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AMC Theatres Teams Up With Tilt to Host Ninth Annual Best Picture Showcase; Allows Guests to Select 24-Hour Marathon Locations

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For the ninth straight year, AMC Theatres is bringing all of this year’s Best Picture nominees to its locations for the AMC Best Picture ShowcaseSM. Since 2007, AMC has offered guests the opportunity to see every movie nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences for one great price. The traditional… Read More

Flyway Film Festival Announces New Seed&Spark Short Film Competition

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Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and digital distribution platform for independent film, will select and award the top two short films at the 2015 Flyway Film Festival in Wisconsin. The two winners will be picked from the top five short films accepted for inclusion in the festival, chosen in collaboration with a panel of Flyway jurors. In addition to… Read More

Spike Lee Talks “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” With Entertainment Weekly

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With his Kickstarter-success Da Sweet Blood of Jesus set to premiere in theaters on February 15th, director Spike Lee sat down with Entertainment Weekly to share details about his new project and its crowdfunding campaign. During the interview, Lee discussed the back story of the film. “Well, it begins at NYU. I’ve been a professor of… Read More

Actor David Cross Launches Kickstarter to Raise $100,000 For Film “Hits”

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Setting out to get his directorial debut film Hits into theaters, actor and stand-up comedian David Cross has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kicsktarter to raise $100,000. Per its synopsis, Hits is a story about a small town in upstate New York that plays host to its inhaitant’s delusions of grandeur. Its cast includes Meredith… Read More

Director of Indiegogo-Success “Gosnell Movie” Shares Details About Its Crowdfunding Campaign & Production Process

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Earlier this year, Irish filmmaker, Phelim McAleer, and his wife, Ann McElhinney, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for a film about the life of infamous abortionist, Kermit Gosnell. During its run, the campaign raised $2.2 million and became one of the most funded projects on the platform. Now, McAleer is ready… Read More

CrowdTilt Helps Bring Hot Tub Cinema to New York City

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Movie theaters, couches, beds, cars… these are some of the places most people enjoy watching films. But what if you could watch your favorite movie in a hot tub on top of a roof in New York City? Well, Crowdtilt is ready to bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “Movie Night.” The crowdfunding… Read More

“Blue Mountain State” Creators Kick Off Campaign on Kickstarter

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It may have been canceled in 2012 after only three seasons, but it seems fans of “Blue Mountain State” have not forgotten the hilarious television series just yet. Star of the show Alan Ritchson along with co-creators Chris Romano and Eric Falconer launched the “Blue Mountain State: The Movie” crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter earlier this month. Mr…. Read More

Watch: The Trailer For Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-Funded Film Is Here & It Looks Amazing

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I’m no authority on films by any means, but I’d like to think I can spot a winner. If this trailer for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here is any indication, I have some pretty high expectations for the effort. It looks awesome. Braff famously raised over $3 million on Kickstarter for the film,… Read More

Ai Weiwei Secretly Shot A Sci-Fi Film And It’s Funding On Kickstarter

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Chinese artist and cultural activist Ai Weiwei is at the center of a currently-running Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for an upcoming sci-fi film. Shot in secret, The Sand Storm has already met a goal of $33,000 and seems set to eclipse that by orders of magnitude as funding continues for the better part of the… Read More

Documentary On Indiegogo As Some Accuse Kickstarter Of Undue Censorship

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Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted in May of 2013 of a host of horrific charges related to late-term abortions and other medical misgivings. Some have called him “the most successful serial killer in the history of the world” while estimating that he may be responsible for over a thousand late-term abortions. It’s enough to make… Read More

Alibaba Enters Entertainment Crowdfunding Arena With New Financing Play

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Alibaba.com is a giant in China, and the company has now launched a crowdfunding play for entertainment-related projects. It’s called Yu Le Bao, or “Entertainment Treasure,” and it allows anyone to invest in entertainment projects like films and games in amounts as little as 100 yuan, or approximately $16. According to IBTimes, Alibaba Group is rumored… Read More

Junction: Accredited Investors Following The “Smart Money” Into Movies & Film

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Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably been exposed to some of the promise everyone found in the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. The democratization of film finance! People funding films they want to see made! We don’t need the studios! A new accredited-only crowdfunding platform called Junction is taking a decidedly different approach to film… Read More

The Critics Don’t Matter Here… Veronica Mars Is A Success

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It’s Veronica Mars day. Related: A Fan History of Veronica Mars [Kickstarter] Director Rob Thomas joined CNBC on Wednesday to take a look back at the campaign. Consider that when the film launched on Kickstarter, the largest Kickstarter campaign ever had raised just short of $1 million. The raise for Veronica Mars dwarfed that total, and in… Read More

Watch: 2 Minutes Of Veronica Mars Leaked As Countdown To Release Continues

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The countdown is on. Veronica Mars hits theaters and will be available to backers on March 14th. In anticipation of the film’s release, Rob Thomas and company have released the following clip of the first two minutes of the film. Not much is revealed, so no spoiler alert necessary… just a little hype before the hammer… Read More

On Kickstarter: A Board Game Inspired By The Film “Inception” Bests Goal

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Tabletop games continue to be a strong driver of growth for Kickstarter thanks in no small part to a tight-knit community of gamers and their voracious appetite for innovative games to play. Apparently Inceptor has struck a chord, because the game has raised over $50,000 with a month left to go. The board represents the inside… Read More

Where And How To Buy Veronica Mars Movie Tickets

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  AMC has announced that presale tickets for the highly anticipated Veronica Mars feature-length flick will go on sale on February 14th via a page for the film on AMC’s web site. AMC is encouraging those interested in seeing the film to bookmark the page and mark their calendars, suggesting that they have high hopes for… Read More

Crowdfunded Films From Kickstarter, Indiegogo Net Four Awards At Sundance

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Crowdfunded films were everywhere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Kickstarter alone fielded 20 alumni and Indiegogo chipped in six more. A complete list of Kickstarter-and-Indiegogo-funded entries are available in the following articles… Sundance Film Festival Includes 20 Kickstarter Funded Films for 2014 Indiegogo at Sundance – 6 Crowdfunded Films Of these 26 entries, four… Read More

Indiegogo Partners With VHX & Yekra On Film Distribution Deal

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Rewards-based crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has secured a film distribution deal in partnership with VHX and Yekra. The announcement was made in a recent post to Indiegogo’s blog. Through this new program, filmmakers running crowdfunding campaigns can now rely on Indiegogo to help facilitate a connection to an industry-leading distribution partner and complete the last critical… Read More

“Wish I Was Here” Reviews Are In, Braff Nets Distribution Deal For Film At Sundance

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Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded feature film Wish I Was Here premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week. Reviews were mixed, of course… And to those who thought Braff was out of line asking for a hand-out, be satisfied in knowing that his second directorial effort — which made its world premiere on January 18 at the Sundance… Read More

FINAL DAYS: How High Can “Kung Fury” Climb?

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Kung Fury is a campy movie done in classic 80’s over-the-top action style that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and the campaign is about to come to an end. Crowdfunding for the film will cease this Sunday, January 25th at about 11 AM EST. Will Kung Fury hit $1 million in funding? That is where the film’s… Read More