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Crowdfunding No Longer the Exception

Crowdfunding independent films is now almost expected. Look at the stats: 10% of this year’s Sundance selections and 16.5% of the upcoming South By Southwest film selections were crowdfunded, mostly on Kickstarter. That site said that 17 films raised over … Continue reading

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Bigger Crowdfunding Portals Not Necessarily Better

A small, unscientific survey suggests that the biggest crowdfunding site may not necessarily be the best for your particular project. VentureBeat notes the CrowdsUnite work that suggests that certain types of projects (film, writing) may have better success rates on … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Is REAL

Kickstarter, the rewards-based crowdfunding website, announced that on March 3, 2014, the sitepassed $1 BILLION in pledges, pledged by 5.7 million people to creative projects worldwide. The top 3 pledging countries were: United States: $663M, the UK $54M and Canada … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Studio Film to Destroy Theatrical Window

The much bally-hooed crowdfunded feature motion picture Veronica Mars is set to upset the long established exclusive theatrical “window” that has been in place since the beginning of ┬átime. Although proffered as an “independent” movie on Kickstarter, it quickly became … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s In Love With Crowd Funding

Hollywood’s newest love is Kickstarter. Spike Lee just opened his KS campaign for his new project about “Human Beings dealing with each other on a Human Level.” It’s a vampire movie. No joke. Although he says he’s not taking a … Continue reading

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States Are Hip to Crowdfunding

The state revenue departments have started trolling Kickstarter. Serellan LLC, an indie video game developer based in Seattle, Washington, and the publisher of “Takedown,” a special ops game, received a letter from the Washington Department of Revenue that noted the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding That Angers Canadians

I had to post this unusual article. It’s unusual because (i) it’s by an angry Canadian who (ii) says impolite things about rich Hollywood companies and actors that he believes are abusing the crowdfunding system that is meant for those … Continue reading

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