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    Filmmakers, There's Still a Chance for You to Be a Part of Spitfire's Ambitious Crowdsourced Documentary Contest

    Tongal, the company that has made a name for itself by encouraging the production of television and moving image web commercials through crowdsourcing ideas and production, is onto the next step of its partnership with Oscar-winning production company Spitfire Pictures. Spitfire Pictures is the doc...

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    Occupy Film: New Indie Funding Model or Gimmick? You Decide.

    "Scamdance," a film looking for funding on Kickstarter, is offering backers an unusual reward: experience in making a film, in this case, "Scamdance," a comedy about a fictional film festival. "It's like Project Greenlight," said the project's creator, the writer/director Sean Hanley.

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    Have an Idea for a Doc? Producers of Oscar-Winning 'Undefeated' are Looking to Crowdsource Doc Production

    Can crowdsourcing become a viable means for producing quality documentary films? Crowdsourcing site Tongal, which usually works for brands but is now working for Oscar-winning production company Spitfire Pictures, is giving it a go.

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    The NFL is Crowdsourcing a Documentary. Will It Be a Touchdown or a Blocked Punt?

    Crowdsourcing innovators continue to find new and novel contexts and the latest, brought to light in a Mashable article this week, details a documentary project that will utilize football fans to create the film’s content.

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    Josef Astor on "The 4 Scariest Things About Kickstarter"

    A few months ago, Jennifer Fox wrote a guest post for this very site, a three-part, 29-point guide to running a successful Kickstarter campaign. Fox’s groundbreaking documentary My Reincarnation had recently broken all Kickstarter records and would ultimately go on to raise over $150,000,...

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    Video: How The Film Industry Has Changed & Where It Is Going

    Video: How The Film Industry Has Changed & Where It Is Going

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    Koo On "Your Audience is Worth More Than $"

    Film may be 110 years old, the Film Industry a century, Amer-Indie, as a semi-organized infrastructure and process, 30 years, but as a creative community we are only a few years, at best, in. Sure the guilds have been here longer, but as an open & transparent, group, activity sharing information and aspirations, it's taken the rise of blogging culture to bring us together.As much as we are coming together on a general basis, indie film communities come together now around specific voices. Nonetheless, other than Kevin Smith there are very few folks who have truly built and served their audiences to such an extent that that audience is in fa...

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    Interdependent Film

    It is not independent film. We are all connected.

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    The Costs Of Crowdfunding

    Filmmakers speak of crowdfunding as if it is free money. It isn't. In some instances it isn't even close to being so.

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    Lynette Howell on "Producing Is Supporting New Talent Through More Than Just Production"

    If you are a regular reader of this blog, or follower of mine on Twitter, I think you know that for me a Producer only deserves that credit when they truly commit to support the project from beginning to end. You also probably know how challenging I find the calling of producing these days, when we...

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