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EricaCall
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posted February 23, 2001 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for EricaCall   Click Here to Email EricaCall     Edit/Delete Message
I work in the documentary film business and a new site has been launched to help get others in the documentary community together to talk about projects and give updates on the status of films in progress. Here's the URL.
www.Docs-in-progress.com

Other film sites I like are IFilm, FilmStew and indiewire.com.

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jpgordo
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posted February 23, 2001 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jpgordo   Click Here to Email jpgordo     Edit/Delete Message
Is that site not up and running yet? It's more of a splash page that doesn't lead anywhere.

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fred
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posted February 25, 2001 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message
As soon as there is a Napster for movies. That will be the best film site.

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indiedan
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posted February 27, 2001 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
Well, I like www.ifilm.com and www.ifilmpro.com - but that's not why I'm here. This is big news:

Yahoo! Cancels 2001 Online Film Festival

Organizers of the Yahoo! Internet Life Online Film Festival have canceled next month's event. Set to run March 21st and 22nd at the Directors Guild of America and the Hollywood Athletic Club in Los Angeles, organizers of the one year old festival made a decision to cancel the festival late yesterday for financial reasons. Planners are intending to maintain the online portion of the festival.

Among the sponsors who had signed on for the 2001 Festival were TechTV, Covad, RES, Yahoo! Movies, The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, FILMMAKER Magazine and indieWIRE.

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fred
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posted February 27, 2001 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message
It really didn't cost them that much money to put on that thing. Why risk the bad press when there isn't much down side? Yahoo and those sponsors have the cash to put on a rinky dink film festival.

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indiedan
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posted March 01, 2001 12:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
They just brought out the winner of Project Greenlight on the Tonight Show with Ben Affleck...

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jpgordo
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posted March 12, 2001 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jpgordo   Click Here to Email jpgordo     Edit/Delete Message
A story like this probably doesn't make the executives at all the major studios feel too good just as they are about to invest millions of dollars in their various online movie stores...
http://www.inside.com/jcs/Story?article_id=25699&pod_id=10

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jollyjoe
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posted April 16, 2001 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jollyjoe   Click Here to Email jollyjoe     Edit/Delete Message
I know some people over at www.filmstew.com - if they read this, let me just say, it's a great site. If they don't? No comment.

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indiedan
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posted May 21, 2001 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
SightSound.com is going to be offering about 20 full length features that had theatrical distribution. The movies can be downloading for $3.95 and include titles like "Drowning Mona", "Eye of the Beholder", "Bats"... a lot of real winners there.

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Imax_max
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posted May 21, 2001 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Imax_max   Click Here to Email Imax_max     Edit/Delete Message
Now it's officially toast. There is just a note up to all readers...
http://www.fandom.com

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indiedan
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posted June 13, 2001 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
The new website, ScreenNotes.com, aims to tilt the scales of film industry access for writers that don't know anybody. "Traditionally there are only two conduits into the industry, agents and lawyers. We're trying to make a third," ScriptNotes CEO/President Brent Armitage ("Grosse Point Blank") told indieWIRE. "If you come to us and let us help you in a completely confidential environment we can at least help you better your screen play."

For a $300 fee a script receives notes from an experienced development executive -- the staff works primarily on a part time basis. The collective resume covers most of the major studios and production companies. Several are heads of development departments who have taken time off to have children but still want to stay involved in the industry. The notes focus on what's working in the screenplay, what needs fixing and how to do it, as opposed to coverage which traditionally is a synopsis pointing out flaws. In Armitage's opinion, "Getting coverage is the worst thing that you can do to a new screenplay." If you want additional input sign up for an "individual consultation" for $100 an hour. ScriptNotes also acts as a development office for smaller production companies. "We offer studio quality services on a consulting basis," said Armitage.

Every Thursday, beginning next week, Script Notes will send out the "Weekend Read," a script that Armitage and others believe is ready for acquisition. The script is only available to companies signed on as affiliates -- a list that ranges from Tom Hank's Playtone to Artisan Entertainment to cineBLAST. "You've got to have a great reputation. We've turned down a ton of people," Armitage explained.

Armitage also turned down VC money believing that if he kept the business small he'd stand a better chance of surviving. "I don't need 25 people here picking up screenplays and sending them out. We do that online," commented the CEO. "We're not in this to make a billion dollars. We all have successful careers. We just want to give something back."

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indiedan
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posted June 18, 2001 12:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
I have some friend who are about to have a film festival at the DGA in Hollywood. They call themselves the biggest film collective in L.A. www.filmmakersalliance.com

Support them!

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fred
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posted August 01, 2001 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message
Isn't Manka Bros. considered a film site? If so, then they are the best by far! (Please send my check to Fred in Seattle).

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jollyjoe
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posted August 05, 2001 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jollyjoe   Click Here to Email jollyjoe     Edit/Delete Message
www.inhollywood.com is a pretty good industry site.

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indiedan
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posted October 04, 2001 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message
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