Forget Kickstarter: How Obama’s New Law Could Change Hollywood Crowd-Funding

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 by Paul Bond
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EarlyShares CEO Joanna Schwartz and co-founder/chairman Stephen Temes

The measure could give filmmakers access to $300 billion from regular Joes with net worth over $1 million who can own part of the movies they fund — unlike Kickstarter.

This story first appeared in the Aug. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Like many filmmakers, Spike Lee is using Kickstarter, in his case, to raise $1.25 million for his next project. A $10 ...

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