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Filmmaker Toolkit: Crowdfunding

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    7 Things NOT To Do on Kickstarter: A Cautionary Tale

    Here we tell you what not to do on Kickstarter.

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    How Piracy Helped 'The Man From Earth' Become A Viral Sensation and Inspired A Sequel

    "The Man from Earth" co-producer and director Richard Schenkman explains how illegal pirating helped his film break even and fueled a Kickstarter campaign for the sequel.

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    The Top 10 Myths of Crowdfunding: According to Indiegogo

    In theory, crowdfunding for filmmakers seems like a great idea, but isn't it a lot of work? And doesn't it seem a little bit too much like begging people for money? Indiegogo has heard those questions many times before. To address some of them, the crowdfunding platform announced via Twitter that it...

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Need to Read: Harry Knowles on Kickstarter, Target Gets Into the Streaming Business and More

    Harry Knowles hit his Kickstarter goal; GetGlue has a new, updated app, and other tech news for filmmakers and film fans.

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    Top 10 Most Creative Celebrity Kickstarter Backer Rewards: From Golfing with Tom Sizemore to Wearing Spike Lee's Old Sneakers

    We’ve rounded up 10 of the craziest celebrity Kickstarter backer rewards. Note: it's not too late to golf with Tom Sizemore!

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    Interview with Kickstarter's Yancey Strickler: 'It's Understandable that Filmmakers Would Feel Anxiety'

    When Spike Lee defended himself against the original critics of his Kickstarter campaign, he mentioned that Kickstarter heads Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler had explained to him why celebrities on Kickstarter weren't bad for less well-known creators. In fact, as the story goes, they bring more peo...

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    Exclusive: David Lynch's Son Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Narrative/Doc Hybrid 'Gray House'

    Indiewire has exclusively learned that filmmaker and painter Austin Lynch, son to David, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance his latest project "Gray House," a hybrid drama that interweaves both documentary and narrative footage to frame a "conversation about nature, identity, consumerism...

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    Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

    As crowdfunding becomes more and more the standard for independent film projects, filmmakers continue to look to Indiewire for resources on the best practices and tips for crowdfunding.

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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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