donrickles asked: The Veronica Mars Kickstarter is a lot more amazing than you're giving it credit for. Yes, there is obviously an element of Warner trying to cover their ass but I think they've proved they didn't need to. The interest in this could potentially help get a lot of $2 million movies made. Besides, it wasn't fund the movie traditionally or do this. It was do this or no movie. And it isn't $35 for a digital download, it's $35 for an ADVANCE digital download, which isn't a bad deal at all.
The first thing I said in my previous answer was that I am happy for the fans and that I’m excited about the precedent it could set. I hope it works and leads to more big crowdsourcing like this. It is amazing and don’t want to discredit it on those principals.
If they didn’t need to cover their asses then why crowd fund at all? Why not just make it on the faith that they would make back their investment like a normal for-profit business? Wouldn’t a virtual pledge system prove the same fact, instead of having people commit actual dollars up front? Rolling in the do or die thing, I’m not sure I buy that as genuine, but you’re right as an indication of the campaign’s merits.
I would love for this to help $2M movies get made, though I’m afraid that the reason this works is because it’s an established property with a cult following.
And as for the digital download, advance of what? If that’s the day they’re releasing the movie. That’s the release date.
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- danisdapper said: The kickstarter page is all pretty vague on everything, but it seems like Warner was going “Look, if you put a movie together, we’ll distribute it for you.” Which seems fair considering advertising & distribution seems the more costly than making it.
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