Monthly Archives: July 2014

Crowd-Filming?

Too far? Non-profit Borscht Corp, an open-source collaborative dedicated to telling Miami stories, is attempt to crowd-film a remake of Brian DePalma’s Scarface¬†(which they note is, itself a remake of Howard Hawk’s 1932 picture of the same name) by having … Continue reading

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SEC Permits Fall Back Verification Methods

The SEC has indicated that even if you cannot use one of the safe harbors under Rule 506(c) to verify that an investor is “accredited,” other evidence could be relied upon to do so under the “principles based” verification method. … Continue reading

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Portal Execs Give Crowdfunding Advice

Several officers of the most popular film crowdfunding portals (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Seed & Spark) were herded into a room by IndieWire and gave their advice on how to manage a successful campaign, including: do a 2 minute pitch video that … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Deals Shrink In Number, Increase in Size

Venture capital deals have dropped 25% in the 2nd Quarter 2014 compared to same quarter 2013, but the capital invested has increased by 40% and the median deal size has gone from $2.1 million to $5 million, a 58% increase. … Continue reading

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PayPal Freezes Foreign Encrypted Email Crowdfunding

The Russian Times is chortling that PayPal has frozen the crowdfunding of ProtonMail, a service that will encrypt your email against NSA snooping. PayPal has questioned the legality of the service and asked if it had “government approval” to encrypt … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Platform for Online Videos

YouTube has introduced TubeStart, a crowdfunding site dedicated to online video producers. TubeStart has partnered with Spreadshirt and CafePress to offer over 800 customizable products on the platform that can be easily designed and sold on a project page as … Continue reading

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