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Does Spike Lee Deliver?

After taking a lot of flak from the film crowdfunding community for using his celebrity status to raise “other people’s money” to shoot his next movie, the film has recently premiered at the American Black ¬†Film Festival. (Here’s Mr. Lee … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Can be Lucrative

Kickstarter founder Yancy Strickler notes, among other things, that: it was not wrong to feel betrayed if you donated to Occulus Rift just before it was sold to Facebook for $2 Billion and you didn’t even get your headset yet; … Continue reading

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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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Crowdfunded Studio Film to Destroy Theatrical Window

The much bally-hooed crowdfunded feature motion picture Veronica Mars is set to upset the long established exclusive theatrical “window” that has been in place since the beginning of ¬†time. Although proffered as an “independent” movie on Kickstarter, it quickly became … Continue reading

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Using You (Warning: Hollywood Gossip)

Katherine Heigl, the former star of TV’s medical soap opera Grey’s Anatomy (and star of several not-too-good-at-the-box-office pictures recently), is running a campaign to raise $150,000 on Indiegogo for her newest film. When confronted by the TMZ paparazzi recently, she … 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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