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Another Hollywood Crowdfunding Campaign

If you want a chance to work with Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum and other stars in a new Wes Anderson animated film, you may want to donate to Anderson’s crowdfunding “raffle.” The donations will be used to preserve … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Fraud Is Funny

This must be the ultimate FU to crowdfunding donors: 3 guys who crowdfunded more than $70,000 to make a movie, then blew it on luxury goods, trips and women. And filmed it. Actually, that’s the plotline of “It’s All Good” … Continue reading

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Studio Backs Away From Suing Crowdfunder

Star Trek director J.J. Abrams disclosed that Paramount Pictures will soon be dropping its lawsuit against a crowdfunded fan film. The Kickstarter funded ($600,000) to-be-produced movie was being sued for copyright infringement, which got Paramount a lot of bad publicity … Continue reading

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Hollywood Sues Crowdfunding Fan Film

Hollywood studios have, in the past tolerated and even encouraged fan fiction and films, but are now suing a crowdfunded Star Trek fan filmmaker claiming that the use of the Klingon language and the Enterprise uniforms are a copyright violation. … 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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Senate Finance Committee Passes Extension of Tax Write-off For Filmmakers

A large bipartisan majority the Senate Finance Committee last week passed a bipartisan package of more than 50 tax extenders that includes a 2 year extension to Sec. 181 permitting immediate write-off of film/television production expenses up to first $15 … 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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