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Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Roger Ebert, “Being Elmo” and More

Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Roger Ebert, "Being Elmo" and More

Today on indieWIRE, we provided an excerpt from Roger Ebert’s new memoir, spoke to the man behind Elmo, predicted this year’s Gotham Award nominations and much more!

Roger Ebert on Martin Scorsese: An Excerpt from “Life Itself: A Memoir”
indieWIRE has long been a fan and inspired by one of the greatest film minds of our time, Roger Ebert. So iW reached out to him about sharing an excerpt from his latest book, “Life Itself: A Memoir,”, recently published by Hachette Book Group’s Grand Central Publishing.

INTERVIEW | It’s Good to Be Elmo: Kevin Clash and Constance Marks Talk About “Being Elmo”
Love or loathe, but almost everyone knows Elmo. And after the release of “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey,” audiences will know—and likely love—the man behind the Muppet, Kevin Clash.

Previewing the Gotham Award Nominations: Which Films Will Make The Cut Tomorrow?
On Thursday, the nominations for the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards will act as the first major moment of the 2011-12 awards season, with nominations being announced for seven competitive categories.

San Francisco Film Society Will Close Online Film Site SF360.org
Film website SF360, a five-year-old online publication devoted to covering the San Francisco Bay Area’s film community, will cease operations next month.

Fox Launches Writer’s Intiative For Experienced Minority Film/TV Writers
Experienced writers who still need a break, listen up.

iW’s Video of the Day: Mark Ruffalo Explains Occupy Wall Street
Need another reason to love Mark Ruffalo?

The Porno Clause and Other Legal Tips Filmmakers May Not Know, But Will Wish They Had
Here are four items that could be overlooked on your legal checklist and absolutely should not be.

Critical Consensus: “Martha Marcy May Marlene” Is The Pick of the Week
One of the most anticipated American indie releases of the year, Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is the pick of the week for opening specialty films, according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

Vendome Pictures Hires Former Paramount Vantage Exec Guy Stodel to Head Production
Former Paramount Vantage exec Guy Stodel has been named president of production for Vendome Pictures, producers of “Source Code.”

New York Film Critics Move Up Their Awards Date
The New York Film Critics Circle have announced a significant change in their annual awards procedure: The group will now vote for their winners on Monday, November 28th.

The subtitle of Aaron Aradillas and Richard Seitz’s series “On the Go” says it all: “The Golden Age of the Car Chase, 1968-1985.”

Warner Bros. Swings Around The Pole For Steven Soderbergh’s “Magic Mike”
Joe Manganiello reveals character costumes for some of the strippers in the movie.

iW’s Project of the Day: “Tomorrow We Disappear,” A Doc about India’s Last Magicians’ Colony
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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