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    Take Note, Indie Filmmakers: Why Indiegogo Is at the Head of the Crowdfunding Class (Q & A)

    At a recent panel in Los Angeles, Marc Hofstatter of Indiegogo was joined by campaign producer Ray Brown ("The Bounce Back") to discuss the ins-and-outs of the company, and what makes a successful campaign -- in other words, sage wisdom for any indie filmmaker looking to crowdfund.

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    The Top 8 Challenges of Crowdfunding: An IFP Film Week Perspective

    Crowdfunding has become a go-to method for indie filmmakers, but they are facing lots of obstacles. We outline the top 8 challenges in crowdfunding.

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    Will You Help Penn Jillette Make a Horror Film?

    The latest celebrity to launch a crowdfunding campaign, Penn Jillette wants you to help him make a horror film and has started a campaign at FundAnything.

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    The Future of Crowdfunding (and the Tax Implications)

    A panel during IFP Film Week talked about crowdfunding and its tax implications.

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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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    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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    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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    TubeStart Launches Alternative Crowdfunding Platform for YouTube Creators (VIDEO)

    TubeStart opened up its new YouTube-based crowdfunding platform to the public on August 20. It will be available in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Unlike IndieGogo or Kickstarter, TubeStart is designed for YouTube channel creators and online video fans and offers four models for fundraising--without t...

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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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    Will Movie Star James Franco Face Blowback for Seeking $500,000 in Crowdfunding to Adapt His Short Stories to Film?

    James Franco, ever the multi-tasker willing to try something new, has latched on to the crowdfunding trend. He's seeking $500,000 from backers on Indiegogo to adapt his own book of short stories, titled "Palo Alto," into a trilogy of films. It's important to note that Indiegogo allows for "flexible ...

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