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Crowdfunding No Longer the Exception

Crowdfunding independent films is now almost expected. Look at the stats: 10% of this year’s Sundance selections and 16.5% of the upcoming South By Southwest film selections were crowdfunded, mostly on Kickstarter. That site said that 17 films raised over … Continue reading

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Free Film Crowdfunding Handbook

Film financing is a big crowdfunding category. It was the first category on Indiegogo and is the second largest category on Kickstarter, raising over $209.5 million for more than 35,000 projects to date. “Filmmmakers who used Indiegogo to crowdfund their … 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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Using You (Warning: Hollywood Gossip)

Katherine Heigl, the former star of TV’s medical soap opera Grey’s Anatomy (and star of several not-too-good-at-the-box-office pictures recently), is running a campaign to raise $150,000 on Indiegogo for her newest film. When confronted by the TMZ paparazzi recently, she … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Want Their Money

Kickstarter has (perhaps inadvertently) muddied the waters with respect to the rewards-based crowdfunding projects that it sponsors. Last year, actor Zach Braff raised over $3.1 million to fund his vanity movie “Wish I Was Here.” He promised his more than … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Films Selected for Sundance Film Festival

There are 17 Kickstarter crowdfunded films to appear at Robert Redford’s 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January in Park City, Utah. This represents 10% of all Sundance selections. Aside from actor Zach Braff’s second feature, there will be 5 features, … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s In Love With Crowd Funding

Hollywood’s newest love is Kickstarter. Spike Lee just opened his KS campaign for his new project about “Human Beings dealing with each other on a Human Level.” It’s a vampire movie. No joke. Although he says he’s not taking a … Continue reading

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