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New Crowdfunding Film Society bolsters aspiring filmmakers

So you’re all excited about crowdfunding your first/dream/calling-card film project via Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. But you’re not Zach Braff, and you’re definitely not “Veronica Mars.” In fact, once you’ve reached out to all the friends, relatives and colleagues willing to donate some bucks, how on earth are you going to reach and impress the total strangers you might need to make your goal amount (and if you don’t, in most cases, you’ll never see a cent) in the allotted campaign period? The Crowdfunding Film Society may have the answer for that and many other questions about the process. Still in its nascent stages, the organization was founded a few months ago by Beverly Hills advertising and marketing professional Philip Cardwell and San Francisco-based campaign manager John-Michael Scott. The L.A. chapter’s first meeting drew about 20 curious people to the Cat & Fiddle Pub in Hollywood Wednesday night. Currently free and accepting members, CFS hopes to organize regular meetups for members and interested parties in various media centers around the world. (Other chapters have already been established in the Bay Area, Toronto and London.) “What we want to do is teach filmmakers how to crowdfund,” Cardwell said. “At the same time, […]

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