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Archive for October, 2014

Three Lessons in Crowdfunding Films from Seed & Spark

by on Oct.07, 2014, under Filmmaking

Seed & Spark's Emily Best offers a lot of great insight about funding indie films

Seed & Spark’s Emily Best offers a lot of great insight about funding indie films

Last night, SIFF brought Emily Best to Seattle to talk about crowdfunding for films and my pal Brad Wilke of Smarthouse Creative was able to get me into the sold-out talk. (Thanks to the Seahawks Monday Night Football game and Joe Biden’s traffic-snarling tour of Seattle, there were a few seats still available.)

Emily is the CEO of Seed & Spark, a unique platform for crowdfunding and distributing independent films. While I haven’t done a crowdfunding campaign (yet) I’ve been tutored by the best—Zombie Orpheus Entertainment‘s Ben Dobyns who has the whole Kickstarter thing down to a science. (Seriously, ALL of ZOE’s projects get funded and successfully delivered. I don’t think anyone has a track record like Ben.) Even so, Brad ensured me that I would learn a lot from Emily’s presentation and he was absolutely right.

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Movies Matter

by on Oct.06, 2014, under Uncategorized

...but why?

…but why?

I’ve spent so much time lately writing about movie matters like VOD that I haven’t written about why movies matter. Which is a shame, because they do matter—in fact, they matter more than ever.

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