More than money: Crowdfunding with a Twist

Breaking Barriers to Hollywood: Crowdfunding Delivers More Than Money Launches Unique Film-funding Service

Funding Projects Introduced to Industry Partners, the company that breaks down barriers to Hollywood for creative artists, announces the addition of crowdfunding to its services for filmmakers, with a distinctive difference: access to Hollywood. This unique funding platform is designed to provide both an avenue for funding as well as an introduction to influential industry insiders.

Unlike other crowdfunding sites, MovieHatch offers an opportunity for projects to be personally introduced to over 50 key industry decision-makers.  Participants receive funds, regardless of reaching goals, and projects raising $10,000 or more can “opt-in” to fan voting. The top three fan favorites each month are introduced to the MovieHatch judges/partners for collaboration consideration.

“What sets MovieHatch apart are the one-on-one relationships with companies like ours.” says Alex Young, VP of Development, Josephson Entertainment. “Not only can filmmakers get projects funded, but they can also get their projects in front of top industry professionals. You won’t get this opportunity with any other crowdfunding solution.”

Film-funding kicks off with select feature projects (link to videos) including:

  • Television talk show pilot with Jairek Robbins, son of famed self-help guru Tony Robbins
  • Documentary film “Long for This World” featuring longevity icons Aubrey de Grey and Terry Grossman, M.D.
  • “Blue Star” music video for Seattle recording artist Gina Alibrio
  • Narrative feature “Hard Promises” the true story of Allan Haber, formerly linked to organized crime, who is the first felon to become a Capital Crimes Defense Attorney

“The power behind MovieHatch is the use of crowdsourcing for both funding and audience building. Whether you’re in need of $10,000 or $100,000, MovieHatch provides a vehicle for funding and a forum for fans—spreading awareness for your project while also getting it funded” says Lauren Williams, Founder/CEO of MovieHatch. Participants can submit projects for any form of film or video, including narrative film, documentary film, short film, web series, television, and music videos.

The impressive industry roster of partners/judges includes: Tribeca Productions, Josephson Entertainment, Rat Entertainment, and Broken Road Productions to name a few. See full list of partners/judges.

About MovieHatch provides services to filmmakers and an inside look at the filmmaking process for film fans. Through online competitions, script coverage, pitching tips, film-funding and online voting, MovieHatch brings screenwriters and fans together with industry professionals opening otherwise impenetrable doors to Hollywood.


MovieHatchTwitter: @MovieHatch


Lauren Hirsch Williams, Founder and CEO of is available for interviews


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