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Veronica Mars movie -- if you help!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Mar 27, 2013 #301 of 1125
    Wil

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    It's certainly too late for the international to become what it would have been. I have felt from the beginning that $5 mil. was the trigger point for serious additional INVESTMENT dollars and it seems that's not going to happen. Today is certainly important: getting much over $4.1 mil. might mean there's some international momentum developed.
     
  2. Mar 27, 2013 #302 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    If by INVESTMENT you mean the normal sorts of entities that finance studio pictures, I guess I am opposite of you and have always doubted that there would be any more financing committed to the movie than already has been. At least up front.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2013 #303 of 1125
    LoadStar

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    And besides, there would be no point to "investors" participating in the Kickstarter campaign, because there is no return on their money. There can't be.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2013 #304 of 1125
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I seriously doubt that any serious investors would invest in this project. It's got all kinds of tricky legal issues. Warners owns the rights, the creator is going to feel beholden to the fans who funded it. Any investor is going to want some creative control and I don't think RT would give that up. I think RT would rather make a movie with a $4 million budget and have full control and be able to promote it as fan-funded, than take another $4 million from an investor and lose the control and the novelty of being fully funded by fans.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2013 #305 of 1125
    Azlen

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    Hasn't he said that the money could be available if they needed something that would put them over budget.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2013 #306 of 1125
    DreadPirateRob

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    They're up over $4M now, so they got about a $200K bump so far today.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2013 #307 of 1125
    LoadStar

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    He's said that WB has not offered or promised anything beyond their agreement to provide marketing and distribution. However, and I think this is where he's guessing a bit, he then made a comment that "I don't think they want to make a cheap movie" and that if there were a contingency cost that would sidetrack the project, that they would probably assist.

    The upshot is - don't plan on any assistance from WB beyond the marketing and distribution. Their assistance would be basically a "worst case scenario."
     
  8. Mar 27, 2013 #308 of 1125
    DevdogAZ

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    Right. I think WB would come to the table if there were something in the production that might make or break the movie from a quality standpoint and they couldn't make it work with the existing budget. WB wants the movie to be successful, after all. But I don't think there is some untapped pool of money out there that RT believes he can access for any reason. I think it would have to be a pretty dire and significant need for WB to kick anything into the production budget.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2013 #309 of 1125
    madscientist

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    Actually, only about 87.543% of people are Followers.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2013 #310 of 1125
    eddyj

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    That's what they want you to think!
     
  11. Mar 29, 2013 #311 of 1125
    DreadPirateRob

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    Ran into Percy Daggs (Wallace) tonight at my son's flag football game (I've seen him there several times as he volunteers and coaches a team in the league). I sidled up to him after his game was over and asked him about the movie. He said that no one could sign contracts until after the Kickstarter ended, but that Rob Thomas had called him a few weeks prior to the Kickstarter going live to give him a heads-up and to ask if he was in. He also said, as we all knew, that they were going to be shooting this summer.

    He was really excited about the whole thing, and when I told him that I had pledged on the first day, he gave me a pound and a bro-hug. :)
     
  12. Mar 29, 2013 #312 of 1125
    gilmoregirls102

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    JEALOUS!!!!

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!
     
  13. Mar 29, 2013 #313 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    DreadPirateRob

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    Yeah, it was pretty awesome. :D I thought it was really cool how excited he was to know that I had donated - it felt like he was seriously touched that I would do that.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2013 #315 of 1125
    DreadPirateRob

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    I forgot to add that he said it was going to be interesting to see Rob as the director. I was surprised at that, so I asked him if Rob had done much directing on the VM set, and he said he only remembered him directing a couple of episodes (and IMDB confirms that Thomas only directed 2 VM episodes).
     
  16. Mar 29, 2013 #316 of 1125
    Jonathan_S

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    Very cool :up:
     
  17. Mar 29, 2013 #317 of 1125
    aadam101

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    I met the entire case of this show way back during the first season when they did a mall appearance. I posted this in the other VM thread in case this sounds familiar. The whole case was super nice except Kristen Bell. She kept walking away to text someone on her Blackberry and really couldn't have been less interested in actually seeing any of the fans who waited in line for hours to see her. It was a bit of a turn off. I still support the show and just chalk it up to her having a bad day.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2013 #318 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    They're doing a decent job of finding ways to goose the campaign as it goes. Today, they opened up a combined 100 more $750 slots for the NY and LA premieres and sold them all. With the recent international expansion, the campaign is almost at $4.3 million.
     
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    scooterboy

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    Maybe the airline lost her suitcast.
     
  20. Mar 30, 2013 #320 of 1125
    zuko3984

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    She must have been having a really bad day because I also met the cast at one of the mall appearances in the first season and she was super nice. I also saw her again years later at a convention and she was again super nice.
     

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