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How Do We Drag Indie Film into the 21st Century?

Most filmmakers do not understand the difference between “direct” and “indirect”. This gap in understanding holds many (if not most) indie filmmakers back. How can this gap be closed and indie film dragged into the 21st century?
  • By Chris Dorr
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  • March 28, 2014 3:35 PM
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Michelle Manning Explains Why She's the Latest Hollywood Producer to Indiegogo

More Hollywood producers are starting to come around to the idea that crowd funding sites like Indiegogo can help them get their independent projects made. On Wednesday, writer-director Mary Agnes Donoghue ("Beaches"), producers Michelle Manning and Gail Levin are launching a new campaign on IndieGoGo to raise post-production finishing funds for indie romantic comedy "Jenny's Wedding," starring Katherine Heigl.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 12, 2014 5:38 PM
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Why Do Filmmakers Pick Indiegogo Over Kickstarter? Roger Ebert Doc Latest to Head to the Crowdfunding Site

The latest high-profile project to take the crowdfunding route is the Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself," to be directed by Steve James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters") and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. But unlike Spike Lee, Zach Braff or the "Veronica Mars" project, "Life Itself," based on Ebert's memoir of the same title, is heading to Indiegogo.
  • By Beth Hanna and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • November 21, 2013 12:21 PM
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Take Note, Indie Filmmakers: Why Indiegogo Is at the Head of the Crowdfunding Class (Q & A)

At a recent panel in Los Angeles, Marc Hofstatter of Indiegogo was joined by campaign producer Ray Brown ("The Bounce Back") to discuss the ins-and-outs of the company, and what makes a successful campaign -- in other words, sage wisdom for any indie filmmaker looking to crowdfund.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 30, 2013 1:33 PM
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