Crowd-funding started as a way for independent, mostly unknown artists to appeal directly to the public to fund their film, book album and more, but now a growing number of established celebrities are turning to crowd-funding for their next projects.
That’s got some people crying foul. John Trigonis writes on the website Daily Crowdsource that stars are “saturating the pool with their somewhat unfair advantage — celebrity.”
Stars have certainly found success through fundraising online on crowd-sourcing sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. By far, the biggest success comes from the creator of “Veronica Mars” who raised a record $2 million in a single day for a big-screen version of the TV series.
Moreover, celebrities are raising money not just for pet projects…
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