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Yes, Virginia, Crowdfunding Is For Real

Kickstarter announced that it has, since its creation 6 years, 9 months ago, funded 100,000 projects by 86,101 creators from 9,088,422 donors. They don’t disclose the dollars raised, so it’s not possible to determine how much this private company has … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Moving Up Film Crowdfunding

The Sundance Film Festival saw another raft of crowdfunded films. Most came from Kickstarter (18), but Indiegogo is now in the race (with 3). Indiegogo said that film funding jumped 123% last year, while Kickstarter’s film business dropped 2%. Don … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Going To Sundance

Kickstarter, that crowdfunded in part Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar-nominated animated feature film Anomalisa, will have a Green Room at the Sundance Film Festival starting January 21. http://www.indiewire.com/article/exclusive-kickstarter-announces-sundance-film-festival-panels-events-and-special-office-hours-20160114

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Film Crowdfunding From YouTube

If you are a filmmaker and want to crowdfund, you might consider doing it where the films are being shown: YouTube. YouTube now has a crowdfunding site called Tubestart. That portal has 4 funding methods: fixed – “a one-time project … Continue reading

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Hollywood Reporter Video On Crowdfunding Films

From Sundance, watch The Hollywood Reporter interview film finance executive John Sloss, co-directors Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel, Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth, and Marc Hofstaffer of Indiegogo about crowdfunding films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frC5rCnGhDE

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Movie Crowdfunder Profits From First Dollar

Filmmakers can now go from pre-production to distribution and make a profit from the first dollar if they follow the Hal Hartley business model. The indie auteur crowdfunded his most recent picture “Ned Rifle” that was shown at the Toronto … Continue reading

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“More Please” Crowdfunders Manage Donors

Independent Film Project gives crowdfunding tips to filmmakers (applicable to all), including: don’t try to fund the whole film using crowdfunding; tell the donors what you would do if the campaign meets its stretch goal; make your early backers (the … Continue reading

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