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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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If It’s A Hit, Crowdfunders Get Zero

Another celebrity Kickstarter movie is going to hit theaters shortly. It’s Zach Braff’s (Scrubs, remember?) “Wish I Were Here” that raised over $3.1 million and was bought by Universal’s (Comcast) Focus Features for a reported $2.75 million. Don’t know if … Continue reading

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Studio Cops to Kickstarter Campaign

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara apparently acknowledged that it was the studio, not an independent producer, who orchestrated the Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie. The CEO’s strategy is to ┬ábalance the maintenance of profits from traditional sources while … Continue reading

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Scott Free Crowdfunding

When does film crowdfunding go mainstream? If it wasn’t when Paul Schrader did it for the Lindsay Lohan pic “The Canyons,” perhaps it’s when Ridley Scott is doing it in the UK with his British company to raise BPS5 million … Continue reading

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