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Even Nerds Can Get on Netflix

The strange comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (known to fans as MST3K), a tv series that takes old, “schlocky” B movies and adds a new, funny voicetrack, racked up $5,764,229 on Kickstarter from 48,270 backers in order to create … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Film Site Posts Results

Film industry focused Seed & Spark has published its “total transparency dashboard” that reflects the results of the crowdfunding campaigns on its website to date. So far, there have been 204 film funding campaigns with a 64% success rate, with … Continue reading

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Help Me Fund My Friend’s Crowdfunding Campaign

When a person or thing becomes a parody of itself (or on the internet a “meme”), does it mean that s/he or it has become an institution or is a fad that’s over? If you’re tired of having your ¬†artist … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding No Longer the Exception

Crowdfunding independent films is now almost expected. Look at the stats: 10% of this year’s Sundance selections and 16.5% of the upcoming South By Southwest film selections were crowdfunded, mostly on Kickstarter. That site said that 17 films raised over … Continue reading

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Hollywood Reporter Video On Crowdfunding Films

From Sundance, watch The Hollywood Reporter interview film finance executive John Sloss, co-directors Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel, Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth, and Marc Hofstaffer of Indiegogo about crowdfunding films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frC5rCnGhDE

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Crowdfunding Now More Necessary Than Ever

Crowdfunding is taking on new importance as the Wall Street Journal reports that seed funding by venture capital firms fell 40% in 2014. With massive (unrealistic?) valuations in more mature private companies (e.g., Uber), the VCs are looking to pad … Continue reading

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Proof That Crowdfunding Is For Everyone

IFC has collected some of the strangest crowdfunding campaigns on record, including: crystal bacon, the world’s largest jockstrap, strap-on beards, men’s underwear with an extra (well, nevermind), the universal boop zone (what?) and soap that smells like bacon. AND THEY … Continue reading

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