Tagged: emily best

Seed&Spark Closes $2Million Seed Round, Shares Truth About Funding Pitfalls in Blog Post

Seed&Spark, an independent film funding platform founded by Emily Best, recently closed a $2 million seed round. Instead of shooting out a standard press announcement chock full of superlatives, Best hit the pages of Medium to share the truth as to how difficult funding is… Read More

Seed&Spark Now Accepting Submissions For Communal Nightmare Crowdfunding Rally

Seed&Spark, the independent film crowdfunding platform, announced on Friday it is now accepting submissions for its Communal Nightmare Crowdfunding Rally, an initiativefor feature genre films that bring society’s nightmares to life. The funding portal has teamed up with 3311 Productions and The Orchard to award… Read More

Seed&Spark Teams Up With WeTransfer & Bow And Arrow Entertainment to Launch Crowdfunding Rally “100 Days of Optimism”

Seed&Spark, the independent film crowdfunding platform, announced on Monday it has teamed up with WeTransfer and Bow and Arrow Entertainment to launch 100 Days of Optimism, which is described as a crowdfunding rally for stories of hope, change, redemption and inspiration. Filmmakers who participate in the… Read More

Producing Change: Seed&Spark CEO Emily Best Discusses #MeToo, the Film Industry & Crowdfunding

“We are asking everyone in our community to take responsibility for their part. We ask all of our filmmakers to make a public facing statement about how their project is increasing inclusion in entertainment. We make it very clear to our audiences that what we… Read More

Seed&Spark and CEO Emily Best Have Exciting Plans for 2018: Action!

Seed&Spark, the subscription streaming and crowdfunding platform focused on making entertainment more diverse and inclusive, has announced a slate of crowdfunding rallies for 2018, aiming to bring hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching loans, grants and investments from prestige brands and production company partners… Read More

Seed&Spark CEO Emily Best & Duplass Brothers Productions Celebrate Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally Film Winners: “MisEducation of Bindu” & “Drought”

Seed&Spark CEO & Founder Emily Best and Mark Duplass (Room 104, The One I Love, Creep) and announced that Duplass Brothers Productions will be executive producing two locally based features as the winners of the Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally: The MisEducation of Bindu (Indianapolis, IN)… Read More

Green Light! Seed&Spark’s Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally Presents Finalists

Fifteen filmmakers advanced today to the finals of Seed&Spark’s Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Rally, moving on to pitch their local feature film to Mark and Jay Duplass, who will executive produce up to five of the movies as well as provide up to $25,000 in no-interest… Read More

Seed&Spark Roundup: Leading Film Industry Crowdfunding, Hosting Hometown Heroes Filmmakers Rally

Seed&Spark has made its niche within film industry crowdfunding, raising over $7M for film projects since launching in 2012 under the helm of CEO & Founder Emily Best. The platform is currently hosting a crowdfunding rally for national filmmakers in partnership with Mark Duplass.  The… Read More

Seed&Spark Announces Entertainment Initiative #100DaysOfDiversity

Seed&Spark, the independent film crowdfunding platform, announced on Wednesday the launch of its latest entertainment initiative, #100DaysofDiversity, which is described as a movement that’s joining creators, audiences, brands, festivals, and organizations to actively increase representation in entertainment in 100 days starting January 20th. The crowdfunding platform… Read More

Seed&Spark and MasterCard Team up to Launch “TVs Next Great Show”

Seed&Spark, the independent film crowdfunding platform, has partnered up with MasterCard on a “Crowdfunding Rally” created to uncover and launch “TVs next great show.”  Launched on September 12th, the New Voice Crowdfunding Rally seeks to empower aspiring film creators to fund a short film or… Read More

Seed&Spark Offers Up New Class: Crowdfunding to Build Independence (Video)

Seed&Spark, crowdfunding platform for independent films, recently announced its new class, Crowdfunding to Build Independence. The portal has taught this class at over 100 film festivals, schools and organizations around the U.S. The classes feature co-founders Emily Best and Erica Anderson.  The Seed&Spark team shared: “Crowdfunding to… Read More

Seed&Spark’s Emily Best Talks iN Demand Agreement: “We Were At 65M Homes in the U.S., Now We’re in 100M!”

Last month, Seed&Spark, crowdfunding platform for independent films, announced it made direct distribution deal with cable and digital distributor, iN DEMAND. The portal hopes that the agreement will help expand its domestic distribution reach by 50%. Now, CEO and founder of Seed&Spark, Emily Best, is ready to… Read More

Brief: Seed&Spark Completes New Film Distribution Arrangement

On Thursday, crowdfunding platform for independent films, Seed&Spark, announced it has completed a distribution arrangement to extend its reach to millions of cable customers across the U.S. Through this new agreement, major cable providers will now have access to Seed&Spark’s library of excellent independent content… Read More

Seed&Spark Announces Expansion & Launch of Redesigned Website

Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution ecosystem for filmmakers, announces on Wednesday the expansion of the company with the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website and the addition of four new team members. Just one year of being on the road with their… Read More

Seed&Spark Joins with Tangerine Entertainment to Support Women

Seed&Spark, an indie-film crowdfunding and distribution platform, has signed a partnership with Tangerine Entertainment to boost the shared mission of supporting women film creators. Tangerine is a film production company that focuses on commercially viable films that incorporates women filmmakers and/or strong roles for women… Read More

Seed&Spark’s Emily Best Talks Indie Films & Partnerships With Verizon

Fresh off the announcement of Seed&Spark’s partnership with FiOS TV, founder of the crowdfunding platform, Emily Best sat down with Verizon to shared details about the new collaboration and revealed her thoughts about the always evolving indie film industry. During the interview, Best discussed the platform’s history,… Read More

FiOS TV Partners with Seed&Spark to Grow Its Independent Film Offering

This year’s film awards season showcased the growing appetite and reach for independent films. Beginning in April, Verizon will be the first pay-TV provider to offer FiOS TV customers access to more independent films On Demand as part of a new partnership with the world’s leading… Read More

Seed&Spark Teams Up With Emerging Pictures to Distribute a More Diverse Selection of Films in Local Movie Theaters

Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform made just for independent film, is set to partner with Emerging Pictures, an all-digital film and alternate content network of theaters in the U.S., to extend theatrical distribution to filmmakers who crowdfund on the Seed&Spark platform. Starting in March, both feature… Read More

Seed&Spark Extends Distribution of Independent Films on iTunes

Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding platform made just for independent film, extends its foray into digital distribution, making films available to millions of iTunes customers around the world. Seed&Spark has selected a handful of films to pilot a new distribution program with iTunes. Going forward, films that… Read More

G-Technology Announces New Partnership With Seed&Spark For Independent Filmmakers

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced a partnership with Seed&Spark, a community crowdsourcing ecosystem that enables independent filmmakers to fund, promote and distribute their projects. Kicking off at Sundance, the partnership will inspire and educate the Indie filmmaking community through support of… Read More