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Date: 05/07/13 04:27 PM

8 Responses to Stop Giving Your $$$ to Rich People On Kickstarter

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    May 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm
    Link: Stop Giving Your $$$ to Rich People On Kickstarter - Alan Jones on why Kickstarter campaigns for `Wish I Was Here` and `Veronica Mars` have set a terrible precedent.
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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    May 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    wait people will give their money to celebrities because celebrities are famous and asked for it?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm
    We`re linking to news articles now?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm
    But I WANT a Veronica Mars movie! Screw you, Alan Jones!
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    I don`t think you understood the writer`s intent. He didn`t tell anybody to do anything, he just said we as people have set a bad precedent by doing this. He`s just attempting to persuade you of his view in a non-pushy way, there`s nothing wrong with that.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    May 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    so why exactly can`t his kickstarter campaign be a larger-scale project (in terms of kickstarter), and still a smaller personal film? i don`t see any kind of contradiction there at all.

    nor do i think "Garden State" has aged poorly. I watched it a few weeks ago and it still seemed pretty good.

    had the chicago release still had tickets, i would have easily put up the money for an advanced screening and q&a with braff. easily worth $100 to me.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    May 8, 2013 at 2:29 am
    The whole point of Kickstarter is for people with good ideas who *Don`t* have the traditional means of financing available to them.

    Hollywood stars who are wealthy in their own right do NOT fit this criteria and it is a usurping of the intent.

    Zack Braff could have finance his new movie completely out of his own pocket if he wanted complete autonomy.
    Most independent filmmakers don`t have that ability so it`s BS that he use this medium when he doesn`t have to. He just wanted risk free money that he doesn`t have to pay back if he fails.

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