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Kickstarter: You’re Doing it Wrong

Script consultant Julie Gray is the author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas. A veteran story analyst for some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood, Julie will be appearing at the London Screenwriter’s Festival on October 25th. Contact Julie here. How many Kickstarter campaign requests do you receive in a given...

Writers on the Web: Crowdfunding Advice from Award-Winning Filmmaker and founder of POTA, Cindy Baer

Befuddled by financing? Confounded by crowdfunding? Perplexed by… okay, I’m going to quit while I’m ahead. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to interview Cindy Baer, a critically-acclaimed filmmaker and co-founder of Patron of the Arts (POTA), a non-profit organization that believes that art and film are vital parts of a healthy community, and offers...

Indievelopment: Crowdfunding Week 4 – Determination

By Jeff Richards Second to last week of my crowdfunding campaign for Tesla vs Cthulhu. Last week, I talked about how my cat woke me up at 4AM, and I checked my phone for new backers before going to sleep. She’s woken me up at 4AM for the past three mornings too. Well, except for...

Indievelopment: Before Crowdfunding, There’s Crowdfinding

So, you’ve written scripts. You’ve submitted to managers. Maybe you’ve signed an option or two. But damn it, you want to see your words on the screen! Hear actors speak the lines, see how a director (or maybe you yourself!) chooses to frame the shots… You want to make a movie. Good! “Wait, Jeff,...