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    A Call for Transparency: Filmmakers Need (and Deserve) to Know Their Audience

    If we want to continue to have a thriving independent moving picture business we have to figure out how to build smart businesses that are also great films.

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    4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival to Feature Events in Brooklyn, LA and London

    The 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival will take place later this summer, celebrating features, shorts and documentaries made through money raised on the crowdfunding platform.

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    2014 Original iPhone Film Festival Seeks Submissions

    Thanks to the smartphones in our pockets, we are all filmmakers these days--or potential ones at least.

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    Hal Hartley's 'My America' to Premiere Through Online Streaming Site Fandor (REINVENTOR VIDEO)

    The online movie watching service Fandor--under its new(ish) CEO Ted Hope, who took over the venture this January--is celebrating an important first this week: the premiere of Hal Hartley's new film, "My America."

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    Amazon Snaps Up Exclusive Rights to Drafthouse Films

    Amazon Prime--the internet giant's streaming content arm--has nabbed the exclusive rights to several indie movies distributed by Drafthouse Films.

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    New Crediting Platform NeonGrid Aims to Be IMDb for New Media Stars

    Former IMDb executive John Gibbons is backing a new venture called NeonGrid, a crediting platform that allows content creators to build an online resume.

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    Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo, TV Broadcasters Breathe Sigh of Relief

    In a decision that has major implications for the television industry at large, the Supreme Court ruled today against Aereo, the company that uses thousands of tiny antennas to record TV broadcasts and stream contact to subscribers almost-live (after a few seconds' delay) for a small monthly fee.

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    Germany's MoviePilot Purchased by French Webedia Promoting U.S. Expansion

    Webedia has purchased Germany's largest film dedicated website MoviePilot.de. The deal has freed up the founders to focus on the more popular MoviePilot.com which reaches American audiences.

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    Withoutabox Founders Form New Model Digital Film Studio Critical Mass

    Withoutabox co-founders David Straus, Joe Neulight and Fred Kramer are launching a new Los Angeles-based film studio, Critical Mass Studios (CMS), which they're billing as "the first vertically integrated, next-gen studio."

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    From the Big Stage to the Big Screen: Live Events at a Theater Near You

    Simon Russell Beale, one of the UK's most renowned stage actors, is currently bowing each night at the National Theatre in London's South Bank as the title character in Sam Mendes's production of "King Lear." For those of us on this side of the pond, it's a disappointment that the Atlantic is betwe...

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