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Private Equity in the Silver Screen

by Staff

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Crowdfunding for movies has taken off, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers; Consider Veronica Mars raised $5 million through a Kickstarter campaing. But historically those contributions were less than$100 each and often got the funder little more than a copy of the DVD in return, according to  the 2015 PENSCO Crowdfunding Report. That’s starting to change, the report argues, as the film producers start to open their doors to individual equity investors. Equity crowdfunding allows investors to take ownership shares in film and television projects. These investments, however, can be inherently risky. Investors should seek out crowdfunding platforms that provide support for managing and evaluating risk, the report says, including project slates, verified investments opportunities, lower minimum investments and key investment metrics.

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