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After more than a year, an independent Web-based movie venture called Filmaka is finally out of "beta." The project has a couple of high-profile backers: indie film producer Deepak Nayar (responsible for movies such as Bend It Like Beckham and Buena Vista Social Club) and former Fox TV network honcho Sandy Grushow, who gave the…
Aspiring filmmakers have all kinds of trials and tribulations to overcome -- balky actors, nervous financial types, a bad script, etc. -- but very few have to put off filming because their mom is afraid the crew is going to burn their house down. That's just one of the many hurdles the young filmmakers behind…

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Some more details from Liz Gannes over at NewTeeVee about the efforts of movie writer Aaron Mendelsohn and some fellow striking writers to put together a mini-studio to produce Web content. They're looking for VCs to put up $30-million or so to launch their studio, Virtual Artists -- a name that appears to be a…
We appear to have two data points related to online video that are worth paying attention to. Number one: According to the BBC, Nielsen says that traffic to some online video sites has doubled since the Hollywood writers' strike in October turned the TV into a wasteland of reruns and unfunny late-night talk shows (although…

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Planning to watch a David Lynch movie on your iPhone? Fine -- but please keep in mind that the director hates you.

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