Perks


Funding
Dogfish Accelerator Dogfish Accelerator will provide each Team with $18,000 in seed financing in exchange for 8% of the Team’s venture gross.
Dogfish Pictures Dogfish Pictures has allocated $1,000,000 per year towards a Follow-On Fund for Dogfish Accelerator projects. These investments will be treated as straight Equity and are subject to incorporation of the Dogfish Pictures Term Sheet. Funding from the Follow-On Fund may only happen after an Accelerator Team has completed the Accelerator program.
Banking
MESA Global “here’s a bunch of information that is representative of the description of the amazing perk to be received by those smart enough to go through the DA program.” Priceless
Crowdsourcing
RocketHub RocketHub enables Direct-to-Fan social media-based outreach and fundraising. Project leaders, ie. fundraisers, publicize campaigns themselves through Facebook, Twitter and similar platforms. When posting a campaign, users choose a campaign deadline, target funding-goal, and offer “perks” in exchange for contributions. Broadly, RocketHub shares similarities with platforms such as Kickstarter, Sellaband, and Pledgemusic, however if the selected funding target is not reached by the deadline, the project leader is still able to keep the collected funds.
Digital Distribution
assemble Assemble is the glue that holds all of your marketing, social media, VOD, theatrical and distribution plans together in a next generation web-presence. We support all direct-to-audience, hybrid, theatrical and traditional distribution models.
Dailymotion Dailymotion is a French video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. As of November 2012, the site was the 31st most visited website in the world with over 116 million unique visitors accessing the site each month.
elevision Elevision is a highly-curated selection of visionary short films. When you visit elevision.com, you’ll see a list of the films, and can watch trailers and buy the films.
gumroad Gumroad enables creatives to sell directly to their audience — so that they can make a living doing what they love.
Writers, designers, game developers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers use Gumroad to earn money off of their creative efforts.
Pivotshare Founded in 2010, Pivotshare was the first company to design and engineer a platform to monetize media. Since that time, they’ve been constant innovators in the space, but throughout it all have kept their focus on the original goal: to help media creators and publishers make money from their content. They allow you to choose what and how you want to charge.
Quiver Quiver allows self-distribution to digital retail platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and more for your independent content. Sell your features, shorts, episodic, and other content on the platforms for one flat fee. You keep 100% of your rights, and 100% of your revenue!
Tugg Tugg lets you choose a movie you want to see and where you want to see it, and then it’s up to you to promote it. If you pre-sell enough tickets, Tugg arranges everything with the theatre of your choice, it delivers the film, and it sets up tickets at the box office.
VHX VHX lets independent video-makers sell their work online, from their own websites, direct-to-fans and restriction-free. Their mission is to provide the tools for the creative class to break out of the traditional TV and film systems.
yekra Yekra provides premium, full-featured solutions for streaming, marketing and selling movies and episodic content online.
Legal
CDAS For more than 25 years Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP has provided legal counsel to leading media and entertainment clients, from individual creators, to corporations, associations and non-profit organizations.
Hendler Richard Hendler has extensive experience in counseling clients with regard to business formation, including the formation and growth of corporations, general and limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. He also has considerable experience in drafting and customizing shareholder, partnership, limited liability company operating agreements, as well as employment contracts. He also specializes in buy/sell agreements and corporate governance from incorporation to operations to dissolution.
Partners
Big Vision Empty Wallet BVEW is the premiere Community for Entertainment Industry Professionals. BVEW Connects Artists and Innovators through our online network and at exciting events. BVEW Members include a wide range of people from Academy Award-Winning screenwriters and directors to Broadway producers to independent filmmakers and musicians. They are the best undiscovered artists and seasoned professionals working in film, TV, performing arts, music, and media.
Cat's Eye Imaging Your one stop shop for silk-screening, embroidery, and digital printing, Cat’s Eye Imaging is the official swag maker for Dogfish and its teams.
Film Independent Film Independent helps filmmakers make their movies, builds an audience for their projects and works to diversify the film industry. Film Independent’s Board of Directors, filmmakers, staff, and constituents, is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. Anyone passionate about film can become a member, whether you are a filmmaker, industry professional or a film lover.
Independent Filmmaker Project The Independent Filmmaker Project fosters the development, production and promotion of hundreds of feature and documentary films a year.
Indie Artery Indie Artery collects trends, useful information, good links and data, and generates insights, and builds tools to help filmmakers, producers and funders make decisions and think about “what’s next” while doing “what’s now”.
Seed&Spark Seed&Spark is a one-stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute, and interact with their audience and the broader independent film community.
slated Slated is an online marketplace for film financing and dealmaking — connecting a global network of investors, filmmakers and industry professionals.
The Black List The Black List is where moviemakers find great scripts to make and scripts find moviemakers to make them.
Unbundled Underground Unbundled Underground is a creative/production company. They combine unparalleled creative experience with fresh talent and market place understanding. They gear themselves toward getting the highest possible production value at the lowest possible cost.
Post Production
Flavorlab Flavorlab is a state of the art creative audio post and sound design facility located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron district. Since 2001, they have delivered award-winning mixes and sound design for documentaries, feature films, TV shows and commercials. Film Scoring services are also available through G&E Music Group, an innovative source of world class music for film and television. Preferred membership packages are available for Dogfish Accelerator teams.
Goodpenny Goodpenny is an award winning creative studio made up of equal parts editorial, visual effects, and musical talent. They work across all forms of media with brands, production companies, and film studios to create engaging commercials, films, online and branded content.
Nice Dissolve Nice Dissolve is a boutique digital cinema production company based in Brooklyn. They offer unique end-to-end feature packages including camera rental, camera techs, dailies, screening room access, workflow, online editing, color grading + deliverables creation. Their efficient integration of bundled services allows Nice Dissolve to offer significant package discounts.
Noisefloor NoiseFloor is an audio post-production house with a team of passionate and experienced professionals ready to utilize all aspects of sound making. Whether it’s creating just the right footstep with baking soda to make a video game more realistic; pumping up the bass in a scene to create more tension; or finding the right musical accent to make an audience cry, every sound tells a story. With a multitude of skills and creatives under one roof, their team offers sound design and mixing, ADR, music composition, foley, music supervision, and location audio. NoiseFloor’s dynamic talents allow versatility and the ability to work on a variety of mediums including: independent films, podcasts, video games, TV/radio spots and even live events. NoiseFloor brings it’s imagination, elasticity, and boundlessness to every project.
Noisefloor Post FactoryNY has deep roots in New York’s independent film community. Alex Halpern founded Post FactoryNY in 1996 with a single Avid and a friend’s borrowed apartment. By day he rented the Avid to other filmmakers, and by night he edited his award-winning documentary Nine Good Teeth. The response was overwhelming, and Alex realized that New York’s film community needed a new kind of post production company – one with the flexibility and technology to serve the needs of all filmmakers, from the smallest indies, to TV, to commercials, to the biggest studio movies. In the years since, Post FactoryNY has expanded to include color correction, conform, mixing, digital delivery, and a state-of-the-art screening room.
Vidmaker Vidmaker provides a cloud-based video editor that lets users work with video on any device, anywhere and with anyone. It simplifies video management, editing and collaboration by storing all video data in the cloud while providing Google Docs style real time collaboration and GitHub style project management and reuse.
Production
Lua Lua is the simplest way for mobile workforces to effectively communicate, coordinate, and stay accountable. Using Lua, teams on-the-go remain agile, connected, and up to speed. They’re centralizing communication in massive industries that still rely on antiquated, analog tools like walkie-talkies and paper scheduling. Lua is currently in use on hollywood sets, major world tours, and with professional sports teams.
Sync OnSet Sync OnSet is the industry’s most advanced software for creative design departments during pre-production and production. Sync OnSet enables the crew to use cutting-edge technology throughout their creative process. This saves valuable production time, but more importantly, it will elevate the quality of your work.
PR
Brigade Marketing Brigade is a comprehensive public relations and full-service digital marketing agency focusing on entertainment industry clientele.
Film Presence Film Presence is a boutique marketing and outreach company co-founded by Sara Kiener and Merrill Sterritt. Film Presence combines event-based theatrical screenings with strong outreach partnerships to boost box office sales and maximize the word of mouth leading up to a theatrical engagement.
Sam's Myth Sam Smith is an artist and musician from Nashville, TN.
Sam plays drums with Ben Folds, Tristen and My So-Called Band. When he’s not playing drums, Sam works as a graphic artist. He has designed theatrical posters for Janus Films and IFCFilms, numerous screenprints for The Belcourt Theatre and several packages for The Criterion Collection.

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