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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 13, 2013 #81 of 1125
    gweempose

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    This Kickstarter is definitely a game changer for the entertainment industry. Something like this can't be ignored.
     
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    Odds Bodkins

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    There sure isn't. Just look at the Tony Harris ones or the recent Sullivan's Sluggers GN KS where the creator "miscalculated" the costs for international shipping, even though he received $90,000 over his goal, and all the poor saps overseas will probably never get what they paid for.

    Everything's a gamble but it can be a fun gamble with a great prize at the end... which I hope this movie becomes.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2013 #83 of 1125
    Maui

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    I just did the same.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 #84 of 1125
    Flop

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    Eh, if I didn't spend the $50 here, I'd spend it on something just as frivolously entertainment related this month. A new video/computer game, going to a basketball/baseball game, etc. It was in my budget for discretionary spending, so if it works out, I'll have a VM movie to look forward to next year. If not, well it's not as if it would have been spent on anything much more worthwhile.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2013 #85 of 1125
    Graymalkin

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    Still going strong. Now $2.3 million.

    I don't think it's going to slow down until 2 a.m. EDT, when most everybody in the USA will be asleep.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2013 #86 of 1125
    Odds Bodkins

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    Just wait until the last hours. Much like eBay, KS goes ape in the final ticks... especially if there are added stretch goals that are too good to pass up.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2013 #87 of 1125
    aadam101

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    And Nielsen ratings just became a little less relevant.....
     
  8. Mar 14, 2013 #88 of 1125
    gilmoregirls102

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    Lol.

    I should have figured this had its own thread. Oh well. I did post in the other thread too. You can never have too much VERONICA MARS!!!!
     
  9. Mar 14, 2013 #89 of 1125
    gilmoregirls102

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    I thought you were serious. I was jealous, lol.

    Me too!!!

    What a great day. I loved that video. I can't wait.

    When is Kristen due? Internet says "late Spring". But they are filming June/July 2013...?

    I just need her and Logan together and it's worth it.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2013 #90 of 1125
    Maui

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    Boo. I never accepted Veronica and Logan. Of course I never accepted Buffy and Spike either.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2013 #91 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    logic88

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    With all the big rewards gone, will they come up with any new ones?

    Also, with them blowing by $2M so easily, maybe they should have set a higher bar?
     
  14. Mar 14, 2013 #94 of 1125
    Graymalkin

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    Up to $2.5 million. But it took them all night. Might be time for more incentives. :D

    And according to Rob Thomas's first update on the project, there will be more high-end incentives, and rewards for foreign investors:

    Holy cow, what a day. As of 4 a.m. CT, we're just over $2.5M dollars. We couldn't be happier. We really couldn't. My wife says I'm insufferable, but she said that four days ago in anticipation of a day like today.

    A couple important announcements. First, please know we are trying to make international donations a possibility. We are running into a couple thorny issues, but we want it to happen. It might take a week or two before we have an answer, but keep checking back. Know that we hear you, and we're trying our best.

    We can't believe we've topped out on so many of our bigger reward packages. We're working on coming up with some new high end rewards. This might also take a few days, but more will appear.

    Lastly, thousands of questions have come in through the Kickstarter site. We're making our way through them. They will all get answered, but it may take a few days. A lot of them are real stumpers.

    Thank you so much,

    Rob
     
  15. Mar 14, 2013 #95 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    That'll get asked, I'm sure. But really, this achievement obliterates the prior best funding effort in the film category. I think the previous high mark was something like $800K, and of course it took the whole 30 days to do that. There just wasn't precedent for something like this.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2013 #96 of 1125
    lambertman

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    Because we now have concrete proof of the existence of 41,791 fans?
     
  17. Mar 14, 2013 #97 of 1125
    danterner

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    Because this suggests the potential viability of a production model where funding comes not from corporate sponsors but rather from the fans themselves directly. I can envision a series of kickstarters, one per episode, for a new season four. Or one kickstarter per season. Kickstarter essentially becomes the Nielsens. As long as the fans remain literally invested in a show, the show continues. Kind of like Channel 101, but with fans voting with their wallets.

    If you get something for free, you are probably not the customer; you are the product. The business of television is not designed to provide entertainment to viewers, but rather to provide viewers to advertisers. This suggests an alternate way of providing viewers with entertainment could work just as well for the viewers and the producers
     
  18. Mar 14, 2013 #98 of 1125
    MikeCC

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    Well, covering production costs is one thing, but making sure the episodes have a broadcast outlet is another.

    Why would a network or DirecTV or whatever distribution channel allow Veronica Mars one hour of its schedule to be used for a episode, unless those corporate sponsors buy advertising time?

    I suppose Veronica Mars producers could use their budget and buy the time themselves, similar to infomercials, but then they'd likely be relegated to odd shopping channels or the 3am to 4am block.

    Still, it IS fun watching the totals add up.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2013 #99 of 1125
    danterner

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    Who needs a broadcast outlet? The contributors get a link to download the video file.
     
  20. Mar 14, 2013 #100 of 1125
    aadam101

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    Network? Who needs a network at all? Louis CK chose to skip the TV Network BS and dustribute the product himself. It was a huge success.

    ABC gave up on All My Children and One Life To Live so they moved to the web. That success remains to be seen but it's getting a lot of buzz.

    This VM thing is just the latest success in breaking free from traditional TV/Move financing models. It too them 10 or so hours to raise $2 million. I am guessing the majority of Holloywood producers have never secured financcing that quickly.
     

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