Stop Giving Your $$$ to Rich People On Kickstarter

Submitted by: littlemissqt 3 years ago

Alan Jones on why Kickstarter campaigns for "Wish I Was Here" and "Veronica Mars" have set a terrible precedent.
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Male 1,983
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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Male 612
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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Male 5,811
[quote]HOW DARE PEOPLE SPEND THEIR MONEY HOW THEY SEE FIT!?!?!?![/quote]
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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Male 2,440
But I WANT a Veronica Mars movie! Screw you, Alan Jones!
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Male 2,841
HOW DARE PEOPLE SPEND THEIR MONEY HOW THEY SEE FIT!?!?!?!
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Male 2,578
We`re linking to news articles now?
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Male 296
wait people will give their money to celebrities because celebrities are famous and asked for it?
whodathunkit
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Female 1,330
Link: Stop Giving Your $$$ to Rich People On Kickstarter [Rate Link] - Alan Jones on why Kickstarter campaigns for `Wish I Was Here` and `Veronica Mars` have set a terrible precedent.
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