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Film Crowdfunding Site Picks 2 Pilots For Grants

Seed & Spark, the online film and television crowdfunding platform ran a contest for “creators of color” in September. If they could reach their crowdfunding goal in a month and attract 500 or more followers, they would be entered into … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Can Help Women Gain In Entertainment

One way to gain female representation in the big entertainment companies, suggests this author, is through crowdfunding. Building on a University of Wisconsin-Madison study, he thinks that female creatives could use crowdfunding to build their portfolio. In the experiment, the … Continue reading

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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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Crowdfund Your Favorite TV Show

Even people in Hollywood who have “made it” know that financing content for movies or television is tough. That’s why web portal Rivit.tv is interesting. The site lets fans watch a television pilot for free, then crowdfunds the rest of … Continue reading

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Tax Cut Bill Supports U.S. Filmmakers

Filmmakers in the US should be cautiously optimistic with the conference agreement on the new Tax Cut bill. The conference has agreed that expenses for a qualified film, television or live theatrical production placed in service after September 27, 2017, … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Comes to Network Television

Crowdsourcing comes to network television. (Not an advertisement for CBS, really). The show’s description or “logline” as we say in the biz: “Wisdom Of The Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app … Continue reading

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