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    The 10 Things You Must Know Before You Set Foot on the Festival Circuit

    Independent film advice is the ultimate in self-help literature; most filmmakers can't afford other options. (After making a movie, who has the money for professional consultation?) However, the Film Collaborative's new book, "Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul," looks to provide the next b...

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Panama's Very Special Beauty Pageant

    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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    Eight Great Reasons to Shoot Your Movie in a Small Town

    It's only natural: You make a movie, you think New York. Or Los Angeles. No one thinks Biddeford, Maine (Pop.: 21,000).

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    indieWIRE's Project of the Day: The "Dangerous Adventures" of Saving Disappearing Parents

    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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    Would You See This Movie? | First Look at Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon in "Robot & Frank"

    Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; every Friday, we spotlight a bigger project, usually from an established filmmaker or affiliated with a bigger production company.

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    FIRST PERSON | Ira Sachs on How to Shoot a Simulated Sex Scene That Looks and Feels Real

    Filmmaker Ira Sachs ("Forty Shades of Blue," "The Delta") is currently directing his new film, "Keep the Lights On," a semi-autobiographical and sexually explicit New York gay in-and-out-of-love story profiled earlier this year in our in-production column And among...

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    Christine Vachon, Rose Troche, Bruce LaBruce Among the 150 in IFP's Project Forum

    New projects from Christine Vachon, Bruce LaBruce, David Robert Mitchell ("The Myth of the American Sleepover"), and Rose Troche are among the 150 that made the cut for this year's Project Forum, hosted by IFP during Independent Film Week (September 18-22) at the Film Society of L...

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    Meet the Toronto International Film Festival Programmers, In Their Own Words

    We're happy to present the Toronto International Film Festival as the first non-U.S. event in our ongoing series spotlighting festival programmers. Among its bragging rights are it's an Oscar launching pad (the festival hosted the debuts of "The King's Speech" in 2010 and ...

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    INTERVIEW | Drugs, Meet Movies: Tao Lin and Megan Boyle's MDMAfilms

    Filmmakers Tao Lin and Megan Boyle aren't the first people to find causal connection in drugs and art, but they may have broken new ground in their conspicuous consumption. The name of their production company, MDMAfilms, is the embodiment of truth in advertising: They take drugs and then t...

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