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Kickstarter

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  • Civil War Miniseries to Seek $2.5 Million on Kickstarter

    A veteran TV and film writer is trying his luck on Kickstarter to raise a whopping $2.5 million in support of a 10-hour miniseries about the Civil War. Michael Frost Beckner, whose credits include "Spy Game" and CBS series "The Agency," plans to unveil a...
  • 'Sharknado 2′ Filmmakers Crowdfunding $50,000 for Bonus Chainsaw Scene

    If you thought the surprise Syfy hit "Sharknado" suffered from a lack of chainsaw action, you can ensure that the upcoming sequel more than makes up for it. The producers behind "Sharknado 2: The Second One" are seeking $50,000 on the crowdfunding site...
  • Oculus fans, supporters upset over Facebook acquisition

    Oculus fans, supporters upset over Facebook acquisition
    Oculus may be happy about its $2-billion deal to be acquired by Facebook, but the virtual reality start-up's supporters are definitely not. The Irvine company gained a strong following in the worlds of tech and gaming after taking to Kickstarter in 2012...
  • Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?

    Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?
    Gail Gygax flipped open the blue binder she had been carrying under her arm. On its cover was a shield emblazoned with the words "Gygax Memorial." She was all business, pleasant but driven, barely allowing me time thank her for meeting with me. She turned...
  • Vimeo Offers Indie Filmmakers Access to $500,000 in Marketing Cash, If They Raise Enough Through Crowdfunding

    Vimeo is launching a new program for independent filmmakers, promising to dole out up to $500,000 to help them market their films if they have raised at least $10,000 from crowdfunding sites. In exchange, the filmmakers must grant Vimeo an exclusive...
  • 'Veronica Mars' movie a case of pleasing many masters

     'Veronica Mars' movie a case of pleasing many masters
    After convincing some 91,000 fans to donate $5.7 million toward the making of a "Veronica Mars" movie, you'd think show creator Rob Thomas would take a breather. After all, no film on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter had ever raised that much, and now...
  • Warner Bros. to refund dissatisfied 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter donors

    Some of the Marshmallows behind "Veronica Mars" are getting heated. A pocket of contributors who helped bankroll the movie through Kickstarter are not exactly pleased customers, taking to the fundraising site to lament about their struggles in...
  • How Zach Braff Kickstarted a Film Financing Firestorm

    When Zach Braff's $5 million dramedy "Wish I Was Here" premieres Jan. 18, it will be one of 20 Sundance films funded through Kickstarter, alongside six financed via Indiegogo. As the number of crowdsourced films and budgets continues to grow (including...
  • As technology explodes, A Total Disruption is there to record it

    As technology explodes, A Total Disruption is there to record it
    Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
  • 'Peabody,' '300' beat 'Need for Speed'; 'Single Moms Club' weak

    'Peabody,' '300' beat 'Need for Speed'; 'Single Moms Club' weak
    DreamWorks Animation's "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" scored a box-office victory with a strong second weekend as "Need for Speed" fell short of expectations and "Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club" bombed. The 3-D animated "Mr. Peabody," a comedy about a...
  • 'Veronica Mars' and the Kickstarter model: Who's it for?

    The tweets were coming fast and furious before many of the weekend screenings had rolled their credits: “Veronica Mars,” the Rob Thomas cult show revived as a Kickstarter film to much fanfare last year, was a bust. You probably saw five in...