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Blockchain Could Change Movie Industry

The movie industry has been in constant flux since the mid-1950’s with the break up of the big studios’ stranglehold on distribution and exhibition. Now comes the blockchain which threatens the studios power even more. A small startup, BitMovio, is … Continue reading

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Major Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding

Major corporations now embrace crowdfunding as a way to test market appeal for new products. Sony, the Japanese consumer product giant, is on Indiegogo crowdfunding its new education toy called Koov. Koov is a robot building kit (a la Lego) … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Reward Valuation Increases Second Time Around

If Hillary had this, perhaps things would be different. Proton Mail, a Swiss encrypted email service, started life by crowdfunding selling a limited number of Lifetime accounts for $997 raising $2.5M. It is back in the market now with a … Continue reading

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Crowdfund To Save This Recording Star

What do George Harrison, Prince. Don Henley, LeAnn Rimes, Courtney Love and now Ke$ha have in common? They all wanted to break their record deals. Ke$ha, who People Magazine says was the highest paid singer at $46M last year, is … Continue reading

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Should Crowdfunding Filmmakers Worry About Sundance?

A new study has concluded that 4 out of 5 independent films at the Sundance Film Festival will get distribution deals. But for a lot of film crowdfunders, that’s a meaningless statistic as only 3% of the feature length films … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunders Should Note Beginning of Exhibition Revolution

Crowdfunding filmmakers should take note of the unnoticed revolution on film exhibition with the day and date release of the much maligned Sony movie “The Interview.” For the first time, a studio movie was released in theaters and online (not … Continue reading

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From Zero to $2 Billion in 2 Years With Crowdfunding

Can you go from Kickstarter to $2 Billion? Apparently so as Facebook (now becoming the Darth Vader of the Internet) announced an agreement to buy Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality headset. It was back in September 2012 … Continue reading

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