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    Is Kickstarter the Future of DIY Distribution?

    Evince Productions and Create Entertainment announced the launch of a 45-day exclusive Kickstarter limited release of the independent feature film, "The Projectionist," the first time a film has been distributed via Kickstarter.

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    Niche Doc On-Demand Release Targets Batman Fans (VIDEO)

    Documentaries lend themselves to targeted niche marketing and, as "Detropia" proved last year, self-distribution. All you need is a subject with a defined fan base. Funded by more than 1,000 Kickstarter donors, Brett Culp's "Legends of the Knight" is a case in point. Relying on community support wi...

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    How An Indie Director Teamed With Comic Book Legend Larry Hama to Kickstart a Sci-Fi Film

    Boy reads comic book. Boy falls in love with comic book. Boy grows up dreaming of comic book and makes fan film about it. Comic book creator sees the film and reaches out to that boy and says, "That was really cool. Let's make a movie together." Here's the story of how it happened.

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    Rotterdam Panel: Creative Co-Funding of Indie Films, from Tribeca to Kickstarter (UPDATED)

    Funding and financing an independent film takes almost as much creativity as making the film, according to a panel of representatives from The Tribeca Film Fund, Kickstarter and Cinereach. Filmmakers from outside the U.S. -- especially those in Europe -- benefit from government support and co-produc...

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    How Did the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers Crowdfund (If At All?)

    Here's which platforms this year's Sundance Film Festival filmmakers used to crowdfund (if any).

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    Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Sold Big at Sundance, But What Do His Backers Get?

    "Wish I Was Here" sold big at The Sundance Film Festival. How do his Kickstarter backers feel about the film's success?

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    Controversial 'Citizen Koch' Lands Theatrical Distribution Deal with Variance Films

    "Citizen Koch," the controversial documentary by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin ("Trouble the Water") has been acquired by Variance Films, which plans a theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada in Spring 2014.

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    SXSW 2014 to Premiere Jon Favreau's 'Chef' as Fest Opener, Kickstarted 'Veronica Mars' Feature and More

    South by Southwest has unveiled its 2014 opening night film: Jon Favreau’s “Chef,” set to kick off the fest on March 7, 2014.

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    From 'The Canyons' to 'The Square:' A Kickstarter Year in Review for 2013

    From "The Canyons" to "The Square," It's been a good year for Kickstarter.

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