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Is Twitter a Marketing Tool?

Digital marketer Chris Dorr continues his informative exploration of the field with an essay explaining the many uses of Twitter. His use of the service is very close to mine, though I suspect I re-tweet more than he does. It is essential for me to check into my followers several times a day. They will let me know what's going on in the world quicker than anyone else. Later I check my re-tweets on my Twitter Profile and often add them to my Daily Reads--just in case you aren't following me @akstanwyck.
  • By Chris Dorr
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  • October 14, 2009 7:13 AM
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The Flixster Effect: 2 Billion Movie Ratings

Call it the Flixster Effect.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 12, 2009 7:16 AM
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  • 3 Comments

Four Ways to Build a New Open Infrastructure

Digital pioneer Lance Weiler joins the fray with a modest proposal for how the film industry should embrace innovation as it faces the digital future:
  • By Lance Weiler
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  • October 9, 2009 3:42 AM
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  • 4 Comments

Three Tools to Unlock Bright Star's Online Potential

Three Tools to Unlock Bright Star's Online Potential
In the second of a series of service pieces about independent film marketing, digital consultant Chris Dorr uses Bright Star as an example of a movie that has not taken full advantage of its online potential. He offers three ways the film could unleash the passion online that is in such evidence onscreen:
  • By Chris Dorr
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  • October 8, 2009 3:01 AM
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  • 32 Comments

Full Disclosure: Bloggers Break Rules

Full Disclosure: Bloggers Break Rules
James Rocchi is the contemporary model of online era film critic.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 7, 2009 7:10 AM
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  • 61 Comments

Movie Site: Jinni

I am sitting at my laptop streaming Julie Taymor's Across the Universe--a movie with a fantastic Beatles soundtrack sung by attractive actors including yummy leading man Jim Sturgess--for free. I'm beavering away here, enjoying the comments on Gawker's post asking for $1000 reward for a new photo of Nikki Finke, and feeling remarkably unmotivated to do any serious blogging.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 6, 2009 11:15 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Who is Zoe Keating and Why Should Indie Filmmakers Care?

Who is Zoe Keating and Why Should Indie Filmmakers Care?
New York-based digital consultant Chris Dorr and I had a lively phone conversation Thursday about how independent filmmakers should exploit the internet. He got off the phone and wrote this essay.
  • By Chris Dorr
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  • October 2, 2009 9:50 AM
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  • 8 Comments

Penn and Teller Go to the Bees

Horrifying YouTube clip of Penn and Teller unleashing hordes of stinging, real bees. The cameraman is protected. They are not.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 26, 2009 4:15 AM
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Weekend Read: Poland vs. Wells, Almodovar Talks Cruz, Time's Top 50 Sites, MTV Fall Preview

Hollywood Round-Up: MTV does the click per page routine with its fall movie preview, annoyingly.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 28, 2009 7:42 AM
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Media Watch: Innovating, Twittering, Social Networking, iTuning, Videoing

Stop the presses! White guys direct 93% of Hollywood studio pictures. Yes, this has been a fact of life for far too long, and isn't changing any time soon. Who else are you going to trust with millions of dollars?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 24, 2009 4:53 AM
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