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Closing Hollywood’s gender gap: Women directors crowdfund film

Closing Hollywood’s gender gap: Women directors crowdfund film

Catherine Hardwicke, Julie Taymor and Julie-Anne Robinson are all celebrated directors with the same complaint: They had no role models when they started out. “I certainly didn’t know any female directors when I came to L.A.,” Hardwicke, director of “Thirteen” and “Twlight,” told TheWrap. Taymor, too, lamented “the worship of the enfant terrible — the brilliant young male.” “If woman is a maverick or an auteur, she often is labeled a bitch,” the “Frida” and “Across the Universe” director said. Robinson (left) is a Golden Globe-nominated director who has a large catalogue of episodic TV work, including…

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Indiegogo Pushes Partnership with Raindance Film Festival

Indiegogo Pushes Partnership with Raindance Film Festival

Staying true to our crowdfunding roots in indie film, Indiegogo recently launched a partnership with Raindance Film Festival and Schools — to foster independent filmmakers as well as to amplify and enhance Raindance’s work. Since 1992, Raindance has organized a cutting-edge festival in London and offered filmmaking classes in major cities around the world. This isn’t their first time being mentioned in the same sentence as Indiegogo — you might remember when they funded their first, original feature on Indiegogo earlier this year. We wanted to kick-off our partnership with Raindance in a big way, so we decided to do so at…

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Unlocking Your Crowdfunding Campaign’s True Purpose

Unlocking Your Crowdfunding Campaign’s True Purpose

Guest blog: We as filmmakers must strive to create something more experiential than another movie campaign Everywhere you turn, it’s as though everyone, and I mean everyone – from indie film pioneers to Hollywood’s household names — is raising funds online for a new film or video project. A mere three years ago, crowdfunding was in its infancy and just learning how to walk. Now, it’s on its feet, running and moving faster month after month affording artists, entrepreneurs and conscientious individuals and institutions the ability to more easily fund the things that matter most to them. More…

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David Lynch’s Son Launches Kickstarter Campain for narrative “Gray House”

David Lynch’s Son Launches Kickstarter Campain for narrative “Gray House”

Indiewire has exclusively learned that filmmaker and painter Austin Lynch, son to David, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance his latest project “Gray House,” a hybrid drama that interweaves both documentary and narrative footage to frame a “conversation about nature, identity, consumerism and progress” (per the release). Lynch is looking for $25,000 to help fund his feature. Lynch worked with his father and filmmaker Jason S. on the Webby Award-winning series “Interview Project,” and has also directed a 10-part documentary chronicling the production of Terrence Malick’s “The New World,” and “Making ‘There Will Be Blood,’”…

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Sylvester Stallone and director John Herzfeld turn to Kickstarter to finish ‘Reach Me’

Sylvester Stallone and director John Herzfeld turn to Kickstarter to finish ‘Reach Me’

Established filmmakers have been embracing Kickstarter with open arms this year, and now writer-director John Herzfeld is trying crowdfunding with a slight wrinkle on the formula: he’s looking for $250,000 to finish a movie he’s largely already shot. Reach Meis a film about 12 characters that are affected in various ways by an inspirational book written by a reclusive football coach. Actors like Sylvester Stallone, Danny Aiello, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), and Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) litter the cast, but according to the Kickstarter campaign one of the film’s main investors dropped out during principal photography. Herzfeld and producer Rebekah…

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Historic Theatre seeks online crowdfunding for a digital upgrade

Historic Theatre seeks online crowdfunding for a digital upgrade

It’s just a novelty. It’s never going to last. Or will it? That question has dogged every movie-technology upgrade since silents became talkies and black-and-white went Technicolor. And that’s the question dogging a timeless movie-going couple in a frankly hilarious Kickstarter video — a so-called “Kigstarter” video — posted by downtown Vancouver’s historic Kiggins movie theater. The Kiggins is looking for an $85,000 kick from Kickstarter — which means you — by Monday if it is to join the 21st century and upgrade its movie-showing equipment from celluloid film to digital. It’s not an elective decision,…

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TubeStart Launches Crowdfunding Platform for YouTube Video Content Creators

TubeStart Launches Crowdfunding Platform for YouTube Video Content Creators

TubeStart.com Will Help Digital Media Content Creators in the U.S., Canada and Europe to Further Monetize Their Web Video Content SANTA MONICA, CA, Aug 20, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — TubeStart (www.tubestart.com) announced today that its proprietary crowdfunding platform has officially launched and is open to the public, following a tremendous response to their pre-launch period of recruiting YouTube content creators to launch campaigns on their site. TubeStart will provide more than one million YouTube creators from all over the world with the opportunity to run both traditional rewards campaigns as well as create subscription-based crowdfunding…

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Crowdfunding Film Comedy Series “Newlywed and Broke” Adds Emmy Winner to Project

Crowdfunding Film Comedy Series “Newlywed and Broke” Adds Emmy Winner to Project

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Emmy winner Kico Velarde will be joining the upcoming crowdfunding film comedy series, “Newlywed and Broke” as the main Director of the project. The series, seeking funding via an Indiegogo crowdfunding film campaign, exposes hilarious ways that a couple struggles to make and save money. Series Producers, Reko Moreno and Kat Castaneda have announced that Kico Velarde will be joining the upcoming crowdfunding film comedy series, “Newlywed and Broke” as the main Director of the project. Velarde comes with years of experience and an Emmy win. He is also the executive…

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Spike Lee hits $1.25 million Kickstarter goal to fund next movie

Spike Lee hits $1.25 million Kickstarter goal to fund next movie

The director defended the method of raising money for the Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint about ‘human beings who are addicted to blood’ as necessary in industry dominated by big studios. Spike Lee apparently did the right thing to finance his next movie. The 56-year-old “Crooklyn” director reached his $1.25 million goal on Kickstarter to fund his next project, four days ahead of his deadline. With $1.29 million in donations, it’s the third highest film in the crowdfunding site’s history, behind the “Vernonica Mars” feature film and Zach Braff’s followup to “Garden State.” Fellow indie director Steven…

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Top 3 Most Successfully Funded Films and Videos on Kickstarter

Top 3 Most Successfully Funded Films and Videos on Kickstarter

If you are an avid film producer, an ordinary movie enthusiast or a business savvy individual, crowdfunding platforms have opened up doors to unthreaded territories. Sites such as Kickstarter provide an avenue for film and video makers to gather funding for new projects as well as to get feedback or information from the general public. Fans are now more powerful than ever. They have the ability to determine the production of movies or TV shows which they are really interested in. Although crowdfunding platforms are a relatively new concept until recent years, it does not deter…

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