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(FilmDrunk)   People are pissed that Zach Braff (Net Worth $22,000,000) is using Kickstarter to fund his $2 million dollar project. Fark: Less than one day in and he's already raised $1.2 million   (filmdrunk.uproxx.com) divider line 140
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2013-04-25 06:20:15 AM
Hmm. Not a huge fan, but come on.  The guy asks for $2m. Gets $1.2m in a day. Seems not everyone is annoyed. Can't say pi**ed - bad word over here.
 
2013-04-25 06:51:42 AM
I'd pay *not* to see another Zach Braff movie.
 
2013-04-25 06:53:30 AM
Kickstarter is stupid, and so is anyone who contributes.
 
2013-04-25 06:54:14 AM

Why use your own money in a risky venture when you can use someone else's? And as a bonus there's practically no legal obligations either. Kickstarter is the greatest thing ever for the 1%.


/it's pretty cool for the 99% as well.

//Kickstarter is not a store!

 
2013-04-25 06:57:19 AM

swaxhog: //Kickstarter is not a store!


Whenever a saying along the lines of "X is not Y" is repeated by lots of people on the Internets, what it really means is "X is a cleverly disguised Y."
 
2013-04-25 07:07:19 AM
Kickstarter is great! All of the joys of investing without the annoying possibility of making a profit!
 
2013-04-25 07:09:07 AM
Meh. I gave several thousand dollars to the Veronica Mars project.

Would finance half a Wonderfalls revival, were it to happen.

/good money for good causes
//vote with your wallet
 
2013-04-25 07:11:37 AM
So he's worth $22 million - does that mean a significant portion of it is in liquid assets, and can easily be put up as an investment without disrupting his financial planning?
 
2013-04-25 07:12:46 AM

CarnySaur: I'd pay *not* to see another Zach Braff movie.


I agree. Garden State is one of the most horrible movies I've ever seen. Not quite Face/Off bad, or Julia Roberts bad, but pretty bad. Maybe his kickstarter could be for $2,000,002.00 and he could send me the $2 or whatever it cost to rent that piece of shiat.
 
2013-04-25 07:14:17 AM
Another good idea corrupted. Next up the Kardashians .

 Fark Zach and his BS stories. There greater stories waiting to be told than than his recycle shat. We all read Philip Roth and the seventies are over.  ( Yeah I am sick of the same old archetypes.)

// Reminds me reading how Robert Redford received monies from National Endowment for Arts for his Sundance Festival.

( talk about corporate welfare ..paying multi millionaires .)
 
2013-04-25 07:15:05 AM

robohobo: Meh. I gave several thousand dollars to the Veronica Mars project.


I hope the reward for that level was a bj from whatshername--the cross-eyed chick that stars in it.
 
2013-04-25 07:21:03 AM
fool and their money..ect.
 
2013-04-25 07:21:49 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: robohobo: Meh. I gave several thousand dollars to the Veronica Mars project.

I hope the reward for that level was a bj from whatshername--the cross-eyed chick that stars in it.


People place different values on different things. To me, seeing a 90 minute movie was worth 7500 dollars.

/the wife spends nearly that on clothing every month
 
2013-04-25 07:25:42 AM
Go ahead and get used to that. Why put up your own cash when you can dullard-source, risk nothing, and keep everything?
 
2013-04-25 07:26:20 AM
So? Kickstarter is just a new variation on the same hustles nearly every independent filmmaker does to raise money. How is this any different than Paul Thomas Anderson or Spike Lee hitting up investors, even though they are both wealthy?

It wasn't just going to be some co-op for nerds to raise money to get films made from cancelled TV shows.
 
2013-04-25 07:27:45 AM
Rule #1 in Hollywood - Never use your own money.
 
2013-04-25 07:31:02 AM

swaxhog: Why use your own money in a risky venture when you can use someone else's? And as a bonus there's practically no legal obligations either. Kickstarter is the greatest thing ever for the 1%.


/it's pretty cool for the 99% as well.


Well, there  are legal obligations. The challenge is that since your commitment is spread across a large number of supporters, no one supporter has the means (or likely has the money invested) to hold you to that commitment. People  have gotten their money back from failed Kickstarters.

eiger: Kickstarter is great! All of the joys of investing without the annoying possibility of making a profit!


Yes, because businesses are always on the look out for someone to invest $15. Your $15 is going to make or break their quarter, dontcha know.

Yes, you could buy stocks for $15, but unless you get  extremely lucky, you're not about to make any serious bank on that, either.
 
2013-04-25 07:34:11 AM

robohobo: Prank Call of Cthulhu: robohobo: Meh. I gave several thousand dollars to the Veronica Mars project.

I hope the reward for that level was a bj from whatshername--the cross-eyed chick that stars in it.

People place different values on different things. To me, seeing a 90 minute movie was worth 7500 dollars.

/the wife spends nearly that on clothing every month


If you're interested, I can film 90 min. worth of boring tripe and cliche rom-com/drama lines for half that.  Hell, I'll even make it HD.  Plus my wife will show you her titties.
 
2013-04-25 07:36:01 AM

Farce-Side: robohobo: Prank Call of Cthulhu: robohobo: Meh. I gave several thousand dollars to the Veronica Mars project.

I hope the reward for that level was a bj from whatshername--the cross-eyed chick that stars in it.

People place different values on different things. To me, seeing a 90 minute movie was worth 7500 dollars.

/the wife spends nearly that on clothing every month

If you're interested, I can film 90 min. worth of boring tripe and cliche rom-com/drama lines for half that.  Hell, I'll even make it HD.  Plus my wife will show you her titties.


You don't place much value on your wife or her titties.
 
2013-04-25 07:37:24 AM
I'm pretty sure they're pissed that his project is Garden State 2
 
2013-04-25 07:38:07 AM

robohobo: Prank Call of Cthulhu: robohobo: Meh. I gave several thousand dollars to the Veronica Mars project.

I hope the reward for that level was a bj from whatshername--the cross-eyed chick that stars in it.

People place different values on different things. To me, seeing a 90 minute movie was worth 7500 dollars.

/the wife spends nearly that on clothing every month


While I'm sure it's nice having the means and all... that seems like a very vapid existence. It's your money though, do what you will.
 
2013-04-25 07:39:18 AM

Jensaarai: swaxhog: //Kickstarter is not a store!

Whenever a saying along the lines of "X is not Y" is repeated by lots of people on the Internets, what it really means is "X is a cleverly disguised Y."


It took people a solid three years to figure out that Kickstarter is a store. Bands were sending autographed t-shirts instead of the farking album you sponsored.
 
2013-04-25 07:42:56 AM
How much do I have to donate for him to convince Sarah Chalke to do a nude scene?  I'm in for that.
 
2013-04-25 07:45:56 AM

Annoyance: While I'm sure it's nice having the means and all... that seems like a very vapid existence.


Right.  Because a non-vapid existence would entail giving some of that money to you.

/Some Farkers love to talk loads about things they know nothing about. [insert that ol' copy-pasta here]
//also, robohobo could be trolling us all... in which case, YOU GOT FISHED, BRAH.
 
2013-04-25 07:47:05 AM

moothemagiccow: Bands were sending autographed t-shirts instead of the farking album you sponsored.


Bands are still doing that, which still makes it a storeish. They "sell" t-shirts at a really high markup to fund their album. But they also "sell" the album itself, or at least the promise of the album at some future date.
 
2013-04-25 07:48:48 AM
Whatever guys, I didn't believe in kick starter until I gave $41,854 to finance the new Gucci handbag design. You see, my wife is totally hot, and loves purses. She buys like...I dunno, twenty of them a month! And that was only a small percentage of the $4,675,896 AND twenty four cents in my third bank account.

I place value in throwing my money down the drain! Don't all of you anonymous friends like me more now? Don't you? DON'T YOU?!?
 
2013-04-25 07:50:55 AM

robohobo: You don't place much value on your wife or her titties.


She's an exhibitionist.  She'd probably show them to you for free.  Why not make some money from it, amirite?
 
2013-04-25 07:52:43 AM
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Waaah - someone I don't like is asking people I don't know for money to make something I won't see. Waaah!

Don't like it? Don't contribute. You literally have to do NOTHING to "stick it to him".

/Lot of whiny twats out there.
 
2013-04-25 08:01:46 AM

t3knomanser: moothemagiccow: Bands were sending autographed t-shirts instead of the farking album you sponsored.

Bands are still doing that, which still makes it a storeish. They "sell" t-shirts at a really high markup to fund their album. But they also "sell" the album itself, or at least the promise of the album at some future date.


Nah, what makes it a storeish is people failing to follow up on their campaign on time because they have no idea how to mass-produce a product.

There was a guy selling iphone cases and by the time he was talking to factories, apple had released the next model of iphone.
 
2013-04-25 08:04:30 AM

nakedcritic: Waaah - someone I don't like is asking people I don't know for money to make something I won't see. Waaah! Don't like it? Don't contribute. You literally have to do NOTHING to "stick it to him".


This; I don't see anything wrong here.  It's certainly depressing to see idiots giving their money to someone who doesn't need it to fund a piece of crap, but it's not illegal.  I wish the 99% would fund projects that would otherwise not get done because they're done by the 99%, but it's pretty much a given that idiots and tripe go hand-in-hand.  AVGN scraped together $300k to make his movie while Twilight grossed almost $400 million; that's the way the world works.  But without Kickstarter, Twilight would still exist while there'd be no AVGN movie at all.
 
2013-04-25 08:05:52 AM

dragonchild: But without Kickstarter, Twilight would still exist while there'd be no AVGN movie at all.


OK, so it's IndieGoGo, but the basic concept is the same.
 
2013-04-25 08:06:34 AM

Farce-Side: robohobo: You don't place much value on your wife or her titties.

She's an exhibitionist.  She'd probably show them to you for free.  Why not make some money from it, amirite?


BIE, EIP.
 
2013-04-25 08:14:34 AM
... and now you know why he is worth $22,000,000.
 
2013-04-25 08:15:17 AM

stoli n coke: So? Kickstarter is just a new variation on the same hustles nearly every independent filmmaker does to raise money. How is this any different than Paul Thomas Anderson or Spike Lee hitting up investors, even though they are both wealthy?

It wasn't just going to be some co-op for nerds to raise money to get films made from cancelled TV shows.


I would say the only difference is that Spike and PT have to at least pretend their investors have some chance of making money back.

Not a criticism of Kickstarter, mind you. Just answering your question.
 
2013-04-25 08:18:54 AM

bluecrabscribe: How much do I have to donate for him to convince Sarah Chalke to do a nude scene?  I'm in for that.


She got disgustingly skinny at the end of scrubs. I hope she's overcome that because her at the start of that show was serious dayuuuuuum territory. She became hffa
 
2013-04-25 08:20:00 AM
Good for him. The whole Joe Biden trans am thing failed miserably so as far as I am concerned the system works. I think it's going to be an interesting experiment when you take away the corporate filter and allow people to vote for what they want. So far it's been an assload of steampunk e-books, iPad accessories and nerd rap albums.

It's kind of hilarious that the model used to be "sell out, make a lot of money and set up your own studio. Then do your personal films," when now it's turning into "dazzle suckers with a good marketing pitch"
 
2013-04-25 08:21:30 AM
You know what the first rule of show business is ?

Never put your own money in the show.

And what is the second rule ?

NEVER PUT. YOUR OWN MONEY. IN THE SHOW !!!!
 
2013-04-25 08:23:57 AM

padraig: Never put your own money in the show.


That only works if you start out with a guild membership.
 
2013-04-25 08:26:23 AM
Robert Altman and Coppola were well-known for putting tens of thousands if not millions up to get projects started but hey, you're the INSIDER.
 
2013-04-25 08:26:26 AM
Every picture ever taken of Zach Braff is of him staring off into the middle distance. Every one.
 
2013-04-25 08:26:40 AM
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2013-04-25 08:26:45 AM

moothemagiccow: what makes it a storeish is people failing to follow up on their campaign on time because they have no idea how to mass-produce a product


That always cracks me up. I'll see Kickstarters where the estimated delivery date is one month after funding closes.
 
2013-04-25 08:28:37 AM

stoli n coke: How is this any different than Paul Thomas Anderson or Spike Lee hitting up investors, even though they are both wealthy?


investors get more than a photocopy of a poster and zachs autograph. or whatever crap he gives  the backers
 
2013-04-25 08:31:48 AM
Look up the concept and advantage of using Other Peoples Money
 
2013-04-25 08:36:49 AM

Spanky_McFarksalot: stoli n coke: How is this any different than Paul Thomas Anderson or Spike Lee hitting up investors, even though they are both wealthy?

investors get more than a photocopy of a poster and zachs autograph. or whatever crap he gives  the backers


This one is my favorite:
$9000 "VISUAL EFFECTS MADE POSSIBLE BY" END CREDIT// You will share the screen with up to nine other backers on a special end credit card that will be on both the theatrical and video release of the film for all time. I wouldn't be able to afford to shoot the complex visual effects fantasy sequences without your help. Thank you, you will be part of this film forever

At 10k you get to be an extra.

This one is my second fave:
$150 SIGNED "GARDEN STATE" DVD// Your own personal copy of the film, and I will sign the DVD jacket for you.
 
2013-04-25 08:39:14 AM

CarnySaur: I'd pay *not* to see another Zach Braff movie.


QFT
 
2013-04-25 08:44:12 AM
I'm farking sick of hearing about kickstarter
 
2013-04-25 08:47:33 AM
Zach Braff went on to explain why it isnt a big deal in a heart felt voice over back by a catching acoustic indie tune and everything made sense.
 
2013-04-25 08:48:16 AM

Jensaarai: swaxhog: //Kickstarter is not a store!

Whenever a saying along the lines of "X is not Y" is repeated by lots of people on the Internets, what it really means is "X is a cleverly disguised Y."


Atheism is not a religion. Hey you're right! This is fun!
 
2013-04-25 09:06:16 AM

CPennypacker: I'm farking sick of hearing about kickstarter

 
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