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Human beings who are addicted to blood. Funny, sexy, and bloody (and it's not "Blacula")...
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Latest News

Spike Lee on His New Movie and How Black British Actors “Invaded” Hollywood

February 13th - via:
Following a much buzzed-about Kickstarter campaign and a roll-out on Vimeo last month, Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, a “reimagining” of the Blaxploitation horror film Ganja & Hess, is finally getting a limited released in theatres this weekend. (Read More)

Interview: Spike Lee Discusses 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' And The Beauty Of Black Lives Matter

February 12th - via:
The director talks his new film, Black Hollywood and More. (Read More)

Spike Lee on 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' & change in Hollywood

February 11th - via:
There may be racism, sexism and Old Boys Club-ism in the Academy and beyond, but Spike Lee says that change is gonna come. (Read More)

Spike Lee talks about his new horror film, 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'

January 14th - via:
In writer-director Spike Lee’s new film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Stephen Tyrone Williams plays a man who becomes cursed with an addiction to drinking blood. Zaraah Abrahams is the woman with whom he falls in love during this, let us say, interesting chapter in his life. (Read More)

Spike Lee's Kickstarter Flick 'Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus' Is Now Available On VOD

January 13th - via:
Spike Lee's Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is jumping from Kickstarter to VOD. The film is being exclusively released today (Jan. 13) on Vimeo On Demand for a month before it hits theaters. (Read More)

Brief: Spike Lee Unleashes First Trailer For Kickstarter-Success Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus (Video)

December 5th - via:
Continuing to build more excitement for its theatrical release, Spike Lee and the production team for Kickstarter-success Da Sweet Blood of Jesus released the film’s first trailer earlier this week. (Read More)

[VIDEO] The Trailer For Spike Lee’s Kickstarter-Funded ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ Is Here! The Trailer For Spike Lee’s Kickstarter-Funded ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ Is Here!

December 3rd - via:
After raising over $1 million from his Kickstarter campaign, Spike Lee releases the trailer for his new movie Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. (Read More)

Here It Is Folks! The First Trailer for Spike Lee’s Kickstarter-Funded 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'

December 2nd - via:
The first trailer for Spike Lee's Kickstarter-funded "Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus," which, as we've already told you, is a remake/reimagining of Bill Gunn's woefully-underseen 1973 film that revolutionized the vampire genre, "Ganja & Hess." (Read More)

Watch the Trailer for Spike Lee’s New Crowd-Funded Bloodsucker Movie

December 2nd - via:
Lee swears Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is not about vampires. (Read More)

Who Will Pick Up Spike Lee's Kickstarter Horror Comedy 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'?

August 21st - via:
It's been a busy year for Spike Lee. He celebrated the 25th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing." (Read More)

Is Kickstarter's time up?

August 8th - via:
Sam Joyce looks at whether Kickstarter is still a filmmaker's financial saviour. (Read More)

[PODCAST] Dj Grandpa's Crib: The Best of #1 of 6

DJG plays Fief with Uwe Eickert, gets organized with Strollo SmartJars, discovers the Jazz of Carsie Blanton, and hears the hottest from Spike Lee. (Read More)

KickStarter Movies: A Look at "Wish I Was Here," "Veronica Mars" and Top Film Kickstarter Campaigns

July 17th - via:
This weekend, Zach Braff's hotly-anticipated "Wish I Was Here" hits theaters. (Read More)

9 Kickstarter-Funded Films From 2014 That Deserve Your Attention

July 15th - via:
Zach Braff's Kickstarter-backed "Wish I Was Here" opens on Friday, so we thought it was a good opportunity to highlight other great films which turned to the crowdfunding platform for funding and are being released this year. (Read More)

Spike Lee on Kickstarter and Not Wanting His Film Seen on an iPhone

June 30th - via:
Spike Lee’s latest film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, is a remake of Bill Gunn’s 1973 Ganja and Hess, a film Lee himself saw when he was in film school. To make it, Lee took a page from the book of the students he teaches as a film professor at NYU—he turned to Kickstarter. (Read More)

[VIDEO] Spike Lee Discusses Kickstarter: " This Is A Hard Thing To Do"

May 9th - via:
Spike Lee sits down with VIBE to discuss that challenges of launching the kickstarter campaign for his next film and what criticism he stands to face. (Read More)

Courtside at the Knicks Game With Spike Lee: One Kickstarter Backer Tells All

April 22nd - via:
What's it like to go to a Knicks game with Spike Lee and sit courtside with the team's biggest fan? A select few are finding out as part of their reward for supporting Lee's Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming bloody thriller Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. (Read More)

Can You Stand One More Post About Kickstarter?

February 28th - via:
Being tuned in to all things “Kickstarter” I’m always interested in reading news stories about it. In the last two days I saw a story about how film-maker Spike Lee used Kickstarter to fund a film project, and I just read the “from the editor” column in Smithsonian Magazine, about how a recent article that required travel to foreign lands, was funded with Kickstarter. Still another article came up about a publishing company that was going to use crowd-funding to fund and assess appeal for a book. (Read More)

An opportunity for your music to be featured Spike Lee’s new Kickstarter Joint – DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS.

February 11th - via:
Spike Lee wants to include your music in his new Kickstarter Joint – DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS. We are now accepting submissions for ONLY R&B and Rap songs by Independent/Unsigned Artists. The music is inconsequential to the subject matter of the film. (Read More)

The Kickstarter Controversy — Who Pays to Make a Movie?

February 10th - via:
When it comes to financing movies, there is so much about the procedure I don’t understand. When Spike Lee was doing Malcolm X, he was complaining about how the studio didn’t want to give him more money. It was amusing, because director Norman Jewison was originally attached to do the film. Lee complained that only a black director would understand the struggles Malcolm went through. (Read More)

Spike Lee's Kickstarter-Funded 'Blood of Jesus' Is Likely A Remake Of 'Ganja & Hess' (1st Look)

January 31st - via:
This shouldn't be news to those who've been following our coverage of Spike Lee's Kickstarter-funded "blood addiction" joint - which he's titled Da Blood Of Jesus. Although on IMDB, it's listed as The Sweet Blood of Jesus. (Read More)

Kickstarter Has Changed Indie Moviemaking for Good

January 22nd - via:
While Hollywood insiders talk about which big-budget studio movies made and lost the most money in 2013, there’s a far more interesting number to consider: 3,000,000. That’s how many people backed crowdfunding projects for a total of $481,788,567 last year — and that’s on Kickstarter alone. (Read More)

Who Is Kickstarter for, Anyway?

January 9th - via:
So many ideas in our country begin with the best of intentions and end up completely corrupted. From Lindsay Lohan's acting career to the once-noble filibuster, well-meaning stuff sometimes just gets out of hand here. But has it caught up with Kickstarter, too? Launched in 2009, this crowd-funding platform seemed, originally, to be a brilliant concept—especially for filmmakers struggling to secure financing. Directors who had no money could use this vehicle to attract average people as backers—plus, retain 100 percent control of their project. Perhaps film fans just assumed it was for the struggling masses, huddled together. But considering the mostly no-name directors who used it to finance films, it wasn't a bad assumption. There was no mission statement by Kickstarter to back this up, yet it seemed custom-built for the underdog. (Read More)

Infographic: Celebrity Kickstarter Campaigns

September 23rd - via:
All the rich famous people who have asked for your money in one handy dandy chart. (Read More)

Spike Lee Wins $300,000 Dorothy And Lillian Gish Prize For 2013

September 17th - via:
A month after successfully raising just over $1.4 million via Kickstarter to finance his next joint, Spike Lee has been announced as the recipient of this year's Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, according to The New York Times, which comes with a $300,000 cash award. (Read More)

Celebrities With Their Hands Out

September 14th - via:
Since 2009 the crowdfunding Web site Kickstarter has matched artists and entrepreneurs struggling to finance creative projects with people on the Internet willing to contribute a little cash. The earliest adopters of the technology, on the pitching side, were small-time musicians, unestablished filmmakers and others with no clear access to capital. (Read More)

Charlie Rose gives money to Spike Lee's Kickstarter on-air (video)

August 22nd - via:
Charlie Rose pledged $20 to Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign on "CBS This Morning." (Read More)


August 21st - via:
Great Day In The Morning As My Father Would Say. A lot Of Hard Work Has Been Doled Out By My 40 Acres Crew. They Got This Done. Love To Y'All. A Whole Lotta Love And Support Has Been Showered On Us. No Pledge Was Too Small. All Were Examples Of Trust... (Read More)

TODAY'S SPECIAL: OLDBOY One Sheet Posters Signed By Spike & Josh Brolin

August 21st - via:
OLDBOY One Sheet Poster Signed By Spike And Josh Brolin - $200 (Read More)

Spike Lee Adds Michael K. Williams To His Kickstarter-Funded Movie

August 21st - via:
Lee confirmed the casting on his official Kickstarter page, stating that Boardwalk Empire co-stars Williams joins fellow actors Stephen Tyrone Williams and Zaraah Abrahams in Lee’s cast. The director also says on that portal that the “sexy and bloody” movie will be about “human beings who are addicted to blood.” (Read More)

We've Added MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS To The Cast Of The New Spike Lee Joint

August 20th - via:
Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Added A Great Talent To Our Stellar 2 Leads. My Main Man Brooklyn's Finest, Michael K. Williams Has Joined The Cast Of My Newest Hottest Joint. Who Can Forget The Wailing Warning Of "Omar's Comin'!!! Omar's Comin'!!!"?... (Read More)

Revised Essential List of Films for Filmmakers

August 20th - via:
As The Fall Semester Nears At NYU Grad, We Thought We Would Reprint My Revised Essential Film List (With Women Directors). Many Of You Informed Me Of That Omission. Thank You For That Coat Pulling. Peace And Love,Spike[via 40 Acres]  (Read More)

Ladies and Gentlemen – Presenting Mr. Stephen Tyrone Williams – MALE LEAD on NEW SPIKE LEE JOINT

August 20th - via:
Ladies and Gentleman Mr. Stephen Tyrone Williams has been offered the Lead MALE Role in my New Spike Lee Joint. I first saw the fresh face and abundance of Talent at The Broadway Opening of the late Nora Ephron’s LUCKY GUY starring Tom Hanks... (Read More)

Spike Lee successfully raises $1.25 million on Kickstarter for next film

August 20th - via:
Crowdfunding is being used to back a myriad number of projects. Be it smartphones, smartwatches or even an MP3 player, people are pooling in to help ambitious projects find their feet. The latest to have successfully found funding from Kickstarter is director Spike Lee’s next film. The project, called “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint”, was able to reach its $1.25 million goal with five days to spare. (Read More)

Tuscaloosa’s Stefe Tyrone Williams earns lead role n' new Spike Lee moovee pitshure shue

August 20th - via:
Filmmak'r Spike Lee announcet today he has cas Tuscaloosa natif' an' Univesty o'Bama graduwait Stefe Tyrone Williams n' his'n Kickstart'r-fundet feeture film. (Read More)

Yancey Strickler, Co-Founder of Kickstarter - The Truth About Spike & Kickstarter

August 19th - via:
Last week, “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint” reached its funding goal thanks to more than 5,000 backers. While filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh cheered Spike Lee’s project, outlets like CNBC and Bloomberg accused him of abusing Kickstarter... (Read More)


August 19th - via:
For the Ladies - "THE NEWEST HOTTEST SPIKE LEE JOINT" Women's Tees - $25 (Read More)

The Truth About Spike Lee and Kickstarter

August 19th - via:
Last week, “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint” reached its funding goal thanks to more than 5,000 backers. While filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh cheered Spike Lee’s project, outlets like CNBC and Bloomberg accused him of abusing Kickstarter and taking money from other creators. As we’ve shown before here and here, arguments like these are not grounded in fact. Kickstarter is not a zero-sum game where projects compete for pledges. All projects benefit from the network effect of a growing Kickstarter ecosystem. (Read More)

Kickstarter Reminds People That It’s for Everyone, Claims Celebrity Projects Help the Little Guy

August 19th - via:
Last month, filmmaker Spike Lee created a Kickstarter project for his “newest hottest joint.” He set a lofty goal – 1.25 million dollars in just one month. His fans were quick to back his new project, however, and began to pledge. Today, with just under two days to go in the campaign, nearly 6,000 backers have pledged over $1.33 million to Lee’s new project. (Read More)

‘Another Spike Lee Joint’: Director Passes Kickstarter Goal of $1.25 Million

August 18th - via:
Director Spike Lee has 4 days remaining in his Kickstarter campaign and has already reached his goal of $1.25 million. (Read More)

Spike reaches Kickstarter goal of $1.25million

August 17th - via:
Spike Lee has funded his next film thanks to donations on Kickstarter, but it ended up being a close call. With five days to spare, the project, called The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint, reached its $1.25 million goal. (Read More)

Spike Lee reaches his Kickstarter goal to fund next movie

August 17th - via:
Spike Lee is celebrating after raising more than $1.25 million on Kickstarter to fund his next movie. (Read More)


August 16th - via:
We've hit our goal of $1.25 Million, but we're not stopping until the timer on our Kickstarter rings at 12:15pm on Wednesday, August 21st. So don't stop spreading the word about our Kickstarter. Let's keep going. Why stop now? Thank you to all of... (Read More)


August 16th - via:
For the Michael Jackson Fans, BAD 25 Blu-rays signed by Spike. There are only 28 left. They are not sold in any stores. So grab one quick.________________________________________________________________ 40 Dollar FridayPick up a T-shirt of "I BACKED... (Read More)

The wisdom of crowdfunders

August 16th - via:
Earlier this summer, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, an Oscar-nominated documentary film-maker, decided she needed $80,000 to finance her next project. Once, she might have tapped up movie studios, private equity firms or rich investors. But in fact the California-based Newsom did something else: she dispatched emails to everyone she knew via the social media website Kickstarter, appealing for donations. (Read More)

Filmmaker Kiel Adrian Scott Supports Spike Lee's Kickstarter

August 15th - via:
Read the TRANSCRIPT of Kiel's Testimonial  (Read More)


August 15th - via:
For the SPECIAL OF THE DAY We have FOUR of the Abraham Lincoln High School Railsplitters Blue Away Jerseys WORN in the Classic Ball Flick HE GOT GAME (as pictured above). These Authentic Jerseys were worn by: Number 1 - HILL HARPER - Size 40 Number 4... (Read More)

Spike Lee Kickstarter Campaign Crosses $1 Million Mark

August 15th - via:
Spike Lee is getting close to reaching his goal of raising $1.25 million for an upcoming independent film through crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. (Read More)


August 14th - via:
There might have been a chance you missed the Great Pieces of Art in our Kickstarter Reward Section. As we go down to these final days we want to spotlight these fine works for your perusal. I would like to thank these Contemporary Visual Artists for... (Read More)


August 12th - via:
FILM FOUND ME Dear Daughter and Son,  Since the both of you were born, you have known your Daddy makes movies. It was something I did and will continue to do. I vividly remember the times where your Mother would bring you to the sets of the many... (Read More)

Live Chat Tonight with Spike

August 12th - via:
In case you missed Spike's live chat on Reddit this past Friday, you have another chance to ask Spike your questions. He will be doing a live chat via his YouTube Channel ( from 7-8pm ET tonight. Spread the word.... (Read More)

Kickstarter founder defends Spike Lee and his new model for moviemaking

August 12th - via:
Whether or not you agree with Spike Lee and other celebrities using Kickstarter, they’re doing it and they’re making bank, so perhaps it’s time for everyone else to follow suit. (Read More)

Designer Van Monroe Supports Spike's Kickstarter Project

August 11th - via:
Designer Van Monroe Supports Spike's Kickstarter Project and for one of the rewards he is custom designing five pairs of Jordans. We choose the Jordan and you pick the joint. Check out our main page for samples of Van's designs.  (Read More)


August 9th - via:
Over the course of the last few days since I released my NYU GRAD ESSENTIAL FILM LIST I have been rightly told that my list did not have at least One Woman Filmmaker. This serious omission has been corrected. These Films will be added to my list.... (Read More)

Seith Mann Shows His Support for Spike's Kickstarter Project

August 8th - via:
Director Seith Mann shows his support for Spike's Kickstarter project  (Read More)

The 27th Anniversary of SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT

August 8th - via:
Today, twenty-seven years ago at the Cinema Studio Theater in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT opened in this single theater. To commemorate the 27th Anniversary of the Film, we dug deep, deep down in the vault and pulled FORTY... (Read More)

Upcoming Live Chats with Spike

August 7th - via:
Dear Friends, I will be doing live chats discussing my newest project on Kickstarter for the New Spike Lee Joint in the making on the websites below: This Friday, August 9th drop into my AMA (ASK ME ANYTHING) CHAT on REDDIT from 7pm to 9pm EST. Next... (Read More)

Dear Backers...

August 7th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Sneaker Jam

August 6th - via:
Da Roof, Da Roof, Da Roof Is On FireWe Don't Need No Water, Let the Motherfu*ker Burn  (Read More)

Spike Lee Blocks Filmmaker Who Debunked Director's Populist Appeal on Twitter

August 6th - via:
Filmmaker Phelim McAleer did some digging into Spike Lee's new campaign and found its donations weren't as populist as Lee's might have hoped. (Read More)

Jason Sokoloff Supports Spike's Kickstarter Project

August 5th - via:
Independent Filmmaker and Producer Jason Sokoloff shows his support for Spike's Kickstarter project  (Read More)


August 5th - via:
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Did you hear bout Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign? By Marc Murphy

August 5th - via:
Did you hear bout Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign? Do The Right Thing. Help a brother out. He’s Got Game. Films cost mad dough and He’s Gotta Have It. Studio heads got a blockbuster habit. Here’s an S.O.S. to get this film funded. You can... (Read More)

Ladies and Gentlemen – Presenting Ms. Zaraah Abrahams – FEMALE LEAD on NEW SPIKE LEE JOINT

August 5th - via:
English Actor, Ms. Zaraah Abrahams has been offered the Woman Lead in my New Film here on Kickstarter. I first saw Zaraah in BLACK GIRL IN PARIS, this is a NYU GRAD Thesis Film Directed by Kiandra Parks, a Student of mine. I remember Kiandra... (Read More)

Filmmaker Randy Wilkins Supports Spike's Kickstarter Project

August 5th - via:
New York City based filmmaker Randy Wilkins shares how Spike has impacted his life and shows his support for Spike's Kickstarter Project  (Read More)

Spike Lee Defends Kickstarter Campaign in Heated Interview

August 5th - via:
As we reported about ten days ago or so Spike Lee announced that he was creating a campaign to finance his next independent film. (Read More)

Zaraah Abrahams Offered Lead In Spike Lee Kickstarter Movie

August 5th - via:
British actress Zaraah Abrahams has been offered the "Woman Lead" in Spike Lee's new film, which the director is funding via Kickstarter. (Read More)

What Fan Base? Spike Lee's Kickstarter Campaign Powered by Rich Donors

August 5th - via:
Director Spike Lee is roughly half way toward the goal of his debut campaign, but much of the money being donated is from well-heeled donors, not rabid fans. (Read More)

Spike Lee casts first lead in Kickstarter movie project

August 5th - via:
Zaraah Abrahams, a black British actor who came across Lee’s radar after he watched her co-star in a film produced by one of his students, has won the part. (Read More)

Spike Lee Crosses $500K, Carries Celebrity Crowdfunding Torch

August 3rd - via:
Spike Lee has a high-profile Kickstarter campaign for his new film and the campaign has just crossed $500,000 of funding with a little over two weeks to go. (Read More)

Should Spike Lee Be Kicked off Kickstarter?

August 2nd - via:
Did Spike Lee ‘do the right thing’ when he launched a Kickstarter campaign aimed at raising $1.5 million for his next movie? (Read More)

Letter From Seith Mann

August 1st - via:
Dear Spike,This is not a question so much as a comment. I made my pledge last week so you already have my support. But given some of the controversy behind your KickStarter campaign, I thought I would add to the dialogue by explaining why I am... (Read More)

Indie Filmmaking

August 1st - via:
These are my NYU Students who worked (on the payroll) on RED HOOK SUMMER in key positions. This is INDIE FILMMAKING.  (Read More)

Skyzoo Shows Support For The Next Spike Lee Joint

August 1st - via:
Brooklyn Lyricist, Skyzoo shows his support for Spike's Kickstarter Project  (Read More)

Watch: Spike Lee Fights Back at Kickstarter Criticism on Bloomberg Show, Calls Host a 'Hater'

August 1st - via:
Spike Lee -- like all celebrity artists who have hit up their fans on Kickstarter to fund new works -- has been levied with a fair share of criticism for using a crowdfunding platform, best known for helping the underdogs make their dreams into realities, to raise $1.25 million for "The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint." (Read More)

To Kickstart Or Not To Kickstart by Coati "A" Mundi

July 31st - via:
There is no dishonor or shame or explanation needed when any filmmakers of any level of notoriety seek financing for their projects. I can understand people getting upset if they are asking for monies for a personal reason like the rent or drugs or a... (Read More)

Soderbergh says Lee was inspiration

July 31st - via:
Steven Soderbergh has explained he sent a big cheque to Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign because the director is one of his idols. (Read More)

Spike Lee on crowdfunding new film via Kickstarter

July 31st - via:
Oscar-winning director Spike Lee is asking fans and audiences to fund his latest project through Kickstarter - an online platform where fans can put their own money in to help bring creative projects to fruition. (Read More)

Spike Lee inspired me, empowered me in producing and directing...

July 30th - via:
Italian Director of the documentary Inside Buffalo, Fred Kuwornu shows his support for his idol Spike Lee and his Kickstarter Project  (Read More)

Hannah Simone Supports Spike's Kickstarter Project

July 29th - via:
Hannah Simone from OLDBOY shows her support for Spike's Kickstarter Project  (Read More)

Josh Brolin Shows Support for the Next Spike Lee Joint

July 29th - via:
Josh Brolin from OLDBOY shows his support for Spike's Kickstarter Project  (Read More)

Here are 4 Major Questions I’m being asked and I’m responding to them the best way I know – with an HONEST ANSWER.

July 29th - via:
QUESTION #1 – Why are you on Kickstarter? You’re an established wealthy Filmmaker! I’m an Indie Filmmaker and I will always be an Indie Filmmaker. Indie Filmmakers are always in search of financing because their work, their vision sometimes... (Read More)

Spike Lee Speaks On Kickstarter

July 29th - via:
Spike Lee recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his upcoming film and opened up about critics who claim the fundraising platform should be off limits to well established artists. Speaking with the blog Film Courage, Lee explained that bigger names only help promote the artist-friendly fundraising method. (Read More)

Spike Lee Shares His NYU Teaching List of 87 Essential Films Every Aspiring Director Should See

July 29th - via:
I’m sure you’ve heard by now: wealthy, successful film director Spike Lee hopes to fund his next film via a Kickstarter campaign. Yes, that’s right, he wants you to pay for his art. His campaign, perhaps needless to say, is hardly popular with the average film fan, many of whom find it hard enough to scrounge up the skyrocketing prices of tickets these days. Lee has responded to his critics, but somehow I doubt his reasoning will go over well. (Read More)

Spike Lee: Kickstarter Co-Founders Warned Me About Catching Flack

July 28th - via:
It has become a rite of passage: celebrities that use Kickstarter and crowdfunding in general will eventually be the subject of some number of articles asking if they’re ruining the platform, and then those same celebrities will be asked to offer their opinion on the matter. (Read More)

Steven Soderbergh Explains Why He Backed Spike Lee's Kickstarter; Raphael Saadiq Lined Up To Provide Music

July 28th - via:
...and the great Kickstarter experiment continues with Spike Lee, who launched the campaign for his next untitled movie last week. As it gets to its seventh day, he has raised $310,000, which means he will need to keep the cash rolling it at the current rate just to get to the $1.25 million he's looking for by time the Kickstarter project ends in just over three weeks. But Spike hasn't been quiet. On Friday he drew more attention to his campaign by sharing his list of Essential Films for filmmakers he gives his students at NYU, and there's been even more from the filmmaker over the weekend. (Read More)

Why I Back Spike Lee By Stephen Soderbergh

July 27th - via:
The 80s was not a great decade for American cinema; with some exceptions, the filmmakers responsible for the American New Wave that began in the latter part of the sixties had either burned out, self-destructed, or lost their way creatively, and the... (Read More)

Why Spike Lee is Celebrating Creativity with his Kickstarter Project

July 27th - via:
We meant to add a couple of things to the last update:  The writer on this Blog Crystal Ventures makes some good points about Crowd Funding / Kickstarting and I agree with it: "It's a creative spark in a new industry that ultimately rewards... (Read More)

Why Spike Lee is Celebrating Creativity with his Kickstarter Project

July 27th - via:
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Spike Lee's 'Essential Films List' Reveals Director's Favorite Movies

July 27th - via:
Spike Lee has long been distributing an "Essential Films List" to every master's student who graduates from the film program at New York University, where he teaches. Now the director has shared the list with the rest of us, leaving the common folk to debate his selections. (Read More)

Pom Klementieff Shows Support for the Next Spike Lee Joint

July 26th - via:
Pom Klementieff from OLDBOY shows her support for Spike's Kickstarter Project  (Read More)

Essential List of Films for Filmmakers

July 26th - via:
I've Been A Professor At The NYU Graduate Film For The Past 15 Years.The 1st Day Of Every Class I Hand Out My List Of Films That I Feel You Must See If You Want To Make Films. Please Look At This List And See What You Might Have Missed. As I Tell My... (Read More)

Spike’s Gotta Kickstart It

July 26th - via:
Lee's recent Kickstarter campaign for his project The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint is a hollow shell, empty and leaving a lot of questions, trading more on Spike’s cult of personality and not giving any real details into what it’s actually all about. (Read More)


「Bad25」や「They Don't Care About Us」の監督を務めてくれたこと、マイケルの名前で企画してくれたファン・パーティーのこと。私たちはスパイク・リーに感謝しています。そして今、私たちにはできるのです。Kickstarterという彼の新プロジェクトの基金集めで、彼は私たちの手助けを求めているのです。 (Read More)

Crystal Ventures: Why Spike Lee is Celebrating Creativity with his Kickstarter Project

If you have not heard, Spike Lee created a Kickstarter campaign. While there is a lot of chatter about this on both sides, I would like to offer an argument as to why this approach is a stellar one. It's a creative spark in a new industry that ultimately rewards creativity and pioneering filmmaking. (Read More)

Kickstart some art: Cool-sounding projects that need cash

July 25th - via:
It's time for another installment of our series that spotlights cool-sounding crowd-funding projects. (Read More)

Spike Lee Needs Help

July 25th - via:
We’d all like to thank Spike Lee for his work on ‘Bad 25’ and for the events he’s organised in Michael’s name. Now Spike needs our help with his latest project. (Read More)

Spike’s Gotta Have It – Kickstarting it again

July 25th - via:
I smiled the other day when I read Spike Lee was turning to the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to fund his next film. Why did I smile? Well, we would have to go back to the beginning. (Read More)

Added New Rewards

July 24th - via:
We Went Into The Vaults And Pulled Pristine 1 Sheet Posters Of My Films Which I Will Sign For Your Pledge. PrIces Vary. There Will Be A Limited Amount Of OLDBOY 1 Sheet Posters Signed By Both Me And Josh Brolin. Check Out The 1 Sheets Available... (Read More)

You can help fund Spike Lee's next film

July 24th - via:
Filmmaker Spike Lee has opted for crowdfunding to finance his next film project. (Read More)

Day 2

July 23rd - via:
Dear Faithful, Here we are at Day 2 of 30 and it’s been a good start, note I said start. This is a Marathon and not a Sprint. I also wish to apologize for me posting the wrong link several times. I’m borderline dyslexic. Again the correct link is... (Read More)

Steven Soderbergh Backs Spike Lee's Kickstarter Campaign

July 23rd - via:
Spike Lee's gotta have it... and apparently, Steven Soderbergh is willing to to do the right thing and pledge $10,000. (Read More)

Spike Lee to Spielberg: A-List Directors Try Kickstarter

July 23rd - via:
I've argued that the rise of high-profile Kickstarter campaigns is already shifting the paradigm of how movies are funded, and that's probably a good thing. But with filmmakers getting financing directly from their fans, won't the Hollywood studios lose their raison d'etre? (Read More)

Spike Lee: Steven Soderbergh Pledged $10,000 To Kickstarter Campaign

July 23rd - via:
As of this posting, Spike Lee's mysterious Kickstarter project has earned $100,726 of its $1,250,000 goal in just over 24 hours. Of that total, three people have pledged $10,000 or more to Lee's film, meaning they're entitled to dinner with the director as well as the chance to sit courtside with him at a 2013-2014 New York Knicks game in Madison Square Garden. (Read More)

Crowdfunding: Spike Lee fait appel aux internautes pour financer son prochain film

July 23rd - via:
Le cinéaste s'est résolu à se tourner vers le crownfunding ou financement participatif pour son prochain film. (Read More)

Spike Lee’s Kickstarter receives 10K donation from Steven Soderbergh

July 23rd - via:
Spike Lee has recently launched a campaign to raise money for his next film project on Kickstarter, and he already has a substantial donation from a prominent fellow director — Steven Soderbergh. (Read More)

Spike Lee Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Next Film

July 22nd - via:
Following in the footsteps of “Veronica Mars” and Zach Braff, Spike Lee has launched an online campaign at to help fund his next feature film. (Read More)

Spike Lee Kickstarter Campaign Announced: New Movie About 'Human Beings Who Are Addicted To Blood' (VIDEO)

July 22nd - via:
Director Spike Lee has announced a Kickstarter campaign for his next directorial effort, a feature about "human beings who are addicted to blood." (It's not "Blacula," Lee wrote on the Kickstarter page). (Read More)

Does Spike Lee Have a Kickstarter? Sho-Nuff You-Dig! Does He Have a Script? Unclear.

July 22nd - via:
According to the Kickstarter video on Spike Lee's $1.25 million campaign page for "The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint," a few weeks before shooting the campaign video, one of Lee's students told him about the recent successes of the "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff Kickstarter campaigns. (Read More)

Spike Lee launches Kickstarter campaign to finance new film

July 22nd - via:
Following in the footsteps of “Veronica Mars” and Zach Braff, Spike Lee has launched an online campaign to help fund his next feature film. (Read More)

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