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    In the Works: Taylor & Madigan in "Future Weather," Timoner's "Dust" & More

    Lili Taylor and Amy Madigan star in Jenny Deller's story of a budding teen scientist who must contend with an unstable home in "Future Weather." The script won multiple grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and received attention at the recent Film Independent Filmmaker Forum...

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    Denver Film Festival: Emotional & a 'Kick in the Ass,' Event Returns as a Mile High Star

    It seems like there is a film festival in almost every city and large town in the world and there may very well be. Sure, it makes sense that cities like New York, London, Los Angeles and Berlin would have vibrant arts scenes and multiple film events, large and small, but it seems like every sm...

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    Toolkit Case Study: How "Marwencol" Became One of the Year's Most Talked About Docs

    Following its world premiere at this year's SXSW where it won their Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary, Jeff Malmberg's "Marwencol" has gone on to lock distribution and garner critical acclaim. The film was released theatrically in October.

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    Toolkit Case Study: How Indie Hit "Winter's Bone" Came to Be

    Following its premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" has gone on to claim the title as arguably the runaway indie success of the year, earning $6 million and counting at the box office, and massive fall awards buzz for the film and its star Jennifer ...

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    DOC NYC | The Shifting State of the Industry, 2010 & Beyond

    Only a day after American citizens reflected upon the state of the nation by turning in ballots for midterm elections, a panel of eight filmmakers and industry members turned up at New York's IFC Center to discuss the present state of documentary cinema. The panel, titled "State of the...

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    Toolkit Case Study: Friends Band Together to Make "The People I've Slept With"

    Born out of conversation between two friends, director Quentin Lee and actress Karin Anna Cheung, "The People I've Slept With" has gone on to earn positive word of mouth in the press and a TV deal through MTV's Logo TV.

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    Toolkit Case Study: "Undertow" Director Javier Fuentes-León Comes Out On Top

    "Don't underestimate the potential of any 'door'," said Javier Fuentes-León in a statement to indieWIRE. Fuentes-León, the director of "Undertow," was initially unsure about participating in the Berlin International Film Festival's Talent Campus. After deciding to accept, he (profiled by Brian Brook...

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    Toolkit Case Study: Director/Writer Kyle Alvarez & the Road to Making "Easier With Practice"

    After a solid international festival run that included screenings in Edinburgh, Ireland, Montreal, Mumbai, Thessaloniki, Estonia, Kyle Alvarez's "Easier With Practice," was released domestically on DVD and VOD in late April 2010 shortly after Alvarez nabbed the Someone to Watch Aw...

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    Toolkit Case Study: "B-Girl" Takes an Unconventional Route to Find Audiences, Dancing All the Way

    The following profile of "B-Girl," reformatted for publication in indieWIRE's Filmmaker Toolkit, is one of the filmmaking Case Studies offered to participants at last weekend's Film Independent Filmmaker Forum in Los Angeles. All quotes come from filmmakers Emily and Elizabeth...

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    Toolkit | A Lifeline for Docs: OWN It!

    It has yet to hit the air, but Oprah Winfrey's network, OWN, is not surprisingly at the forefront of the distribution maze, and the talk show monarch apparently has a plan that could potentially snap new life into non-fiction filmmaking.

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