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Crowdfunding Film Site Posts Results

Film industry focused Seed & Spark has published its “total transparency dashboard” that reflects the results of the crowdfunding campaigns on its website to date. So far, there have been 204 film funding campaigns with a 64% success rate, with … Continue reading

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Biggest Crowdfunded Movie Gets Release Date

The biggest crowdfunded (studio) movie to date, “Veronica Mars,” is set to be released by Warner Bros on March 14, 2014, a year and a day after its Kickstarter campaign that raised over $5.7 million commenced. The IndieWire article says … 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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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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Crowdfunding Tax Differences

The difference between raising equity capital under the new Crowd Fund Act (once the regulations have been finalized by the SEC) and raising funds using Kickstarter has substantial tax consequences. On Kickstarter, the “issuer” is actually pre-selling a product (a … Continue reading

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Making Crowd Funding Even Better

Rob Thomas, the creator of the now Kickstarter-crowdfunding- phenomenon, tells THR that the money was coming in so fast that he couldn’t use his iPhone and had to remove the Kickstarter app. In defense of major Hollywood studio Warner Bros., … Continue reading

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