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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

Rob Thomas Has More Planned For “Veronica Mars” Comeback

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Veronica Mars is on the comeback trail, and not just because of the forthcoming Kickstarter-funded feature-length film. Producer Rob Thomas has just struck an agreement that will result in a Veronica Mars-themed web spinoff… The CW web series: a comedy featuring @HiRyanHansen attempting to put together a Dick Casablancas spin-off of #VeronicaMars. No date yet. —… Read More

Vimeo Wants To Become The Online Streaming Hub For Crowdfunded Films

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Vimeo is putting movie creators on notice. The online streaming video service is looking for films that have raised at least $10,000 in crowdfunding efforts. The goal? To get those movies to grant Vimeo exclusive rights for a set window of time. Vimeo wants to become the preeminent online hub for streaming crowdfunded films. In… Read More

Veronica Mars Movie Trailer Premieres, Grand Kickstarter Experiment To Hit Theaters Soon

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Last night during E! News, the movie trailer for Veronica Mars was shown for the first time. The movie is slated to begin appearing in theaters across the United States on March 14th, 2014. There’s something about that big WB that appears in the first ten seconds of the trailer that makes you realize just how important… Read More

“Kung Fury” Could Change The Way We Look At Kickstarter-Funded Films

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Kung Fury is part comedy, part action and – from the looks of the trailer – completely hilarious. The movie is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter and the film’s creator is seeking $200,000 from the crowd to turn the movie into a feature length film. With almost a month left in the campaign and after just… Read More

It’s Official: Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” Will Premiere At Sundance

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Congratulations are in order for Zach Braff and the team behind his Kickstarter-funded film Wish I Was Here. The film will premiere at 2014′s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The festival is slated to take place between January 16-26, 2014. It isn’t the only crowdfunded film to premiere at Sundance this year. Life Itself, the… Read More

Roger Ebert Documentary To Premiere At Sundance, Will Live Stream For Indiegogo Backers

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Life Itself is a documentary film currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. It aims to document the life and times of Roger Ebert, the beloved film critic who passed away in April of this year. RELATED | On Indiegogo: Stars Align To Crowdfund Roger Ebert Documentary “Life Itself” The team behind the film just announced that the… Read More

WATCH: PBS MediaShift, Mediatwits Talk Crowdfunding With Slava Rubin, Ernst-Jan Pfauth, Others

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As PBS MediaShift continues to focus on crowdfunding this week, The Mediatwits held a Google+ Hangout with various players from the crowdfunding space. They include… Slava Rubin, Indiegogo CEO Ernst-Jan Pfauth of news magazine De Correspondent Todd Ruppert, co-producer of the upcoming musical “Happy Days” Zak Piper, co-producer of the documentary “Life Itself”