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Friday, November 21, 2003

Lining up big donors for not-so-big movies has always proved a challenge for independent filmmakers. So Ethan Hawke is forgetting about those donors altogether, and taking his new movie straight to the people. This week, shares for Hawke's latest project, "Billy Dead," went on the Internet auction block in what is believed to be the first ever IPO for an individual film. Brooke talks to Barry Polterman, who founded the brokerage firm managing the sale.

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