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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Cronenberg on Vine, IndieReign Partners with Indiegogo and More

5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Cronenberg on Vine, IndieReign Partners with Indiegogo and More

1. Littlecast: Littlecast, the direct-to-fan video distribution platform has teamed up with
music producer and documentarian Count (aka Mikael Eldridge) to make exclusive
content about his documentary “Unsound” available for sale through the Unsound
Facebook Fan Page
.  “Ultrasound” is about the impact that the “age of free” is having on content creators.  “Partnering
with Count Eldridge to show what nearly ten years of piracy and legalized
micro-payments has done to creators is the clearest affirmation of LittleCast’s
vision,” said Amra Tareen, co-founder and CEO of LittleCast in a statement. “We firmly believe
that anyone who creates quality content should be fairly compensated for their
work.  The music business was the just
the canary in the coal mine.  Authors, people
in the film and television business, photographers and journalists are all on

2. IndieReign:  IndieReign, a VOD self-distribution platform, has partnered with
Indiegogo to help promote film projects and help indie filmmakers
transition from the financing stage to distribution, the company announced today.

We are excited about our partnership with IndieReign, Danae Ringelmann, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Indiegogo, said in a statement. “IndieReign
are one of the leaders
in the movement towards a more sustainable independent film industry.
With literally thousands of film projects around the globe raising funds
each month on Indiegogo, both our organizations are naturally aligned to helping filmmakers succeed. By creating an Indiegogo film campaign via the IndieReign/Indiegogo partnership page, filmmakers will be able to create awareness among IndieReign’s audience of more than 50,000 film lovers.

“Independent filmmakers
look to IndieReign for direction and advice which is why we are
very careful when it comes to who we partner with” said David White, CEO
and founder of IndieReign. We chose Indiegogo because they’re not only the world’s largest global
crowdfunding platform, but their values align with our own, and
this partnership provides a new channel for independent filmmakers to
easily make the transition
from financing to distribution.

3. Cronenberg on Vine: Zachary Goldberg Goldberg honors
the cinema of David Cronenberg with six-second Vine videos inspired by the
Criterion Collection DVD covers for Cronenberg films “Videodrome,”
“Dead Ringers” and “Naked Lunch.”

4. “Thirty Seconds to Mars:” With Jared Leto currently garnering awards buzz for his supporting turn
in “Dallas Buyers Club,” FilmBuff has announced a VOD release date for
“Artifact,” a documentary centered on his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars.
The film documents the grueling struggle between the band and their
record label, Virgin/EMI over their album “This is War.” FilmBuff will
release it across all leading VOD platforms on December 3. Read the full story here.

5. Bob Dylan Video: It’s taken 50 years, but Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” finally has an official music video — and it’s amazing. The interactive video lets users flip through 16 channels on a virtual television and see Drew Carey, Marc Maron and the “Pawn Stars” crew, among many other television personalities lip-synching Dylan’s 1965 recording of the song. See the video here.

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