Tag Archives: film makers

Crypto-Currency For Film Financing

Notwithstanding regulators’ warnings, cryptocurrencies continue to proliferate with another film-oriented token premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. According to the promoters, “Hubii film provides film projects with a blockchain based decentralized marketplace focused on changing two key processes for film … Continue reading

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Film/TV Tax Expense Relief in Extenders Bill

Congress may show some bi-partisanship in the lame duck session between now and the holidays by passing the Tax Extenders Act of 2013 that will give businesses a number of tax breaks that expired in 2013, including but not limited … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Hollywood

Remember the sh*tstorm surrounding Zach Braff’s crowdfunding venture for his film Wish I Was Here? Braff spent as much time defending the fact that he was using donations (as opposed to giving his “investors” some upside) as he did making … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Explained

I recenty spoke at this conference. My presentation starts at about the 42nd minute and is, unfortunately, cut off (ran out of memory?) as is the Q&A followup: 10th Annual E-Commerce Best Practices Conference On June 28, 2013, leading experts … 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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Was Coppola The First Crowd Sourcer?

Francis Ford Coppola, the director of “The Godfather,” may have been the first film maker to use crowd sourcing and social media (i.e., letters – the kind delivered by the U.S. Post Office) to encourage an audience for his film … Continue reading

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Sundance Premieres Crowd Funded Films

The Sundance Film Festival opens today and 16 Kickstarter crowd funded films have been selected for the official program. Together, they raised $380,460, with an average raise of $23,779, high raise being $83,392, low raise $5,032. Included in the selections … Continue reading

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