The Legal and Business Issues of Crowdfunding

Christopher Schiller covers some key aspects you must consider when looking to use Crowdfunding as your source of financing. Types of Crowdfunding: – Charity based (e.g. fund drives for public broadcasting) – The main goal of the funding is to support the charity. The product or gifts are an afterthought or extra and are not Read MoreRead More

5 Things About Crowdfunding That Were True in 1998 (& Are Still True Today)

Crowdfunding pioneer Mark Tapio Kines writes about effective strategies of raising money through crowdfunding whether it be the first film he financed in 1997 or his latest. I hold the somewhat geeky distinction of being the first person to ever crowdfund a film. When I needed money to finish for my first feature Foreign Correspondents, I Read MoreRead More

Donation-Based Crowdfunding Sites: Kickstarter Vs. Indiegogo

Chance Barnett explains the difference between the two donation based crowd funding sites and how they differ from crowd funding investment sites. Kickstarter and Indiegogo, considered the two most popular donation-based crowdfunding sites, were founded in 2009 and 2007 respectively. They give people and creative projects the opportunity to raise money via online donations or Read MoreRead More

Are you breaking the law by running a Crowdfunding campaign and not declaring your income?

Chris Jones talks about some of the tax implications of running a crowdfunding campaign in the UK. Though laws in other countries may differ – almost all tax collecting agencies will see crowdfunding funds as a source of income – as always check with a legal professional who knows your local laws. So you run Read MoreRead More

The New “Soft” Money

Forget the fairy tale of Kickstarter enabling Zach Braff the freedom to have director’s cut. The real success story is not how that money can be put into use in production but what it means in the eyes of producers and money men. They may not have realized this but more than forty-six thousand individuals Read MoreRead More

Watch This Before You Start a Crowdfunding Campaign

Film Courage compiled a series of interviews with a lot of different perspectives on the subject of Crowdfunding. A Breakdown of this video: 00:00 - Sheri Candler, Marketing Strategist 04:29 - Kyle Patrick Alvarez, C.O.G., Easier With Practice Reasons you should crowdfund 07:16 - Adam Chapnick, Indiegogo 15:04 - Gary W. Goldstein, Pretty Woman, Under Seige 20:05 - Gary King, Read MoreRead More

Kickstarter Will Not Save Artists From the Entertainment Industry’s Shackles

Evengy Morozov writes about a study that shows crowd funding only benefits a certain kind of movie. To see how the highly decentralized world of social media could disrupt the hegemony of established taste-makers in music, design, or fashion, look no further than Kickstarter. Just like Wikipedia redefined the process of creating an encyclopedia, this Read MoreRead More