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
Paperwork & Money
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
In Script Notes, John August and Craig Mason talk about how the money flows in a Hollywood Studio and how a theoretical movie studio can make money even if the last 20 pictures it releases looses money.
James Erwin is a fledgling author who posted a series of short stories in Reddit’s forums about what would happen if U.S. Marines traveled back in time to fight the Roman Empire. Warner Bros. took notice and moved to buy the movie rights. But Reddit’s user agreement may turn his dream into a intellectual property nightmare. Read More
Crowd funding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are littered with the carcasses of failed projects. Though not a guarantee of success, there’s probably a good chance the unsuccessful pitch may have ignored one or more of these tips…Read More