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Werner Herzog Answers Twitter Questions

First Look Studios set up a Werner Herzog video press conference and asked him, in order, questions posed to him on Twitter, then posted the individual answers on YouTube.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 24, 2010 8:49 AM
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Ebert Named Webby Person of the Year

Ebert Named Webby Person of the Year
The Webby Awards have named Roger Ebert their Person of the Year. The Webbys credit the Chicago Sun-Times film critic with raising the bar for the “level of poignancy, thoughtfulness and critique one can achieve on the web” and having an “unparalleled level of engagement with followers and fans.”
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 4, 2010 6:35 AM
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Twitter Chirps, BlackBerry vs. iPhone, iPad vs. WePad

Twitter is all over the news. Not only is everyone trying to make sense of the just-announced Twitter advertising model and the new Google Follow Finder, but the Library of Congress is acquiring the entire Twitter archive: every tweet ever. That could be a lot of tweets, admits the Library of Congress blog: "Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets every day, with the total numbering in the billions."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 14, 2010 10:29 AM
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Harrison Ford to Star in Cowboys & Aliens, Tweets Favreau

The new indie mantra is all about DIY marketing via social network groups, Facebook pages, tweets. Killer Films producer Christine Vachon's (@kvpi) 1404 followers know where she is on any given production because she tells them. "Locking the budget on MILDRED PIERCE," she tweeted on Monday. (We also know that she prefers chemo therapy to a root canal.) Certain people get how to play the game.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 7, 2010 8:10 AM
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Star Twitpix: Hanks and Fonda

Jane Fonda and Tom Hanks know what it takes to maintain stardom and these days, it's about Twitter and Facebook. @janefonda blogged about her appearance on Larry King Live this week. While promoting a World Fitness Day concert (below), she admitted, "three's enough!" She won't be marrying boyfriend, music producer Richard Perry, who presumably grabbed this intimate photo of her blogging on her BlackBerry (hey, even I don't do that) in her bubble bath (wearing shades!).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 6, 2010 7:02 AM
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Andreessen Talks Tech Turkey on Charlie Rose

I saved this Marc Andreessen Charlie Rose interview on TiVo because Andreessen is brilliant and loves to share his insight. Months later, as the iPad is coming out and the internet continues to dominate our lives, this Silicon Valley maverick reveals how much he knows about how start-ups and the Internet work from in front. He just gets it. He co-founded and sold Netscape to AOL for $1 billion, and more recently, created Ning and a start-up fund (Andreessen/Horowitz). As an investor and/or board member, his fingers are in many pies, from Twitter to Facebook.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 4, 2010 6:23 AM
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Trades Jockey For Entertainment News

As the trades adjust to more competition and squeezed ad revenues, there's a whole lot of jockeying going on.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 25, 2010 9:47 AM
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Cop Out's Kevin Smith Calls Out Critics and Gets Slammed

Cop Out's Kevin Smith Calls Out Critics and Gets Slammed
Kevin Smith may be remembered not as a gifted screenwriter and not-so-great director and occasional comic relief player but as the guy who pioneered self-marketing on the internet. He was an early adopter, with movie-poop-shoot.com and other sites; his Twitter account @ThatKevinSmith logs over 1 million followers. He loves hanging out on Twitter, engaging directly with his fans. And they loyally show up to his movies. But there are only so many of them.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 24, 2010 8:18 AM
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#SXSW: First Hit is Cold Weather

#SXSW: First Hit is Cold Weather
At the SXSW opening night party, Jason Reitman showed me the trailer (below) for Aaron Katz's third feature Cold Weather on his iPhone. Reitman was psyched to see it, and I was intrigued, but it was up against Michel Gondry's Cannes doc Thorn in My Heart, which I needed to see in order to interview him Sunday.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 14, 2010 8:50 AM
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Twitter Friday: Finke vs. Breznican, CHUD vs. Playlist, Power Couple at the Savoy

On Friday afternoons folks start to relax and hang on Twitter. This afternoon was particularly rich with delights. First, Deadline.com editrix Nikki Finke tweeted to refute USA Today staffer Anthony Breznican's assertion that a publicist pitched him to have Finke appear on his radio show, even though he doesn't have one. (I have heard Finke, who doesn't go out much, do radio interviews.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 20, 2010 1:17 AM
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