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Did Twitter Nuke Bruno at the Box Office?

by Allen Weiner  |  July 14, 2009  |  3 Comments

The cognoscente’s meme of the day is whether or not harsh words on Twitter cut off Sasha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno’s” U.S. box office hopes at the knees. Time’s noted film critic Richard Corliss believes that a decline in opening day revenue to the following day was due in part to bad cyberword of mouth. That […]

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Interview with Mike Bonnano of The Yes Men Fix the World at SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 19, 2009  |  Comments Off

After a delayed screening of “The Yes Men Fix the World” at SXSW, I was able to catch up with Mike Bonnano, one of the Yes Men, and ask him some questions about what’s next for the corporate pranksters as well as film funding issues. While not a prank, one of the memorable scenes in […]

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SXSW: Interview with Indiepix president, Bob Alexander

by Allen Weiner  |  March 16, 2009  |  Comments Off

I had the opportunity to sit down with Bob Alexander, president of Indiepix Films, an independent film distributor, and discuss the role the role technology is playing in the creation and distribution of independent films. The interview is about 20 minutes, but very interesting for those who follow the movie industry. Indiepix’s film, “The Least […]

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Headed for South by Southwest (SXSW)

by Allen Weiner  |  February 24, 2009  |  Comments Off

As a part-time resident of Austin, Texas and music/movie/interactive sort of guy, it’s fairly obvious I will be at SXSW. It will be my first time at this megaevent, so as a conference veteran, I know somewhat to expect, but in Austin “weird happens” (which is why we love it), so it could hold many […]

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