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Letter to PM Elect Justin Trudeau on Helping Small Business Grow in Canada

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  By: Gil Michel-Garcia CEO – WAFU ; Special US Counsel – Grupo Mexico Dear Prime Minister Elect: I know that constituents don’t normally get to have a say in the development and implementation of the federal policies of new government, but hey, I donated to you, campaigned for you and your team, and most recently voted for you and your party.  So please accept the following proposals from someone who worked hard for you and knows a little bit about growing a small business in Canada. I am the President…

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Canadian Thrashers FATALITY: Tips For Successful CrowdFunding

Canadian Thrashers FATALITY: Tips For Successful CrowdFunding

Toronto’s favorite thrash party monsters Fatality recently wrapped up their two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of their latest album, ‘Psychonaut’, but before they hit the road and released the album, the band put together a crowd funding campaign to help them achieve the release and the tour. Adam Zlotnik recently explained how it was done on Decibel Magazine‘s DeciBlog. A darker and more mature effort, Psychonaut brings forth Fatality’s trademark energy and commitment to drunken mayhem. Tracks like ‘Thoughts Collide’ and ‘Before The Collapse’ delve deep into the sodden…

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Film funds source lets crowd join in to help get projects off the ground

Film funds source lets crowd join in to help get projects off the ground

A GROWING number of Tasmanian creative projects are getting off the ground thanks to crowdfunding. Small donations from lots of people secured through platforms such as Pozible are helping films to get made, bands to record albums and artists to stage exhibitions. Hobart filmmaker Jared Abdul-Rahman and business partner Alessandro Frosali reached a crowdfunding goal of $3000 in 45 days for their first feature film, A Step in the Right Direction. The money is being used to market the all-Tasmanian independent film and to secure screenings. The film was shot over…

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Indiegogo Co-Founder – Hollywood Will Permanently Adopt Crowdfunding

Indiegogo Co-Founder – 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 to see is studios recognizing the value of unleashing a fan base early before the film comes out, as a tactic to actually identify social…

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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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