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    Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is Back...And He Wants Your Money for a Horror Film

    Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has jumped on the celebrity crowdfunding bandwagon, posting on Indiegogo that he is looking to raise $85,000 for "Evil Blessings," a horror film which the singer plans to produce, co-wrote, and star in.

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    James Franco Tries Out Crowdfunding for 3 Feature Films Based on the Book He Wrote

    Fresh off his directorial debut, the William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying," which just had its premiere at Cannes (go HERE for our review), James Franco has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for $500,000 to make a trilogy of feature films based on short stories in his first b...

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    Retro 30s Cartoon Game "Crazy Hotel"

    My long-time readers know I'm crazy about "retro-style" animation - i.e. new animated films in the style of 20s-30s-40s-50s - heck, even 60s and 70s - cartoon modes. Here's a new crowd funded project that has certainly caught my eye: Fleisch & Cherry in Crazy House.

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    How Does a New Crowdfunding Site Gain Attention? Hire Donald Trump or Offer Free Publicity Support

    It's clear there are a few leaders in the crowdfunding space for film productions. Kickstarter is the standard, but many filmmakers, especially those unsure they'll be able to make their goal, opt for IndieGoGo. Seed&Spark recently tried to enter the space by providing a platform where lending (se...

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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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    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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    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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    Update on 'Ebert Presents at the Movies': Help Is On the Way

    Earlier this month, critic Roger Ebert announced that the latest iteration of his TV show, "Ebert Presents At the Movies," was in serious financial trouble. The half-hour program, co-hosted by Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnivetsky, has aired on public television since the ...

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