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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, Mar 13, 2013.
$1 pledge level added. Also, Rob T. promises something exclusive for backers tomorrow (April 3).
I think I will pledge tonight. I have been working my way through the series since this KS project started. I have watched through S02E18 so far.
I just got the latest update email, regarding the $1 backer level. On one hand, I think that their doing so is a fine idea. I hope it brings in an influx of new backers who want to show their support even if only in a largely symbolic way. On the other hand, this is the first update that kind of rang hollow and hit a sour note, for me. It said:
I can understand that being a secret ambition. But it has no place being a "not-so-secret" one. I didn't contribute because I was trying to help them win a popularity contest; I did so because I support the substance of what they are trying to accomplish (make a VM movie). I don't think I know anyone that will chip in just to help them break a record, but I know plenty of people who would do so if their update simply said "We've added a $1 backer level so that you can show your support without a big financial commitment. In return, you'll have our thanks. You'll also receive our project update emails, so you'll be on the inside track as movie development continues."
The number of contributors could well be a factor in how much cash WB, or other actual investors, put into the movie, both for production and (hopefully aggressive and effective) promotion.
As a first step it was important to get enough dollar support to make a movie, any kind of movie, possible. That happened right away. Next, enough money to make it more than a cheapie vanity video. That has pretty much happened. Now it would be nice to have some real investment kick in, apart from these contributions, to make this a really healthy production. Numbers of contributors as evidence of a potential paying audience probably means more, at this point, than additional contributed dollars (though I continue to think $5 mil. may be a dramatic enough tipping point to encourage some real investment).
I don't think that's been their goal all along, just that now that they've gotten so close they're going for it.
So agree with this!
I'd mentioned that I was enjoying following all of this... And that I hadn't yet watched all the shows so I didn't plan to contribute. A friend sent me this, but the idea that they want to beat someone else's backer count really turned me off. And, they're not that close - they need 1/4 more backers.
If it's about the studio seeing a larger number, that's one thing. They should have contacted Dan for the email verbiage.
Lol! I agree!!
I think I posted this above, but I really don't think they're looking to get additional investors on this project. I think there would be some serious legal issues regarding control and "ownership" if Rob Thomas accepted outside funding. He sold this KS project as his way of letting the fans fund the movie, with the understanding that Rob would be in control creatively and it would basically be his movie because there wouldn't be a lot of studio involvement. I think RT would rather make a movie for $4 million on his own terms than make one for $8 million and have to answer to outside investors.
Besides, Warner Bros. owns the marketing and distribution rights and they'd be the ones collecting all the money and doing the accounting. Do we really think that an outside investor would want to get involved in this project, where RT and KB are promised a percentage of the back end and where WB will control the books and likely will ensure that the film never makes a profit.
Jason Dohring has officially signed to reprise his role as Logan in the movie. Let the smoldering commence!
If they get their 23,000 backers, I better see Rob Thomas demonstrate some "baby sloth meltdown" scale excitement.
He sent a sneak peek of a scene between Veronica and Madison Sinclair. I can already "see" it in my head
So what do you guys think of the t-shirt designs? I... wish I liked them better.
Yeah I was kinda thinking the same thing.
I dont like the window blinds one.. the other one is "okay." I kind of expected more but I guess it is what it is.
I don't like the blinds one, either. I like the other one...I just wish it were different colors...
I was hoping for a cooler t-shirt design. I hate the blinds one and would never wear it.
It would be neat if they had something that referenced the movie or the actual Kickstarter campaign. Maybe put "Official Kickstarter Backer" somewhere.
I thought the same thing.
Oh, thank God. I thought I was the only one who was underwhelmed by the T-shirts, which would have made me feel like a rich spoiled Neptune elitist snob.
I kind of liked the t-shirt designs. I get what they're doing in the second one, but I like the first one better.
I'd like both of them better if Kristen was modeling them.
In for $35.