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    Zach Braff Nabs Millions in Traditional Funding for Kickstarter-Funded 'Wish I Was Here,' Casts Anna Kendrick UPDATE

    UPDATE: Zach Braff's successful if controversial Kickstarter campaign for his next project "Wish I Was Here" -- which has raised over $2.6 million still with days to go -- has now helped the writer-director to land millions of dollars in traditional funding for the project, from Worldview Entertainm...

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    Zach Braff and Kickstarter Execs Explain Why Big Players on Kickstarter are a Good Thing

    Earlier this week, we did a round-up of the best arguments for and against celebrities and studio subsidiaries on Kickstarter. Though the Braff detractors are especially loud, it seems commentators are split on whether this is a good thing.

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    After All that Hubbub, What's the Final Verdict on Zach Braff Kickstarter Controversy?

    We may have thought the world was done complaining about or defending Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign, but earlier this week Emmy-winning television writer/director/producer Ken Levine ("M*A*S*H," "The Simpsons," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Dharma & Greg") reignited the debate over whether having ...

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    Zach Braff Responds to Kickstarter Campaign Vitriol: 'It's Not Like I Lobbied Congress'

    Though he hasn't directed a feature since 2004's "Garden State," Zach Braff has been the talk of the town in recent weeks. With over 35,000 backers and nearly $2.5 million in funds with two weeks to go, his Kickstarter campaign has critics puzzled. Braff sat down with the LA Times in response.

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    Zach Braff Discusses His Role on Kickstarter, Addresses “Deliciously Yummy Vitriol” Surrounding ‘Wish I Was Here’

    For anyone mourning Zach Braff’s absence from the spotlight post-“Garden State,” prepare to be inundated. The actor/director’s controversial Kickstarter campaign for his latest film, “Wish I Was Here,” may have surpassed its $2 million goal already, but the debate over his intentions is by no means ...

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    Zach Braff's Kickstarter Campaign For 'Wish I Was Here' Gets Fully Funded In Less Than A Week

    Well, this should not come as much of a surprise, but Zach Braff’s Kickstarter project has been a resounding success thus far. The actor managed to meet his goal on Saturday, raising over $2 million for his film “Wish I Was Here” with over 30,000 backers listed on the website. When the project was f...

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    Zach Braff Exceeds $2 Million Goal via Kickstarter for New Feature UPDATED (VIDEO)

    "Scrubs" star Zach Braff, who hasn't directed a theatrical film since 2004's seminal indie romance "Garden State," has now raised over $1.5 million in one day on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter for his new feature film project, "Wish I Was Here." This has ignited a firestorm of protest at the ide...

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    Here Are Indiewire's Top 10 Articles of the Week: Summer Preview, Zach Braff, Michael Shannon and More

    Following the flurry of news arriving out of last week's Cannes lineup announcement, this week felt a little like the calm after the storm, but that didn't stop it from still producing some extremely noteworthy news of its own. Our annual Summer Movie Preview released its first (and four subsequent)...

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    With $2 Million Kickstarter Campaign, Zach Braff Modifies Both Old and New Distribution Models

    Following the recent success of the "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter campaign, Zach Braff has launched a Kickstarter campaign of his own for his follow-up to 2004's "Garden State," "Wish I Was Here."

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    Zach Braff Launches Kickstarter Campaign For New Directorial Effort 'Wish I Was Here'

    Whether or not you approve of the millions raised by the Kickstarter campaign for "Veronica Mars," it's really all a matter of perspective. Some folks are just fine essentially giving Warner Bros. what is essentially a free movie, while others were a bit more hesitant to fund a picture whose budget ...

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