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Stop giving your money to rich people on Kickstarter

The Veronica Mars film is a watershed moment in alternative methods of film financing. Together with Zach Braff’s successfully funded Garden State sequel a terrible precedent has been set, according to Alan Jones writing for the Toronto Standard (and I agree).

Filmmaking is an art, but it’s also a business. It’s a profit-seeking venture done by people and businesses with enough money to risk millions of dollars on a product that people may or may not want to see. Those who have donated to Veronica Mars have given over $5 million to Time Warner for an unknown commodity. Those who have donated money to Zach Braff have given millions to a millionaire for another unknown commodity.

Collectively, fans have said that it’s OK for rich people to eliminate the factor of risk when they make films.

Stop Giving Your Money to Rich People on Kickstarter – torontostandard.com

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