Category Archives: The Business of Movies

How to Raise Money for Your Project: The best crowdfunding sites

Here is what crowd funding is in a nutshell, imagine standing in front of a huge crowd of thousands of people on a stage and yelling out “Does nay one have a car I can use’ and some one raises their hand. That is “crowd sourcing”. “Crowd funding” is a similar idea but instead of asking for a car you yell out “I need $500 for a camera to film a new movie” and someone raises their hand. In exchange the “investor or donor get a thank you gift of some kind like an autographed poster etc. Now imagine that crows is in the virtual world of the Internet and you have crowd funding via facebook, twitter etc. Continue reading

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A Letter to Hollywood on Piracy

If you would release everything in every format, at a fair price, most people would choose quality over piracy any day. People don’t like to wait. Why would you wait when you can have it now for free? You seem to think you are the disney vault and anticipation’s going to make you want to pay more for it….umm no. That only works if you have no other choice and the movie is really special- more often that not- it isnt. If i want a diet coke i dont want to wait 6 months, i want it now. If i have access to a free soda fountain i’m not going to pay for that either. I figures it evens out for overpaying for it before. Continue reading

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