Yeah, we’ve always been really clear that we have no intention of selling the company or trying to go public. We’re an independent organization that’s focused on things we believe in, which is helping people create. There can be a tendency as organizations grow that you soften or become more middle of the road, and that’s not us. As a company whose community and brand are built on the Web, I think we have to be a dynamic living organization, and that’s a constant challenge. Hitting a billion dollars is like — cool, great, now let’s get back to it.
At a billion dollars pledged, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler reflects.
If filmmakers gravitate more exclusively to the crowdfunding model, gone may be the days of waiting years to try to get a movie financed; far better to realize in 30 days that your film idea is an unpopular one than after shopping it around for ages. This allows filmmakers to shift their priorities to other projects with greater ease.
This week’s Racking Focus explores the next step in the crowdfunding revolution that could fundamentally change the way filmmakers work.
It used to be that content was king, but now, really, community is king….That 100,000 e-mail list will be gold later on.
Adam Neuhaus, Creative Producer, @radical.media
Indiewire shares 7 tips for filmmakers on how to get their project out into the world from WGAE’s ‘digital discourse’ panel.