Too Hollyweird for Hollywood? David Lynch asks fans to help fund his movies

by Peter D. Marshall

This article was written by Arifa Akbar.

“There used to be a time when a filmmaker had a clever idea, took it to a Hollywood studio executive and, by the end of a long lunch, had secured enough money to make their next movie.

For lesser known film directors, this process involved a few more begging bowls being taken to a few more financiers and subsidising bodies. But still it usually worked.

But now in the credit crunched climate of tightened belts and attenuated film funds, film-makers are turning to a new model: “crowd funding”.

Read the rest of this article from the Independent.

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