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    Before You Beg Us: Here Are Four Easy Rules For Every Celebrity on Kickstarter

    Former Dresden Dolls bandleader Amanda Palmer exceeded expectations, including her own, when she launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year to release her latest album. However, she was caught off guard by an outcry on the Internet when she did not pay guest musicians she invited onto the sta...

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    Crowdfunding Gets a Major Test Case: David Fincher Wants Your Money for 'The Goon'

    Wow. The straightforward simplicity of crowdfunding appeals even to Oscar-nominated master filmmakers working at the highest levels of the major studio system. The latest example is David Fincher, who has just dipped into the Kickstarter universe in an effort to raise money to push forward the adapt...

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    'Ingenious' Filmmakers Raising Money on Kickstarter Are Looking for a Little Help From Jeremy Renner

    You’ve probably never heard of the film “Ingenious,” but it’s in an undeniably unique position for a low-budget indie looking for finishing funds on Kickstarter.

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    The Porn Industry Takes a Whack at Crowdfunding With Offbeatr

    The adult entertainment industry has always bred innovators. And it was only a matter of time before the porn world got sucked into the crowdfunding craze. So it’s hardly a surprise that Extra Lunch Money launched Offbeatr Thursday, the first real effort to turn the fevered dreams of sexually ...

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    Humphrey Bogart Posthumously Supports Low-Budget Thriller 'This Last Lonely Place'

    Humphrey Bogart as indie-film booster? It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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    To Crowdfund or Not to Crowdfund: 20 Years After Making 'Hoop Dreams,' Filmmaker Steve James Braves the New Financing World With 'Generation Food'

    I’ve never done this kind of fundraising before. But for some time I’ve been intrigued to see that people have had success with it.

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    With a $15 Million Infusion, Crowdfunder Indiegogo Angles for World Domination

    Kickstarter may get a lot of the online crowdfunding press, but Indiegogo believes it's closer to world domination with last week's announcement that it's raised $15 million in round A financing to expand its global reach.

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    Are You Really Ready to Crowdfund? Here Are 8 Tips from Filmmakers Who've Been There

    We've all heard how great crowdfunding can be for filmmakers.  Some filmmakers struggle to juggle freelance gigs while they're trying to get their own film made.  A cool $20,000 gives them time away from scrounging for spare change. It's opening up funding streams that nev...

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    IFP and The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Collaboration for Independent Film Week 2011

    Independent Film Project (IFP) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the new collaboration that includes the relocation of IFP’s signature program, Independent Film Week, to The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center and to provide joint programming during th...

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    IFP’s Independent Film Week To Launch “Future of Film Today” Short Film Series

    New York, NY – In partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, IFP announced the launch of the “The Future of Film Today” short film series, highlighting the work and personal stories of six talented New York-based independent filmmakers during Independent Film Week. Formerly known as the IFP Market, Independent Film Week is the leading forum in the U.S. dedicated to discovering and showcasing new independent film projects and talent. It is the place where filmmakers, film lovers and film professionals can come together to support new projects in development and new voices on the independent film sce...

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