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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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MoviePass Under Investigation

Using the broad Martin Act, the New York state securities statute, the New York Attorney General is investigating whether MoviePass misled investors regarding its financial situation. MoviePass is the wildly popular movie subscription service that has been changing its business … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Troma-tized

A holiday gift for Mom, the backers of the coffee table book “The Art of Troma,” which covers the B-Movie film studio’s history, are now crowdfunding to finance its publication ahead of the New York ComicCon. For the unaware, Troma … Continue reading

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Filmmakers Finance With Cryptocurrency

There’s a lot of talk in the film business about using cryptocurrencies to finance motion pictures. A few films have (apparently) been successful raising funds, including “”No Postage Necessary,” an indie film paid for and distributed on the Qtum blockchain” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Abortion Movie To Hit Theaters in October

Coming to a theater near you soon will be the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” Kermit Gosnell was a Philadelphia abortionist who was sentenced to life in prison on three first-degree murder convictions for killing babies … Continue reading

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Crowdfund Your Favorite TV Show

Even people in Hollywood who have “made it” know that financing content for movies or television is tough. That’s why web portal Rivit.tv is interesting. The site lets fans watch a television pilot for free, then crowdfunds the rest of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Documentary Accuses Apple

The documentary that Apple doesn’t want you to see began as a crowdfunded project on Indiegogo. “Complicit” raised $45,669 as of December 16, 2014. The film covers the use of dangerous chemicals by Apple contractors and sub-contractors that has allegedly … Continue reading

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Seed&Spark Announce Crowdfunding Rallies For 2018

Seed&Spark, the crowdfunding web portal for filmmakers has announced a number of “crowdfunding rallies” for 2018 that will provide producers with the opportunity to obtain donations, loans, grants and other types of support. These “rallies” feature such well-known actor-producers as … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Still A Favorite For Filmmakers

Filmmaker magazine reports on DocNYC and Kickstarter’s presentation that included reasons why a director would want to crowdfund her film, including: making your project real; having to deal with the press; taking control of your narrative; understanding your audience; meeting … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Film About Crowdfunding

The documentary film “Kickstarted” that was crowdfunded and is about crowdfunding on Kickstarter is now playing on Vimeo. After raising $87,000 for production costs, the filmmakers followed “a musician, a filmmaker and a pair of inventors as they pursue their … Continue reading

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