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Rabbl, Crowdfunding Service For Concert Hitting the News

Rabbl, Crowdfunding Service For Concert Hitting the News

Two emerging services for DIY and indie artists get some attention this week. Concert crowdfunding service Rabbl launched 6 months ago but they’re hitting the news via a NY Times feature. Loudr has been in the works for quite some time, combining tools and lessons from previous projects to provide such services as cover song licensing, distribution and D2F sales. Both are worth a look…

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New York City Opera in Tough Straits after a Try at Crowdfunding

New York City Opera in Tough Straits after a Try at Crowdfunding

With a reputation for feistiness and innovation, the 70-year-old New York City Opera said this week that it needs to explore its options in light of the fact that it has failed to meet its stated goal to raise $7 million by Monday. Part of that was to have been raised on Kickstarter , but that part of the campaign, which had a goal of…

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“Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding”

“Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding”

Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann doesn’t think it will be long until every studio in town is taking advantage of the crowdfunding model not just to raise an audience, but also to raise money, for their their own blockbuster ambitions. “Its not that far away, actually,” Ringelmann said at TheWrap’s Media Leadership Conference, TheGrill, Tuesday at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. “What we are going…

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How Crowdfunding Tells the Story of a Hollywood Legend

How Crowdfunding Tells the Story of a Hollywood Legend

By Robert J. Mullins CFB Sr. Staff Writer: The classic Hollywood image of the film industry was parodied in the 1992 film “The Player,” in which Tim Robbins plays a studio executive constantly being pitched movie ideas like “It’s ‘Out of Africa’ meets ‘Pretty Woman,’” or “’Ghost’ meets ‘Manchurian Candidate.’” But today, you don’t have to grovel before a studio exec, you can just go…

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TIFF ’13: The crowdfunding of “Hondros”

TIFF ’13: The crowdfunding of “Hondros”

At the TIFF Doc Conference yesterday (September 11), Greg Campbell, director of Hondros: A Life in Frames, shared his practical tips for a successful Kickstarter campaign. Campbell is the co-director and co-producer of an upcoming documentary on his friend, the photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed in Libya alongside Tim Hetherington. The film’sKickstarter campaign ran for 30 days in July and August, and had a goal of…

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Sylvester Stallone and John Herzfeld make $250,000 crowdfunding bid to save latest film

Sylvester Stallone and John Herzfeld make $250,000 crowdfunding bid to save latest film

Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone has asked the general public to save his new film, Reach Me, to the tune of $250,000 (£160,000) after the project fell into financial difficulties. Instead of folding production when one of the film’s main investors dropped out during principal photography, the director John Herzfeld and Stallone launched a campaign on the increasingly popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. Launched two days ago,…

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Historic Theatre seeks online crowdfunding for a digital upgrade

Historic Theatre seeks online crowdfunding for a digital upgrade

It’s just a novelty. It’s never going to last. Or will it? That question has dogged every movie-technology upgrade since silents became talkies and black-and-white went Technicolor. And that’s the question dogging a timeless movie-going couple in a frankly hilarious Kickstarter video — a so-called “Kigstarter” video — posted by downtown Vancouver’s historic Kiggins movie theater. The Kiggins is looking for an $85,000 kick from…

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Top 3 Most Successfully Funded Films and Videos on Kickstarter

Top 3 Most Successfully Funded Films and Videos on Kickstarter

If you are an avid film producer, an ordinary movie enthusiast or a business savvy individual, crowdfunding platforms have opened up doors to unthreaded territories. Sites such as Kickstarter provide an avenue for film and video makers to gather funding for new projects as well as to get feedback or information from the general public. Fans are now more powerful than ever. They have the…

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And Now Here’s a Kickstarter to Raise Money for Educational Live-Action Role Playing

And Now Here’s a Kickstarter to Raise Money for Educational Live-Action Role Playing

For a nice change of pace, here’s an innovation in education that’s got absolutely nothing to do with iPads. A group called Seekers Unlimited is trying to raise $8,000 on Kickstarter to release a series of “edu-LARPs.” That would be educational live action role-playing games. “You might think of it as re-enactors with foam swords, but there’s much more to it than that,” says the organization’s fundraising…

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