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Creatives network on Net: Online collaboratives a new source for film distribution

It’s no secret that directors can be discovered on YouTube and that Facebook can help market movies, but a few industryites and creatives are digging a little deeper into the Web’s networking capabilities.

Among a handful of entertainment community sites, two new ones are centered on collaboration in creative activity and film distribution.

Former Senator Films acquisitions exec Orly Ravid and indie marketing maven Jeffrey Winter have just launched the Film Collaborative, an arts-friendly nonprofit that aims to help indies find and facilitate distribution. […]

Planet Illogica (Pi) is another collaborative website, this one aimed at artists working in film, music and fashion.

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