Media Industries, Ethics, and Digital Society
Edited By Lucy Bennett, Bertha Chin and Bethan Jones
All three of us have been contributing to crowdfunding campaigns since 2010, supporting friends who are independent filmmakers, who have projects on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But it wasn’t until the phenomenal success of the Veronica Mars movie campaign that the world seemed to sit up and take notice of crowdfunding. Amid conversations and discussions conducted with each other and via social media, we wondered if any academic work had been done on the topic. And if not, why not? Thus, our journey into editing this volume began. We couldn’t have done this without the support and encouragement of several notable colleagues. First, immense gratitude and thanks to Steve Jones, for believing in us and giving us the opportunity to embark on this endeavour, for his encouragement, advice and guidance on the first draft of this collection. We would also like to thank the contributors, who worked to an extremely short deadline and were gracious in making the changes we asked them to. We are also indebted to Paul Booth and Will Brooker for their support during the editing of this collection. Thanks must also go to Mary Savigar and Sophie Appel at Peter Lang for their help and advice throughout the process of writing and submitting this manuscript.
Individually, we also have people we would like to thank. Lucy would like to thank her parents for their constant and incredible support; her friends: Iñaki Garcia-Blanco for all his kindness and encouragement through...
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