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‘Babylon 5′ Feature Film Reboot Will Not Rely On Crowdfunding

‘Babylon 5′ Feature Film Reboot Will Not Rely On Crowdfunding

By Patrick Munn, Last week, TVWise reported that Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczysnki had announced plans at San Diego Comic Con for a feature film reboot of the sci-fi series. Stracyzysnki will pen the film next year for a projected 2016 production start date. JMS also stated that he hopes to use actors from the series in new roles for the feature film and, thanks to his deal with the studio from the 1990s which saw him retain the feature film rights, he will be making the film regardless of whether or not Warner Bros chooses to get on board. But with the news…

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IdeasTap Launches Accelerator: Commission-Free Crowdfunding For Creative People

IdeasTap Launches Accelerator: Commission-Free Crowdfunding For Creative People

Clyde Smith | HypeBot | Aug 4, 2014 – IdeasTap is an “arts charity” or nonprofit based in London that supports young creatives with funding, networking tools and information. To further their mission they launched a commission-free crowdfunding platform with “Cash TopUp Funds” for outstanding projects. However Accelerator is for UK residents only and that’s unlikely to change given the UK focus of IdeasTap. According to the Accelerator launch announcement, Peter De Haan founded IdeasTap in 2008: “in response to the first of the arts funding cuts, to empower young creative people through opportunities, seed funding, arts jobs and career development.” This mix is evident…

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CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

 CrowdFund Beat International Media Group  CFB USA CFB UK CFB Canada CFB Germany CFB Italy CFB France CFB Holland Weekly Pro CrowdFunding USA Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference   CrowdFunding.tv Video Library CFB Film   TOP 100 CrowdFunding Platforms Who’s Who of CrowdFunding Professionals Top 10 Real Estate CrowdFunding “Regulation Crowdfunding” White Paper Top Ranking CrowdFunding Website [document] Final Title III Equity Crowdfunding Rules the SEC approved [document] SEC DERA reports on the US private placement market Q&A on Title III Crowdfunding “Outline for Portals and Issuers” CrowdFunding , Title III Primer JOBS Act SEC Approval of FINRA Rules  Crowdfunding for Entrepeneurship Report TOP 5 Renewable Energy Crowdfunding…

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The Hollywood director Simon West CrowdFunding on SyndicateRoom

CFB News Wire The Hollywood director behind Tomb Raider and Con Air, Simon West, is offering SyndicateRoom investors the chance to be part of cinematic history by investing in his latest movie, Salty as part of his crowdfunding campaign. West has a highly impressive track record, having produced and/or directed Con Air, The General’s Daughter, Tomb Raider, Black Hawk Down, When A Stranger Calls, The Mechanic and Expendables 2. Now Simon West is going independent: he has made the decision to produce a new film, not funded through the traditional studio-led route, but instead with the help of our equity crowdfunding platform. https://www.syndicateroom.com/Salty

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6 Keys to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

6 Keys to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Emily Best | BackStage | July 21, 2014 – So far, we’ve covered how to begin to engage your community (long before you think of crowdfunding!) and everything you need to consider leading up to the launch of a campaign. But let’s talk about execution and aftermath. Crowdfunding, like filmmaking, is won and lost in the prep. That said, you can’t just take a campaign live and hope everyone flocks to it. Each day requires careful maintenance, and the name of the game is momentum. Each day your campaign updates, emails and social media posts should be telling the world you’re that much closer to…

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Crowdfunding Gets More Crowded

Crowdfunding Gets More Crowded

By Sean J. Miller, A new crowdfunding website targeting indie filmmakers wants to lure projects in development with the promise of online promotion and other services. Filmmakers can already partner with established sites such as Indiegogo (with whom Backstage has a partnership) or Kickstarter to crowdfund their campaigns. In fact, the latter’s reach will be felt this summer when Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” opens in theaters: The feature received more than $3.1 million in funding from 46,520 supporters through Kickstarter. Edward Panos, who co-founded IndieFilmFunding.com with his niece, Stephanie Lee Panos, said that those existing crowdfunding platforms have too broad of a focus.…

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The Crowdfunding Upstart That’s Turning Freelancers Into Superstars

The Crowdfunding Upstart That’s Turning Freelancers Into Superstars

BY LAURA HUDSON , Cara Ellison always felt like something was missing. Although the Scottish videogame critic was an established writer at multiple websites and magazines about games, she had long tired of superficial press junkets and canned press releases. She wanted to do the sort of long-form, embedded journalism with game creators that she saw in music and film, to spend days or even weeks with the creators she thought were making fascinating, important games—even if they weren’t big-budget, mainstream titles—and dig into what made those people tick. The problem was, no one wanted to run it. “There was just no place for it,”…

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Crowdfunding Site Hosts Big Names – Hanks Film Among First Projects

Crowdfunding Site Hosts Big Names – Hanks Film Among First Projects

Jordan Zakarin | March 26, 2014 | TheWrap – Junction is only open to wealthier investors, and says its projects will be released with or without them Soon, wealthy movie fans will be able to get more than a digital download and a T shirt for investing in films online. The new Junction — which is already raising money for films with Tom Hanks, among others — isn’t a Kickstarter-type site that helps movies get made. Instead, it will allow investors to contribute to films that already have financially backing and will be made regardless of whether Junction participants join in. One of its first…

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Raise My Film Funds – Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

Published on Mar 13, 2014 Raise My Film Funds is the #1 CrowdFunding Site exclusively for the Entertainment Industry. It gives Independent Filmmakers, Scriptwriters, Game Designers, Theatrical Producers and other Visual/Media Artist a new option for raising capital online for any stage of production in a niche web presence. Exclusive to the film industry, the site attracts studio executives scouting new projects for development. #raisemyfilmfunds http://raisemyfilmfunds.com

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Kickstarter brings hundreds of its funded films to iTunes

Kickstarter brings hundreds of its funded films to iTunes

By EMIL PROTALINSKI, Kickstarter today launched a new room on iTunes, featuring “hundreds” of films that have launched thanks to the crowdfunding service. Some notable Kickstarter-funded films in the room include Veronica Mars, Gimme the Loot, Indie Game: The Movie, Putty Hill, Trash Dance, and Buzkashi Boys. Kickstarter took the opportunity to remind everyone that $200 million has been pledged to film and video projects on the service since 2009. Getting these features, shorts, documentaries, Web series, and all other types of films on iTunes is a big move. Next up, Netflix? source http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/03/14/kickstarter-brings-hundreds-funded-films-itunes/#!zX1YA

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Zachary Levi Launches Crowd-Funding Campaign for Nerd HQ

Zachary Levi Launches Crowd-Funding Campaign for Nerd HQ

Philiana Ng | 3/11/2014 | On Tuesday, the Chuck and Thor 2 star launches a 46-day crowd-funding campaign, “I Want My Nerd HQ,” to help partially finance the popular fan event Nerd HQ, which is eyeing its fourth year at San Diego’s Comic-Con this July. Levi, who began Nerd HQ in 2011, is hoping to reach a target goal of $1 million through Indiegogo, a crowd-funding platform similar in vein to Kickstarter. Since Nerd HQ began three years ago, attendance has grown from 20,000 in its inaugural year to 32,000 in 2013, raising $215,000 for Operation Smile through celebrity panel series “Conversations for a Cause”…

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Bean, Grint take on Enemy Of Man with Crowdfunding

Bean, Grint take on Enemy Of Man with Crowdfunding

Belfast Telegraph | 11 MARCH 2014 | Sean Bean, Charles Dance and Rupert Grint are set to star in the Macbeth adaptation, Enemy Of Man. Emmy-winning actor Sean will play Macbeth, with Charles as the King of Scotland Duncan in the film, which is looking for financing on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Former Harry Potter star Rupert will play Scottish Thane Ross, with James D’Arcy as Macbeth’s friend Banquo. Jason Flemyng has been cast as Macduff, the Thane of Fife, with Sam Spruell and Neil Maskell also having roles. The historical drama marks the directorial debut of actor Vincent Regan, who has also written the screenplay,…

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Crowdfund InsiderRecommendations Provided to EU to Boost Crowdfunding in Renewable EnergyCrowdfund InsiderA group of 14 different partners worked on the project that saw the participation of the European Crowdfunding Network and four different crowdfunding platforms in the renewable e [...]

Jamaica GleanerPointers to Publishing | Consider crowdfunding to finance your bookJamaica GleanerYou have great ideas but do not have the funds, or you do not want to take the risk of taking a loan or asking for financial support from family. Crowdfunding might be your best bet, and t [...]

FortuneCrowdfunding: Women Better at Raising Money Than Men Are ...FortuneA new study has found that women are generally better than men at crowdfunding.Women are better at crowdfunding than men, shows study | The ...The IndependentWhy women join the crowd: Gender gap in bank lending, [...]

The VergeDonald Trump's terrible crowdfunding site was a microcosm of his political careerThe VergeAnd from the beginning, the site had Trump's populist edge. Zanker boasted that “the reign of Kickstarter's Brooklyn hipsters is over,” referring to Kickstarter's New [...]

ForbesWhy Crowdfunding Is Still Booming, Especially For Chinese Tech CompaniesForbesBased on recent media reports, it looks like crowdfunding is now in the "disillusionment" phase of the famous Gartner hype cycle, after peaking a few years back. I will argue that crowdfundin [...]

Social media, crowdfunding skirmishes encapsulate Endy debateThe Herald JournalAfter that, a campaign with the same goals and the same organizer appeared on a separate crowdfunding site, FundRazr.com. This campaign also drew negative attention on social media, and after a few hours th [...]

How Women Trounce Men When Raising Seed Crowdfunding CapitalForbesMale entrepreneurs may account for the majority of business owners raising finance on crowdfunding platforms in the UK, but their female counterparts are far more likely to get the support they seek, new research shows. [...]

Android Authority (blog)Crowdfunding project of the week: ORII allows for making calls using your fingerAndroid Authority (blog)Did you ever watch those movies where special agents communicate with each other by putting an index finger up to the ear? I wasn't always able to see a [...]

Wired.co.ukAfter budget cuts, museums are crowdfunding to preserve historyWired.co.ukIn 2015, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. launched its very first crowdfunding campaign to 'Reboot the Suit'. The idea was to raise much-need funds to conser [...]

Awesome tech you can't buy yet: Sun-defying tents, bee monitors, dream masksDigital TrendsAt any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you'll find no shortage [...]

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