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Filmmaker Toolkit: Crowdfunding

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    After All that Hubbub, What's the Final Verdict on Zach Braff Kickstarter Controversy?

    We may have thought the world was done complaining about or defending Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign, but earlier this week Emmy-winning television writer/director/producer Ken Levine ("M*A*S*H," "The Simpsons," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Dharma & Greg") reignited the debate over whether having ...

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    Why Will Melissa Joan Hart's Kickstarter Campaign Fail? Let's Explain It All.

    Last week, the Internet went crazy expressing either support or ennui after Zach Braff announced he'd be seeking $2 milllion on Kickstarter for his follow-up to "Garden State."

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    Crowdfunding, Now With Member Discounts

    A sure sign that the crowdfunding race is on? Seed&Spark has teamed with Film Independent and curated artistic membership community Big Vision Empty Wallet to offer discounts for their members.

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    SXSW Filmmakers Prove Crowdfunding Might Not Be the Norm and Final Cut Pro is Still Alive

    We asked SXSW filmmakers from the Competition, Headliners, Spotlight, Visions and Midnighters sections to tell us if they used crowdfunding for their work and what they edited on.

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    Can't Wait to Make a Feature? Go Crazy on Mobile App Vine like 'TUB' Director Bobby Miller

    Bobby Miller's short "TUB" played at Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, and more -- an awesome lineup.  Like other narrative filmmakers just out of film school, Miller was excited by the success of his short film, but he was getting anxious. 

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    How the First 15 Campaigns on New Crowdfunder Seed&Spark Fared in an Age of Crowdfunding Fatigue

    How the First 15 Campaigns on New Crowdfunder Seed&Spark Fared in an Age of Crowdfunding Fatigue

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    'Video Game High School' Breaks Kickstarter Film Fundraising Records

    Web series "Video Game High School" is raising the bar on the crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter, having beat out previous film fundraising records by almost double. "Video Game High School" has raised $808,341 from more than 10,000 backers. The money will be used to fund the second season of the s...

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    Crowdfunding on the Go! Kickstarter Debuts Mobile App

    Today, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has announced that it now has an app available for in the Apple App store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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    5 Things You Need to Know about the JOBS ACT and Equity Crowdfunding

    Although President Obama, who was just inaugurated for his second term, signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act more than eight months ago, the independent film industry remains in waiting to see the law bear fruit.

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    Kickstarter Finishes 2012 with $100 Million in Film and a Possible Feature Doc Oscar Nominee

    Since launching April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped 8,567 film projects raise $85.7 million (with $102.7 million pledged) from 891,979 backers.

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