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Chaos in the Middle East: Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 22, 2014 4:36 PM
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Women Make Movies, founded in 1972 as a feminist filmmakers’ collective has developed into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now with more than 550 films in their catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world FOR EVERYONE.

Survey into Independent Filmmaking, Social Networking, Distribution and Marketing

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 22, 2014 10:30 AM
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Filmmaker Jill Daniels ("The Border Crossing") is carrying out a survey into several crucial aspects of the film industry today such as social networking, distribution (digital, traditional) and marketing.

Animation 2014: While The Mouse’s Away, The Rest Will Play

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • July 21, 2014 12:00 PM
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For the first time in almost two decades, Luxor Jr., the beloved hopping desk lamp that announces the beginning of a new Pixar adventure, will not see the light. With Pixar out of the picture and Disney having only one important release, 2014, seems like an open field for everyone else to play without the menacing thought of a surely successful film from either of the two titans in the horizon, which are hard to beat both financially and critically.

“Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory”

  • By Sharon Abella
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  • July 19, 2014 9:26 PM
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The film opened on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York City, and on 80 screens throughout the United States.

'Manos Sucias', the first Colombia-U.S. Coproduction of its Kind

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 18, 2014 10:30 AM
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Premiering in Cartagena Film Festival 2014 and then going to the filmmakers’ hometown, New York City, where " Manos Sucias" ("Dirty Hands") won Tribeca Film Festival’s Best New Narrative Director Award and 2nd place Audience Award, this film has not yet closed US distribution, but has been acquired internationally by some of the best distributors.

Floating on the Ocean of Gondry's Ideas: Audrey Tautou on 'Mood Indigo"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • July 17, 2014 1:46 PM
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The delightful French actress spoke to us from Paris about Michel Gondry’s singular methods, the challenges of working in such a peculiar film, and the power of love stories.

Tribeca Documentary 'Virunga'

  • By Sharon Abella
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  • July 16, 2014 12:30 PM
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"Virunga” premiered at this years Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2014, in the WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION, and was graciously screened again, last night, with the generosity of Bennett Miller, the Cannes 2014 Winner for BEST DIRECTOR, for his latest film “Foxcatcher,” which will be released in November, 2014.

LatinoBuzz: 17 Years Later, Latinbeat Goes On: Film Programmer Marcela Goglio On How It All Started

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • July 16, 2014 8:30 AM
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As a film fan, self-professed cinenerd, and an ex-film programmer at the New York International Latino Film Festival, the closure of the long-running fest last year was soul crushing. There are very few spaces dedicated to exhibiting Latino cinema and a lot of the remaining ones are on shaky ground.

Say No to War: Cease Fire Now!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 15, 2014 12:30 PM
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In a statement during the current Jerusalem Film Festival, directors Keren Yedaya, Tali Shalom, Nadav Lapid, Efrat Corem, Shira Geffen, Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz, and Bozi Gete — said “in these violent days, it is impossible to talk only about cinema while ignoring the killing and horrifying events around us.”

Story Will Save You - Authentic Online Strategy for Filmmakers (Part 1)

  • By Zack Coffman
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  • July 10, 2014 8:30 AM
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Last year it was “content marketing”, now the newest buzzword in online marketing seems to be “authenticity”. What does this mean for filmmakers? The good news is that no one is as in-tune with your audience as you are, so you should know best what kind of content your audience would like to see. The bad news is, professional marketers are all vying for your audience and trying to be as authentic as possible to steal their online attention away from your films and videos.

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