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Film Crowdfunding Site Picks 2 Pilots For Grants

Seed & Spark, the online film and television crowdfunding platform ran a contest for “creators of color” in September. If they could reach their crowdfunding goal in a month and attract 500 or more followers, they would be entered into … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Child Star Defends $10 Million Campaign

Child star Corey Feldman, who is crowdfunding for $10 million to produce his tell-all movie about a Hollywood mogul, possibly still in power, who allegedly raped him as a child, is getting some blowback. On the Today show, plugging his … Continue reading

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YouTube Insists Crowfunders Monetize First

Google’s YouTube is clamping down on filmmakers and game companies that want to link to their own crowdfunding sites like Patreon. YouTube has recently changed its policy and now requires that the video posted permit YouTube approved advertising before YouTube … 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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Crowdfunding To Boost Women in Film

In an effort to boost female filmmakers, Variety reports that three famous producers (Cassian Elwes (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Lynette Howell (“Mississippi Grind”) and Christine Vachon (“Carol”)) have started a crowdfunding campaign for the Horizons Award that will sponsor two young … Continue reading

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“F*%k You All” – A Message From Hollywood

F*%k you all! says German film director Uwe Boll to the crowdfunding public that is now ignoring his crowdfunding campaign. Apparently failing on his third try to raise only $50,000 on Kickstarter for his film “Rampage” (about a mass murderer), … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Distribution Rights

UPDATE:  An update to the post on Hal Hartley’s Kickstarter campaign that offered distribution rights as one of the “rewards.” Kickstarter has informed Hartley that the distribution rights qualify as an “investment” and thus violate the terms of service, causing … Continue reading

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Sloss On Crowdfunding

Veteran film sales agent John Sloss of Cinetic Media, in a recent interview, said that he was a big fan of crowdfunding. He notes that: “crowdfunding is less about raising money than it is about building community. To finding the … Continue reading

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Hijacking Crowd Funding or Sour Grapes?

Who is more at fault for success? Crazy question, but it’s being asked by the “creative class” who are upset that Hollywood stars are “hijacking” Kickstarter to finance their feature film (vanity) projects. In the opinion piece attached, Zach Braff … Continue reading

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