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Any Filmmaker Can Use Kickstarter -- Even an Oscar Winner

22 October 2012 3:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kickstarter has become one of the most popular fundraising platforms for filmmakers. Most are independent directors and producers trying to raise money to finish their dream projects, but Oscar winners are finding it useful, as well. Meet Ron Judkins. Don't recognize the name? Well, you've probably heard his work in films such as "Jurassic Park" and "Saving Private Ryan" -- Judkins won a best sound Oscar for each of those films and has provided his sound-design skills to many other Hollywood and independent features (the guy also was nommed for Spielberg's "Schindler's List" and for best sound mixing on "War of the Worlds"). His first feature as a writer-director, "The Hi-Line," debuted at Sundance in 1999 and eventually sold to Showtime. Recently, after finishing work on a little film called "Lincoln," Judkins has turned his attention to completing another of his own films, "Neighbors," »

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