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4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival to Feature Events in Brooklyn, LA and London

The 4th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival will take place later this summer, celebrating features, shorts and documentaries made through money raised on the crowdfunding platform.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 3, 2014 12:29 PM
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2014 Original iPhone Film Festival Seeks Submissions

Thanks to the smartphones in our pockets, we are all filmmakers these days--or potential ones at least.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 3, 2014 11:53 AM
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Hal Hartley's 'My America' to Premiere Through Online Streaming Site Fandor (REINVENTOR VIDEO)

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The online movie watching service Fandor--under its new(ish) CEO Ted Hope, who took over the venture this January--is celebrating an important first this week: the premiere of Hal Hartley's new film, "My America."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 1, 2014 2:34 PM
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Amazon Snaps Up Exclusive Rights to Drafthouse Films

Amazon Prime--the internet giant's streaming content arm--has nabbed the exclusive rights to several indie movies distributed by Drafthouse Films.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 27, 2014 11:02 AM
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New Crediting Platform NeonGrid Aims to Be IMDb for New Media Stars

Former IMDb executive John Gibbons is backing a new venture called NeonGrid, a crediting platform that allows content creators to build an online resume.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 26, 2014 12:26 PM
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo, TV Broadcasters Breathe Sigh of Relief

In a decision that has major implications for the television industry at large, the Supreme Court ruled today against Aereo, the company that uses thousands of tiny antennas to record TV broadcasts and stream contact to subscribers almost-live (after a few seconds' delay) for a small monthly fee.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 25, 2014 12:31 PM
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Withoutabox Founders Form New Model Digital Film Studio Critical Mass

Withoutabox co-founders David Straus, Joe Neulight and Fred Kramer are launching a new Los Angeles-based film studio, Critical Mass Studios (CMS), which they're billing as "the first vertically integrated, next-gen studio."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 20, 2014 12:35 PM
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From the Big Stage to the Big Screen: Live Events at a Theater Near You

Simon Russell Beale, one of the UK's most renowned stage actors, is currently bowing each night at the National Theatre in London's South Bank as the title character in Sam Mendes's production of "King Lear." For those of us on this side of the pond, it's a disappointment that the Atlantic is between us and a seat in the theater. Lucky for us, there's National Theatre Live.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 17, 2014 1:47 PM
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In the Era of Selfies, Consumers Want Entertainment That's Fast, Fun and About Them

Is the selfie generation's supposed focus inward having an effect on every aspect of our lives? That's what the public relations firm Edelman has concluded on the basis of a new study conducted upon adults age 18-54 in the U.S., U.K. and China.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 16, 2014 2:34 PM
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The Future of Movie Watching in Three Wonky Graphs

When the words 'PriceWaterhouseCoopers' and 'movies' are uttered in the same sentence, it usually means someone is talking about the Oscars. But last week, the financial services company released its predictions for how film and entertainment consumption will change worldwide over the next four years.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 13, 2014 1:37 PM
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