Tag Archives: Spike Lee

Bigger Crowdfunding Portals Not Necessarily Better

A small, unscientific survey suggests that the biggest crowdfunding site may not necessarily be the best for your particular project. VentureBeat notes the CrowdsUnite work that suggests that certain types of projects (film, writing) may have better success rates on … Continue reading

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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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Crowdfunding In Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Memory

Actor Ed Norton has created a crowdfunding page in honor of the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman on the CrowdRise website to benefit the Labyrinth Theater Co. in NYC. Per Ed: “Phil helped build NY’s Labyrinth Theater Company from its … 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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It’s All About Crowdfunding in Hollywood

If there is any doubt that film makers, especially Hollywood, is looking to crowd funding as a source of new capital, just see the agenda for the upcoming Digital Hollywood conference.* The 4 day event, sponsored by heavyweights including Verizon, … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview With Crowdfunding Nick Carter

Nick Carter, one of the Backstreet Boys, is crowdfunding his new horror movie “Evil Blessings” on the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. Nick co-wrote the screenplay and is producing. With 18 hours to go, Nick answered some questions about his campaign and … Continue reading

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