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Film Crowdfunders Can Diversify With New Tool

Film producers have been flocking to crowdfunding for the past couple of years with some success (~40% on average). But most producers realize that they cannot depend on just one source of financing. Many now cobble together production funds from … 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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States Are Hip to Crowdfunding

The state revenue departments have started trolling Kickstarter. Serellan LLC, an indie video game developer based in Seattle, Washington, and the publisher of “Takedown,” a special ops game, received a letter from the Washington Department of Revenue that noted the … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Disinfect the Data Pile?

Everybody lies about their budgets, according to the conventional filmmakers wisdom. Colin Brown’s blog suggests that more transparency, not only regarding budgets but actual sales prices, will help the indie film industry. Importantly, the studios guard their numbers better than … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Makes Cannes Fun!

At least for Zach Braff. Of the 3,340 new film projects at Cannes this month, one stood out as having more than half of its budget consisting of “free” or non-recoupable funding – Zach Braff’s “I Wish I Was Here,” … Continue reading

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