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CROWD-FUNDING FOR 2011 AND BEYOND presented by HotPixel Post Production/Film Courage

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  1. filmcourage

    filmcourage Member

    HotPixel Post Production & Film Courage present CROWD-FUNDING FOR 2011 AND BEYOND

    Are you thinking about crowd-funding?  In an environment where we are seeing new campaigns launched everyday, how is your campaign going to rise above the noise?  What does it really take to succeed?  We will cover these questions and much more.

    Our first Film Courage LIVE offers you a comprehensive look at crowd-funding from panelists who have raised nearly $100,000 combined.  The discussion will be moderated by LA Talk Radio hosts Karen Worden and David Branin of Film Courage.

    Confirmed panelists are Meg Pinsonneault (Feast of the Foolish), Lucas McNelly (Up Country, A Year Without Rent), Zak Forsman (Down and Dangerous) & Victoria Westcott (Locked in a Garage Band).

    The space to this event is currently limited so we are only selling 30 tickets.  We advise advance tickets as this event may sell-out. 

    TALKING POINTS (A small sample of what will be covered)

    1) Debunking the myth that crowd funding is "easy" and why it's a full time job.
    2) Do backers generally back the project or the people behind it?  seems obvious to me now but it was a major revelation during our first 48 hours.  
    3) What separates people who donate thousands of dollars from those that donate less than $100?
    4) Why IndieGoGo is setting you up to fail or is it?
    5) Are social media relationships all that matter? What about personal relationships made offline?
    6) A pitch video is mandatory. How to make it interesting without spending a ton of time and money.
    7) How crowd-funding affects your film in ways outside of just finances. 
    8) Who's your cheerleader?  And do you need one?
    9) Why people don't respond to begging for money. It's all about "spreading the word" for your project.
    10) Is crowd-funding for everyone?  Who should not crowd-fund?
    11) Should you keep secret donators in your back pocket to donate last minute?
    12) How to determine how much you can raise. Yes, there is a formula says Zak Forsman.? 

    The event will take place:

    HotPixel Post Production
    5723 Auckland Avenue
    North Hollywood, CA 91601

    Tuesday September 20th, 2011
    7pm - 9pm

    Fore more info, please visit:


    or www.filmcourage.com

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