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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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Filmmakers Finance With Cryptocurrency

There’s a lot of talk in the film business about using cryptocurrencies to finance motion pictures. A few films have (apparently) been successful raising funds, including “”No Postage Necessary,” an indie film paid for and distributed on the Qtum blockchain” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Comedy Hits Box Office Gold

What’s not funny about the new movie “Super Troopers 2” is that it raised over $4.5 million crowdfunding from 54,000 fans. With financing in Hollywood going to men in tights, the producers had no choice but to turn to the … Continue reading

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Museum Crowdfunding To Save Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

Somewhere, over the rainbow, the Smithsonian Museum is crowdfunding to get help to repair Dorothy’s ruby slippers. In a Kickstarter campaign titled #KeepThemRuby, the curators are asking the public to contribute $300,000 to repair and conserve the shoes made by … Continue reading

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Studio Backs Away From Suing Crowdfunder

Star Trek director J.J. Abrams disclosed that Paramount Pictures will soon be dropping its lawsuit against a crowdfunded fan film. The Kickstarter funded ($600,000) to-be-produced movie was being sued for copyright infringement, which got Paramount a lot of bad publicity … Continue reading

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Ugandan Tarantino Crowdfunds His $200 Movies

“We used to fill them with real animal blood, but actors got sick with a disease passed on from cows.” Just another day with the Ugandan Quentin Tarantino who crowdfunded $15,000 on Kickstarter to buy cars to blow up. Isaac … 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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