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    Watch: Brendan Fraser Hops On the Kickstarter Bandwagon In Hilarious Onion Spoof

    With his resume, cover letter, jelly beans and copy of "Monkeybone" in hand, Brendan Fraser is off to win the hearts of his fans via Kickstarter. Or at least he is in this new video from The Onion.

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    James Franco Tries Out Crowdfunding for 3 Feature Films Based on the Book He Wrote

    Fresh off his directorial debut, the William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying," which just had its premiere at Cannes (go HERE for our review), James Franco has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for $500,000 to make a trilogy of feature films based on short stories in his first b...

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    Celebs Learn Some Things about Crowdfunding: Clarissa Quits It All and Kevin Smith Says No to Kickstarter

    After several weeks on the site and making only 2% of her $2 million goal on Kickstarter to fund her film "Darci's Walk of Shame," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Clarissa Explains It All" star Melissa Joan Hart canceled her campaign.

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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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    Crowd-Funday Sunday

    Starting this week, I going to highlight a worthy crowd funding project on a regular basis, once a week, on Sunday. Today, from Dreamworks animator Curt Stewart, his personal short, The Tale of Perdita.

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    How Does a New Crowdfunding Site Gain Attention? Hire Donald Trump or Offer Free Publicity Support

    It's clear there are a few leaders in the crowdfunding space for film productions. Kickstarter is the standard, but many filmmakers, especially those unsure they'll be able to make their goal, opt for IndieGoGo. Seed&Spark recently tried to enter the space by providing a platform where lending (se...

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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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