Film Crowdfunding Tips – What the Data Says You Should Do

Stephen Follows has crunched the hard data and posted another incredibly detailed set of useful tips to help in your crowdfunding campaign. Here are specific film crowdfunding tips and nuggets of advice to help you create a successful film crowdfunding campaign based upon research into 47,809 film crowdfunding campaigns launched on Kickstarter. … More Film Crowdfunding Tips – What the Data Says You Should Do

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Filmmakers Have to Fail at Crowdfunding to Succeed

Many filmmakers have felt the pain of failing to raise money for a short or feature film, and often give up on their ambition, but here’s why crowdfunding failure matters. First of all, any film or creative project, no matter the genre, has to earn the creator a monetary return, otherwise the filmmaking itself is … More Filmmakers Have to Fail at Crowdfunding to Succeed

A Massive List of Summer 2015 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

It’s summer, and if you’ve got the time, NoFilmSchool has another massive list of funding and career opportunities to get your next film off the ground! The grants, markets, and pitch opportunities are organized by deadline from July to early September. An asterisk next to the grant title (*) means that grant is open to … More A Massive List of Summer 2015 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

Want a Piece of the Movie Profits? New SEC Rules Could "Revolutionize" Crowdfunding

Considering crowdfunding for your next film? The SEC has passed regulations implementing a streamlined securities registration process referred to as “Reg A+,” and it will change the landscape for film financing. These rules permit investment offerings (including for films) to the general public beginning June 19 as long as the following requirements are met: ➻ … More Want a Piece of the Movie Profits? New SEC Rules Could "Revolutionize" Crowdfunding

Tentsquare, The First Crowdsourced Production Studio, Launches Inaugural Project

From IndieWould/Hollywouldn’t:  TentSquare is the first completely crowdsourced production studio with an integrated social network.  From the earliest development phases all the way through post-production, members are able to weigh in on virtually every aspect of their film’s development.  TentSquare is a forum for creativity. Whether looking to gain exposure, jumpstart careers, meet fellow filmmakers … More Tentsquare, The First Crowdsourced Production Studio, Launches Inaugural Project

Attention, Filmmakers: There's a New Indie Film Fund That Wants to See Your Project

From IndieWire:  A new film funding initiative launched today, promising to invest $12 million. However, as with all good things, there are a few strings attached. “Thunder Funder” from Thunder Studios plans to provides $12 million in services, not capital, at a rate of $1 million per film. To create Thunder Funder, Rodric David, CEO … More Attention, Filmmakers: There's a New Indie Film Fund That Wants to See Your Project

Hey Screenwriters! Amtrak is Now Taking Applications for Their Free Residency for Writers

From No Film School, By V Renée Well, it has happened — and much sooner than expected. Less than a month ago, writers Zach Seward and Jessica Gross made a passing comment on Twitter expressing their desire for Amtrak to start offering residencies for writers, and after a couple of test runs and ironing out of details, the railroad … More Hey Screenwriters! Amtrak is Now Taking Applications for Their Free Residency for Writers

At Sundance, Vimeo Launches a $500K Program for Crowdfunded Films

Vimeo has launched a $500K program to support crowdfunded films, the digital platform announced at Sundance today. Vimeo will review films which have raised $10,000 or more on crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo, Kickstarter and Seed&Spark, and select projects to receive free Vimeo PRO accounts. In exchange for an exclusive digital premiere window on Vimeo … More At Sundance, Vimeo Launches a $500K Program for Crowdfunded Films

The Film Investors Check List – Answers to tough questions your investors will ask

Why would anyone invest in your film? A producer and entrepreneur I know (who I won’t name) recently shared with me her views on film investment at the lower budget end, with specific regard to private investment. What’s interesting about this person is that she has had an extremely successful career in business before changing … More The Film Investors Check List – Answers to tough questions your investors will ask

5 Legal Questions to Ask BEFORE Starting Your Crowdfunding Project

From IndieFilmLaw.Wordpress.com I recently had the opportunity to share the stage at a Chicago VentureShot Community panel presentation on crowdfunding an independent film project. My client successfully raised enough funds to produce his film through the Crowdfunding site KickStarter.com. Due to the unpredictable life with three small children I was not able to physically attend … More 5 Legal Questions to Ask BEFORE Starting Your Crowdfunding Project

How to Convince a New Class of Investors They Can Make a Buck Financing an Indie Film

Thanks to technology, it’s now cheaper and easier than ever to make a solid independent film. What remains unclear, however, and should be ever-present on the minds of filmmakers and film lovers, is how to create a system in which the creators and professionals who make those films can enjoy something like a sustainable career. … More How to Convince a New Class of Investors They Can Make a Buck Financing an Indie Film