Oakley Anderson-Moore looks at the successful campaigns of 8 Sundance Films for hints on how to run a successful campaign From projects that banked $12K to upwards of $3M, quite a few films that just premiered at Sundance Film Festival were supported by very successful, but very different, Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns. (And most were Read MoreRead More
Faith Fuller provides a top ten list of things to do to get some cash to make your documentary come true. Fundraising Trailer – Your number one priority when raising money for your film is to create a fantastic fundraising trailer. This is how you pull people into your idea and build buzz for your project. Read MoreRead More
Indiewire borrows a few tips from the Silicon Valley world and how they can apply when your trying to attract potential investors in your film. BUILD YOUR DREAM TEAM: whether it’s a startup or a film project, seed investors will look for same basic elements – a strong team, meaningful milestones and a differentiated product Read MoreRead More
Peter Savage of Azule outlines what you should consider when deciding if finance is right for you. Most people who extol the virtues of using finance to buy business assets – such as broadcast equipment – usually claim it is the most tax efficient way to do so. In my view, first they may well Read MoreRead More
The internet’s outpouring of support for Karen Klein (abused bus monitor) shows remarkable compassion. But it could also be demonstrating a way to scam people out of money by playing on the heartstrings.Read More
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
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.