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    Star Stories, Google Trend Traffic

    The new metric in journalism is online traffic. While the movie stars may not pull them in at the boxoffice like they used to, write a story about a star, and the traffic will come.

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    SnagFilms Docs on YouTube

    ">YouTube has gone live with long-form feature content. One of the charter partners on the new deal is SnagFilms, which now has a YouTube channel featuring full-length feature documentary films selected from SnagFilms' online library. Their long-form feature collaboration launches April 17.

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    Twitter Must-Follows

    The LAT picks its top 25 must-follows on Twitter and runs it as a celeb photo gallery. Kids in my USC class admit they get a kick out of getting tweets from celebs. It's the most direct, uncluttered version of fan communication there is. Stars and fans 1.0: responding to fan mail. 2.0: Twitter. Safe...

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    Netflix and Facebook Are Friends

    onclick="window.open( this.href, '_blank', 'width=640,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0' ); return false">It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that social networking is the the next growth area for movies. Thus i...

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    Links: Richardson, NY Fests, Katzenberg, Flip-Cam Sale, Cinephile Fare, Newspaper Death Rattle

    Back from SXSW, I've been playing catch-up. For much of the news media, Natasha Richardson was the sad, sad story of the week.

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    Links Round-Up: Diamonds, SXSW's Berney, SnagFilm, Digital Distribution

    Paramount has acquired this Wired diamond heist story which is online, still not on stands. Variety comfirms that J.J. Abrams will produce.

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    SXSW Screens Bruno Footage, Debuts Raimi's Drag Me to Hell

    After its success debuting at SXSW such Judd Apatow projects as Forgetting Sarah Marshall last year and Knocked Up the year before, Universal Pics is taking advantage of the hip SXSW demo --and the fest's pre-summer time-frame--to promo two more flicks. The studio will screen the first-ever footage ...

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    Sundance: Digital Moguls Hawk MySpace and IMDb

    While the Sundance media reports on the beleaguered independent theatrical market, which may never return to its former robust self--even with diminished production over the next few years--various Internet moguls are in Sundance networking and hawking their movie-centric wares.

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    Wall Street Meltdown: Crisis Explained By Frank, Moore, Comedians

    Two smart British gents make fun of Wall Street hedge funds selling dodgy debt packages, and bailouts that "reward the ingenuity of the market." Very amusing. And as it's several months old, on the money, as it were.

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    IndieWIRE Finds Deep-Pocketed Backer

    It makes sense that filmanthropist, doc lover and web enthusiast Ted Leonsis, the former vice chairman of AOL, would not only launch doc-friendly website SnagFilms but would also buy IndieWIRE, the trusted New York-based indie film newswire, social network and hub.

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