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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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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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Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1705 Posts
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 2:29:19 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.

WeePee
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 611 Posts
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10:21:10 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.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5708 Posts
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:00:15 PM
HOW DARE PEOPLE SPEND THEIR MONEY HOW THEY SEE FIT!?!?!?!

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.

Pooptart19
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2280 Posts
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 8:57:04 PM
But I WANT a Veronica Mars movie! Screw you, Alan Jones!

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:52:25 PM
HOW DARE PEOPLE SPEND THEIR MONEY HOW THEY SEE FIT!?!?!?!

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