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Veronica Mars’ Crowdfunding Legacy

The biggest crowdfunded movie,Veronica Mars, opens in theaters today. Although the crowdfunding process for Veronica Mars was a way for Warner Bros to use other people’s money and not have to provide a return, that project has paved the way … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Studio Movie Reviewed

Variety’s Justin Chang has issued his review of the Kickstarter crowdfunding experiment by Warner Bros studios. Luckily for the studio, the review is more positive than negative. The real test of whether this type of use of other people’s money … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunding Year In Review

Indiewire has done a film crowdfunding 2013 year in review, focusing primarily on Kickstarter milestones, noting “9,516 film projects launched with $79,305,924 dollars pledged to film projects and at least 100 Kickstarter-funded films released in theaters, digitally or on television.” … 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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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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The Shame of Crowdfunding

As noted previously, the crowd funding phenomena has created a new class of consultants who, according to a WSJ article, get 5% to 13% of the net take and have earned  $20-30,000 per year. These professionals create buzz about their … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding. It’s Not For Everyone

Why are some movie stars failing to crowdfund? First, notes Variety, they must overcome the stigma of their wealth. Movie stars are the first to understand the riskiness of the business and know that even the studios prefer to use … Continue reading

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