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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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A Warners 2-Peat With Pushing Daisies?

Warner Bros, basking in the glory of a $4.4million raise on Kickstarter for a “Veronica Mars” movie, is contemplating a repeat for the canceled 2 season “Pushing Daisies.” Creator Bryan Fuller is “seriously considering” a crowd funding campaign. He says … Continue reading

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Can VCs and Crowdfunders Coexist?

At the SXSW festival, AOL founder and serial entreprenuer Steve Case says “yes.” There, he endorsed crowdfunding as a way for companies in regions of the US not well served by venture capitalists to find capital. This local validation will … Continue reading

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Veronica Mars Blows Past $1 Million In a Few Hours

Ever hungry for outside production money, the major studios are now looking closely at crowd funding as the “Veronica Mars” feature motion picture passes the $1 million mark with over 14,000 backers in just a few hours on Kickstarter. According … Continue reading

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Lindsay at Lincoln Center

After much angst in the press, the critically slammed crowd funded Hollywood drama “The Canyons” by writer-director Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver”) was acquired by Sundance Selects/IFC for an early summer day-and-date theatrical and VOD release, with a screening at Lincoln … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

Here’s the recipe on how to make money crowdfunding a movie: “We have $90,000 in this film…$170,000 from Kickstarter, which we don’t have to pay back, and about $200,000 in deferments. Lindsay, Braxton, Bret and I each own a quarter … Continue reading

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Watch Out For “Stupid” Investors

There’s been a lot of talk about “curating” issuers on funding portal sites. But what about curating investors? An article in IndieWire suggests that crowd funders should be wary of “stupid” investors. Those are apparently the unsophisticated types who think … Continue reading

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