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“In a first deal of its kind, Netflix and the Weinstein Company said Monday that they planned to release next year’s sequel to the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” simultaneously across the globe on Netflix and a select number of Imax theaters.

The film, a follow-up to Ang Lee’s Academy Award-winning martial arts drama, is the first major motion picture to make its debut on the streaming service and in movie theaters at the same time. It will be available on Aug. 28 at no additional fee to Netflix subscribers and is the first of several films that Netflix is backing that will follow this new model for release. Only Imax is involved; other theater chains will not screen the film.”

Netflix Takes Aim at Hollywood | NYT

Focus Features has acquired North American rights to Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep (Into The Woods), Carey Mulligan (Far From The Madding Crowd) and Helena Bonham Carter (Cinderella).

It’s going to be positioned as an awards contender with a fall release. 

It is also currently the 7th film directed by a woman with studio distribution slated for 2015. The last time this happened was half a decade ago in 2010.

The other 6 are: 50 Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson) Jupiter Ascending (Lana and Andy Wachowski), McFarland (Niki Caro), Hot Pursuit (Anne Fletcher), Pitch Perfect 2 (Elizabeth Banks), The Intern (Nancy Meyers).

A few days ago The Pirate Bay showed signs of life again when the domain name started waving a pirate flag. While this created plenty of mystery, there are still no torrents to be found on the site.

For now, it’s Pirate Bay supporters carrying the Kopimi spirit and keeping the “Hydra” seemingly alive and kicking. Chop one head off and new ones will grow back, making the beast stronger and stronger.

This week, most of the Pirate Bay copies have been growing from Isohunt.to’s OpenBay project. Thus far nearly 400 Pirate Bay clones have launched and the people behind the initiative say that OpenBay is currently the most popular project on developer platform GitHub.

“Since it’s launch The Open Bay has drawn a lot of attention. As a result it’s placed as #1 on GitHub. During recent weeks 372 Open Bays have been created,” the Isohunt.to team inform us.

Testament of Youth Being Shopped Around at American Film Market Conference for Possible Distribution Stateside

It has been confirmed that Testament of Youth is being screened at the annual American Film Market Conference in Santa Monica, California, which runs from the 5th to the 12th of November. The AMC Conference is a huge annual event; the place to go if you want to find funding or distribution for a film in North America.

Undoubtedly, Protagonist Pictures is looking for a buyer for US distribution of the film, and perhaps for other countries as well.

Its showing is at 8:45am (Pacific Standard Time) on Saturday, November 8th and is for industry professionals only. (x)

Hopefully this means we will hear word soon on whether the film will be released in theatres in the US.

This is an age of mass production. In the mass production of materials a broad technique has been developed and applied to their distribution. In this age, too, there must be a technique for the mass distribution of ideas.
—  Edward Bernays, “Manipulating Public Opinion”, American Journal of Sociology 33 (May, 1928)

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Like the rest of our platform, this feature is open to anyone, you get full access to your customer data, and it’s free to get started. We can’t wait to see what the video-making world does with it. Check out our demo site, or see it in the wild with Black&Sexy NOW. And, don’t hesitate to email us or tweet @vhxtv with questions!

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Publishing is often understood as the process of production and dissemination of literature or information, and as the activity whose purpose is making information available for public view. But, publishing also mobilises the complex relationships between content and exchange, statement and practice, intentions and effects, the start and end points in the global circulation of material and immaterial goods.
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Filament Zine is a music journal. An attempt to document the independent contemporary music scene in Greece and the people surrounding it. Musicians, designers doing artwork for music releases and people running independent record labels or non-profit live performances fill out Filament’s 8-song-questionnaire. 
Τhe project began the first day of 2014.

To Filament Zine είναι ένα μουσικό λεύκωμα. Μια προσπάθεια καταγραφής της σύγχρονης εγχώριας ανεξάρτητης μουσικής σκηνής και των ανθρώπων που δραστηριοποιούνται γύρω από αυτή, μέσω ενός ερωτηματολογίου. Στο Filament απαντούν μουσικοί, εικαστικοί που επιμελούνται artwork για κυκλοφορίες και άτομα που τρέχουν ανεξάρτητα record labels ή διοργανώνουν live μη κερδοσκοπικού χαρακτήρα. 

Το εγχείρημα ξεκίνησε την πρώτη ημέρα του 2014.

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A strange attractor (Valtetsiou 31, Exarhia)

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Habeat Records (Pallados 21, 2nd Floor, Psirri)

Lotus Record Shop (Skra 7, Thessaloniki) 

Noise Record Shop (Dimitri Margariti 5)

Read Editions (Stefanou Tatti 6, Thessaloniki)

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