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Is Kickstarter a zero-sum game between stars and unknown filmmakers?

by Gina Hall.

Should successful Hollywood filmmakers solicit funds on Kickstarter? That’s the question that is at the forefront of the indie filmmaking community now that actor/writer/director Zack Braff is asking for $2 million funds from fans to make the follow-up to his indie success “Garden State.”

Braff’s script for “Wish I Was Here” is having a hard time getting financing, despite “Garden State” making $35 million off of a $2.5 million budget. So the former “Scrubs” star is turning to the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to get his first money in. Producers on the film include veterans Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg (“Django Unchained,” “Contagion”). The Kickstarter as already generated over half of its revenue goal in a day. The campaign will last for 30 days.

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