Avoid These Top 5 Mistakes In Documentary Funding

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Top 5 Mistakes In Documentary Funding by documentary filmmaker, Faith Fuller Are you in need of funding for your documentary? Are you uncomfortable asking people for money? Are you baffled by the whole fundraising process? Sometimes, just knowing a few simple rules and avoiding some common mistakes can make all the difference in your fundraising success. Top 5 Mistakes … [Read more...]

Film Fundraising: 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes to Avoid

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In this guest filmmaking article, filmmaker Brad Kageno shares what he learned with his crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and provides you with 5 Crowdfunding mistakes to avoid... Film Fundraising: 5 Crowdfunding Mistakes to Avoid As I type this, I am halfway through my Kickstarter campaign for my feature I Hate You.  We're about one-third of the way toward our goal, … [Read more...]

Untapped Crowdfunding Site For Filmmakers

As a filmmaker, one of the challenges you face is how to finance a film. When I was starting out, things were much different. Back then, if you wanted to finance a movie, you had to cross your fingers and wait for someone to grant you permission... The problem is, many people in Hollywood are still waiting for someone else to give them permission. Permission to make a movie. … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding and Independent Movie Distribution

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A few weeks back I gave a talk and was surprised that many filmmakers in attendance had never heard of crowdfunding. If you are one of those filmmakers, crowdfunding provides you with the ability to reach out to your social networks and solicit your contacts for financial sponsorship. Crowdfunding and Independent Movie Distribution In this "many to one" funding model, … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding To Source An Audience for Your Filmmaking

If you've been reading Filmmaking Stuff for any length of time, you've probably noticed I talk a lot about "sourcing an audience." And after having a discussion on the topic with one of my clients, it occurred to me that most filmmakers have no idea what I'm talking about. So let me break it down. In the old days, making, marketing and selling your movies required that … [Read more...]