Tag Archives: VOD

Crowdfunding For Buggy Whips

Will the crowd support any idea? Like buggy whips, video stores have been relegated to the dustbin of history, and yet, one in Florida is crowdfunding so you can still have access to “Song of the South, Krampus, Life of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Know How To Start Up Without Capital

Well, duh. Crowdfunders know that the best way to start a business without capital is to have your customers pay in advance. Even the IRS has noted that “rewards” promised on Kickstarter are actually sales upon which income taxes will … 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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Movie Crowdfunder Profits From First Dollar

Filmmakers can now go from pre-production to distribution and make a profit from the first dollar if they follow the Hal Hartley business model. The indie auteur crowdfunded his most recent picture “Ned Rifle” that was shown at the Toronto … Continue reading

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Backend “Crowd Funding” – Pay As You Wish

Fifth Column Features, a new production and distribution company, has recently launched what could be called a “backend” crowd funding site.* There, film buffs can “pay what they wish” to view an indie film. The founders say that this model … Continue reading

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First Crowdfunded Movie Finds Love in Hollywood

Even though the Warner Bros. Studios campaign to crowdfund the movie Veronica Mars made headlines earlier this year with its huge haul, the first old Hollywood hand to successfully crowdfund his film is writer-director Paul Schrader. (See his arm-long list … Continue reading

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