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Mr. Spock’s Descendants Conquer Crowdfunding

Mr. Spock’s descendants appear to be the king and queen of crowdfunding. His daughter is now raising ” $150,000 to complete production on “COPD: Highly Illogical” — a combination of a tribute to Nimoy and an exploration of chronic obstructive … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunding For a Pre-Release Window

Film crowdfunding is about to change in order to finance larger budget pictures. In addition to getting movie “swag” from the producers, the idea is to provide donors with a “fan window,” a right to see the movie before the … 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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Backend “Crowd Funding” – Pay As You Wish

Fifth Column Features, a new production and distribution company, has recently launched what could be called a “backend” crowd funding site.* There, film buffs can “pay what they wish” to view an indie film. The founders say that this model … Continue reading

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Yucky Crowdfunding Rewards

What do a money clip, old sneakers, a hug, a chair and a shirt have in common? Aside from the “ughhh” factor, they are all rewards that have been promised by celebrities in their hunt for free money in their … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s In Love With Crowd Funding

Hollywood’s newest love is Kickstarter. Spike Lee just opened his KS campaign for his new project about “Human Beings dealing with each other on a Human Level.” It’s a vampire movie. No joke. Although he says he’s not taking a … Continue reading

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