy, and primping for a night out on the town is tricky when you can’t see your own reflection in a mirror. Aside from these supernatural hang-ups, Taikia Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s rollicking mockume...

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    SXSW: Hulu's 'Deadbeat' Creators Have Advice for Actors, Discuss the Difference between Cable and Digital TV

    Cat Deely, Brandon T. Jackson, and Tyler Labine all attended the world premiere screening of Hulu's new series.

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    SXSW: How A Drug Lord's Arrest Changed The Ending of 'The Legend of Shorty'

    What happens when you've made a documentary about the search for an infamous drug lord – Public Enemy #1 -- and the authorities capture him right after you finish your film? If you're filmmakers Angus MacQueen and Guillermo Galdós, you quickly re-edit the documentary so that it's up-to-date when it ...

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    SXSW Fest Wrap & Competition Award Winners

    The SXSW juries parceled out their awards in Austin on Tuesday night.

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    From Teen Welfare Dad to YouTube Icon: Casey Neistat Tells SXSW How He Did It

    It's no coincidence that Casey Neistat has made short branded films for Nike because his keynote address today at SXSW might be summarized bet by the sneaker brands slogan: Just Do It.

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    SXSW: 'Penny Dreadful' Scares Its Audience Right Out of the Theater

    Josh Hartnett welcomed audiences to his unsettling new show before they fled like lemurs after it ended.

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    SXSW: John Sloss Urges Filmmakers to Demand VOD Numbers

    Today on a panel at SXSW, Sloss once again called on distributors to release the numbers, but also urged filmmakers to demand them.

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