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The Joy of My Kickstarter Fail

The Joy of My Kickstarter Fail

BY Alicia S. Writer, Filmmaker at Creedmoria, LLC   Last year, I wrote “My 7-Step Guide to Mastering Kickstarter. I hope” for the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog on my expectations and challenges with crowdfunding and guess what? I mastered nothing. Total fail. My goal had been to raise $60k. In the end, unfortunately, 176 wonderful backers who pledged $28,296 (assuming that I reached my goal…which I didn’t) equaled $0. The money raised was going to enable me to make my feature film, Creedmoria. I had some incredible cast members lined up and was in the process of searching for our lead actress. After ten years of working on the…

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“Buy-to-Unglue” Crowdfunding for eBooks goes Beta with “Lagos_2060”

“Buy-to-Unglue” Crowdfunding for eBooks goes Beta with “Lagos_2060”

for immediate release “Buy-to-Unglue” Crowdfunding for eBooks goes Beta with “Lagos_2060” January 20, 2014 – The first “Buy to Unglue” ebook went on sale this week as Unglue.it’s new crowdfunding mechanism reached Beta. This is another step in Unglue.it’s effort to become “the bookstore for books that want to be free”. The campaign page is at https://unglue.it/work/128685/ “Buy-to-Unglue” uses ebook purchases as a crowdfunding mechanism. Every ebook downloaded comes with a future dated Creative Commons license. Each purchase brings that Creative Commons effective date, the date the ebook becomes free to everyone, closer to the present. The first ebook to be sold in this way…

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“Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding”

“Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding”

Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann doesn’t think it will be long until every studio in town is taking advantage of the crowdfunding model not just to raise an audience, but also to raise money, for their their own blockbuster ambitions. “Its not that far away, actually,” Ringelmann said at TheWrap’s Media Leadership Conference, TheGrill, Tuesday at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. “What we are going to see is studios recognizing the value of unleashing a fan base early before the film comes out, as a tactic to actually identify social influencers online.” “The way they will dabble in this,” she said,” is carve out a…

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How Crowdfunding Tells the Story of a Hollywood Legend

How Crowdfunding Tells the Story of a Hollywood Legend

By Robert J. Mullins CFB Sr. Staff Writer: The classic Hollywood image of the film industry was parodied in the 1992 film “The Player,” in which Tim Robbins plays a studio executive constantly being pitched movie ideas like “It’s ‘Out of Africa’ meets ‘Pretty Woman,’” or “’Ghost’ meets ‘Manchurian Candidate.’” But today, you don’t have to grovel before a studio exec, you can just go online and pitch to the crowd. Film is one of the most active categories of crowdfunding tracked by the major platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and others. But the proliferation of film and video pitches to the crowd means those…

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Unlocking Your Crowdfunding Campaign’s True Purpose

Unlocking Your Crowdfunding Campaign’s True Purpose

Guest blog: We as filmmakers must strive to create something more experiential than another movie campaign Everywhere you turn, it’s as though everyone, and I mean everyone — from indie film pioneers to Hollywood’s household names — is raising funds online for a new film or video project. A mere three years ago, crowdfunding was in its infancy and just learning how to walk. Now, it’s on its feet, running and moving faster month after month affording artists, entrepreneurs and conscientious individuals and institutions the ability to more easily fund the things that matter most to them. More easily, but by no means easy, of course. Because…

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Historic Theatre seeks online crowdfunding for a digital upgrade

Historic Theatre seeks online crowdfunding for a digital upgrade

It’s just a novelty. It’s never going to last. Or will it? That question has dogged every movie-technology upgrade since silents became talkies and black-and-white went Technicolor. And that’s the question dogging a timeless movie-going couple in a frankly hilarious Kickstarter video — a so-called “Kigstarter” video — posted by downtown Vancouver’s historic Kiggins movie theater. The Kiggins is looking for an $85,000 kick from Kickstarter — which means you — by Monday if it is to join the 21st century and upgrade its movie-showing equipment from celluloid film to digital. It’s not an elective decision, according to Kiggins owner Dan Wyatt. Wyatt said the…

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Michael Eisner on Kickstarter: ‘I Think It’s Only Positive’

Michael Eisner on Kickstarter: ‘I Think It’s Only Positive’

Kickstarter may be popular among producers of the maker variety. But what about producers of a more traditional strain — say, Hollywood producers? And record companies? And movie studios? During a discussion with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Walter Isaacson asked Michael Eisner, who was watching the discussion from the audience, what he thinks of the crowdfunding service. The former Walt Disney Company CEO, Isaacson pointed out, made a living helping to build up artistic projects in the same way Kickstarter does — but he did so through a studio system whose model is pretty much the opposite of crowdfunding. So what…

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HEADLINE NEWS

LivemintFinding the right balance on crowdfundingLivemintSecurities market regulator Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has been trying to get a handle on digital platform-based crowdfunding since at least 2014, when it issued a cautiously positive consultation paper. It fl [...]

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

Baltimore SunHarford still opposes crowdfunding sites for school donationsBaltimore SunRaising money through online crowdfunding sites is an ideal way for teachers to find the funds to purchase classroom materials and should be restored, the head of the Harford County teachers' u [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

The Northern Daily LeaderThe perks and pitfalls of crowdfundingThe Northern Daily LeaderWith a few clicks, would-be entrepreneurs, artists and charities can launch a project and start crowdfunding. All they need to do is nominate a dollar goal to raise within a certain time, and list [...]

League: Warriors legend Monty Betham drops crowdfunding bidNew Zealand HeraldFormer Warriors Monty Betham has pulled the pin on his quest to launch a crowdfunding campaign to buy the Warriors. With Warriors owner Eric Watson locked in negotiations to sell, Betham made a plea to league [...]

ForbesWhat Works In Equity Crowdfunding -- Insights From ResearchForbesAs we have recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act into law, it is a good time to take stock of the effect that the legislature had on equity crowdfunding in the United States. It [...]

GeekZing Smart Light Passes Crowdfunding Goal With Flying Colors ...GeekAt age 31, I still prefer to keep a light on in the hallway, illuminating my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. (God forbid I step on the creeping cat—or ...and more » [...]

Censorship in Crowdfunding Services and How Bitcoin Could HelpInside BitcoinsThis once again highlighted the need for crowdfunding and community support for independent projects to remain afloat, but this time it was more serious. With YouTube throttling advertising revenue to creator [...]

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