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Largest-Ever Crowdfunding Campaign for a TV Show Issues Equity to Investors

"The Chosen," a streaming series about Jesus, used equity crowdfunding, a technique (rarely used in Hollywood) made possible through a provision in President Obama's JOBS Act.

Smithsonian Launches $300K Campaign to Rescue Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

The iconic slippers were made almost 80 years ago.

Cannes: Kickstarter Chasing Established Filmmakers

The crowdfunding site is in Cannes actively pursuing projects from established directors to use fan-funding to get their new movies made.

Kickstarter Reaches 1 Million Documentary Backers (Exclusive)

Nonfiction films are receiving steady support, and $120 million in pledges, on the crowdfunding platform.

‘Coraline’ Vet Launches Kickstarter for ‘Calliope Jackalope’ Stop-Motion Film

The character's creators, Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters, will co-write and co-direct the short based on the cult toy figure.

Kickstarter Now Legally Required to Give Back

The crowdfunding company has reincorporated as a public benefit corporation and will now give back 5 percent of all post-tax profits to arts education and organizations combatting inequality.

Director Uwe Boll Slams George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Crowdfunding

The German director, struggling to get his new film 'Rampage 3' financed on Kickstarter, goes on an anti-Hollywood rant and says he already has "enough money to play golf till I'm dead."

Want a Piece of the Movie Profits? New SEC Rules Could “Revolutionize” Crowdfunding (Guest Column)

Until now, the public has been giving money to movies for free via sites like Kickstarter, but starting June 19, the SEC will allow equity stakes in film (with a few catches). This changes…

How Kickstarter Topped $100M in Documentary Financing (and 10 Unusual Films That Benefited)

'Finders Keepers,' a Sundance sensation that traces the fight over a severed foot, is among the movies that raised money on the crowdfunding site.

SXSW: 1 in 3 Films in Competition Funded by Kickstarter

28 films at this year's fest raised more than $1.7 million from over 23,000 people.

New York Times Showcases Short Documentaries Funded Through Kickstarter (Exclusive)

NYTimes.com has created a Made With Kickstarter channel that highlights six short documentaries backed via the crowdfunding platform.