Did Veronica Mars Ruin Kickstarter?

Kristen Bell as Veronica MarsIt took three days for Veronica Mars to change the way movies are made.

Or maybe it didn’t.

As the Kickstarter for the Veronica Mars Movie Project sailed past its $2 million goal in a scant 10 hours—as I write, the budget is at $3.3 million and counting—bereft fans of TerriersChuck,Pushing Daisies, and, for all anyone knows, Twin PeaksEZ Streets and Mama’s Family, started dreaming of a cinematic extension to their tragically truncated shows. But while TV fans took heart, independent filmmakers and cinephiles heard alarm bells. John Boldrick, whose Twitter account identifies him as a “moving image professional,” worried that the crowdfunding of a studio project “could destroy Kickstarter & possibly the movie business.” (A previous tweet was hashtagged #EndTimes.) Critic James Rocchi called it “Food Stamps for the 1%.”

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