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Filmmakers Finance With Cryptocurrency

There’s a lot of talk in the film business about using cryptocurrencies to finance motion pictures. A few films have (apparently) been successful raising funds, including “”No Postage Necessary,” an indie film paid for and distributed on the Qtum blockchain” … Continue reading

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YouTube Posts Crowdfunding Charges

YouTube announced that it will take a 21 cent fixed and 5% cut of everything raised on its video crowdfunding site “Fan Funding”. Those fees are lower than the 5% fee Kickstarter charges on successfully funded projects plus the 3%-5% … Continue reading

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Crowd Fund, Don’t Crowd Source, Your Movie

It appears that asking the public for money to crowdfund your film works better than asking the public to write the screenplay. Director Paul Verhoeven crowd sourced the writing of the script for his new film “Tricked” and quickly determined … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know How Much Money I Have !

Spike Lee, who thought he was going to get a free 6 minute plug for his Kickstarter campaign, testily refutes Bloomberg reporters’ suggestions that he doesn’t need the money and is taking potential funding away from struggling film makers. Although … Continue reading

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Braff Leverages His Crowdfunding

Zach Braff, the star of the TV series Scrubs and the most recent Hollywood-type to crowdfund his pet movie project, has, on the basis of his Kickstarter campaign (now at $2.6 million from 38,797 backers with 8 days to go) … Continue reading

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Will Hollywood use crowd funding?

Film finance is in such a state of flux now that even Hollywood veterans are turning to crowd funding. Paul Schrader (writer of such films as “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull”) and novelist Brett Easton Ellis (“American Psycho”) are now … Continue reading

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