Internet criminals are using a website called “Kickstarter” to bilk friends and families out of money for terrible, ill-conceived, and unnecessary “personal projects.”Read More
Paperwork & Money
Perhaps you ran a Kickstarter campaign… and it didn’t hit its goal. Well good luck trying to find the project page in Google search. Kickstarter seems to be actively sweeping failure under the rug.
Filmmaker Meg Pinsonneault on the best way to approach corporate sponsors, whether she is plan-oriented or fatalistic, why she feels she is on the right career path and how to use jealousy as motivation.
A Bi-Partisan decision by the United States Congress is relaxing some of the federal restrictions on raising funds for business ventures. A general purpose aid to give businesses access to cash may work out for Filmmakers enabling them to solicit up to one million dollars. Read More
With phrases like “If you see something, say something” the government has made our fellow citizens suspicious of photographers in the public space. I’m not sure if it is making us safer, but one thing is for sure, getting interrupted by the long arm of the law can really harm your shoot.Read More
Over Kickstarter’s first two years, Film & Video has been the dominant category, accounting for $50 million of the over $140 million pledged. This year, 31 Kickstarter-funded projects will screen as official selections at SXSW 2012.
Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.Read More