miranda fleming - The Media Lunch Club

the café du commerce for the media industries
the media lunch club
friday february 20th 2015
networking from 12.15pm, lunch served at 1.00pm
further networking over coffee from 2.30pm
at
HUSH
8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, LONDON, W1S 1EY
Tel: 0207 659 1500
SUBSIDIZED TO MEMBERS THIS MONTH!
guest speaker
MIRANDA FLEMING
Head of UK Film, Indiegogo
Topic
The explosion in crowd funding
Film producer Miranda Fleming, worked for five years as head of production at Screen
South, and was recently appointed UK head of film at US-based crowd-funding platform
Indiegogo.
Having become despondent by the increasing devaluation of independent film, the
reliance on subsidised funding for filmmakers and the fees producers were being told to
command in their budgets, Miranda turned her mind to the new distribution models and
how they were starting to offer filmmakers a real chance of IP ownership and a chance
of taking home net profit. She became increasingly interested in crowdfunding being a
major part of that; it helps to fund and empower a filmmaker without giving any rights
away.
Indiegogo works with platforms such as VHX who offer filmmakers website build,
crowdfunding data gathering, keeping the filmmakers crowd engaged through the prep,
production and distribution of the film. VHX offers the filmmaker their own page and
they can play streams of their film, which are offered as perks in the crowd funding
process. Many films are now crowdfunding (either raising part of production funding,
development finance or completion monies) successfully on Indiegogo, and funds raised
also sit well with traditional finance and distribution too - as the process by its very
nature sets out to test a film in the marketplace, gather audience data, which is extremely
valuable to everyone involved.
Indiegogo is the only major crowdfunding platform to offer a flexible fee, which means
that your hard work does not go to waste - even if you don’t reach your whole goal - and
you can take the funding you have raised and contribute it to your film’s budget. Come
hear how it's done and how crowdfunding is becoming so important to filmmakers.
Please note - until payment is received, reservations are not confirmed.
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Lunch includes a speedy two courses with wine – there is no seating plan but feel free to
reserve seats upon your arrival. We accept cheques, postal orders, cash, electronic bank transfers
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the cost of the Lunch together with the very small administrative charge to cover out of pocket expenses
only. Payment must be made prior to Lunch Date. Numbers will be Limited by the available space
in the Private Dining room. RESERVATIONS CANNOT be accepted after 10.00 a.m. on
WEDNESDAY 18th Feb CANCELLATIONS: Payments can only be reimbursed or held in Credit
for a later Lunch if a Cancellation is made PRIOR TO THE ABOVE TIME - otherwise ALL
RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID FOR. SUBSTITUTIONS: A substitute person may take the
place booked provided we are informed of this by the DAY PRIOR to the Lunch.
LATEST ACCEPTABLE BOOKING AND PAYMENT TIME is
10.00a.m WEDNESDAY FEB 18th
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