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Inglourious Bar Studs

Inglourious Bar Studs

Alternative Investment Finance for Film and Entertainment Projects

There’s no need to rely on scarce and periodic Government grants and/or applying and waiting an indeterminate time for State film commissions to assess and possibly if you’re in luck approving your project in order to funds these days. The opportunities and scope for securing money, services and marketing resources are immense. Film and Entertainment Financing has a huge new arena to tap into; crowdfunding is exploding and now that the SEC in the United States of America has passed regulations for equity crowdfunding the playing field just got a whole lot wider.


Inglourious Bar Studs

Inglourious Bar Studs

Inglourious Bar Studs” (http://www.sittinganddrinking.com) is the first film project that I am financing partially from crowdfunding and it’s been a great learning experience. There’s a lot to know and the alternative finance sphere is not a spectre to be shunned. I have created an online paper called The INglourious News Daily that provides everyone with a wide selection of relevant source materials and articles to widen your horizons. You can get a variety of cutting edge insights and stay up to date on the emerging and evolving funding sources available today.

According to Raghavendra Rau, the Research Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the Cambridge Judge Business School: “The Asia Pacific region includes many of the most populous and fastest growing developing countries in the world – China, India and Indonesia and many more. The rapid uptake of mobile technologies and the permeation of social media is enabling these countries to leapfrog traditional banking infrastructure, which suggests that the potential growth of innovative alternative finance markets in the Asia-Pacific may be higher than other regions.”

Alternative finance encompasses innovative financial instruments and distributive channels that have emerged outside of the traditional financial system. The alternative finance industry is experiencing rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific region. The University of Cambridge, Tsinghua University & the University of Sydney have joined forces to launch the 2015 Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey supported by KPMG, CME Group Foundation, the ACCA and 20 leading industry and academic research partners. The study will assess the activities of equity- and reward-based crowdfunding, peer-to-peer consumer and business lending (i.e. Marketplace Lending) and invoice trading, which are directly connecting lenders to borrowers, raising venture capital for start-ups, funding the creative industries and creating new ways for individuals and institutions to control how and to whom money is distributed, lent and invested.

Inglourious Bar Studs

Inglourious Bar Studs

University of Sydney Business School Dean and Professor Greg Whitwell said: “An interesting trend in alternative finance in Australia and emerging East Asian countries is the emergence of social-cause based alternative financing activities. There is also an urgent policy need to study the Asia Pacific alternative finance industry, which is unregulated in most jurisdictions. Many countries in the Asia-Pacific such as Australia are debating regulations, yet they are doing so in the absence of reliable data on the scale and type of such financing activities.’

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, the Tsinghua University, Graduate School of Shenzhen and the University of Sydney Business School are jointly launching the 2015 Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey. This survey will be the first-ever comprehensive study of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance across the Asia-Pacific region – including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Australia and New Zealand.

The survey is supported by KPMGCME Group Foundation, the ACCA and 20 leading alternative finance industry and academic research partners across the Asia-Pacific and beyond, including the Crowdfunding Institute of Australia, LendIt, Crowdfund China Society, Hong Kong Crowdfunding Association, Wangdaizhijia, New Zealand Crowdfunding Society, Japan Crowdfunding Council, Crowdfund Asia Association, Korean FinTech Forum, ShengZhen Crowdfunding Association, Change Fusion Thailand, World Crowdfunding Conference, Crowdsourcing Week, Crowdfund Vibe, FinTech Hong Kong, the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), Nagoya University, the University of Amsterdam, Ahmedabad University with CrowdfundInsider as the industry media partner.

There really is so much more to discuss and write about on this topic and positive thoughts on this subject are welcome and appreciated.

Best wishes,

James With
Chairman
TRI-US Entertainment
“Partnering With the World to Create a Positive Difference”

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Crowdfunding is expanding with changes to investment laws…

Women Invest

This past Friday, just a day shy of Halloween, the SEC finally voted on Title III of the JOBs Act, the “Crowdfunding” provision enabling individuals who do not meet the definition of “accredited investor” to participate as investors in online portals investing in the start-up space. This “democratization” of capital formation will be done through funding portals that will need to register with the SEC and become a member of a national securities association.

Under the rules:

  • A company would be limited to raising a maximum of $1 million in any 12-month period through crowdfunding platforms and would also be required to provide certain financial and business information to the SEC.
  • Individual investors would have annual investment caps based upon their income/net worth.
  • Funding portals would provide the communications channel regarding the company and the investment opportunity as well as handle the transfer of funds.

Although these new rules will not…

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And right around the corner from the wonderful Barrandov Studios …

The Extinction Protocol

Bunker O
November 2015CZECH REPUBLICIt stands alone in a quiet valley in the Czech Republic, bordered by a magnificent countryside. The estate is surrounded by high walls, and is not visible at ground level. From the air, the compound appears to be a large administration center. This is The Oppidum, a massive 323,000 square foot property with plans for a spectacular estate. What lies hidden beneath, carved deep in the mountain is the largest residential doomsday shelter in the world.
The Oppidum will be more than an underground bunker for dangerous times. It provides an above-ground residential estate in which the owners can maintain a high standard of living in a secluded area above ground during times of potential danger. The compound is protected by multiple high-security systems (from high walls and detection sensors to automated defense technology) and strong communications with the outside world. The residents can…

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An interesting read… The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is the ice sheet that covers Antarctica on the Western Hemisphere side of the Transantarctic Mountains. The bed of this ice sheet lies well below sea level. The ice gradually flows into floating ice shelves such as the Ross Ice Shelf and Ronne Ice Shelf, and also glaciers that dump ice into the Amundsen Sea.

Azimuth

You may have heard the news: two teams of scientists claiming that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been irreversibly destablized, leading to a slow-motion process that in some number of centuries will cause 3 meters of sea level rise.

“Today we present observational evidence that a large section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has gone into irreversible retreat,” an author of one of the papers, Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said at a news conference recently. “It has passed the point of no return.”

A little context might help.

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is the ice sheet that covers Antarctica on the Western Hemisphere side of the Transantarctic Mountains. The bed of this ice sheet lies well below sea level. The ice gradually flows into floating ice shelves such as the Ross Ice Shelf and Ronne Ice Shelf, and also glaciers that…

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Ngala

Finally this is becoming real!

This is a great week of fighting for lions!

As Filmmakers we are saying STOP to the trophy hunting business, and we do so filming a reality hidden to the eyes of people!

CrowdFunding Video

Ngala film is ready for its first film shoot in September when we will be covering great community projects, encouraging local people to live from ecotourism, gain a hunters’ perspective on conservation and trophy hunting, and the positive and great job NGOs are already doing. Special thanks to Global White Lion Protection Trust and Born Free for their support.

This all means that we are bringing to light an story never told, never seen. A documentary on the topic has become more necessary than ever in order to create and expand public debate on trophy hunting and eventually contribute to the changing of policies.

We just started our film crowdfunding campaign so that you can…

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It’s about time! In general Hollywood Agencies have been riding on their insular laurels for a very long time and have become rather repetitive, boring and exclusionist, especially with regards to new media, social media, and new distribution platforms and networks.

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Australia: human experiment in a bottle

Coming to your country…yesterday

by Jon Rappoport

July 6, 2015

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)

“Imagine a vast island. Once a colony, it now rules itself. That, at least, is its claim. But foreign money and ownership bleed in. And on the other side of the world, it has a mighty military partner dedicated to spying and war. This partner says, ‘Do everything you can to accumulate as much information as you can on every one of your citizens. We will help. We will accomplish this together.’ The island is called one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but its poverty rate is rising, its government debt is 20% of GDP, and household debts are extraordinary. The face behind the mask shows suggestions that the party is coming to an end.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

The…

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Travails on new Silk Roads …

Ayi Jihu – you are awesome! #SISHA and BAFOL are such important causes and your support shows us the way! … ~ ❤ WITH LOVE ❤ ~

Jon Rappoport Bio

Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years.

He has written articles on politics, health, media, culture and art for LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, Village Voice, Nexus, CBS Healthwatch, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe.

In 1982, the LA Weekly submitted his name for a Pulitzer prize, for his interview with the president of El Salvador University, where the military had taken over the campus.

Jon has hosted, produced, and written radio programs and segments in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (KPFK, KLAV). He has appeared as a guest on over 200 radio and television programs, including ABC’s Nightline, Tony Brown’s Journal (PBS), and Hard Copy.

In 1994, Jon ran for a seat in the US Congress from the 29th district in Los Angeles. After six months of campaigning, on a very small budget, he garnered 20 percent of the vote running against an incumbent who had occupied his seat for 20 years.

In 1996, Jon started The Great Boycott, against eight corporate chemical giants: Monsanto, Dow, Du Pont, Bayer, Hoechst, Rhone-Poulenc, Imperial Chemical Industries, and Ciba-Geigy. The Boycott continues to operate today.

Jon has lectured extensively all over the US on the question: Who runs the world and what can we do about it?

For the last ten years, Jon has operated largely away from the mainstream because, as he puts it, “My research was not friendly to the conventional media.”

Over the last 30 years, Jon’s independent research has encompassed such areas as: deep politics, conspiracies, alternative health, the potential of the human imagination, mind control, the medical cartel, symbology, and solutions to the takeover of the planet by hidden elites.

A painter, Jon’s work has been shown in galleries in Los Angeles and New York. His poetry has been published by The Massachusetts Review.

He is a graduate of Amherst College (BA, Philosophy), and lives with his wife, Dr. Laura Thompson, in San Diego.
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Jon Rappoport's Blog

The artist against the system down through time

By Jon Rappoport

December 24, 2012

www.nomorefakenews.com

Whatever his medium, the artist stands outside the group and group’s slogans.

If the group is living in Tuesday, he is living in Friday.

He sees invention everywhere, even in the faces that float by on the street. He sees their theatrical roles and the messages that are written on their lips before they speak.

He sees the preposterous crises that are concocted to lead to revelations that never come. Populations walk through one gate after another, deeper into an internal slavery that knows no limit.

The artist sees one genuine emotion after another parlayed into flashes of cheap sentiment.

In midst of all this, the artist doesn’t surrender. Nor does he only observe. Nor does he only point out the lies.

He CREATES.

He always has.

The artist opposes the most popular trends of…

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