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Pono Music Player Climbing Kickstarter’s Rankings, Now 4th Behind Veronica Mars

The Pono Music campaign continues to ascend Kickstarter’s all-time most funded list. The “end-to-end ecosystem for music lovers” has garnered nearly 15,000 backers at the time of writing and had raised just short of $5 million. Thanks everyone for all of your support. It has… Read More

The Critics Don’t Matter Here… Veronica Mars Is A Success

It’s Veronica Mars day. Related: A Fan History of Veronica Mars [Kickstarter] Director Rob Thomas joined CNBC on Wednesday to take a look back at the campaign. Consider that when the film launched on Kickstarter, the largest Kickstarter campaign ever had raised just short of… Read More

Watch: 2 Minutes Of Veronica Mars Leaked As Countdown To Release Continues

The countdown is on. Veronica Mars hits theaters and will be available to backers on March 14th. In anticipation of the film’s release, Rob Thomas and company have released the following clip of the first two minutes of the film. Not much is revealed, so no… Read More

Where And How To Buy Veronica Mars Movie Tickets

  AMC has announced that presale tickets for the highly anticipated Veronica Mars feature-length flick will go on sale on February 14th via a page for the film on AMC’s web site. AMC is encouraging those interested in seeing the film to bookmark the page and… Read More

FINAL DAYS: How High Can “Kung Fury” Climb?

Kung Fury is a campy movie done in classic 80’s over-the-top action style that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and the campaign is about to come to an end. Crowdfunding for the film will cease this Sunday, January 25th at about 11 AM EST. Will Kung Fury… Read More

Rob Thomas Has More Planned For “Veronica Mars” Comeback

Veronica Mars is on the comeback trail, and not just because of the forthcoming Kickstarter-funded feature-length film. Producer Rob Thomas has just struck an agreement that will result in a Veronica Mars-themed web spinoff… The CW web series: a comedy featuring @HiRyanHansen attempting to put together… Read More

Veronica Mars Movie Trailer Premieres, Grand Kickstarter Experiment To Hit Theaters Soon

Last night during E! News, the movie trailer for Veronica Mars was shown for the first time. The movie is slated to begin appearing in theaters across the United States on March 14th, 2014. There’s something about that big WB that appears in the first ten seconds… Read More

Veronica Mars Film Release Date Set for March 2014

Film crowdfunding super-start Veronica Mars, created by Rob Thomas has announced the Kickstarter hit will be released on March 14, 2014.  One of the largest crowdfunding campaigns ever, the film closed on Kickstarter  this past April having raised over $5.7 Million creating a title wave… Read More

Spoiler Alert: New Veronica Mars Footage, Interviews Released

Rob Thomas and the team behind the new Veronica Mars film have released four minutes of interviews and footage on the new movie. The movie made headlines after raising over $5 million on Kickstarter. The campaign closed in April of this year.

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 22, 2013

PolicyMic | Crowdfunding For Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts PolicyMic takes a deeper dive into the recent Crowdtilt campaigns funding private security forces in Oakland. What did they find? That some of the neighborhoods don’t have as much crime as one… Read More

Crowdfunded Film Veronica Mars Releases Trailer, Thanks Kickstarter Backers (Video)

The Veronica Mars Movie Project which raised over $5.7 Million on Kickstarter from over 91 thousand supporters has taken another step in project completion in releasing the movie trailer in conjunction with an appearance at Comic Con. The entire Veronica Mars crew made an appearance… Read More

Crowdfunding Is A Buzzsaw For Celebrities, Good And Bad

Rob Thomas changed crowdfunding forever with his campaign for Veronica Mars, legitimizing the funding method as a way for successful folks to circumvent the powers-that-be. The crowd can now greenlight creative products by sheer power in numbers. Gatekeepers? That’s so 2010. Zach Braff took this… Read More

WATCH: The 5 Most Controversial Crowdfunding Campaigns

Kickstarted, the crowdfunding documentary currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, has released a video on YouTube running down the top 5 most controversial crowdfunding campaigns. Can you guess which campaign is number one? Kickstarted has raised just $21,000 of an $85,000 goal to date with a little… Read More

WATCH: Jon Lajoie Takes Shot At Celebrities On Kickstarter

Jon Lajoie is probably best known for his role on TV’s The League. He has now launched a fake crowdfunding page soliciting fake donations in order to “acquire massive wealth.” It’s a (pretty hilarious) tongue-in-cheek parody of celebrity-powered crowdfunding campaigns. He specifically takes shots at… Read More

Kickstarter Isn’t The Problem With Kickstarter

Recently, the act of donating to or promoting a Kickstarter campaign has become a highly politicized and moralized one for movie fans, an act brimming with questions, crises, and conundrums about systemic economic disadvantages normalized by dominant industries of filmmaking. Suspicion has been directed in droves toward… Read More

Kickstarter Is For Dreamers. Dreamers with Guts.

There has been a lot, and I mean a LOT of digital ink spilled on the issue of “who Kickstarter is for” in the past few weeks. Ever since actor-director Zack Braff turned to the crowdfunding site looking to fund his followup to the indie hit Garden State…. Read More

Kickstarter Founders Take To Blog To Disarm Critics

Today Kickstarter co-founders Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler took to the Kickstarter blog to answer criticism regarding recent high-profile campaigns launched by relative celebrities. In case you missed the backlash, here are some reference points: Today in “Should Celebrities Use Kickstarter?” Internet Reacts… Read More

Crowdfunding 201: Wish You Were Working

It was inevitable. After the Veronica Mars folks raised their $2 million in record time, you knew a similar project would come along. Hollywood, after all, is pretty good at taking what works and doing it over and over and over again until everyone is sick of… Read More

Hollywood’s Kickstarter Craze Needs To Be Fair To Fans As Well As Filmmakers

After the success of Rob Thomas’ efforts to crowdfund a Veronica Mars movie through Kickstarter, it was inevitable that some other auteur with a significant fanbase would follow his lead. That person is now Zach Braff, who as of this writing has raised about $954,000… Read More

Rob Thomas Reacts To $5 Million In Funding For Veronica Mars

Rob Thomas shares his reaction to the Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter reaching $5 million dollars. More on the Veronica Mars project on Crowdfund Insider: Veronica Mars Crosses $5 Million With 2 Days To Go Veronica Mars Movie Wants To Be Biggest Kickstarter Movie Ever Veronica… Read More

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