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ShoWest Panel: How Indies Got Their Groove Back

A panel of independent film insiders at ShoWest thanks exhibitors and acknowledges marketing challenges, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
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Casting News: Ethan Hawke in "Staten Island"

Production Weekly reports that Hawke's to star in the drama about three neighbors just trying to get ahead.
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Film Racing: How Fast Can You Shoot?

If you've got 12 hours, you've got time for Film Racing. And it's coming to a city near you.
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2007 Independent Spirit Awards: Sunshine Sweeps

Film Independent doles out awards for the best independent movies of the year and a Little Miss shines.
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Actress McDormand Adds Two for Focus Features

Oscar-winner Frances McDormand tackles new ground in two new films--the leading role.
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Interview: Ryan Gosling Talks Mickey and Movies

UK's The Guardian talks with the newly nominated actor about how he's found his way to Oscar and what he's doing now.
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Ireland to Hollywood: Here We Come

From film school to funding to the finished product, Irish films are making their way to the forefront of the industry.
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Film Independent Honors Altman

The director who passed away last year will have an award named after him, honoring ensemble casts and their director.
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Variety, Newly Free to Access, Covers Berlin

Once an exclusive site for subscribers, Variety listens to the people, opens up and covers Berlinale.
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Paste Magazine Names Powerhouses in Indie Film

The idependent mag offers their take on the most powerful in independent film.
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Casting News: Basinger Back on Screen

She's taking on a scary version of suburbia in "While She Was Out."
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Several Docs up for Year's Top Honors

The International Documentary Association announced the short list for the awards handed out in December.
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ThinkFilm Turns Five

The company that got its start distributing films in Canada has come a long way in five years.
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Year's Best Indies Named in Gotham Noms

Awarded in New York City in late November, the Independent Film Project awards are the first of a busy season.
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Cinematical Interviews Michael Apted

The acclaimed director sat down last week with Cinematical to talk about his latest doc, "49 Up."
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Indie Box Office Draws Healthy Numbers

For the first time this fall, the independent box office does business worth looking at.
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IndieWIRE Interviews Dito Montiel

The director of "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" is candid and honest in a quick read at indieWIRE.
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Short Films are In for Julia Stiles

The actress adapts for the screen a short story from next month's Elle.
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Cinematical Interviews Kirby Dick, Filmmaker

The director of "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" talks about the MPAA and making his film.
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Little Big Films Short Film Competition

Landmark Theaters sponsors a film contest for shorts of various genres.
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iklipz Launches Best Film Contest, With Prizes

Filmmakers stand to win a Sony High Definition Camcorder if they win the contest.
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Kevin Smith Fills in for Ebert

With Roger Ebert recovering from surgery, Kevin Smith stands in.
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City Lights Releases Second Controversial Film

The relatively new studio plans to release a documentary about suicide bombers, just in time for Oscar eligibility.
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Google to Feature Sundance Titles

Google Video adds the Sundance Channel to its list of available content.
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TCM's 'Edge of Outside' Honors Indie Pioneers

Men like Sam Fuller, Nicholas Ray and John Cassavetes paved the way for today's independent film.
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New York Flooded with Festivals

There's never a day in NYC when a festival isn't going on.
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Oscar Equals Success for Hoffman

Since winning for his title role in "Capote," Philip Seymour Hoffman has seen his work schedule boom.
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Docs and Shorts from Iran Find Online Home

A new site brings Iranian films to the world, and vice versa.
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Wisconsin Tax Cuts Woo Filmmakers

In one of the boldest plans out there, Wisconsin hopes to bring movie-making to the Midwest.
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Heartland Film Fest Announces Poster Contest

The Indianapolis festival looks for artists to render their vision on a poster.
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Cannes Palme d'Or Awarded

Despite big-name hype, an underdog grabs top honors at Cannes.
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New Book to Guide New Filmmakers

A new book gives tips and tools to new filmmakers hoping to turn a profit on their film.
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Paramount Latest to Unveil Indie Branch

Paramount is the latest studio to announce plans to focus on smaller films.
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Focus Features Expands International Scope

Focus announces the creation of Focus Features International at Cannes today.
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Indie Box Office: Docs Rule

Despite a weekend of low numbers, documentaries put on a good show.
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Filmmakers: Rework A Scanner Darkly Trailer

Warner Independent Pictures offers 'A Scanner Darkly' trailer up for editing.
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NY's Film Forum Goes B-List Noir

New Yorkers get a rare chance to see some of film noir's lesser known screen gems.
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Warner Independent Names Cohen to Helm

With Gill gone, the studio's head names Polly Cohen, a senior vice president, to the top spot.
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Tribeca Closes, Announces Winners

As the film festival wraps, winners are announced.
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Buscemi's Rules to Movie Making

The actor, despite his prolific resume, is less than a household name; unless you're a filmmaker, of course.
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AMC and Art-House Films Pair Up

Nearly eighty screens across the country will be devoted to the growing art-house/independent genre.
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Indianapolis Internat'l Film Festival Opens Today

The midwest Film Festival brings over one hundred features, docs and shorts from all over the world to the Circle City.
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Glickman and MPAA Embrace Indie Films

The CEO of the ratings group plans to listen to what Tribeca filmmakers have to say to him.
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Canadian Filmmakers Fuss Over Funding

Telefilm Canada, the federal group charged with funding Canadian-based film, is under fire from filmmakers.
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Worthy Re-runs at Ebert's Overlooked Festival

Rogert Ebert picks flicks you might not have caught the first time around.
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Giuliani Doc Doesn't Play Nice

Giuliani Time takes a less-than-favorable look at the former mayor's political life.
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IFC Shifts Documentaries into Focus

The Independent Film Channel seeks to add documentaries as a pillar in their programming.
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Gyllenhaal, Sarsgaard Plan for Wedding and Baby

Two Indie staples find happily ever after together.
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Cinematical Reviews Tribeca

Two reviewers share their opinions of a handful of films screening this month at the Festival.
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Focus Features Deals with Random House

The studio and the book publisher plan on a new first-look business model for adapting books to movies.
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Brooklyn Academy of Music features Sundance

For eleven days, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will feature highlights from the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
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Gay Independent Film Flourishes

Gay-themed 'Adam & Steve' moves into the wake left open by 'Brokeback'
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9/11 Film Opens Tribeca Festival

United 93 follows the flight of the ill-fated plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field.
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Over Seventy Films to Screen at Full Frame

Durham, NC hosts the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival next month, screening a plethora of reality-based films.
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Cinematical Interview: Jason Reitman

The first-time feature director talks about his opinion of Nick Naylor and what it's like being the son of an established force in movies.
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DV Challenge Creates Focus, Prompts Action

Sick of jumping through hoops for established contests, one Canadian sets a challenge to himself and you--make a short, NOW.
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Boston's "Open Screen" Perfect for Your Short Film

One theater takes "Open Mic Night' to a whole different level, screening up to fifteen short films every month. No film degree required.
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IndieWIRE to Relaunch Community

After a litte tweaking and a lot of TLC, IndieWIRE will relaunch its Community site with expanded features and capabilities.
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Ten Actors You Might Already Know

A contributor at MSNBC.com highlights ten actors who manage thriving careers while escaping the buzz of tabloids and paparazzi.
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SXSW Festival Screens Names and Newcomers

Starting March 10th, Austin is the hot spot for premieres of both anticipated releases and untapped box office potential.
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