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    Online Film Financing Startup Passion First Funding Portal Announced at Sundance

    Passion First Funding Portal, an online film financing company, was announced yesterday at Sundance. It is one of the first portals to be formed under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS), which was passed in September in an attempt to promote small business ventures.

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    Review: With Sex And Drugs Galore, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Is Martin Scorsese’s Craziest Movie

    A brazen three-hour cinematic bender of sex and drugs set to the tune of financial chaos, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is undoubtedly the craziest movie of his career.

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    How to Succeed in Business: 6 Tips From IFP Keynote Speaker Glen Basner

    After hearing FilmNation CEO Glen Basner talk at the IFP Film Week Filmmaker Conference, we wrote up these 6 lessons in how to succeed in the film business.

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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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    How to Manage The Relationship Between Film Producer and Investor

    Yesterday at IFC Doc Conference at The Toronto Film Festival, Dan Cogan presented "The Gift," a speech about how filmmakers can best manage their relationships with the investors who make their work possible

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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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    Gary Baddeley On "What One Learns About Film Financing From Film Financing Conferences"

    Sometimes it seems like there's more talk about movies getting made than there is actual activity. The question of how we all learn and remain aware of the actual practice of day will always loom large. Since knowledge and access (i.e. connections) will always be key commodities in the pursuit of ...

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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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    David Fine on "More Thoughts On Crowdfunding Campaigns"

    This past week, we've had a lot of input from filmmakers who have used the IndieGoGo crowdfunding platform. Filmmakers have been sharing techniques and best practices on what made their campaigns a success. It's a practice we hope will continue for all filmmakers, across all platforms, utilizing a...

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    K Lorrel Manning & Michael Cuomo on "Riding The CrowdFunding Train To SXSW"

    We all one know how to do more with the very little we have. This is the year the indie film world turned to each other for help. And people responded. It is so exciting that we are working together to get the work done. Indie / Truly Free Film has never been more of a community!In just the firs...

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