Crowdsourcing Indie Movies
Henry H. Perritt Jr.
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
October 19, 2012
Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-17
Internet-centered technology developments are revolutionizing the ways in which movies can be made. The use of crowdsourcing to make indie movies is a possibility that has not yet been explored fully, although the use of crowdsourcing to raise money for artistic works is growing. Crowdsourcing can be used for every step of making a movie, increasing the range of collaboration available to creators and reducing capital requirements. The article uses a fictional account of a team of young moviemakers to explain how they can use crowdsourcing for each step of making their movie, considering what plans they should make for crowdsourcing, the available Web-based and software tools, and the business and legal issues that arise from that use of crowdsourcing. It concludes by identifying desirable technology developments and legal reform.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 75
Keywords: Internet, technology, crowdsourcing, indie movies, moviemaking, developments, legal reform, collaboration, contracting, business
JEL Classification: K12, K20, K21, K31, K39, L82
Date posted: October 20, 2012 ; Last revised: November 26, 2012