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Indiegogo Pushes Partnership with Raindance Film Festival

Indiegogo Pushes Partnership with Raindance Film Festival

Staying true to our crowdfunding roots in indie film, Indiegogo recently launched a partnership with Raindance Film Festival and Schools — to foster independent filmmakers as well as to amplify and enhance Raindance’s work. Since 1992, Raindance has organized a cutting-edge festival in London and offered filmmaking classes in major cities around the world. This isn’t their first time being mentioned in the same sentence as Indiegogo — you might remember when they funded their first, original feature on Indiegogo earlier this year. We wanted to kick-off our partnership with Raindance in a big way, so…

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Closing Hollywood’s gender gap: Women directors crowdfund film

Closing Hollywood’s gender gap: Women directors crowdfund film

Catherine Hardwicke, Julie Taymor and Julie-Anne Robinson are all celebrated directors with the same complaint: They had no role models when they started out. “I certainly didn’t know any female directors when I came to L.A.,” Hardwicke, director of “Thirteen” and “Twlight,” told TheWrap. Taymor, too, lamented “the worship of the enfant terrible — the brilliant young male.” “If woman is a maverick or an auteur, she often is labeled a bitch,” the “Frida” and “Across the Universe” director said. Robinson (left) is a Golden Globe-nominated director who has a large…

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TubeStart Launches Crowdfunding Platform for YouTube Video Content Creators

TubeStart Launches Crowdfunding Platform for YouTube Video Content Creators

TubeStart.com Will Help Digital Media Content Creators in the U.S., Canada and Europe to Further Monetize Their Web Video Content SANTA MONICA, CA, Aug 20, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — TubeStart (www.tubestart.com) announced today that its proprietary crowdfunding platform has officially launched and is open to the public, following a tremendous response to their pre-launch period of recruiting YouTube content creators to launch campaigns on their site. TubeStart will provide more than one million YouTube creators from all over the world with the opportunity to run both traditional rewards campaigns…

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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 Kickstarter — which means you — by Monday if it is to join the 21st century and upgrade its movie-showing equipment from celluloid film to…

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9 Tips For Monetizing Your YouTube Channel With Music Crowdfunding

9 Tips For Monetizing Your YouTube Channel With Music Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo offers a lot of resources for understanding music crowdfunding. In celebration of VidCon, they released a guide to “Monetizing Your YouTube Channel With Indiegogo.” Like all their resources, they tend to emphasize Indiegogo’s particular qualities but they also contain a lot of solid wisdom for those of you planning a crowdfunding campaign on other platforms. “Monetizing Your YouTube Channel With Indiegogo” is the latest resource fromIndiegogo. I’ve listed some more at the end of this post. In focusing on YouTubers, most of whom aren’t musicians, they are…

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