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    Spike Lee Joins Kickstarter, Looking to Raise $1.25 Million for a Film on Blood Addiction (VIDEO)

    Spike Lee has joined the quickly growing group of celebrities turning to crowdfunding for their upcoming films. Lee is looking to raise $1.25 million on Kickstarter for his next project, which will center on "human beings who are addicted to blood."

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    Does Spike Lee Have a Kickstarter? Sho-Nuff You-Dig! Does He Have a Script? Unclear.

    According to the Kickstarter video on Spike Lee's $1.25 million campaign page for "The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint," a few weeks before shooting the campaign video, one of Lee's students told him about the recent successes of the "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff Kickstarter campaigns.

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    Watch: Get a First Look at the 'Veronica Mars' Movie That Made Kickstarter History in This New Trailer From Comic-Con

    Like it or not, the "Veronica Mars" movie Kickstarter opened a new frontier for crowdfunding, proving that film projects can raise more than microbudgets on the site, that people are willing to contribute to a project that's associated with a major corporation if it allows them to make a movie happe...

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    Kickstarter Gives Back What Public Television Takes Away, 'Citizen Koch' Makes Kickstarter Goal

    After The New Yorker profiled the story of Carl Deal and Tia Lessin's loss of a grant for their Sundance competition title "Citizen Koch" from public television producers ITVS, the filmmakers received an outpouring of support. The filmmakers, who made the stellar Katrina doc "Trouble the Water," we...

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    Here Are 5 Essential Tips For Casting Your Micro-Budget Feature

    Although they have over a dozen years of experience in film and television production, when Scott K. Foley and Josh Rosenberg set out to make a micro-budget feature, they hadn't anticipated how challenging it would be to cast the lead. Of course, there are countless undiscovered actresses out there ...

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    It Ain't Easy Being Kickstarter: The Pains of Growing Bigger

    As the highest-profile crowdfunding site on the web, Kickstarter has received the majority of the backlash, specifically against celebrities on its platform. Two recent news stories about Kickstarter have much to say about the difficult position Kickstarter is in as the great democratizer in creati...

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    Here Are Indiewire's Top 10 Articles of the Week: The 2013 Indiewire Influencers, Remembering James Gandolfini, Our Fall Festival Wishlist and More

    With the release of our first ever industry list with the Indiewire Influencers, it was an undeniably major week for us here at Indiewire. Following the list's Monday release, we turned our attention towards both the Emmy's upcoming nominations announcement and the potential films of the fall festiv...

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    Watch: Brendan Fraser Hops On the Kickstarter Bandwagon In Hilarious Onion Spoof

    With his resume, cover letter, jelly beans and copy of "Monkeybone" in hand, Brendan Fraser is off to win the hearts of his fans via Kickstarter. Or at least he is in this new video from The Onion.

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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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    Celebs Learn Some Things about Crowdfunding: Clarissa Quits It All and Kevin Smith Says No to Kickstarter

    After several weeks on the site and making only 2% of her $2 million goal on Kickstarter to fund her film "Darci's Walk of Shame," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Clarissa Explains It All" star Melissa Joan Hart canceled her campaign.

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