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Hey guys. Well, I thought this day would never come, but my book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd is now available. Well, the e-book has been available for the last few weeks, but the hard copy was on back order due to what my publisher called “inventory problems”. The good news is that the overwhelming number of pre-sales caused those inventory problems. So for those of you who ordered a copy in advance, you book has either landed or you’ll be receiving it any day now.
Now don’t let the title fool you. Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers is not just for content creators. It’s for actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, crew, producers and anyone looking to build a brand and an army of passionate supporters of that brand.
In this DIY world and with more content being created than ever before, it’s more important than ever that you understand how to find, enlist and move an audience in support of you and your projects. We’ll cover everything you need to know to make that happen with this book, the first ever on film crowdsourcing and one of the few selected to be published under the American Film Market (AFM) Presents banner.
To learn much more about what’s inside the book including the 3 remarkable case studies featured, how many different things you can crowdsource and why crowdsourcing is different from crowdfunding (but why crowdsourcing is the most vital aspect of any successful crowdfunding campaign), please watch the video below.
And to order the book, please check out the links below!
Thank you to all the amazing Stage 32’ers who have taken this two-year journey with me and who checked in from time to time to see if I was still sane. The answer is…mostly.
To order the Kindle version of Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers click here
To order the paperback of Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers click here
This journey has been, and continues to be, all of ours. That said, I'd be extremely grateful if you'd help me get the word out about the book. If you have social media, please post about it. If you have a blog, please write about it. Or, if you have any media outlets that you think would be interested in covering it, please let them know. We're in this together! Thank you.Read More
Well, this is exciting. As you all know Stage 32 has has worked directly with and have had an official presence at the Cannes Film Festival for the last 4 years. This year, our role with Cannes has grown. We are thrilled to announce that we are an official education workshop partner with the Cannes Marche du Film! Stage 32 will be presenting an official workshop to producers, filmmakers and other content creators on the importance of audience building, branding and crowdsourcing at the Marche titled: Crowdsourcing is not Crowdfunding - How to Build an Audience for You and Your Film. Additionally, Cannes, as supporters of our mission at Stage 32, and recognizing our place as the global leaders in online education for all film creatives, will be presenting all badge holders a free Stage 32 webinar!
Our workshop will be presented by Stage 32 Managing Director and yours truly on Thursday, May 10th at 11:30am (more information below). We will be discussing many of the topics covered in Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd and will include industry case studies and crowdsourcing success stories featuring such filmmakers as Zach Braff, Ana Lily Amirpour, Lake Bell and Justin Simien.
Last year, Stage 32 members from 8 countries had films screen at the festival. This year, Stage 32 member Michel Merkt, has two films as official selections competing for the Palme d’Or, UNDER THE SILVER LAKE and YOMEDDINE. Do you have a film screening at the festival? Let us know in the comments section below!
Finally, once again Stage 32 will be hosting a meetup during Cannes. More details on the time/venue can be found below!
If you're attending Cannes, let's start the official roll call. We (and the producers and executives we work with who will be at the fest) are specifically interested in knowing:
- What dates will you be attending?- What brings you to Cannes?- What projects do you have screening or are you bringing to the market?- Are you planning on attending any workshops or events? If so, which ones?- What is your goal during the Cannes Film Festival?
We look forward to hearing from you!
Please make sure to mark your calendars!
Producer's Workshop: Crowdsourcing is not Crowdfunding - How to Build An Audience for You and Your Film
Date: Thursday, May 10
Location: Les Ambassadeurs - Palais des Festivals - Level 4 - Cannes Film Festival
Speakers: Stage 32 Founder & CEO Richard "RB" Botto, Producer, Stage 32 Managing Director Amanda Toney
Event: Education workshop for Marche du Film Producer's Network (Click here for more info)
Credentials: Must have Marche du Film Badge
We will workshop best practices for crowdsourcing (which is not the same as crowdfunding) for you as a filmmaker. You will learn how to identify, engage and move an international audience using online and offline practices to build an army of support for you and your film. We will provide case studies on how various filmmakers have successfully used crowdsourcing to help make their films and build an audience while in development!
Official Stage 32 Meetup
Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Le Bar à Vin, 10 Rue Marceau, 06400 Cannes, France (more info)
Credentials: Open to all Stage 32 members and colleagues of Stage 32 members (no badge required)
Please: RSVP Here
Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard "RB" Botto would like to welcome all Stage 32 members who are in Cannes this year to a the official Stage 32 meetup. The meetup takes place Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Come network with other Stage 32 members who have films screening and meet Stage 32 Founder & CEO, Richard "RB" Botto and Stage 32 Managing Director, Amanda Toney.
We hope you will join us!
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