Independent Films’ New Path to Financing
Indie filmmakers are always looking for money, and as I wrote in my last post, (see reference below) – as conventional forms of financing for indie films continue to dry up, enterprising producers have discovered an unprecedented new resource for money: they’re going online and hitting up their audiences. This online solicitation is called “crowd-funding” or “tribe-funding.” This lets the audience members who care most about a film its “tribe” — play a bigger role in getting it made.
Intriguing idea — so intriguing that, although my background is inside traditional film financing, I have been actively exploring how crowd-funding might work either on its own or in conjunction with traditional and alternative film financing models…
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