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5 Lessons Learned from my Profitable Indie Documentary

The actual film looks like inconsequential fluff. Learn the distribution lessons.

 

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“For the first time, promoters will also be able to offer a share of the profits in a project.”

This plan may implode as hucksters, shysters and other grifters seek to bilk the public with fake projects. We shall see…

Here’s How the New Crowdfunding Rules Will Change Indie Film Financing

The new rules limit the amount of individual investments to relatively small sums, but collectively, they will constitute enough of an investment to make a big difference for many start-ups. Investors with annual incomes or a net worth of less than $100,000 can contribute up to $2,000 or 5 percent of their net worth or income, whichever is greater. Wealthier investors can invest 10 percent of the lesser of their annual income or net worth in these transactions, with a cap of $100,000 over a 12-month period.

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New record:

Germany Just Got 78 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

On Saturday, July 25, Germany set a new national record for renewable energy by meeting 78 percent of the day’s electricity demand with renewables sources

It’s a simple matter of priorities. There is no natural law governing which types of energy we choose to invest in. This is about human decision making and human priorities. It always has been. We could be getting as much from renewables here in the USA. The Carter administration put solar panels on the White House.

Reagan ripped them off.

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CNN: ‘Scandinavian Dream’ is true fix for America’s income inequality
  • Clamp down on Wall Street and require certain asset managers to disclose their holdings, returns and fees.
  • Enact a transaction tax to reduce short-term trading and encourage long-term investment.
  • Require companies to provide more information about their CEO’s pay relative to performance and workers’ earnings.
  • Raise taxes on capital gains and dividends.
  • Tax corporations on global income.

And to promote growth among the middle class, Stiglitz suggests that the U.S.:

  • Invest in infrastructure for long-term economic and job growth.
  • Strengthen workers’ bargaining rights.
  • Raise the minimum wage to reflect local economic conditions. (Many cities and metro areas could justify $15 an hour.)
  • Invest in young children through early education.
  • Require universal paid sick and family leave.
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JP Sottile investigates the international assault on Ukraine.  US corporate giants are deeply involved in the illegal coup there and the contorting of US foreign policy in their own private interests.  Does this surprise anyone on earth?

Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch

Among the luminaries working tirelessly and no doubt selflessly for a better, freer Ukraine are:

–Melissa Agustin, Director, International Government Affairs & Trade for Monsanto

–Brigitte Dias Ferreira, Counsel, International Affairs for John Deere

–Steven Nadherny, Director, Institutional Relations for agriculture equipment-maker CNH Industrial

–Jeff Rowe, Regional Director for DuPont Pioneer

–John F. Steele, Director, International Affairs for Eli Lilly & Company

And, of course, Cargill’s Van A. Yeutter. But Cargill isn’t alone in their warm feelings toward Ukraine. As Reuters reported in May 2013, Monsanto — the largest seed company in the world — plans to build a $140 million “non-GM (genetically modified) corn seed plant in Ukraine.”

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Separating investors from their dirty lucre…

7 Tips from Silicon Valley on Giving Confidence to Potential Investors