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Crowdfunding’s many goals: from building schools to busting mayors

Crowdfunding’s many goals: from building schools to busting mayors

Crippled by mounting financial debt, father and son duo David and Brian Best had few options left to save the potato farm their family has operated in Tryon, P.E.I., since the early 1930s. It was a customer who dropped in to Best Acre Farms to buy seed potatoes that sparked the family’s current bid to save their livelihood – crowdfunding. “I told him I was pulling strings to find out how I can source money, and he said, ‘Well, you might try crowdfunding,’ ” said Brian Best. Best did just that and, without a crop in the ground, he has dedicated much of his time to…

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Kickstarter-funded ‘Dick Figures: The Movie’ to be released September 17th

Kickstarter-funded ‘Dick Figures: The Movie’ to be released September 17th

While familiar television shows and well-known actors have been stealing the Kickstarter spotlight in recent months, crowdfunding has also given life to more niche properties — and now one of last year’s most successful animated projects has an official release date.Dick Figures: The Movie, which be released online on September 17th, is a 73-minute film based upon the popular online web series created by Ed Skudder and Zack Keller. It follows the story of two stick figures — named Red and Blue — on a series of goofy comedic adventures, with a heavy emphasis on frenetic action, memes, and dubstep. The project launched in May of last year with an initial goal of $250,000,…

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Horlick looks to crowdfund film finance

Horlick looks to crowdfund film finance

A HIGH-profile fund manager has turned to Seedrs, a crowdfunding platform, to raise seed capital for a venture that will finance films made in Hollywood. Nicola Horlick, who chairs Rockpool Investments, is asking investors for £150,000 in return for 10% of the equity of Glentham Capital Glentham aims to raise $100 million (£650,000) from UK and overseas investors in the final quarter of 2013, which will in turn be used to finance films in Tinseltown. Ms Horlick, who set up Bramdean Asset Management with Sir Derek Higgs in 2004 and sold it to Aberdeen Asset Management after his death in 2009, will chair the company. Pandora…

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Beyond Kickstarter: Three game devs who crowdfunded on their own

Beyond Kickstarter: Three game devs who crowdfunded on their own

Kickstarter is a big deal for video games. It allows studios to float a concept or prototype directly with fans (and potential future fans), assess whether or not people are willing to pay money for such a project, and bypass publishers all the while. But there are possibilities for crowdfunding outside of platforms such as Kickstarter, too. Numerous studios are having a crack at their own crowdfunding initiatives, ditching Kickstarter in favor of going it alone. With Kickstarter’s architecture already in place, ready and willing to display your funding project, and tested to within an inch of its life by all walks of video games, why…

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Music Boy Band Legend, Nick Carter turns to Indiegogo to fund Horror Film.

Music Boy Band Legend, Nick Carter turns to Indiegogo to fund Horror Film.

Nick Carter, one of the members of popular 90s boy band, the Backstreet Boys, is making a comeback not in the music industry but as an executive producer for a horror movie. He is seeking funding by launching a crowdfunding campaign in Indiegogo. Unbeknownst to his fans, Nick Carter has always been an aficionado for horror movies and dreamt about being a film producer as well as a screenwriter. Partnering with Sxully Essex, also a film maker and screenwriter, the horror flick is called ‘Evil Blessings’. It is ‘about 3 friends who go up to the mountain for a hunting trip but only to find, they…

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