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FilmFunds Brings Filmmakers & Financiers Together, Names Jason Scoggins New CEO

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 29, 2012 at 2:51PM

Following in the footsteps of online film services such as Amazon Studios and Kickstarter, filmmaker platform FilmFunds is moving to expand its reach.
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FilmFunds

Following in the footsteps of online film services such as Amazon Studios and Kickstarter, filmmaker platform FilmFunds is moving to expand its reach.

Launched last summer at the Toronto International Film Festival,  FilmFunds offers filmmakers a platform to promote their wares and connect with financiers. The site allows filmmakers to upload their projects so that film fans can sample them, give feedback and vote for favorites. Popular projects can get assistance in a variety of ways, some of which are outlined below. Through FilmFunds, audiences can follow projects from inception to --maybe--the big screen.

Entertainment/tech entrepreneur Jason Scoggins (The Wrap's ItsontheGrid.com) has signed on as CEO of FilmFunds. He plans to expand the company toward more mainstream film and TV, he says: “I’m really excited about the opportunity to build a site that meets the needs of entertainment pros as well as the needs of movie lovers around the world. Our goal is to make FilmFunds the go-to site for everyone who’s big into movies and TV.”

More on Scoggins and FilmFunds below:

This article is related to: Web/Tech, News, Digital Future, Indies


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.