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, we are really, really excited to announce a new relationship with Fest Forums in Santa Barbara. If you are not familiar with FestForums it is a festival conference for food, beverage, music and film festival industry leaders that takes place biannually in Santa Barbara, CA and New York City. FestForums brings together festivals and events of all sizes including representatives from such great organizations as Toronto International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, San Luis Obispo Film Festival, the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences and more. (Learn more here)
Stage 32 is proud to be the co-curator of the festivals film screenings and we will be featuring an incredible film lineup in the Cinetransfomer theater including:
WORLD PREMIERE OF JEFF BRIDGE'S NEW FILM TRAILER - Living in the Future's Past by Jeff Bridges & Susan Kucera
American Epic by AllisonMcGourty (featuring T Bone Burnett, music for Coen Brothers)
Six Letter Word (our Stage 32 Short Film Contest Winner) by Lisanne Sartor
A Fine Line by Joanna James
LifeLine by Taki
Life is a Movie by Michael Nash
Jeff Bridges, Susan Kucera
Our one and only fearless leader, RB, will be on site all weekend doing Q&As with the filmmakers after their screenings. We always strive to put our filmmakers in the best possible positions for success and being able to screen Lisanne's film to this festival filled with festival directors and do a Q&A is really exciting.
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, T Bone Burnett
On Saturday, November 18, after our lineup of films, Joel and Ethan Coen will be interviewing Oscar-winner T Bone Burnett on stage to talk about their decades long filmmaker / composer relationship on films such as O Brother Where Art Thou and Inside Llewyln Davis.
If you are in or around the LA area, we highly encourage you to attend FestForums for networking.
Fest Forums - November 16 - 18, 2017 in Santa Barbara
(Day passes are available)
Get tickets here
Use code STAGE32 to get 32% OFF!
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