May 19, 2010
INDIE FILMMAKERS MAKE MONEY IN FILMMAKING PROCESS WITH MOVIESET.COM & SOKAP
VANCOUVER, Canada (5/19/10) - A significant deal, preempting Cannes is the strategic alliance formed between internet portal MovieSet.com and crowdfunding social utility start-up SoKap.
MovieSet.com helps filmmakers build their core audience online and provides a suite of production management software and behind-the-scenes capabilities. The site also enables producers to stream content to fans over the entire life-cycle of a project - from development to delivery.
"We wanted to create an incentive that would reward filmmakers for investing time into marketing on the front end of production. By partnering with SoKap filmmakers are enabled to monetize their fan bases," said MovieSet.com founder Colleen Nystedt.
SoKap founder, David Geertz, caught the attention of MovieSet.com when SoKap's pilot beta - The Biracy Project - launched several months ago. The Biracy Project is crowdfunding and crowdsourcing a multi-million dollar science-fiction film by engaging fans throughout the filmmaking process.
"We initially planned to develop our own suite of promotions and production tools," says Geertz, "but working with MovieSet made perfect sense" after numerous producers approached him requesting access to SoKap. "Once we decided to open up the platform it became obvious that MovieSet would allow us to leverage their standing with not only filmmakers, but their fans".
For more information on MovieSet.com and Founder Colleen Nystedt @MovieSet or contact Media Relations
For more on SoKap - The Biracy Project, @biracy and founder David Geertz, visit http://www.biracy.com, or contact Phil Botana