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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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Creative Crowdfunding

Would you give away your product for free to help fund your next product? That’s what (Ms.) Stewart Thorndike is doing to raise funds for her new film. Tribeca tells about the Kickstarter campaign for “Putney”* that lets potential donors … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Crowdfunding Discount

Not an ad, but indie filmmakers who are members of the Independent Film Project in NYC get 25% off on Indiegogo campaign fees. Members and alumni of IFP have already raised more than $250,000 on the site. Note also that … 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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OJT For Lee’s Crowd Funding Campaign

On the job training also applies to running a Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund your film, even if you are a big time movie director like Spike Lee. As a consequence of the donor and media backlash, Mr. Lee has … Continue reading

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Is Crowd Funding Legit Yet?

Kickstarter announced Tuesday that it passed a major milestone: More than 100,000 projects have been launched on the crowdfunding service. Just under 44% of those projects have been successfully funded, raising a total of $535 million. The vast majority of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Ain’t Cheap

Many issuers bemoan the fact that there are big expenses to raising equity capital (lawyers, accountants, printers, etc). Is crowdfunding any cheaper? Even if the raise is done using the rewards method, the “upfront” costs can be daunting. Fees to … Continue reading

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