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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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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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Comic Con Crowdfunds To Fight Other Comic Con

Superheroes and cosplayers unite! It’s come to this. The Salt Lake City Comic Con is considering crowdfunding its over $1 million in legal fees in its fight with the San Diego Comic Con. What’s the fight? The name “Comic Con.” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Buggy Whips

Will the crowd support any idea? Like buggy whips, video stores have been relegated to the dustbin of history, and yet, one in Florida is crowdfunding so you can still have access to “Song of the South, Krampus, Life of … 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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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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Proof That Crowdfunding Is For Everyone

IFC has collected some of the strangest crowdfunding campaigns on record, including: crystal bacon, the world’s largest jockstrap, strap-on beards, men’s underwear with an extra (well, nevermind), the universal boop zone (what?) and soap that smells like bacon. AND THEY … Continue reading

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