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Crowdfunded Short Film Wins Oscar

Congratulations to the crowdfunded winner of the Academy Award for the best short narrative film “The Silent Child.” The film raised £12,685 on Indiegogo and was 113% funded on October 24, 2016. The film follows a profoundly deaf child and … Continue reading

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Seed&Spark Announce Crowdfunding Rallies For 2018

Seed&Spark, the crowdfunding web portal for filmmakers has announced a number of “crowdfunding rallies” for 2018 that will provide producers with the opportunity to obtain donations, loans, grants and other types of support. These “rallies” feature such well-known actor-producers as … Continue reading

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Crypto-Financed Crowdfunded Film

Crowdfunding around the world is getting more complicated. There is now a Swiss film production company crowdfunding a horror movie with crypto payment Ethereum. According to Econotimes: “[T]he company has created an Ethereum account where users paying 10 ETH …are … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Start To Use Celebrities

The next big thing in crowdfunding is getting a celebrity endorsement. It’s happening now with Peter Frampton (who, for the millennials, is a 70’s rock musician). Frampton is lending his persona (in a 5 year “consulting” agreement) to AxCent Tuning … 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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Real Crowdfunding Starts Today!

Today is the day that will change the way small businesses raise equity capital in the United States. For that’s the day that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s crowdfunding rules go into effect, allowing entrepreneurs to raise money from every … Continue reading

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Kodak Teams With Kickstarter to Kick Start Dying Film Biz

In an effort to keep its dying film stock business alive, Kodak has teamed with Kickstarter to provide film makers with free film stock based on the amount of money raised on the web portal for their picture. A director … Continue reading

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