Crowdfunding For Filmmakers

Crowdfunding For Filmmakers

In this filmmaking podcast, author and Crowdfunding expert John T. Trigonis answers your most pressing questions about Crowdfunding For Filmmakers.

You Are the 30% – How to Set Your Crowdfunding Goal

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One of the more difficult things in crowdfunding seems to be choosing the right crowdufing goal amount for your project. For me, it’s all about what you can commit to raise, but not everybody subscribes to that (yet). You Are the 30% –– How to Set Your Crowdfunding Goal So, I’ll give you two very […]

Send Digital Movie Files After Crowdfunding

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Picture this! As a filmmaker, you just finished a successful crowdfunding campaign. You not only hit your goal, but exceeded your own expectations. While this is truly a time to celebrate, there is still one nagging thought is in the back of your mind. How will you send digital downloads of your movie to all […]

Crowdfunding Field Guide

Crowdfunding Field Guide

Crowdfunding is a great way to get word out about your project, test your marketing concept and hone your skills as an entrepreneurial filmmaker. But what most filmmakers don’t realize is, a successful crowdfunding campaing takes work. And you should view your campaign as a full time job. With that said, there are many things […]

How To Overcome Doubt And Make Your Movie

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As a filmmaker, sometimes the biggest obstacle to overcome is your own negative self-talk. In today’s guest filmmaking article, independent filmmaker Dimitri Morantus provides tips for ignoring naysayers and pushing forward to make your movie. Making Movies In An LA Minute My father once told me that he wanted to be an actor and that […]

How to Crowdfund an Oscar Winning Movie

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Crowdfunding has become a successful strategy for filmmakers to raise money to make their movies. If you were paying attention, you probably noticed that the 2013 Oscar ceremony awarded two films that benefited from Crowdfunding. With this I believe we can finally say that Hollywood has jumped on the crowdfunding bandwagon. In March 2011, Andrew […]

Crowdfunding Total Frat Movie

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Anyone that’s ever worked on a film knows that money is always tight and can only be stretched so far. That’s one of the reasons that so many people are turning to crowdfunding to help supplement the budgets of their films. In the last year, well-established filmmakers like David Fincher, Charlie Kaufman and Paul Schrader […]

Aspiring screenwriter: Go Hollywood or go indie?

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Because I’ve written a few books about screenwriting I sometimes get questions from people just starting out on their careers. One query that has started coming up more often recently is whether it’s better to chase the Hollywood dream or get involved with indie films, including ones made for the web…