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FREE! Everything you didn't know you need to know about making an independent film

  • By Ted Hope
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  • November 2, 2011 8:30 AM
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Reed Martin has kindly provided us with the opening chapter to his book The Reel Truth for free online. Subtitled "Everything you didn't know you need to know about making an independent film," it's a great resource for anybody involved in independent film. Read and enjoy.

Must Read On MovieScope: Michael Gubbins' "Face The Music"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 21, 2011 12:30 PM
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I have had the pleasure of participating in two think tanks sessions with Michael Gubbins of the UK. He's a fun and thoughtful advocate for the change that needs to occur in our industry, if we want to survive. As he points out today in his article in MovieScope "Face The Music", ten years after the release of the iPod, has the film biz really learned anything from it's sister, the music industry?

Guest Post: Jason Brubaker "The Modern Movie Making Movement"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 22, 2011 3:00 AM
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Times HAVE changed. In many, many ways. But what we call Indie Film is an era gone by. The opportunity to create and connect has never been greater -- and it means other changes are afoot. Jason Brubaker reached out to me with what I felt was an important idea, but like many I encounter, I was too busy to participate unfortunately.Jason recognizes that filmmakers no longer need "discriminatory distribution" and can reach audiences with their work in new and different ways. But Jason also recognizes we need to share the info on how we do it. Most importantly, he recognizes this is a community effort. He has done a great service to our community and deserves our thanks. But I am going to let him tell you all about it with a guest post. Thanks Jason!

Anthony Kaufman's MUST READ New Blog: Reel Politik

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 17, 2011 3:00 AM
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I have long felt the indie film community has needed someone to write regularly and call attention the various issues that both effect our life as filmmakers, and how film, in all its various forms, effect our life as citizens, societies, and individuals. What an awesome gift for us all that Anthony Kaufman has taken it upon himself to do this. His first post from his re-booted blog, REEL POLITIK, lays out the manifesto:

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