Fund Raising Archive

Crowdfunding is a Full-Time Job: Tips from the Directors of ‘The Dog’

Though the co-directors of “The Dog” managed to raise over $52,000 on Seed&Spark, their

A Better Budget: The Beginner’s Guide to Planning an Indie Budget

A typical feature budget has 30 to 40 categories, anywhere from 250 to 300-plus

You Will Find Your People: Emily Best

Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform

Why Huge Budgets Can Ruin Movies

FILMMAKING IS EXPENSIVE, but bigger budgets aren’t always better. Jason Blum is one of

Olivia Wilde Talks Producing From An Actor’s Perspective

Actress-producer Olivia Wilde and the producers of successful indies Bachelorette, The Place Beyond the

Attention Filmmakers: The Kickstarter Film Festival is Accepting Submissions

The Kickstarter Film Festival has begun accepting submission for its annual celebration-slash-showcase of successfully

Crowdfunding & Taxes: Kickstarter’s Hidden Bite (& How to Stop the Bleeding)

After months of busting your hump making pitch videos, coming up with rewards, and

Think Crowdfunding Is Just About the Money? Now It Can Be Your Ticket to Distribution

If you’re thinking about making your next film, you might be toying with the

7 Tips for Crowdfunding Your Event from The Atlanta Film Festival

Chris Holland worked in the film industry for more than a decade. In the

The Best Possible Example of How Not to Do Kickstarter

This is probably the worst Kickstarter campaign ever made. Granted, it doesn’t have pay-me-to-stalk-Adam-Sandler comic appeal

Behind the Scenes: Trigonis’ Top Five Indiegogo Film Campaigns

This week on MovieMaker, crowdfunding authority John T. Trigonis, Category Marketing Manager of Film,

please help WMM: Canada / Slate One

our Canadian brothers & sisters have started raising funds for their own slate of

Exclusive Video: Top 5 Crowdfunding Controversies from Documentary ‘Kickstarted’

The documentary project “Kickstarted,” which made the news after snagging an in-depth interview with

How to Crowdfund an Oscar Winning Movie

Crowdfunding has become a successful strategy for filmmakers to raise money to make their movies. If

Letter From Sundance: Can Investors Really Profit From An Independent Film?

After discussing last week Where To Find Investors For Your Film, the next question you are

How To Find Investors For Your Film

At the moment, I’m working with a handful of clients all at the same

help us win $100,000 in marketing services

Blue Collar Interactive has turned the traditional agency pitch process on its ear with

Juntobox Films Announces Partnership With Indiegogo to Help Crowdfund and Produce Independent Films

JuntoBoxFilms, a collaborative film studio for filmmakers and fans, announced today it is joining forces

Lockitron Announces New Keyless Deadbolt Entry and Remote Locking for iPhone

This might not be directly related to independent fim making, but since we rely

Independent Film Financing Venture, Slated, Unveils Alliances

The fledgling operation offers a novel way for independent filmmakers to attract funding. They

The Art of Getting Paid

This is a pretty long video, but it is full of great information about

Mobcaster, a new crowd-funding resource for filmmakers

Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the two main crowd-funding resources for film makers and entrepreneurs around the world, but

Hollywood Pitch Festival

I did this two years ago and it was amazing. I made some good

“Lonaconing” – the first WMM:Slate Two film spotlight

here’s the first WMM:Slate Two Kickstarter film spotlight update featuring “Lonaconing”. the writer and

From small seeds big things grow

‘We Make Movies’  recently premiered ‘Last Days: ante diem’, the first of a series