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Filmmaker Toolkit: Crowdfunding

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    Will You Donate to See Katherine Heigl Marry a Woman in New Indie From 'Beaches' Writer?

    You can now add Katherine Heigl to the list of celebrities turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their projects, but first note that this situation is a bit different than Zach Braff and Spike Lee going on Kickstarter to finance their projects.

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    Is Kickstarter the Future of DIY Distribution?

    Evince Productions and Create Entertainment announced the launch of a 45-day exclusive Kickstarter limited release of the independent feature film, "The Projectionist," the first time a film has been distributed via Kickstarter.

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    Filmmakers Will Connect with Investors via New Online Film Financing Company Passion First Funding Portal

    Passion First Funding Portal, a new online film financing company, was announced recently at The Sundance Film Festival. Here's how it will work.

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    How An Indie Director Teamed With Comic Book Legend Larry Hama to Kickstart a Sci-Fi Film

    Boy reads comic book. Boy falls in love with comic book. Boy grows up dreaming of comic book and makes fan film about it. Comic book creator sees the film and reaches out to that boy and says, "That was really cool. Let's make a movie together." Here's the story of how it happened.

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    How Did the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers Crowdfund (If At All?)

    Here's which platforms this year's Sundance Film Festival filmmakers used to crowdfund (if any).

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    Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Sold Big at Sundance, But What Do His Backers Get?

    "Wish I Was Here" sold big at The Sundance Film Festival. How do his Kickstarter backers feel about the film's success?

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    Online Film Financing Startup Passion First Funding Portal Announced at Sundance

    Passion First Funding Portal, an online film financing company, was announced yesterday at Sundance. It is one of the first portals to be formed under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS), which was passed in September in an attempt to promote small business ventures.

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    At Sundance, Vimeo Launches a $500K Program for Crowdfunded Films

    Today at Sundance, Vimeo launched a $500K program supporting crowdfunded films

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    From 'The Canyons' to 'The Square:' A Kickstarter Year in Review for 2013

    From "The Canyons" to "The Square," It's been a good year for Kickstarter.

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    7 Tips for Crowdfunding Your Event from The Atlanta Film Festival

    Chris Holland, Operations and Marketing Director for the Atlanta Film Festival, writes about why the festival decided to use crowdfunding to raise money for the annual event and shares his lessons for crowdfunding.

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