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Crowd Funding for Independent Filmmakers

  • Saturday, June 09, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. (Free parking available in any space in the adjacent structure on weekends. Two-hour free parking also available in 4th Street public parking structures.)


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Crowd Funding for Independent Filmmakers
with  Akua Boyenne, Esq.

Crowd funding -- using the Internet to raise donations from the public -- has become an increasingly popular and accessible way to finance a film. The public may donate as little as a few dollars to as much as a few thousand dollars. Filmmakers can build an effective crowd funding campaign to reach out to a crowd of people for donations, using platforms like or to solicit donations from the public in exchange for rewards (e.g., memorabilia, DVDs, dinners, etc.). We will look at various websites that specialize in crowd funding, the importance of structuring a well-thought out campaign, and the impact of new laws on crowd funding. Finally, we will focus on key factors to building and maintain a crowd funding audience. 

Akua Boyenne is a Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney specializing in music, film and television transactions. Her clients include award-winning and aspiring writers, directors, actors, producers and production companies that work in both the studio and independent systems. Akua and her staff of legal professionals also specialize in additional entertainment related areas of law including: corporate formation, trademark registration, copyright filing, music and finance transactions.

These workshops are made possible, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the California Community Foundation. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.



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