Yet another great post from IndependentFilmBlog.com…
We’ll just tease a bit here, then send you on your way to read the full article.
Every day it seems I get a minimum of 6 emails from filmmakers asking me to promote their crowd funding campaign to my audience. The irony is that – my audience is other filmmakers – they’re not the target audience for your film. So how’s that going to help you with raising money?
The key to raising money for your crowd funding campaign is to engage your target audience to the point that they want to give and help you make your dream a reality. Not to beat random people over the head with ‘give me, give me, give me’! That strategy doesn’t work and in and my opinion, unless you have a target audience plan…and by that I mean an email list of at least 1000 strong, a FB fan base, a Twitter following and your cast and crew all have the same, then you shouldn’t really be embarking on a crowd funding campaign in the first place.
Filmmakers seeking investors must do what they can to understand equity-based crowdfunding, so they can maximize the impact of upcoming SEC changes to their advantage.
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Market Motive launches comprehensive YouTube Marketing Course
If you’re an independent filmmaker, YouTube is one of your must-have marketing channels. Whether you’re using video marketing to support your crowdfunding campaign, build an audience for distribution, or streaming your finished film to generate interest in you and your skills, it’s critical to use the power of YouTube to best effect. Read more
Entertainment Arm of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group Premieres Original Channel at 35,000 Feet Onboard Virgin America Flights
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing travel, announces new content additions to the airline’s award-winning Red™ in-flight entertainment platform for the spring – including a new “Virgin Produced Channel,” created via a unique partnership with Virgin Produced.
As of this month, Virgin America flyers across North America will be able to tune in at 35,000 feet to the new television channel which offers fresh, funny and edgy original content by creative juggernauts like: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Judd Apatow (“Funny Or Die”); Ben Stiller (“Red Hour Digital”); Seth Green and Matthew Senreich (“Stoopid Monkey Productions”); and will.i.am. The Red platform already offers every Virgin America guest a touch-screen entertainment center at their seatback – with 24 television channels, more than 25 on-demand films, a 3,000 song library, videogames, music videos, interactive Google Maps and a seat-to-seat text chat system. Read more
Adopt Films, a new indie film distributor with strong Minnesota roots, has become an international art cinema powerhouse, going from “Never heard of ‘em” to “Who are those upstarts?” overnight.
St. Paul entrepreneur Tim Grady, philanthropist Karen Sternal of Minneapolis and New Yorker Jeff Lipsky formed Adopt last fall to bring distinctive, groundbreaking films to the limelight and make money in the process. Read more
We believe, our new Crowdfunding Platform, will help facilitate the funds needed by thousands of inventors, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and for profits, and many more … in order to bring their projects to fruition.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012
ZitZerZum – is a unique Crowdfunding Launch Formula and Platform, that can be used by almost anyone, to raise money online easily and for almost any reason.
Founded in January 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, ZitZerZum takes an almost anything goes approach to client approval. As long as the project is neither pornographic, illegal nor unethical, it’s usually accepted.
“We’re open to considering basically any type of campaign, or any idea, anywhere in the world,” says founder James Mason. Read more
Sound like a distribution plan? It may be. Fliclink is a distribution platform for independent film. Filmmakers can submit their films to Fliclink, and Fliclink members can rent the film.
Rentals are dependent on an initial purchase, and revenue is shared between Fliclink and the filmmakers.
The site is in prelaunch right now, but they’re accepting submissions from filmmakers and building their catalog. Read more
From TechCrunch: There’s a new startup called Tugg unveiling itself today that promises audience members that they can create their own movie screenings at local theaters.
It’s led by Nicolas Gonda, who was a producer on The Tree Of Life. When I asked why theaters would want to do this, Gonda and his co-founder Pablo Gonzalez (they’re CEO and COO, respectively) said via email that the idea came from Gonda’s work with filmmakers — this is supposed to complement existing distribution methods. Read more