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Update: Smithsonian’s “Conserve Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers” Campaign Nears $350,000 During the Final Days on Kickstarter

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With its Kickstarter campaign set to close on Wednesday (November 16th), Smithsonian Institute has successfully secured nearly $350,000 for its “Conserve Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers” project. The organization launched the initiative last month originally seeking $300,000. The Ruby Slippers were made nearly 80 years ago for… Read More

Overfunding: Smithsonian’s Ruby Slippers Kickstarter Surpasses $300,000 Funding Target

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The Smithsonian Institute has successfully surpassed the $300,000 funding target for its Ruby Slippers Kickstarter. The organization launched the campaign just one week ago to secure the funds to help conserve the iconic Wizard of Oz props. The Ruby Slippers were made nearly 80 years ago… Read More

“Super Troopers 2” Officially Back Into Production (Again)

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On Thursday, the crew of Indiegogo-funded Super Troopers 2 announced that the highly anticipated film is once again back into its production stage. Back in spring 2015, production studio Broken Lizard announced the sequel just 14 years after the first film’s release at the 2001 Sundance Festival…. Read More

LegionM Hits $1 Million Reg CF Crowdfunding Goal on Wefunder

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LegionM is now the second Reg CF offer to hit $1 million. The offer was scheduled to close later this month but under the securities exemption, issuers may only raise up to $1 million. The first Reg CF offer to ring the million dollar bell… Read More

Brief: Independent Feature Film “The Garden Left Behind” Uses ebay to Crowdfund Production

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Last week, Brazilian writer, film director, and producer, Flavio Alves, launched a fundraising campaign on eBay to raise funds for his upcoming independent feature film, The Garden Left Behind. The new film stars Michael Madsen and centers around the story of a Mexican transgender woman that is living… Read More

Brief: Pozible Introduces Upcoming Filmmaker Feature “ScreenConnect”

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This week, crowdfunding platform Pozible announced details about its new feature, ScreenConnect. The new product notably allows filmmakers to distribute Pozible funded films by incentivizing viewers to share the film with their networks. ScreenConnect’s features include: Rent, Purchase, & Screening: Filmmaker will set up pricing, and the… Read More

Legion M Teams Up with Alamo Drafthouse

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Legion M, a fan-owned entertainment studio, announced on Thursday that it has teamed up with independent theater chain and distribution company, Alamo Drafthouse, to “pave” new a paths for creative filmmakers everywhere. According to Legion M, Alamo Drafthouse brings unprecedented access to the film industry, spanning… Read More

Legion M Announces Title III Crowdfund Offering on Wefunder

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Legion M, a fan-owned entertainment studio, announced on Monday the launch of its Title III equity crowdfunding offering on Wefunder. The company “Tested the Waters” (TTW) under Reg A+ to gauge investor interest in funding their venture that seeks to produce movies, TV shows and more. The company,… Read More

Kickstarter Shares: “One Million People Have Supported Documentary Film on Our Crowdfunding Platform”

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Big news for Kickstarter filmmakers! The crowdfunding giant announced on Tuesday one million people have collectively backed more than 12,000 documentary film projects and more than 5,000 of those projects have been successfully funded. The Kickstarter team declared: “Thousands of documentary filmmakers have turned to… Read More

19 Kickstarter-Funded Films to Be Presented at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

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On Monday, Kickstarter announced that a total of 19 of its funded films will be presented at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, which will be kicking off in New York City this weekend. The crowdfunding portal declared in a recent blog post that more than 31,000 backers pledged… Read More

Arrow’s Stephen Amell Reveals Why He Decided to Turn to Crowdfunding For “Code 8”

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With his new film project, Code 8, continuing to be a huge success on Indiegogo, Arrow star Stephen Amell sat down with Deadline to discuss the campaign and why he decided to use the crowdfunding method. Code 8, which was created by Stephen and his cousin, Robbie Amell, takes… Read More

“Arrow” Stars Robbie & Stephen Amell Hit Indiegogo to Raise $200,000 For Short Film “Code 8”

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On Tuesday, Arrow star Stephen Amell and his cousin, Robbie Amell, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to secure $200,000 for the new film, Code 8. Code 8’s description reads: “The film takes place in a world where 4% of the population are born with some type… Read More

Kickstarter: Here’s Our Guide for the 2016 SXSW Film Festival

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On Friday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced details about its presence at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, which is being held in Austin, Texas. The Kickstarter crew revealed: “South by Southwest takes over Austin, Texas March 11–20, and we’ll be there with bells on. Here’s a… Read More

Kickstarter Celebrates Creators Nominated For 88th Annual Academy Awards

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With the 88th annual Academy Awards (Oscars) airing this Sunday evening, Kickstarter joined in on the event’s festivities by celebrating crowdfunding creators that have been nominated. The famous portal  revealed that since 2011 at least one Kickstarter-funded film has been nominated for an Oscar each… Read More

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