May 10, 2013


I recently attended a Whoopi Goldberg-produced documentary on Moms Mabley recently. When googling it, I was surprised to see that Whoopi had set up a kickstarter campaign. But why not just use her own money? The film was sensational, but it used old clips and interview footage so it can't have been expensive to make. Can't someone wealthy kickstart their own projects? Now the Moms Mabley doc has been sold to HBO--do the kickstart contributors get kickbacks? Stop Giving Your Money to Rich People on Kickstarter Alan Jones on why Kickstarter campaigns for 'Wish I Was Here' and 'Veronica Mars' have set a terrible precedent MORE: TORONTOSTANDARD