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    Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Seed & Spark? Comparing Crowdfunding Platform Success Rates When It Comes to Film Projects

    Filmmakers have a growing number of choices when deciding which crowdfunding platform, if any, to use. We were curious to see how the different platforms compared, and so when an Indiegogo search tool that allowed one to search for how well projects do was pointed out by Adrianne Jeffries in her pi...

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    Spike Lee Makes Kickstarter Goal, Will Make His Blood Addiction Movie (And It Still Definitely Isn't 'Blacula')

    As we reported earlier, Lee's campaign initially turned many of his fans off, but as time went on, he got the hang of the platform.

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    Spike Lee Does the Right Thing: The Seven Ways He Revamped His Kickstarter Campaign

    Spike Lee has had a hard time getting love from industry pundits and journalists for his ill-conceived Kickstarter campaign. If you follow the campaign close enough, though, it's clear Lee is learning as he goes along. And as the campaign goes along, it's actually unfolding beautifully.

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    Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is Back...And He Wants Your Money for a Horror Film

    Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has jumped on the celebrity crowdfunding bandwagon, posting on Indiegogo that he is looking to raise $85,000 for "Evil Blessings," a horror film which the singer plans to produce, co-wrote, and star in.

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    10 Pinterest Boards Filmmakers Should Be Following

    Pinterest is also a great resource for filmmakers to easily access everything from production tips, information about festivals and funding resources. Here are 10 boards filmmakers should follow.

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    Does Spike Lee Have a Kickstarter? Sho-Nuff You-Dig! Does He Have a Script? Unclear.

    According to the Kickstarter video on Spike Lee's $1.25 million campaign page for "The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint," a few weeks before shooting the campaign video, one of Lee's students told him about the recent successes of the "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff Kickstarter campaigns.

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    After SEC JOBS Act Ruling, How Can You Approach Film Investors?

    After over a year figuring out the regulatory rules to implement the JOBS Act, the SEC has lifted its band on so-called 506 exemptions. What does this mean for filmmakers? Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown has the answers on his Filmonomics blog. See the original post here, and see the entire...

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    Kickstarter Gives Back What Public Television Takes Away, 'Citizen Koch' Makes Kickstarter Goal

    After The New Yorker profiled the story of Carl Deal and Tia Lessin's loss of a grant for their Sundance competition title "Citizen Koch" from public television producers ITVS, the filmmakers received an outpouring of support. The filmmakers, who made the stellar Katrina doc "Trouble the Water," we...

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    Here Are 5 Essential Tips For Casting Your Micro-Budget Feature

    Although they have over a dozen years of experience in film and television production, when Scott K. Foley and Josh Rosenberg set out to make a micro-budget feature, they hadn't anticipated how challenging it would be to cast the lead. Of course, there are countless undiscovered actresses out there ...

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    It Ain't Easy Being Kickstarter: The Pains of Growing Bigger

    As the highest-profile crowdfunding site on the web, Kickstarter has received the majority of the backlash, specifically against celebrities on its platform. Two recent news stories about Kickstarter have much to say about the difficult position Kickstarter is in as the great democratizer in creati...

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