Tagged: celebrities

Indie Crowd Funder Reveals Why Equity Crowdfunding is Better For Hollywood

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

Famous Fashion Designer Elizabeth Emanuel Seeks £750,000 Through Crowdcube For New Brand

The mastermind behind the famous 1981 Princess Diana wedding dress has made her way to Crowdcube! Elizabeth Emanuel, who has also made gorgeous dresses for other celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Collins, hit the equity crowdfunding platform on Sunday (October 12th) to raise £750,000 for her new… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 1, 2013

VentureBeat | The JOBS Act leaves crowdfunding investors unprotected — the SEC is working with a flawed law According to the article, Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital filed the original petition to the SEC to create a crowdfunding exemption. In this article, she argues that… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 22, 2013

PolicyMic | Crowdfunding For Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts PolicyMic takes a deeper dive into the recent Crowdtilt campaigns funding private security forces in Oakland. What did they find? That some of the neighborhoods don’t have as much crime as one… Read More

Spike’s Stats: 35 People Gave $10,000 To The Newest, Hottest, Fully-Funded Spike Lee Joint

Spike Lee can start celebrating. He just surpassed a $1.25 million goal on Kickstarter for his new film, which as of now is still shrouded in a bit of mystery. It’s about love and it’s about blood, but in the words of Lee “The reason… Read More

Spike Lee On Trish Regan: “It Backfired And It Backfired On CNBC”

Spike Lee is making headlines again regarding his currently-running campaign on Kickstarter. Yesterday he was interviewed by BET and one of the subjects at hand was his recent tiff with CNBC pundit Trish Regan, who led an interview with Lee by alluding to criticisms he… Read More

WATCH: Spike Lee Slams Trish Regan Over Kickstarter Campaign

Spike Lee is quickly becoming one of the most outspoken advocates of crowdfunding in recent memory, lambasting any reporter or pundit that dares to heap criticism on the director for using Kickstarter to fund his next feature film. The latest to draw Lee’s ire? Trish… Read More

Spike Lee Crosses $500K, Carries Celebrity Crowdfunding Torch

Spike Lee has a high-profile Kickstarter campaign for his new film and the campaign has just crossed $500,000 of funding with a little over two weeks to go. As is often the case with celebrities on Kickstarter, Lee has carried the torch for crowdfunding and… Read More

Spike Lee: Kickstarter Co-Founders Warned Me About Catching Flack

It has become a rite of passage: celebrities that use Kickstarter  and crowdfunding in general will eventually be the subject of some number of articles asking if they’re ruining the platform, and then those same celebrities will be asked to offer their opinion on the matter…. Read More

$300K Short Of Goal, James Franco Lengthens Indiegogo Campaign

Being a celebrity doesn’t necessarily guarantee massive crowdfunding success. James Franco has raised less than half of a $500,000 goal toward his project for Palo Alto Stories on Indiegogo. We should point out that it is a flexible funding campaign, which means the only consequence of… Read More

Zach Braff Makes List Of “12 Who Are Changing Hollywood”

Zach Braff has made TheWrap.com’s list of 12 people who are changing Hollywood for his noted “Wish I Was Here” Kickstarter campaign. That guy started an internet feeding frenzy earlier this year when he decided to crowdfund a follow-up called “Wish I Was Here” at… Read More

WATCH: Cracked Funding A Million Dollar Kickstarter Pitch Video (Satire)

Rewards-based crowdfunding and the celebrity-driven campaigns that go with it are providing plenty of cannon fodder for US comedians. Cracked recently posted this video of a would-be actor creating a pitch video to fund a pitch video for his Kickstarter campaign. Sure, we all love… Read More

WATCH: The Onion, Brendan Fraser Tackle Celebrity Kickstarters

Kings of online satire The Onion have released a video detailing a (fake) Kickstarter campaign in which Brendan Fraser asks his fans for money so he can make a movie. He even says please! Watch below… Brendan Fraser: ‘I Would Like To Apply For One Kickstarter,… Read More

James Franco Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Feature Films

James Franco is probably best known for roles in the cult classic TV series Freaks and Geeks and movies like Spider Man and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Franco is also an author, having penned a book of short fictional stories based on his experience growing up in Palo… Read More

Crowdfunding Is A Buzzsaw For Celebrities, Good And Bad

Rob Thomas changed crowdfunding forever with his campaign for Veronica Mars, legitimizing the funding method as a way for successful folks to circumvent the powers-that-be. The crowd can now greenlight creative products by sheer power in numbers. Gatekeepers? That’s so 2010. Zach Braff took this… Read More

WATCH: Jon Lajoie Takes Shot At Celebrities On Kickstarter

Jon Lajoie is probably best known for his role on TV’s The League. He has now launched a fake crowdfunding page soliciting fake donations in order to “acquire massive wealth.” It’s a (pretty hilarious) tongue-in-cheek parody of celebrity-powered crowdfunding campaigns. He specifically takes shots at… Read More

WATCH: The Zach Braff Bashing Leaks Onto Funny Or Die, Indiegogo

The purveyors of the ScreenJunkies YouTube channel have launched a campaign on Indiegogo to crowdfund a full-page advertisement aimed at telling celebrities like Zach Braff to keep their “vanity projects” off of crowdfunding web sites like Kickstarter. From the campaign page… Our “Don’t Back Zach”… Read More

Why Melissa Joan Hart’s Kickstarter Project Failed

It’s finally happened. Kickstarter users have said “No thanks!” to a celebrity’s film project. The crowdfunding campaign for the film Darci’s Walk of Shame, which had Melissa Joan Hart attached to it, was cancelled Monday after raising only $51,605 from 315 backers in a little over… Read More

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