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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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Using Social Media in Crowdfunding

Seed & Spark, a film crowdfunding portal, has posted 11 social media tips for filmmakers, including: create a voice, pick a simple handle, use YouTube, use your 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon and your production team’s 6 degrees, use ad … 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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Crowdfunding Is REAL

Kickstarter, the rewards-based crowdfunding website, announced that on March 3, 2014, the sitepassed $1 BILLION in pledges, pledged by 5.7 million people to creative projects worldwide. The top 3 pledging countries were: United States: $663M, the UK $54M and Canada … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Want Their Money

Kickstarter has (perhaps inadvertently) muddied the waters with respect to the rewards-based crowdfunding projects that it sponsors. Last year, actor Zach Braff raised over $3.1 million to fund his vanity movie “Wish I Was Here.” He promised his more than … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Film Sold At Sundance For $2.7 Million

Following movie actor Zach Braff’s crowdfunding journey to Sundance has resulted in a big prize for him. After a premiere and a fairly decent review, Braff sold his Kickstarter movie “Wish I Was Here” at Sundance last night to Focus … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: Pay Your Money, Take Your Chance

Zach Braff’s Kickstarter movie premiered at Sundance yesterday. Variety, the movie industry trade newspaper, calls it “a cloying compendium of follow-your-dreams platitudes, new-agey spirituality and mawkish, father-son deathbed bonding that strains so hard to recapture “Garden State’s” calculating but effective blend … Continue reading

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