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Old March 13 2013, 09:26 PM   #16
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Re: Veronica Mars Movie - Kickstarter

I'm less concerned with "Warner Bros. being wrong" than I am with what kind of model this could, theoretically, create for future filmmakers if Kickstarter is to be continually used this way.
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Old March 13 2013, 09:29 PM   #17
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I'm less concerned with "Warner Bros. being wrong" than I am with what kind of model this could, theoretically, create for future filmmakers if Kickstarter is to be continually used this way.
No more crappy remakes? Fewer stupid "______ Movie" comedies? No more Tyler Perry?
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Old March 13 2013, 09:29 PM   #18
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Maybe Joss Whedon will stop making cruel jokes about doing a kickstarter project now?

$10 for just one downloadable movie seems awful steep
No, it doesn't. Not in the slightest.
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Old March 13 2013, 09:30 PM   #19
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I don't really see the slippery slope argument. Films are a product that people buy; and the people pledging here are simply buying in advance. People are not being coerced here; they actually want to buy this. I say that as someone with zero interest who will be pledging no money to this effort.

As for why Warner would do this, I think it's because they had little faith in the project bring viable. I imagine that opinion is now changing.
I'll bet Thomas et al are just as surprised.
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Old March 13 2013, 09:32 PM   #20
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I'm less concerned with "Warner Bros. being wrong" than I am with what kind of model this could, theoretically, create for future filmmakers if Kickstarter is to be continually used this way.
No more crappy remakes? Fewer stupid "______ Movie" comedies? No more Tyler Perry?
Right. Because in one fell swoop, this would eliminate all those other movies that you don't like.

Look, I'm not saying this isn't a good thing for Veronica Mars fans. I'm just saying it has the potential to change how things get done in Hollywood, and not necessarily for the best for everyone. Kickstarter is a great tool for up and coming directors, producers, and writers and having a major studio use it for their own means - and thereby possibly setting the precedent - endangers the unique advantage Kickstarter provides for the struggling artists (myself included).
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Old March 13 2013, 09:35 PM   #21
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Maybe now Keith can afford some lamps in that office of his, or at least to get the electricity turned back on
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Old March 13 2013, 09:44 PM   #22
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I'm just saying it has the potential to change how things get done in Hollywood, and not necessarily for the best for everyone. Kickstarter is a great tool for up and coming directors, producers, and writers and having a major studio use it for their own means - and thereby possibly setting the precedent - endangers the unique advantage Kickstarter provides for the struggling artists (myself included).
People are going to buy into whatever appeals to them, whether it's from established showrunners like Rob Thomas or an indie director making his or her first film. Even if we do see Bruckheimer Films use a Kickstarter for their next film (highly unlikely), I really don't think that would be directly pulling potential funding for the indie guy/girl as you're talking about two vastly different audiences and letting people pick what appeals to them. It's not like someone donating $5 to Bruckheimer is somehow withdrawing that funding from an indie director.
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Old March 13 2013, 09:57 PM   #23
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One thing to consider too - how many people had never heard of Kickstarter until they saw the Yahoo story for Veronica Mars today? For those who do know of Kickstarter, how many clicked on Rob Thomas name to see what projects he donated to? All of this brings eyes to Kickstarter and attention to other, unrelated projects that may otherwise not get the support.
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Old March 13 2013, 10:29 PM   #24
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Wow, this is AMAZING. I'm thrilled they are doing this... thrilled at the implications (how many times have fans of low rated awesome niche series speculated about the whole "what if we all donate $10, couldn't we fund a movie/season" idea on message boards)... thrilled as a fan of the show.

I loved what Netflix did with House of Cards and Arrested Development, and I love this too. A new world where traditional ratings being the one and only sign of success and failure is falling by the wayside. Since most of my interests tend to be low-rated niche's this is fantastic.

Plus, MORE VERONICA MARS!

Just pledged $15. Not a lot, but hey every bit counts. They're already 3/4th of the way there!!!!!!!!
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Old March 14 2013, 01:06 AM   #25
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1.8 million in a day. That is amazing. I'm sure there are some conversations going around Hollywood.

Edited to add: I won't be the least bit surprised if they get fully funded today. Or certainly early tomorrow.
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Old March 14 2013, 01:09 AM   #26
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By this time tomorrow they will be way past the minimum goal.
1,85 mil and counting right now.
This movie is happening.

Every buck starting tomorrow will add to the production value.
Hopefully the studio bolsters that sum quite a bit as well.
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Old March 14 2013, 01:22 AM   #27
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Piz.

They want to put Piz in there. I didn't know why I hated him on Private Practice for about a year before I twigged that he was Piz... I so fucking danced on his grave when they blew him up.

DIE PIZ! DIE!

Piz is settling. Veronica said I want someone harmless, one dimensional and uninteresting who is never going to hurt me. Taking Piz for a lover is why the show finished. He is so tediously conflictless that any attempt to write a new seaosn would just see Veronica and Piz buying fancy cheese and watching episodes of Grays Anatomy.

He is the antithisis of action.

Keep giving the show money.

I'll just buy an eye patch and keep him in my blind spot.
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Old March 14 2013, 01:38 AM   #28
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I can't believe this is really happening.

I'm in. $200. I need more Veronica even more than I ever wanted more Firefly.
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Old March 14 2013, 01:52 AM   #29
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So did any one see Kristin on Burning Love last week?
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Old March 14 2013, 02:08 AM   #30
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Ew.com is reporting that the movie has been fully funded.
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