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Jeff Steele

How to Make Crowd-Funding Work for Filmmakers: Highlights from the Film Finance Forum: Part 2

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Steele

I may be a financier who works within the traditional film finance model, but I'm not traditional. In other words, I like disruption and I'm open to change. Example: Crowd-funded filmmaking.

Oscars and Financing -- Why 'A-list' Isn't 'Always-List'

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Steele

With the Academy Awards just behind us, we should discuss what "A-List" means and more importantly, what effect it has on actually getting a film made...

Power to the People: The Democratization of Film

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Steele

The corollary to anybody being able to shoot a movie is that now everybody wants to make a movie. But no matter how easy or cheap it is to make a movie, it still requires capital.

Chinese Film Funds: A Cookie Without a Fortune

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Steele

It seems you don't have to swing a cat very far to find a project that has Chinese money attached. What's the lowdown on this foreign dough and is it for real?

Why Films Under $2m Can't Catch a Break

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Steele

The reality is, ultra low budget films have to overcome bigger obstacles to achieve lower cash returns.

Will 3-D Kill the Indie Film?

Jeff Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Steele

indie films are competing for distribution and exhibition screens with big budget studio movies and those movies are benefiting from nifty advances in technology; primarily, innovations in 3-D.