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Guest Post: Jennifer Fox "How MY REINCARNATION Broke All Kickstarter Records & Raised $150,000"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 8, 2011 3:00 AM
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Two weeks ago Jennifer Fox shared with us some of the lessons she learned crowdfunding (1st six here, next 14 here) . Since then, she has gone down in the record books for both the number of donations and the amount thereof. If they gave records for quality as well as quantity she probably would have gotten those too.

The Next Step Towards Your Personalized Pleasure Planet

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 6, 2011 10:48 AM
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Suggestion engines tell you what might appeal to you: i.e. you loved "REPULSION" and "CACHE", so you will also like "MARTHA MARCEY MAY MARLENE". But if you are at all like me, you've already found enough movies to get you well past your life expectancy rate. It's now more you crave, but less!

Guest Post: Hal Siegel "My Film Has a Virus? WTF?”

  • By Ted Hope
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  • June 1, 2011 3:00 AM
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How do you make your film go viral? That may be one of the questions that filmmakers ask most these days. And today we have the answer for you... sort of.

Guest Post by Jennifer Fox: "Change Or Die: How 22 Years On One Film Lead To Desperate Measures

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 20, 2011 3:00 AM
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I have been producing for about 25 years now. I have routines, methods, and even rituals that help me get done what I have to get done. But if there is one thing that is constant in the film/media biz it is change. If we don't remain eternal students, we don't evolve and grow. Both our art and our business requires that we sometimes abandon all we have learned and take new approaches. We have to learn new tricks and embrace them with the love of a true amateur.

Guest Post: Hal Siegel "Virality And The Potential Of Social Films”

  • By Ted Hope
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  • May 5, 2011 2:59 AM
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It is only through our communal efforts, and subsequent sharing of our processes, successes, and failures, that we will find a way for our creative work to find & build audiences, transform them into communities, and as a result build a new creative middle class that will able to support themselves through their creations, be they of widest, most diverse and ambitious forms, styles, and content. That's the desire right?

Guest Post: Audrey Ewell "Until The Light Takes Us case study: DIY and DIWO International Release"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • April 18, 2011 3:00 AM
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What do you do? You have no money but KNOW your film has an audience. Even sometimes with great content, the world conspires and leaves us all alone, just meat for the vipers. Often, a good movie is not enough to make it in this world. Faced with surrender or the long hard road, it's then that the real filmmakers, the ones passionate about their babies, are willing to sharpen their claws and dig in.

Tonight! Wednesday! Come Tweet With Me About Producing on #FilmIn140

  • By Ted Hope
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  • March 16, 2011 8:00 AM
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My producing partner on SUPER, Miranda Bailey, and my former Sundance Creative Producing Mentoree -- and an innovative producer in his own right -- Thomas Woodrow will be joining Sheri Candler and the good folks at Film Threat, and hopefully hordes of others -- like you, and you, and you -- for a discussion on the role of the producer.

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