Spike Lee Hits Half Million Dollar Mark On Kickstarter Campaign

Spike Lee Hits Half Million Dollar Mark On Kickstarter Campaign

Well this certainly has been Spike Lee Week” here in S & A, which goes to show that, whether
you love him or hate him, you’ll be dammed if you can’t ignore him.

Put
that in your pipe and smoke it…

According to the project’s Kickstarter page, Spike has already
passed the half-million dollar mark, mainly due to New York Knicks supporters.

As of noon today, Spike has received 26 pledges of $10,000, with the perk being dinner with Spike and a courtside seat
with him at a Knicks game. 

That’s over half of the $510,046 from 2,509 pledges
that Lee has raised in the first 11 days for the film, for which we know very little about, other than that it’s about human beings who are
addicted to blood.

A few of the pledges came after that heated interview with Spike
on Bloomberg TV, which I posted earlier this morning, during which host Trish Regan questioned the director’s need to use Kickstarter,
asserting he had the funds to finance the picture himself; w
hich you have to realize is all of Spike’s Master Plan. Don’t
think that for one second he was really
angry at Regan for her comments.

Spike, if anything, is.a pro at getting publicity, and you
could argue that she played right into his hands, that is, if it wasn’t pre-arranged before the
interview aired.

No complaints from me. I love seeing a master at work.

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Comments

Adam Scott Thompson

A lot of films are produced by an independent investor(s). Kickstarter is no different. You're just taking it directly to the people now.

There may come a time when the majority of films get born this way. By a producer, director or actor who can take the temperature of potential investors — which moviegoers are, in a way — to see if this is something they'd even pay for.

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