Independent Film Financing Venture, Slated, Unveils Alliances

The fledgling operation offers a novel way for independent filmmakers to attract funding. They put information about their projects on Slated.com, where potential investors vetted by the site can identify ones they want to back. Budgets for films on the site range from $500,000-$10M. Slated can only work if the participants are credible. And the site’s backers say it took a big step toward solidifying its bone fides today by announcing alliances with more than two dozen established film funders. “We’ve been pitching this to them for several months,”

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