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Matt Porterfield, others to discuss future of filmmaking at Maryland Film Festival panel

Matt Porterfield, others to discuss future of filmmaking at Maryland Film Festival panel

Modern audiences can watch movies on everything from a cellphone to a multistory IMAX screen. Some of the most popular films are coming not from studios like Warner Bros. and Universal, but from such relative filmmaking newcomers as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. People seem just as eager to binge-watch a 10-episode story arc of "House of Cards" as the latest two-hour movie from Steven Spielberg.

Clearly, the rules governing moviemaking and movie distribution are changing, and audiences seem to be happily going along for the ride. But what about the filmmakers? How are they adapting to the new rules? Are they enjoying a surplus of opportunities to flex their creative muscles,...

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