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Blockchain Could Change Movie Industry

The movie industry has been in constant flux since the mid-1950’s with the break up of the big studios’ stranglehold on distribution and exhibition. Now comes the blockchain which threatens the studios power even more. A small startup, BitMovio, is … Continue reading

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If It’s A Hit, Crowdfunders Get Zero

Another celebrity Kickstarter movie is going to hit theaters shortly. It’s Zach Braff’s (Scrubs, remember?) “Wish I Were Here” that raised over $3.1 million and was bought by Universal’s (Comcast) Focus Features for a reported $2.75 million. Don’t know if … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Want Their Money

Kickstarter has (perhaps inadvertently) muddied the waters with respect to the rewards-based crowdfunding projects that it sponsors. Last year, actor Zach Braff raised over $3.1 million to fund his vanity movie “Wish I Was Here.” He promised his more than … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Film Sold At Sundance For $2.7 Million

Following movie actor Zach Braff’s crowdfunding journey to Sundance has resulted in a big prize for him. After a premiere and a fairly decent review, Braff sold his Kickstarter movie “Wish I Was Here” at Sundance last night to Focus … Continue reading

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Studio Cops to Kickstarter Campaign

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara apparently acknowledged that it was the studio, not an independent producer, who orchestrated the Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie. The CEO’s strategy is to ┬ábalance the maintenance of profits from traditional sources while … Continue reading

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