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CrowdStarter provides audience-driven marketing & alternative exhibition services for documentary and narrative feature films.

03/25/2013
See the Film

"Who Cares About Kelsey" by filmmaker and friend Dan Habib, is making its NYC premiere this Thursday. Dan and Kelsey will be at the screenings. Check it out! http://www.whocaresaboutkelsey.com/see-the-film

Youth with emotional disturbance are 13 times more likely to have been arrested while still in school compared to students with other disabilities.

Please check out this Kickstarter campaign for the next film from the filmmakers of Lunch Line.  It's a fascinating topi...
02/13/2013
RESISTANCE (an antibiotic documentary)

Please check out this Kickstarter campaign for the next film from the filmmakers of Lunch Line. It's a fascinating topic, totally scary, and really important.

What's natural is the microbe. All the rest ... is a product of the human will, of a vigilance that must never falter. -- Albert Camus

Tix still available for this amazing doc - rare chance to see it on the big screen!  Director Greg Whiteley will intro a...
11/09/2012
NEW YORK DOLL

Tix still available for this amazing doc - rare chance to see it on the big screen! Director Greg Whiteley will intro and do Q&A!

DOC NYC (Nov. 8 – 15)

Congratulations to our friends and clients Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James on receiving the John E. O'Connor ...
11/08/2012
AHA Today: Prizes, Awards, and Honors to Be Conferred at the 127th Annual Meeting

Congratulations to our friends and clients Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James on receiving the John E. O'Connor Prize from the AHA for their beautiful film The Loving Story

The following is a list of the recipients of the various awards, prizes, and honors that will be presented at the General Meeting of the American Historical Association on Friday, January 4, 2013, in La Galerie of the New Orleans Marriott. The full citations of the prize and award committees will be...

Amazing chance to see this Oscar short-listed film on the big screen!
07/15/2012
The Loving Story at Symphony Space

Amazing chance to see this Oscar short-listed film on the big screen!

Oscar-shortlist selection THE LOVING STORY, the debut feature by Full Frame Documentary Film Festival founder Nancy Buirski, is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia-the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Rich...

This panel was a lot of fun, but, no, that's no Jennie Livingston who unfortunately had the flu.  That's CrowdStarter's ...
06/25/2012

This panel was a lot of fun, but, no, that's no Jennie Livingston who unfortunately had the flu. That's CrowdStarter's very own Liz Ogilvie who stepped in shared the truth along with the rest of the panelists.

Paola Freccero, co-founder of CrowdStarter, moderates a discussion between Jody Arlington, Basil Tsiokos, Jennie Livingston and Marc H. Simon, during the Everything You (Still) Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask Conference panel.

Hey!  This was our Silver Session at Silverdcos.  People actually showed up!  Thanks to all the filmmakers who came to m...
06/25/2012

Hey! This was our Silver Session at Silverdcos. People actually showed up! Thanks to all the filmmakers who came to meet us and share projects!

A panel of industry professionals participates in a discussion during the inaugural day of the Conference.

For those of you who couldn't make it to DC, here's Paola looking way too intense on a digital distribution panel.
06/25/2012

For those of you who couldn't make it to DC, here's Paola looking way too intense on a digital distribution panel.

Paolo Freccero (left) participates in a discussion during the Tuesday conference session, How to Make Noise in the Digital Forest.

HEY!  CHECK THIS OUT!  @UnionDocs is a very cool organization in Brooklyn.  They actually want to support documentary ar...
05/23/2012
UnionDocs Collaborative – Documentary Film, Radio, Photography | Presentation + Production | Willia

HEY! CHECK THIS OUT! @UnionDocs is a very cool organization in Brooklyn. They actually want to support documentary artists through their Collaborative Studio -- so apply now!
Applications now accepted for The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio starting Sept. 2012 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Deadline: June 30. International fellows encouraged, visa & residency options available.

UnionDocs (UnDo) is a Center for Documentary Art that generates and shares big ideas. We bring together a diverse community of experimental media-makers, dedicated journalists, critical thinkers, and local partners on a search for urgent expressions of the human experience, practical perspectives on...

03/09/2012

Heard the sad news today about the unexpected death of journalist Marie Colvin who I met at Full Frame after the A&E doc BEARING WITNESS directed by BArbara Kopple. She was a remarkable women who knew how to live life.

Congrats to Lindsay Utz
03/09/2012
KSFEF - Home

Congrats to Lindsay Utz

Lindsay Utz awarded the 2012 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.

02/16/2012
iTunes - Movies - Dragonslayer

Skateboarding, suburbia, punk rock, body art -- DRAGONSLAYER has it all! Get it on iTunes now!

Watch the trailer, read customer and critic reviews, and download Dragonslayer starring Tristan Patterson for $4.99

The New York Times raves about The Loving Story -- if you can't tune in tonight at 9, DVR it!
02/14/2012
Reviews : The Loving Story

The New York Times raves about The Loving Story -- if you can't tune in tonight at 9, DVR it!

I’ve seen your wonderful film! It’s gripping, moving, and extremely personal. The juxtaposition between these urban sophisticates and rural domesticity is extremely dramatic. Especially with the paradox that the Lovings are cleverer than the lawyers think. It’s not just a story of a forbidden ma...

02/14/2012

Check out The Loving Story tonight on HBO at 9pm. Amazing film, incredible story!

Poster for @joffreymovie
01/28/2012

Poster for @joffreymovie

Delighted to have been on the Nominating Committee for the Jameson FIND Your Audience Award and congrats to Benjamin Mur...
01/16/2012
2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Filmmaker Grant Winners Announced - sacbee.com

Delighted to have been on the Nominating Committee for the Jameson FIND Your Audience Award and congrats to Benjamin Murray and Alysa Nahmias for Unfinished Spaces

/PRNewswire/ -- Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the winners of its four Spirit Awards filmmaker grants today at its annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood. Mark Dupla...

A fascinating "must-read" on the social networking universe....
01/10/2012
6 Social Media Networks to Watch in 2012 plus Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog

A fascinating "must-read" on the social networking universe....

The social media ecosystem is now so extensive and encompassing that I thought that it would be best to stand back and reflect on some significant events and evolutionary social networks that could make a difference in 2012 that are impacting how we communicate and connect.

Very cool way to distribute a film AND do some good!  Spread the word!
12/01/2011

Very cool way to distribute a film AND do some good! Spread the word!

Today is World AIDS Day. Please show your support for AIDS awareness and prevention and The Road We Know by joining our "Watch the Film, Save a Life" (www.theroadweknow.com/savealife) program. Pass it on!

A unique perspective on HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa from Suzanne Taylor, director of The Road We Know Documentary
11/30/2011
How Far Would You Go To Save Your Country?

A unique perspective on HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa from Suzanne Taylor, director of The Road We Know Documentary

Can a small group of college students from Botswana challenge conventional wisdom about AIDS in Africa to save their generation? Innocent is nervous about performing in front of so many high-schoole

If you happen to be in Marietta, GA check out the free screening of THE ROAD WE KNOW http://www.johnsonferry.org/NewsEve...
11/29/2011
Film Screening

If you happen to be in Marietta, GA check out the free screening of THE ROAD WE KNOW http://www.johnsonferry.org/NewsEvents/TheRoadWeKnow.aspx

How far will you go to save your country? Can a small group of college students from Botswana challenge conventional wisdom about HIV/AIDS in Africa to save a generation? Free Screening Thursday, December 1st JFBC Student Center South 7:00 - 9:00 pm CityGate Films presents a film by Suzanne Taylor ...

Make Believe and producer Steven Klein are just back from touring Vietnam and Thailand for the US Department of State as...
11/17/2011
American Documentary Showcase | UFVA

Make Believe and producer Steven Klein are just back from touring Vietnam and Thailand for the US Department of State as part of the American Documentary Showcase. http://www.ufva.org/showcase

U.S. Department of State Announces 2011 Lineup for American Documentary Showcase. - Media Note, Washington, DC, January 15, 2011

There's a few spaces left at this cool party at the Player's Club on Thursday night.  African music, West African food, ...
11/16/2011

There's a few spaces left at this cool party at the Player's Club on Thursday night. African music, West African food, silent auction! Check it out!

11/13/2011

CrowdStarter East and West were together last week in NYC! Great to meet with The Road We Know Documentary for a brainstorming session. Fun to see our friends at Falco Ink., SnagFilms and Kickstarter

Another amazing film with the kickstarter clock ticking....If you love firefighters (and who doesn't?), help them out!
11/07/2011
BURN: The Detroit Firefighter Documentary

Another amazing film with the kickstarter clock ticking....If you love firefighters (and who doesn't?), help them out!

BURN is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of its firefighters.

For those of you who are not subscribers or regular readers of Filmmaker Magazine, check out this blog series about Step...
10/24/2011
THE MAKING OF A “GRASSROOTS” MOVEMENT: INTRODUCTIONS | The Filmmaker Magazine Blog

For those of you who are not subscribers or regular readers of Filmmaker Magazine, check out this blog series about Stephen Gyllenhaal's movie "Grassroots" - fascinating case study on non-traditional movie marketing!

The Making of a 'Grassroots' Movement' is a series of posts that are meant to serve as a case study on transmedia marketing, social engagement and distribution

Check out this shorts program at Doc NYC - it features "Jim Denevan:  Lake Baikal" a beautiful chronicle of the world's ...
10/21/2011
SHORTS: THE POWER OF IMAGES | DOC NYC

Check out this shorts program at Doc NYC - it features "Jim Denevan: Lake Baikal" a beautiful chronicle of the world's largest art installation!

A wide range of image making is celebrated in these six shorts. Kodachrome 2010 (9 min, Xander Robin) looks at the disappearance of the photographic film stock that flourished for 75 years. Grandpa Looked Like William Powell (5 min, David B. Levy) explores the mysteries of an autograph book. The Lib...

10/21/2011
SnagFilms Good Food Film Sweepstakes

Food fans, film fans, what's your favorite food film? @SnagFilms has compiled over 170 fiction and documentary films for you to choose from! Vote in the Good Food Film Countdown and be entered to win a year's supply of Applegate meats and cheeses!

Vote for our client, "Lunch Line"!

Good Food Film Sweepstakes, Vote for your favorite food film for a chance to win organic food for a year

A hot topic -- the fate of the indie on Netflix.  Check it out!
09/27/2011
The Decline of Indies on Netflix: Were They Amputated With the Long Tail?

A hot topic -- the fate of the indie on Netflix. Check it out!

The Decline of Indies on Netflix: Were They Amputated With the Long Tail? - Netflix was founded on the principle that it provided access to movies--all movies, including the most obscure indie titles. By promising to sell less of more, it was a new-...

09/23/2011
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Thanks to everyone who came to the "Mobilizing Your Audience" Master Class yesterday at IFW. As promised the presentation is on our website. Here's a link....

02/08/2011

Things are kind of boring on this page, aren't they? Ask some questions, friends! Consider this the Dear Abby of independent film! You wanna know about advances and back-ends? E&O Insurance? How films really perform on VOD? Go for it! Liz and Paola are all ears!

Truth in Numbers premieres in Los Angeles next week at the Aero.  Get your tickets and find out more info here.
02/08/2011
mastercalendar

Truth in Numbers premieres in Los Angeles next week at the Aero. Get your tickets and find out more info here.

American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents... Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940! 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica

Wikipedia turns 10 today!  If you haven't checked out one of our favorite films, "Truth in Numbers?  Everything, Accordi...
01/16/2011
Truth In Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia

Wikipedia turns 10 today! If you haven't checked out one of our favorite films, "Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia" you should. Also, the director Scott Glosserman posted a provocative op-ed on the discussion board. What do you think?

Welcome to a page about Truth In Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia. Join Facebook to start connecting with Truth In Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia.

Director Mike Ott wins the Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You Award for his gently funny and sweetly melancholi...
11/30/2010
2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards Winners | /Film

Director Mike Ott wins the Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You Award for his gently funny and sweetly melancholic film

Tonight, the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) held the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York City’s Cipriani Wall

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