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    Tiffany Shlain Explains How and Why Non-Profits and Others Can Crowdsource Film Production for Free

    Tiffany Shlain, who has been a player in the Bay Area tech scene for over a decade and who directed the 2011 Sundance film "Connected," is currently promoting her cloud filmmaking project, a way for organizations and others to get filmmakers all over the world to contribute to collaborative film pro...

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    FUNDING SPOTLIGHT: "Portrait" by Donato Sansone

    I'm very selective about posting crowd funded projects - but this one is worthy of your attention. Animator Donato Sansone is creating an art video composed of grotesque, surreal and abstract portraits. Check this out.

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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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    John Waters and Michael Tully Endorse the Roxie Theater's Kickstarter Campaign

    San Fransisco's Roxie Theater, the oldest continuously running cinema in the United States and the second oldest theater in the world, has launched a Kickstarter campaign with the hope of raising $60,000 by Dec. 12. Any contributions made in the name of the Roxie Theater will support the final phase...

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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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