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Crowdfunding to Build Independence

HYPE Teen Center
5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
Detroit, MI 48202 US

Thinking about making an amazing movie or show? GREAT! We wanna watch it. But first: how are you going to fund it, and – when you’re finished – who’s going to watch it? Most people think about crowdfunding simply as a fundraising tool, but it is so much more than that: it’s a great way to start (or continue) developing a direct connection with your audience, which, as we all know, is essential for building a sustainable film career that leads to distribution and the opportunity to, you know, make more than one thing.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Why audience building is essential for a film career (and crowdfunding)
  • How to define, find, talk to, and grow your audience
  • How to prepare for a successful crowdfunding campaign (incl. goal, incentives, communication plan)
  • Why staged financing might be right for you

 


 

Presented in partnership with The Michigan Film & Digital Media Office

 

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