Tagged: movies

Kickstarter Offers Up Sundance Film Festival 2016 Recap

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Following the closing of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Kickstarter offered up some details about its experience at this year’s big event. The crowdfunding giant shared: “We’re dusting off the snow from our parkas and boots this week as the Kickstarter Film team settles back… Read More

“Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland” Named #1 on iTunes Charts in the U.S. & Several Other Countries

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Following the release of the highly anticipated Kickstarter, Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, the film and TV show’s creator, Eric Falconer, announced it was dubbed #1 on iTunes charts in the U.S. and several other countries. Falconer stated in an update this morning: “It didn’t… Read More

Seed&Spark Celebrates the New Year By Taking a Look Back at 2015 Achievements

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Earlier this month, crowdfunding platform for films Seed&Spark celebrated 2016 by taking a look back at its 2015 achievements. The Seed&Spark team shared: “2015 was a year of firsts (and thirds, and fourths) for Seed&Spark. We produced our first VR film. For the first time,… Read More

Rooster Teeth’s Matt Hullum Shares Details About Indiegogo Alum “Lazer Team”

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With Indiegogo success Lazer Team set to hit theaters on January 27th, Rooster Teeth’s Matt Hullum sat down to discuss the film and the company’s partnership with the video platform. During his interview, Hullum shared why Rooster Teeth decided to turn to Indiegogo for funds: “A feature… Read More

Horror Equity Fund Seeks $750,000 on Crowdfunder to Grow Horror Genre Entertainment Investment Platform

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Horror Equity Fund, Inc, an investment platform for solicitation and sale of funding solutions for pre-screened and professionally vetted Horror genre entertainment projects, announced on Thursday the launch of its new funding campaign on Crowdfunder to raise $750,000. Horror Equity Fund is not a production company. It offers… Read More

Indie Crowd Funder Reveals Why Equity Crowdfunding is Better For Hollywood

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With more celebrities turning to the crowd for new projects, Indie Crowd Funder has revealed the key reasons why Hollywood stars should consider using equity-based instead of reward-based crowdfunding. The platform shared in a recent blog post: “Since the beginning of Hollywood, the access to needed… Read More

Brief: Eleven Kickstarter-Funded Films Received Nineteen Total 2016 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

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On Wednesday, Kickstarter announced that eleven of its funded film projects received a total of nineteen Independent Spirit Awards nominations. The crowdfunding giant declared on its blog: “Film Independent recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Indie Spirit Awards and we’re excited to share that 11… Read More

DC Comics Unveils Video Dedicated to Indiegogo Success “Batkid Begins” (Video)

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In celebration of Indiegogo success Batkid Begins‘ theatrical release, DC Comics debuted a video dedicated to the young caped crusader. Batkid Begins follows the events leading up to the day Batkid saved San Francisco and what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral. Ultimately, the goal that day… Read More

Cinemeet Launches FundedByMe Initiative to Raise Nearly €200,000 For Movie Lover’s Tinder-Like App

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Earlier this month, Swedish-based startup Cinemeet  launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe to raise €190,000 for its Tinder-like app that’s set to help singles go on a date at the movies. Cinemeet started in Sweden 2014 and is now headquartered in California. The company secured a crowd funding… Read More

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… 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… 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…. 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More