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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Need to Know: VHX Gets Big Backers and More

    VHX gets big backers, PBS explores digital cinema, and more tech news for filmmakers (and film fans).

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    Top 10 Most Creative Celebrity Kickstarter Backer Rewards: From Golfing with Tom Sizemore to Wearing Spike Lee's Old Sneakers

    We’ve rounded up 10 of the craziest celebrity Kickstarter backer rewards. Note: it's not too late to golf with Tom Sizemore!

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    5 Tech Stories That Filmmakers (And Film Fans) Need to Know About Today: Piracy Helps Small Films, Kickstarter Goes Down Under and More

    A controversial new report suggests that some small films might actually benefit from internet piracy and more tech stories you need to read today.

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    Sylvester Stallone Takes to Kickstarter After Investor Pulls $250K from 'Reach Me' (VIDEO)

    Sylvester Stallone's "Reach Me," directed by John Herzfeld ("2 Days in the Valley"), recently hit a snag when one of its investors pulled $250K worth of funding out of the picture. And so -- ta da! -- Stallone, Herzfeld and producer Cassian Elwes are now on Kickstarter to crowdfund the rest of the f...

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    Casting Watch: Spike Lee's Kickstarter Joint, 'Da Blood of Jesus,' Adds Michael K. Williams UPDATED

    With Spike Lee's blood addiction comedy now successfully funded on Kickstarter (its campaigning ended August 21, with a little over $1.4 million raised), the director has clearly found a preferred method for getting the word out about his films. He recently used the site to announce the casting of b...

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    Interview with Kickstarter's Yancey Strickler: 'It's Understandable that Filmmakers Would Feel Anxiety'

    When Spike Lee defended himself against the original critics of his Kickstarter campaign, he mentioned that Kickstarter heads Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler had explained to him why celebrities on Kickstarter weren't bad for less well-known creators. In fact, as the story goes, they bring more peo...

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    Exclusive: David Lynch's Son Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Narrative/Doc Hybrid 'Gray House'

    Indiewire has exclusively learned that filmmaker and painter Austin Lynch, son to David, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance his latest project "Gray House," a hybrid drama that interweaves both documentary and narrative footage to frame a "conversation about nature, identity, consumerism...

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    TubeStart Launches Alternative Crowdfunding Platform for YouTube Creators (VIDEO)

    TubeStart opened up its new YouTube-based crowdfunding platform to the public on August 20. It will be available in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Unlike IndieGogo or Kickstarter, TubeStart is designed for YouTube channel creators and online video fans and offers four models for fundraising--without t...

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    Celebrity Campaigns Ignite Kickstarter Crowdfunding

    It looks like all of Spike Lee's noisy tub-thumping for his recent successful Kickstarter campaign was not only good for him and his new movie but for the site itself. 47% of his backers had never visited the site before, reports the site's Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler in a blog p...

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    Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

    As crowdfunding becomes more and more the standard for independent film projects, filmmakers continue to look to Indiewire for resources on the best practices and tips for crowdfunding.

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