The Veronica Mars Movie Project

A project in Austin, TX by Rob Thomas

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Here it is. Our one shot to see a Veronica Mars movie happen. Kristen is in. I'm in. Let's do it!
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Dates: Mar 13th -> Apr 12th (31 days)
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[VIDEO] This is the Scene from the New Veronica Mars Movie with the Kickstarter Backers in it!

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UK trailer released for Veronica Mars movie

February 24th - via:
The UK trailer for the Veronica Mars movie has just been released. Based on the cult TV show of the same name, Veronica Mars will be released digitally and in UK cinemas on 14th March 2014. Fans clubbed together to help fund the movie after writer and director Rob Thomas set up a Kickstarter campaignm with the help of series star Kristen Bell. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' official fan-designed merch on sale now

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The First Veronica Mars Movie Trailer Is Out

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The First ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Trailer After $5 Million Kickstarter Campaign

January 3rd - via:
Kristen Bell is back as “Veronica Mars” in the first full trailer for the one-time TV show’s new feature-length film. (Read More)

It's Here! Watch the Veronica Mars Movie Trailer

January 3rd - via:
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See the First Trailer for Kickstarter-Funded 'Veronica Mars' Movie

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Veronica Mars, a crowdsourced movie-revival of the TV series with the same name, has gotten its first trailer. (Read More)

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VERONICA MARS Movie Gets A March 14, 2014 Release Date

December 9th - via:
Warner Bros. has announced a spring release date for the Rob Thomas-written and directed VERONICA MARS feature film, based on the beloved and acclaimed television series of the same name. (Read More)

New Clip: 'Veronica Mars' Movie Gets Release Date After Huge Kickstarter Effort

December 8th - via:
“Veronica Mars” fans will remember the Kickstarter campaign launched in March this year to bring the wildly popular TV show to the big screen. The neo-noir mystery drama series has finally made its way to the silver screen with a confirmed release date set for March 14, 2014. The first clip for the Kristen Bell starrer has been launched, featuring the nosy private investigator attending a reunion party and running into her high school nemesis.Veronica Mars is back after 10 years assisting her former love interest Logan who has been accused of killing his pop star girlfriend. (Read More)

Veronica Mars movie gets March 14, 2014 release date

December 4th - via:
Kickstarter-funded movie will open in March, series creator Rob Thomas confirms. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Gets A Release Date

December 4th - via:
The wait is over, Marshmallows. The "Veronica Mars" movie is set for release on March 14, 2014. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie In Testing

November 4th - via:
In a recent interview Kristen Bell provided an update on the Veronica Mars movie that was successfully funded on Kickstarter. (Read More)

The Comforts of 'Veronica Mars'

October 27th - via:
Show creator and cast discuss bringing the heroine to the big screen (Read More)

Infographic: Celebrity Kickstarter Campaigns

September 23rd - via:
All the rich famous people who have asked for your money in one handy dandy chart. (Read More)

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September 18th - via:
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Kickstarter Canada: 6 projects seeing success with help of crowd-funding

September 14th - via:
Kickstarter, an online crowdfunding platform which has helped jettison the idea that only wealthy or famous people have the means to back creative projects, has launched an official Canadian version of its site. (Read More)

Celebrities With Their Hands Out

September 14th - via:
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WATCH: First Look for Veronica Mars Movie!

July 25th - via:
Our favorite modern-day Nancy Drew is making her long awaited return next year on the big screen. First shown at San Diego ComicCon last weekend, the Veronica Mars movie sneak peek brings back all of our favorite characters, including Kristen Bell as the detective herself, Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls, Ryan Hansen as Dick Casablancas, and Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars. (Read More)

When Kickstarter Works: The First Footage From The Veronica Mars Movie

July 21st - via:
To this day, Veronica Mars remains one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time with $5.7M raised from over 90,000 backers. Fans were enraptured by the idea that they could literally bring their favorite long-dead show back to life, and they simply threw money at the project, funding its $2M goal almost instantly, and heaping even more cash on it in the month that followed. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Teaser Trailer Released at Comic-Con

July 20th - via:
The Kickstarter-funded film drops its first footage online after screening it for fans in San Diego. (Read More)

Watch: Get a First Look at the 'Veronica Mars' Movie That Made Kickstarter History in This New Trailer From Comic-Con

July 20th - via:
Like it or not, the "Veronica Mars" movie Kickstarter opened a new frontier for crowdfunding, proving that film projects can raise more than microbudgets on the site, that people are willing to contribute to something that's associated with a big corporation if it allows them to make a movie happen that they really want to see, and that celebrities have an unsurprising advantage (though not a consistent one) in this realm. And now we're finally getting a glimpse of the results of Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas' $5.7 million campaign. The five-minute video below was unveiled at Comic-Con yesterday. (Read More)

Comic-Con: 'Veronica Mars' Movie Panel Unleashes First Footage, Fan Love

July 19th - via:
Given the years of skeptical waiting leading up to the Veronica Mars movie finally becoming a reality, the wheels moved surprisingly fast once it had a green light. (Read More)

Veronica Mars seals a book deal

July 17th - via:
Veronica Mars is making a comeback after a six-year hiatus. Not only is a movie scheduled for a 2014 release, but now there is a book deal featuring the sassy young TV detective as well. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' fans to get new books from creator Rob Thomas

July 16th - via:
When there's no new "Veronica Mars" left to watch, there will still be new Veronica Mars books to read. Rob Thomas, who created the television show "Veronica Mars," has signed on to co-write two Veronica Mars books. The first will be about an adult Mars and pick up where the movie leaves off. (Read More)

Leighton Meester Not In 'Veronica Mars' Movie, Andrea Estella Cast As Carrie Bishop

July 14th - via:
Leighton Meester will not be in the "Veronica Mars" movie. Instead, Carrie Bishop, the role she played on the "Veronica Mars" TV series, will be played by musician Andrea Estella. Estella is the lead singer of the band Twin Sister. (Read More)

Report: James Franco Signed on for 'Veronica Mars' Movie

July 6th - via:
Franco is reportedly secured to appear as himself in the Kickstarter-funded movie, which is headlined by Kristen Bell. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Unveils Its Comic-Con Plan

July 2nd - via:
The folks behind the "Veronica Mars" movie can only spend one day at San Diego Comic-Con: Friday, July 19. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie Romance Scoop: Find Out Who Veronica Is Dating!

June 27th - via:
Ten years later and Veronica Mars' love life is still worth investigating! Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell was spotted filming the highly-anticipated Kickstarter-funded movie in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and she wasn't alone! (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie Scoop: Ken Marino to Return as Vinnie Van Lowe

June 26th - via:
The eternal thorn in Veronica (Kristen Bell) and Keith Mars' (Enrico Colantoni) side is set to return when Veronica Mars hits the big screen in 2014! (Read More)

New image released from the set of the 'Veronica Mars' film

June 20th - via:
The Huffington Post published a new photo of Kristen Bell on the set of the 'Veronica Mars' film today. The film began filming in Los Angeles on June 18 after raising over two million dollars in a Kickstarter campaign. Rob Thomas, creator of the cult television series and current writer and direct of the film, is planning for an early 2014 release date. (Read More)

Veronica Mars: New Mom Kristen Bell on the Set! (Photos)

June 19th - via:
Kristen Bell is back to work after the birth of her baby daughter Lincoln! And back to work on a project near and dear to her heart, and apparently to many a heart out there. (Read More)

Kristen Bell commences filming fan-funded TV classic Veronica Mars for big screen update

June 18th - via:
The 32-year-old actress managed to raise almost £6 million from fans of her TV show to resuscitate it for the big screen. (Read More)

Ryan Hansen Joins The 'Veronica Mars' Movie

June 16th - via:
Ryan Hansen is joining the "Veronica Mars" movie. Series creator Rob Thomas announced Friday that Hansen would reprise his role as Dick Casablancas in the Kickstarter-funded project, which is set to start filming next week. (Read More)

Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen Returning for 'Veronica Mars'

June 16th - via:
Krysten Ritter will return as Gia Goodman in the Kickstarter-funded 'Veronica Mars' movie, she announced Friday. Actor Ryan Hansen made a similar announcement on Thursday. (Read More)

Raising money was never this easy

June 15th - via:
Once again, the Internet saves the day. It took him six years to do it, but Rob Thomas, creator of the defunct American television show “Veronica Mars,” has finally realized his dream of resurrecting this cult-favorite series. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Casts Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen

June 15th - via:
Nobody much will be surprised to learn that Ryan Hansen, who appeared in the original Kickstarter video asking fans to help fund a Veronica Mars movie, has signed on the dotted line to return as Dick Casablancas in the film. (Read More)

Watch Ryan Hansen Celebrate His Return For Veronica Mars Movie

June 14th - via:
Well, Ryan Hansen sure does know how to make an announcement. Since he appeared in the original video for the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign, we sort of figured there was a good chance Hansen would be on board to appear in the film, reprising his role as the lovably douchey Dick Casablancas, however his casting had not yet officially been announced. (Read More)

Tina Majorino, Other Cast Members Returning for Veronica Mars Movie

June 13th - via:
Mac is back! Tina Majorino is reprising her role as Cindy Mac Mackenzie for the upcoming Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie, creator Rob Thomas announced Wednesday. And she's not the only familiar face returning. In an email to fans who donated to the Kickstarter campaign, Thomas also announced that Amanda Noret, Sam Huntington and Daran Norris would be returning as Madison Sinclair, Luke Haldeman and Cliff McCormack, respectively. (Read More)

Tina Majorino Joins 'Veronica Mars' Movie

June 13th - via:
The Neptune reunion is almost complete! Tina Majorino has signed on for the "Veronica Mars" movie, reprising her role as Veronica's (Kristen Bell) best friend and hacker genius Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars': Amanda Noret, Sam Huntington return for movie

June 12th - via:
The Kickstarter-funded film adds Amanda Noret and Sam Huntington to its cast. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie: Tina Majorino to Return as 'Mac'

June 12th - via:
Good news, Veronica Mars fans: Another major character is set to return. Creator Rob Thomas said Wednesday night in an e-mail to contributors who donated to the film's Kickstarter campaign that Tina Majorino will reprise her role as Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie in the upcoming movie. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' movie adds Francis Capra and Christine Lakin

June 11th - via:
Two more Neptune High classmates of “Veronica Mars” have joined the cast of the show’s Kickstarter-funded feature film. Francis Capra was a regular on the show, but Christine Lakin appeared in only one episode -- although it was a big one. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Begins Filming: See Set Photos Here!

June 11th - via:
Fans didn't just ask for a "Veronica Mars" movie, they actively supported one, contributing more than $5 million to its budget via Kickstarter. On Tuesday (June 18), those fans got their first glimpse at the fruit of their labor with new pics from the set. (Read More)

‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Adds Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III

June 10th - via:
Series creator Rob Thomas announced that the two veterans would be reprising their roles as Stosh “Piz” Pizarski and Wallace Fennel, respectively, over the weekend. Lowell and Daggs join Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, and Jason Dohring in the upcoming film. Production on the film is scheduled to begin in less than two weeks. (Read More)

‘Veronica Mars’ at ATX TV Fest

June 10th - via:
Today’s panel began with a show of hands. “How many people in this room donated to the Kickstarter?” It was roughly 3/4 of the room. I knew then that the Veronica Mars discussion with writer/creator Rob Thomas and Chris “Piz” Lowell was going to be amazing. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Books Christine Lakin (Exclusive)

June 10th - via:
Veronica Mars has booked another familiar face for its big-screen follow-up. Christine Lakin has signed on to reprise her role as Susan Knight in Rob Thomas' Kickstarter-funded feature, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie: Francis Capra to Return as Weevil, More Fan Favorites Sign On!

June 10th - via:
There's just one week until the highly anticipated Veronica Mars movie goes into production, so you know what that means: Casting-announcement-palooza! (Read More)

Veronica Mars Starts Shooting Soon with (Almost) Entire Original Cast

June 9th - via:
Good news, everyone! The Veronica Mars Kickstarter project that started the questionable trend of affluent filmmakers asking people to both fund and pay full ticket prices to see their new movies will start shooting in a mere nine days. Even better news, everybody: basically all the cast members from the original show have signed up for the film. (Read More)

How Celebrities Are Ruining Kickstarter

June 8th - via:
Tricia Romano on the growing frustration with celebrities using Kickstarter to finance their pet projects. (Read More)

Chris Lowell and Percy Daggs will return in Veronica Mars movie

June 8th - via:
The fans that heled Kickstart the upcoming 'Veronica Mars' movie have something new to look forward to, one of the main cast, Chris Lowell, has confirmed that he will be coming back to star. (Read More)

Everyone Important Came Back for 'Veronica Mars'

June 8th - via:
The most important pieces of the Veronica Mars inner circle are in place: the whole gang is going to be back together when that Kickstarter-funded film starts filming in nine days. Veronica's former boyfriends, best friends, and her always-reliable gumshoe dad are all on board for the movie.  (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Adds Percy Daggs III

June 7th - via:
The actor will reprise his role as Wallace Fennel in the Kickstarter-funded feature film. (Read More)

Watch Ed Helms explain Kickstarter's benefits for filmmakers to Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper

June 1st - via:
This is a great clip form a BBC interview of Hangover III stars Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper, shared by Andy Baio. In the segment, Galifianakis jokes that he’s crowd funding his headshots on Kickstarter and that sets off a little discussion about how much money the Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff projects have raised. (Read More)

Kickstarter hits 100K funding campaigns with $631M raised so far

May 28th - via:
Crowdfunding website Kickstarter hit a major milestone today when it finally passed over 100,000 campaigns, according to statistics released by the company. In the three years since it launched, Kickstarter has made otherwise nontraditional crowdfunding a legitimate form of project financing. (Read More)

From Mars to Braff: The Great Kickstarter Debate of 2013

May 23rd - via:
Kickstarter, an online funding platform founded in 2009, has recently caught Hollywood’s gaze, thanks to a girl named Veronica Mars. Fans of the beloved cult series have been wishing and hoping and thinking and praying for the return of Veronica Mars, ever since the series was abruptly taken off the air after its third season in 2007. Series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell took to Kickstarter to raise $2 million for a “Veronica Mars” movie. Within twelve hours, the project surpassed its initial goal, garnering $5,702,153. Breaking Kickstarter records for not only having the most backers on a single project (91,585), the campaign is also the highest-funded movie project, as well as the fastest growing. (Read More)

Kickstarter Isn’t the Problem with Kickstarter

May 21st - via:
Recently, the act of donating to or promoting a Kickstarter campaign has become a highly politicized and moralized one for movie fans, an act brimming with questions, crises, and conundrums about systemic economic disadvantages normalized by dominant industries of filmmaking. Suspicion has been directed in droves toward legitimate-seeming yet vastly-supported projects like the studio-release Veronica Mars movie or Zach Braff’s directorial follow-up to Garden State, whose constellation of multiple funding sources perhaps says more than we’d like to admit about the complex process of realizing even the most distinctly above-the-line indie projects. (Read More)

Kickstarter: Stop blaming us for Zach Braff and “Veronica Mars”

May 10th - via:
Now that everyone else on the Internet has weighed in on who is and isn’t allowed to crowdfund creative projects, Kickstarter has published its own statement. The short version: Stop whining about the “Veronica Mars” movie and Zach Braff’s “tonal sequel” to “Garden State.” A rising Kickstarter tide lifts all boats, so says their math... (Read More)

How Zach Braff's Kickstarter Is Secretly a Good Thing

May 10th - via:
People are opposed to the Kickstarters of celebrities like Zach Braff and Rob Thomas, but the company insists that these high-profile projects help the little guy. (Read More)

Kickstarter Responds to Concerns Over Zach Braff Campaign

May 10th - via:
here’s been a lot of talk lately about what, exactly, are Kickstarter‘s guidelines and how they apply to various bigger fish, as it were, coming into the rather small pond of crowdfunding. Lots of claims have been made, and the grumbling is audible across most forms of social media, but what does Kickstarter the company actually think about all this? Hint: They like projects like the ones Zach Braff, Penny Arcade, and Veronica Mars have run. (Read More)

Kickstarter Founders Say Braff, Veronica Mars Good for Ecosystem

May 9th - via:
Three co-founders of Kickstarter, Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler, have taken to the company blog to address a rather perplexing wave of controversy over a couple of high-profile film projects. (Read More)

What Normal People Really Think Of Kickstarter (video)

May 7th - via:
ickstarter is a crowdfunding website that's popular amongst entrepreneurs and independent musicians, filmmakers, and artists. Basically, you can pitch a project or product on Kickstarter, and anyone can donate money to your campaign. (Read More)

Crowdfunding tries to grow up

May 6th - via:
Sarah Dvorak was desperate. The former retail executive had depleted her savings accounts, borrowed from family members, and secured a microloan from a local development group to launch Mission Cheese, a San Francisco café that would specialize in domestic products like Minnesota-made Camembert and a silky sheep's-milk cheese from Northern California. But three weeks before opening day last spring, she still didn't have refrigerated cases to store and display her fare. Despite having cobbled together $225,000 to start her business, she had come up $12,000 short. So she turned to Indiegogo, a San Francisco-based site that allowed her to appeal directly to the public for money. "Within one month, I had the funding I needed," Dvorak says. "I was in tears." (Read More)

DC Young Justice Kickstarter Warner Bros Says No

May 6th - via:
I think we need to go over how Kickstarter, businesses, and ownership works again. As soon as I heard this story, I knew it was ridiculous. A group called “my Show Must Go On,” SMGO for short, recently made an attempt to bring back Cartoon Network’s Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. You may remember the DC Nation shows being cancelled, meant to be replaced by the revamped Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman. Well, apparently they weren’t just working on bringing those two shows back, but were actually trying to be a crowdfunding site, much like Kickstarter, specifically for cancelled television shows. (Read More)

Zach Braff on His $2 Million Kickstarter Project: 'I Had Nothing to Lose' (audio)

May 3rd - via:
The "Garden State" director talks "Veronica Mars," anxiety over hitting the crowd-funding goal and answering all his critics. Zach Braff has heard the arguments about why he shouldn't be using Kickstarter to fund his new film. But he doesn't buy his detractors' logic. (Read More)

Pushing Daisies Kickstarter Campaign: Coming Soon?

May 2nd - via:
Might a Pushing Daisies movie be in the works? Bryan Fuller has teased the possibility. "From the moment the show was canceled, I've been trying to do a Pushing Daisies movie and started writing a script for it," Fuller says. "The best chance for it to happen, perhaps the only chance for it to happen, would be through something like Kickstarter." (Read More)

Kickstarter Abuse: Why Are You Giving Your Money to Wealthy Celebrities?

April 30th - via:
Kickstarter is amazing. As is the case with all amazing things, however, there comes abuse. And Kickstarter abuse has become increasingly bothersome and offensive. By my definition, a Kickstarter abuser is a well-known person who has the financial means and/or professional connections to fully fund their project without asking their fans for money but asks anyway. (Read More)

Kickstarter and fan-entitlement

April 28th - via:
Zach Braff, of Scrubs/Garden State fame, recently launched a Kickstarter to fund his new film. Yup, just like Veronica Mars. He's set the goal at $2 million, and, given his net worth is probably around $23 million, a lot of people are pretty mad. (Read More)

Don't Hate on Zach Braff - Rage Against Kickstarter's Perry Chen

April 26th - via:
Perry Chen is in serious danger of losing his “creative class” street credibility if he continues to allow Hollywood celebrities (who’ve had years of studio/network PR departments building up their fanbase) to come on his site and clean house. It comes across as a little disingenuous to pitch yourself as a champion for the creative class while at the same time profit off of celebrities like Braff and Bell. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Nets Over $5 Million

April 17th - via:
We posted about the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign a few weeks ago and how it could change the way the crowd-funding site is used – by indie filmmakers as well as studios. Well, if you haven’t heard, the campaign ended and instead of hitting the $2m goal, it more than doubled that with $5.7m. So, will this huge success change the way films – even studio films – are funded? (Read More)

'Veronica Mars': Will other TV shows become movies through fan support?

April 16th - via:
'Veronica Mars' made the industry sit up and pay attention when it earned the money it needed to become a movie in 11 hours. What will this mean for fans of beloved canceled TV shows? (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Campaign Raises $5.7M

April 16th - via:
A Kickstarter campaign for "Veronica Mars: the Movie" has pulled in over $5.7 million. The goal of the pledge drive is to make a film version of the program which ran for three seasons (2004-2007). (Read More)

'Veronica Mars Movie Project' Kickstarter campaign closes with record $5.7 million

April 15th - via:
Even before a single frame has been shot, the “Veronica Mars” movie boasts a happy ending. The month-long Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie based on the cult favorite television series wrapped Friday with a record $5.7 million raised by 91,585 backers. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars: The Movie' Kickstarter campaign raises over $5.7 million

April 15th - via:
Created by Rob Thomas, the Veronica Mars TV series starred Kristen Bell as a high schooler and then college student who moonlights as a private investigator. The show premiered in 2004 and ran for three seasons before US network The CW chose not to renew it. (Read More)

"Veronica Mars" Kickstarter campaign closes at $5.7M

April 15th - via:
One thing is for sure: "Veronica Mars" fans are passionate. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Closes with $5.7 Million

April 15th - via:
The Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign has officially closed, with a final tally of $5,702,153 raised. Supporters who donated to the campaign will be eligible to receive rewards ranging from T-shirts to a speaking role in the movie, depending on the amount of their donation. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Closes At $5.7 Million!!

April 15th - via:
The Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign officially closes at $5.7 million! Also breaks Kickstarter record for highest number of backers! (Read More)

'Veronica Mars': Kickstarter campaign closes with $5.7 million

April 14th - via:
It’s a wrap for the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. Since EW exclusively revealed the game-changing fundraiser last month, Rob Thomas & Co. accrued a mind-blowing $5,702,153 — well above the $2 million Kickstarter goal and Thomas’s personal goal of $5 million. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Raises More Than $5.7 Million On Kickstarter

April 14th - via:
The "Veronica Mars" movie will get made thanks to fans. The Kickstarter to fund the "Veronica Mars" movie ended on Friday, April 12 and shattered records on the crowd funding site. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Fundraising Campaign Makes Kickstarter History

April 13th - via:
The online campaign to crowd-source funding for a "Veronica Mars" film drew the most backers in Kickstarter's history and raised more than $5.7 million to finance a movie based on the hit TV series. "With six hours to spare, we shattered the last record we were aiming for, passing 87,143 to become the Kickstarter with the all-time highest number of backers," (Read More)

Veronica Mars Becomes Kickstarter's Biggest Hit

April 13th - via:
The Veronica Mars movie has officially become the most-supported project in fundraising website history after sailing past 88,000 backers. (Read More)

Kickstarter's 'Veronica Mars Movie Project' a Smash Success

April 13th - via:
When my daughter had a life-threatening illness, this show became her saving grace—so she returned the favor. (Read More)

Heads-up: The 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter ends today

April 12th - via:
If you've been meaning to donate a few bucks to the belovedVeronica Mars movie project, you only have a few hours left. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter backed by record number of fans

April 12th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign to bring the cult TV show "Veronica Mars" to the silver screen is drawing to an end, after raising more than $5 million from nearly 100,000 devoted fans. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Closes Today, Smashes Crowdfunding Records

April 12th - via:
The highly-anticipated Kickstarter campaign to fund a Veronica Mars movie comes to a close tonight, after shattering a few crowdfunding records. The campaign, pegged at a $2 million goal, ended up raking in nearly $5.5 million at the time of this post, with over 86,000 backers chipping in to get Neptune's favorite teen detective on the big screen. (Read More)

Rob Thomas on His $5M Veronica Mars Kickstarter and the Future of Fan-Funded Film

April 12th - via:
The Kickstarter for the Veronica Mars movie ends later today, breaking fundraising records, taking in over $5 million on the crowdfunding platform, and inspired talk that this could change the way films get made. Wired talked to Thomas to find out more. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' movie Kickstarter ends: How much money did it end up making?

April 12th - via:
The "Veronica Mars" movie Kickstarter has finally ended. The groundbreaking crowd-funding effort ended up making $5,701,694 from 91,564 total backers. The Kickstarter's goal had only been $2 million. (Read More)

The Veronica Mars Kickstarter Finishes With Over $5.7 Million

April 12th - via:
Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell’s Veronica Mars revival broke all of Kickstarters records along the way to a fully funded movie. (Read More)

24 HOURS TO GO - More rewards and last words.

April 11th - via:
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A Few Words (and Headshots) from Mr. Jason Dohring

April 11th - via:
Last night, I encouraged Logan fans to keep an eye on this morning's Backer Updates for details about an additional reward option we'll be adding today at 1 pm EST. I'll elaborate, but first I thought you might want to hear the basics from Jason... (Read More)

Do you really want to have a beer with this fat, sweaty man?

April 11th - via:
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Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Updates Include More Comic Con Details

April 11th - via:
Among the recent updates to the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter page is the announcement that the project managed to cross the $5 million mark. With just one day left to go in the Kickstarter campaign, the film is very close to breaking the record for most supporters on a single Kickstarter project. Those fans who want to be a part of that, and have their name on the movie's official website as well need only to pledge $1. (Read More)

Kickstarter: Hollywood's online funding for films

April 11th - via:
It takes a pirate's haul to fund a blockbuster Hollywood feature. some of the most expensive, the last Pirates of the Caribbean, Titanic, Spider Man 3, all had budgets exceeding a quarter of a billion dollars. But a lesser known film project is breaking a new kind of record. (Read More)

Our triumphant return to San Diego Comic Con!

April 10th - via:
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77,000 Backers, 5 Million Dollars... And Still Going Strong!

April 10th - via:
Gang, I only planned on doing one update today, but I'm too excited to wait. A few hours ago, your efforts helped us reach a secret goal I've been fixating on since our Kickstarter campaign launched: a breathtaking $5 million raised in support of... (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' movie Kickstarter crosses $5 million with two days to go

April 10th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign to fund the "Veronica Mars" movie reached its original $2 million goal in less than 12 hours, and now it has officially passed the $5 million mark with over two days still to go. How high will the crowdfunded budget go? (Read More)

3 Days Left, 2 Announcements to Share

April 9th - via:
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'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Campaign Funds

April 9th - via:
The "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter campaign raised a record $2 million in just ten hours — zooming past the 30-day goal. The campaign to turn the canceled TV show into a feature length film has since raised a total $4.5 million in funding — but apparently it's still not enough. (Read More)

4 Days Out

April 8th - via:
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'Veronica Mars' movie releases director's cut of Kickstarter launch clip - VIDEO

April 8th - via:
With the April 12 end date for the Veronica Mars Kickstarter project looming, a director’s cut of its launch video featuring 42 seconds of additional footage was released Sunday to goose the project to an ambitious new goal. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Raises $4.8 Million! But Where Will The Money Go?!

April 8th - via:
There are only a few more days left on the Veronica Mars Kickstarter clock, but we already know this project has moved WAY faster than expected! The campaign has now officially raised over $4.8 million thanks to its 73,000 backers, and creator Rob Thomas has already completed the first draft of the movie! But given the work still left to be done, Rob took to the Kickstarter page to update Marshmallows on how the extra money raised will be spent. (Read More)

Veronica Mars creator wowed by Kickstarter record

April 8th - via:
A Kickstarter campaign for a movie adaptation of TV's Veronica Mars has raised $4.8 million US to date, surprising everyone from film studio Warner Bros. to show creator Rob Thomas. (Read More)

T-Shirt Update, New Profile Pics & A Director's Cut of the Launch Video!

April 7th - via:
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Crowdfunding Site Undeterred By Downturn

April 7th - via:
Four million people pledge money for films, fashion and photography through the popular Kickstarter crowdfunding site. (Read More)

Party! Friday night in Austin! The final countdown!

April 6th - via:
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Introducing Not One, But TWO Official T-Shirt Designs!

April 5th - via:
Dear Marshmallows,  As promised, the t-shirt designs are finally here! In fact, as you'll see below, we've even got two designs that you'll be able to choose from.  The first is what we're calling our California Noir. It's what Jason is wearing in... (Read More)

One Week Left, And Here's Where We Are

April 5th - via:
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'Veronica Mars' movie: Rob Thomas has first draft, shares where the money is going

April 5th - via:
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas has sent the film’s Kickstarter backers a lengthy status update. Top news: He has just finished a first draft of the movie. “There’s a lot of work left to do, but it’s a movie I can’t wait to make. I think it’s also the movie you’ve been waiting to see,” he writes. With one week left in the Kickstarter campaign that has raised more than $4.5 million, Thomas took the opportunity to encourage more fans to donate: The only Kickstarter record the project hasn’t yet broken is the total number of backers (Veronica Mars was approaching 70,000 as we typed this; Double Fine Adventure had 87,142). (Read More)

Another Quick Exclusive

April 4th - via:
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I'm a Party Pooper: The Kristen Bell Edition

April 4th - via:
I think that this whole campaign is sort of the very antithesis of what Kickstarter is about. Correct me if I'm wrong but I've always seen Kickstarter as a place for artists without industry support to go to make their dreams come true. (Read More)

Jason Dohring Officially Joins 'Veronica Mars' Movie

April 3rd - via:
Jason Dohring is heading back to Neptune for the "Veronica Mars" movie. "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas announced Dohring's official involvement in an email to the backers of the "Veronica Mars" movie Kickstarter. (Read More)

How Fastest Kickstarter In History To Hit $2 MIllion Might Also Change The Film Industry

April 3rd - via:
Earlier this month, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter to fund a Veronica Mars movie. The goal was to raise $2 million in a month, but the Kickstarter hit its goal in the first day. It was the fastest Kickstarter project in history to hit $1 million, and then the fastest to hit $2 million. It beat the record for highest goal ever achieved, and became the largest film project in Kickstarter history. (Read More)

You're hearing it first!

April 2nd - via:
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Final Countdown: Help us break another record!

April 2nd - via:
We are in the home stretch now, Marshmallows! And here's the new situation: our not-so-secret ambition is to have more backers than any Kickstarter drive in history. To do that we just need to get past Double Fine Adventure's 87,142 backers. We just... (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Attempts To Break ANOTHER Record: Highest Number Of Backers!!

April 2nd - via:
Yes, you may have raised and surpassed showrunner Rob Thomas’ $2 million goal AND astounded the world Warner Bros. studio executives with your carazay fundraising skills, but there’s just one more thing the VMars team is asking of you: to join in on their “not-so-secret ambition” and break the record of most backers in Kickstarter drive history! Currently having raised $4.4 million with close to 65,000 backers, the VMars Kickstarter is about 22,000 away from defeating Double Fine Adventure’s 87,142 total. SO CLOSE! (Read More)

Kicking Kickstarter

April 1st - via:
Now that Kickstarter has hit the awareness of the independent film community with the successful $2 million raise for Veronica Mars, it is time to pause and think through the legal consequences of using Kickstarter for both sides -- contributors and recipients. (Read More)

Kafka on Kickstarter: Crowdsourcing, Capitalism and Art

April 1st - via:
From the Kickstarter-fuelled resurrection of Veronica Mars to Amanda Palmers art of asking, the influence of crowdsourcing is impossible to ignore. Can it provide a new perspective on the relationship between art and money? (Read More)

Closed Captioning now available!

March 30th - via:
Closed Captioning has been added for our supporters in the deaf community. You can see our video (below) and turn on captioning by clicking the CC in the player!  (Read More)

Could Kickstarter Actually Replace Hollywood Video

March 30th - via:
There's been something of an uproar lately about Kickstarter. Specifically, folks have been questioning the meaning of the immensely successful Veronica Mars movie campaign. Does this mean we can use Kickstarter to fund whatever we want? Can we cut out Hollywood entirely? On the negative side of things, people have asked whether this is a good road to go down at all. In essence, Hollywood could hold franchises hostage until people give them enough money. The latest video from PBS Idea Channel explores this and more. (Read More)

We will follow!

March 29th - via:
We've just opened up 50 more slots at our $400 Twitter Follower level. If you kick in $400 to the cause, we will love you so much that Kristen (@IMKristenBell) and Rob (@RobThomas) will follow you on Twitter for an entire year. You’ll also receive... (Read More)

More premiere tickets available!

March 29th - via:
As of this minute, we are making 50 additional pairs of tickets available for our Los Angeles and New York City premieres. These are available to domestic AND international backers. We won’t know the exact date until we’re well into... (Read More)

More Countries! More Continents!

March 28th - via:
We are now open for business in Brazil, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland. Our first nine reward levels are available to backers in these countries. Thank you so much for your patience. We're so happy to have you aboard.  (Read More)

At long last! Europe, Australia and New Zealand can join the party!

March 27th - via:
As of right now, residents of the following countries can pledge to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter Project: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, UK. Our... (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Kickstarter Success Celebrated By Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas (VIDEO)

March 27th - via:
The "Veronica Mars" movie Kickstarter campaign took the world by storm this March. The campaign achieved its goal of $2 million in less than 12 hours, ensuring the "Veronica Mars" movie would get made in the summer of 2013. (Read More)

The Dangers of the 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Victory

March 27th - via:
This story first appeared in the April 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Now that Kickstarter has hit the mainstream with almost $4 million raised (and counting) for a Veronica Mars movie, it's time to think through the legal consequences of using the service -- for both contributors and recipients. (Read More)

Creator Rob Thomas Calls The Veronica Mars Kickstarter Campaign A Guinea Pig For Cult TV Shows

March 26th - via:
After the initial success of the Kickstarter campaign for a movie based on the TV show Veronica Mars (with a goal of $2 million, it has currently raised $3.9 million, and there are still 17 days to go), I had a chance to interview the show’s creator Rob Thomas and his agent Julien Thuan about what’s next for the movie, as well as what the campaign’s success means for other TV shows and films. (Read More)

Watch Veronica Mars' Rob Thomas And Kristen Bell's Reactions To The Kickstarter Success

March 26th - via:
Rob Thomas is already making good on his promise to keep the momentum going as the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign continues well past its $2 million goal. The above video gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what March 13 was like for series creator Rob Thomas and some of the cast of the show as Thomas nervously launched the Kickstarter page and then celebrated the first pledge, and many more to follow. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' movie Kickstarter campaign surpasses $3.7 million

March 25th - via:
After years of hope and frustration, 'Veronica Mars' creator Rob Thomas watched a dream come to fruition in a sudden digital rush. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Campaign: Preordained by Video Games

March 24th - via:
Thanks to Veronica Mars, TV fanaticism is about to get really expensive. (Read More)

Veronica Mars -- Kickstarted or Stunt?

March 24th - via:
The biggest controversies to come out of this are two debates that have followed crowdfunding from day one. Whether this is a charity, giving money to Warner Bros., the rights holder and eventual distributor is an issue that has sprung up in the project’s wake. Rob Thomas is pretty clear that he has a different vision of what Crowdfunding is: pre-selling to the core audience. (Read More)

Why Veronica Mars‘ Kickstarter May Be A Sign of Bad Things To Come

March 22nd - via:
Following Veronica Mars' demonstration of the potential for fan-funding to bring critically-acclaimed but commercially-unsuccessful projects back from the dead, the Internet came alive with rumors of which shows could be next to Kickstarter their way back to screens. (Read More)

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Kickstarter TV And Comedy Contests

March 22nd - via:
On this week's show, the regular band is back together, and I am a rock. I am an island. Specifically, now that the original feverish excitement over the Veronica Mars Kickstarter and what how it might change the landscape has subsided, we take a look at what it might mean for the future and what questions both fans and creators will have to face going forward if the audience is going to be more involved in directly funding projects. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter campaign rattles movie industry

March 22nd - via:
After years of hope, stalled efforts and studio frustration, "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas watched a long-held dream come to fruition ... (Read More)

MUELLER: A Kickstarter to the head

March 21st - via:
I’ve never seen an episode of “Veronica Mars.” I vaguely had interest in the cancelled high school detective drama, but I have many, many other television shows ahead of “Veronica Mars” on my mental Netflix Instant Watch list (“The Walking Dead,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Wire,” just to name a few). But what show did I hear more about than any other program on TV this past spring break? Whose name did I hear more than the new pope’s? You guessed it: Veronica Mars. (Read More)

The Top Five Reasons the Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter is Amazing

March 21st - via:
Twelve hours after it was announced the Veronica Mars movie campaign reached its fundraising goal of $2M, breaking all sorts of Kickstarter records in the process. Now, they’re up to $3.6M with three full weeks left in the campaign. Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell have always said in order to make a Veronica movie a reality, the fans needed to show support. Warner Brothers asked producers to show their wallets, and despite setbacks, everything came together to make the Veronica Mars movie a reality. And these are my top five reasons why everyone should be excited, and why seeing Veronica on the big screen will be amazing. (Read More)

Will The "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter Revolutionize Indie Film

March 20th - via:
Crowdfunding has been a way of life for indie film for years, but with fractions of the $3.7 million (and counting) banked by Veronica Mars. Could indie films ever measure up? (Read More)

Could Kickstarter help resurrect Terminator - the Sarah Connor Chronicles?

March 20th - via:
Last week the 'Net was all abuzz about the resurrection of Veronica Mars, courtesy of Kickstarter. Right after the news broke, many fans were speculating what other shows Kickstarter could potentially bring back. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Will Fund A Making-Of Documentary And More

March 19th - via:
"We were built by fans so we’ll try to do our best to keep the momentum going through that," Thomas says. "We’re hoping to go to Comic-Con, maybe have some footage to show at Comic-Con. We have a documentary following the making of the movie." Hopefully with lots of Kristen Bell and Percy Daggs III blowing people minds by still being adorable together over 30. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Shows No Sign of Stopping! Headed To Comic-Con With FANtastic Documentary!

March 19th - via:
The Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign continues to grow while show creator Rob Thomas promises fans BTS photos, tweets, and Comic-Con documentary. (Read More)

TV Shows We Want To See Get A Kickstarter Campaign!

March 19th - via:
The Veronica Mars movie kickstarter campaign has officially passed the $3 million mark and is now a bonafide phenomenon. But, wait a second! What does this mean for other shows that ended too soon? Or just tv shows that we desperately want to see on the big screen?? (Read More)

Kickstarter co-founder talks up Veronica Mars and site's growth

March 18th - via:
The stampede to fund a Veronica Mars movie is "sort of like a perfect storm," according to Kickstarter co-founder and head of communications Yancey Strickler. Kicking off the Engadget Expand event in San Francisco over the weekend, Strickler acknowledged that the Veronica Mars movie is the latest sensation to take Kickstarter by storm, following on the heels of crowd-funded projects like the Pebble smartwatch and the Ouya game console. (Read More)

Video: I talk to MSNBC about Kickstarter

March 18th - via:
The Veronica Mars Kickstarter has become huge news — so much so that MSNBC asked me to talk about it for a few minutes yesterday. (Read More)

Kickstarter: the good, the bad and the downright infuriating

March 18th - via:
The popular fundraising site is a godsend for artists, but is every project under the guise of 'art' really worth your donation? (Read More)

Veronica Mars le film, super nouvelle, c’est une honte ?

March 18th - via:
Rob Thomas va pouvoir faire son film Veronica Mars. Si on se borne à cette nouvelle, on ne croise que des sourires sur les visages, ou les regards interloqués de ces gens qui se demande ce que c’est qu’un « Veronica Mars », peut-être une barre chocolatée au caramel et à la fraise (pour le côté Veronica). Mais comme dans les films avec des génie qui exaucent des vœux, il y a un coup fourré. Du moins c’est ce que certains avancent. Car si film Veronica Mars il y a, c’est parce que les fans ont donné plus de 3 millions de dollars. Et pas à Rob Thomas. A Warner Bros. (Read More)

Veronica Mars lives again: Lessons from a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign

March 17th - via:
It’s breaking records and changing paradigms — but what impact will Veronica Mars‘s studio-supported but fan-funded feature film have not just on the Kickstarter economy, but Hollywood in general? (Read More)

Bryan Fuller Considering Kickstarter-Funded Pushing Daisies Movie?

March 17th - via:
The massive success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign—it's raised $3.57 million and counting—has caused the creators of some other dear departed shows to perk up their heads and consider a fan-funded revival. One of those? Bryan Fuller, who's expressed interest in doing a Pushing Daisies movie. To quote the great Olive Snook: Jiminy krispies! (Read More)

Kickstarter Co-Founder Talks Up Veronica Mars, Crowd-Funding Zeitgeist

March 16th - via:
The stampede to fund a Veronica Mars movie is "sort of like a perfect storm," according to Kickstarter co-founder and head of communications Yancey Strickler. (Read More)

Canada! Join the revolution!

March 15th - via:
We said we were trying to make it happen, and now it has. Canadian fans can now pledge to the Veronica Mars movie project. Our two options on the rewards column are "ships within U.S. only" and "ships worldwide." Neither of those options is currently... (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' film a go, thanks to a kick from Kickstarter

March 15th - via:
Illustrating the power of social media, more than 30,000 fans of the cult favorite television series "Veronica Mars" pledged $2 million in a single day — or 10 hours, to be exact — to finance an independent film based on the teen drama. (Read More)

What Google Reader Could Learn From The Veronica Mars Kickstarter

March 15th - via:
We can resurrect a long-lost TV franchise but we can't keep a vital service from shutting down? (Read More)

Bryan Fuller Might Kickstarter Pushing Daisies

March 15th - via:
Now that the Veronica Mars Kickstarter has been such a fund-raising success (they've currently raised more than $3 million), naturally the conversation has turned to what gone-but-not-forgotten show will be next. Deadwood? Unlikely. Terriers? Shawn Ryan did tweet about it. Pushing Daisies? Looks like a yes, actually. (Read More)

The '€˜Veronica Mars'€™ Kickstarter Smash: 5 Burning Questions

March 15th - via:
Is the entire movie industry about to be turned on its head? Could a Freaks and Geeks movie be next? What the Kickstarter success story really means. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter movie offers startup lessons

March 15th - via:
In the age of Kickstarter, anything is possible. My daughter, a media studies master’s student specializing in studying “fandom,” has been telling me for years that the rising power of fan communities is changing the balance of power in the entertainment industries. Now, I went to one of the first Star Trek cons (when they were still called conventions), I’ve watched a few episodes of Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites (years ago, not the current edition), and I once helped my son vote for a finalist on American Idol. But I wasn’t sure about this “power of fans” thing. (Read More)

Veronica Mars movie project Kickstarter campaign: Did it ruin crowd-funding?

March 15th - via:
It took three days for Veronica Mars to change the way movies are made. Or maybe it didn’t. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Fully-Funded on Kickstarter — And Still Growing

March 15th - via:
Tens of thousands of fans rallied around Kickstarter this week to fully fund a project to take cult-hit TV show Veronica Mars to the silver screen. Not only did the Kickstarter campaign reach its $2 million goal already — hitting the $1 million mark in record time within hours of its launch Wednesday — but the backers keep coming in with still 28 days left to go. (Read More)

Harvey Weinstein on the Kickstarter-Funded Veronica Mars Movie: “I’d Be Happy to Distribute It”

March 15th - via:
A chuckling Weinstein, who made the list of the Observer’s 100 Most Influential New Yorkers, told VF Daily that the paper’s less-than-flattering illustrations don’t bother him. “I like the illustrations. It reminds me of Hirschfeld.” Weinstein also mentioned that he thinks using Kickstarter to raise funds for a Veronica Mars movie is a good idea. “Why not? I love Veronica Mars, and I love Kristen Bell,” he told VF Daily. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Hits Over $3.3 Million! Creator Rob Thomas Adds NEW Fan Perks!

March 15th - via:
Gimme gimme more, gimme more, gimme gimme more. Having hit just over $3.3 million today, the Veronica Mars monster Kickstarter fund is the gift that keeps on giving. In fact, VMars creator Rob Thomas, who we may now call a Santa Clause of sorts, revealed that he'll be rewarding fans for donating with some NEW prizes! (Read More)

Is the 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter a One-Hit Wonder?

March 15th - via:
The beloved, short-lived drama Veronica Mars created history—and debate—this week when its creator and star quickly funded a follow-up movie using Kickstarter. Now Hollywood is scratching its head as the teams of other cherished, but canceled, shows start discussing the possibility. One of the most vocally interested parties has been creator of Pushing Daisies, Bryan Fuller. (Read More)

The Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign isn’t Hollywood charity, it’s just price discrimination

March 15th - via:
So stormed Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter, joining a chorus of pundits railing against the success of Wednesday’s Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. Underlying their criticisms is the premise that these payments represent a kind of crowd-sourced corporate welfare—an argument that misses the point entirely. With Kickstarter, Warner Brothers isn’t acting like a non-profit asking for charity; it’s being a capitalist, applying price discrimination to create economic surplus for itself and its customers. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter project should make crowd-sourced movie lovers rejoice.

March 15th - via:
Never underestimate the will of the heartbroken TV fan whose beloved show has been canceled before its time. This week, Veronica Mars fans contributed millions of dollars to the promise that their show could find closure, greater glory, and romantic resolution through a long-envisioned movie. The Veronica Mars Movie Project broke Kickstarter records on Wednesday, the same day it was launched, hitting its $2 million goal in about 10 hours. (Read More)

Has 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter Campaign Ushered in a New Era of Movie Development?

March 15th - via:
In the wake of the cult show's record-breaking movie campaign, Hollywood wonders whether its path to a greenlight can be replicated. (Read More)

Kickstarter goes mainstream, raising $2 million in 10 hours for a studio film

March 15th - via:
Fans of the TV detective series 'Veronica Mars' have raised $3.3 million and counting to get the show onto the big screen. More than 50,000 people have made donations to the Veronica Mars movie project on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter and Warner Bros. agreed to distribute and market the film. (Read More)

New Rewards!

March 14th - via:
You asked for it, you've got it! A New York City premiere and after party! An Austin, Tx Southern Fried Rob Thomas Friends and Family Jubilee and Premiere. And more spots for extras in a the movie. Now more even more value when you and a friend do it... (Read More)

Records of note

March 14th - via:
By the way, yesterday we set a few records. We were the fastest Kickstarter project to hit $1M. We were the fastest Kickstarter project to hit $2M. We set the record for highest goal ever achieved. (Other KS projects have done better than us -- so... (Read More)

Wow and Thank You.

March 14th - via:
Holy cow, what a day. As of 4 a.m. CT, we're just over $2.5M dollars. We couldn't be happier. We really couldn't. My wife says I'm insufferable, but she said that four days ago in anticipation of a day like today. A couple important announcements.... (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter

March 14th - via:
Geeks are passionate, especially when it comes to their favorite shows. Just about every geek can name at least one show that they would like to see more of. For Veronica Mars fans, their hopes may come a reality thanks to a movie Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Fans Set A Kickstarter Record

March 14th - via:
On Wednesday, the creator of the much-loved but relatively short-lived TV series Veronica Mars took to Kickstarter to raise money to make a movie version of the show. In less than 12 hours, fans pledged more than $2 million, smashing the site's records along the way. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' fans swarm Kickstarter in hopes of film

March 14th - via:
Can a Veronica Mars movie really happen? Fans of the canceled series have been wondering that for years, and star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas have only fueled the fire by repeating that, yes, they'd be interested in putting the cult series on the big screen. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Gets Greenlight, Kickstarter Contributions Still Coming In

March 14th - via:
The "Veronica Mars" movie is actually getting made, thanks to the fans. The Kickstarter project started by series creator Rob Thomas received more than $2 million in contributions in about 11 hours. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars,' Kickstarter and the economics of love

March 14th - via:
And so there will be a "Veronica Mars" movie, because on Wednesday some 30,000 fans (and counting) pledged $2 million (and counting) via Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding website, to make it so. (Read More)

Turnstyle: The Veronica Mars Kickstarter Isn't Charity, It's An Omen

March 14th - via:
To say that the arrival-- and swift success-- of Rob Thomas' Kickstarter campaign for a film based on his television show Veronica Mars has been controversial is putting it mildly. (Read More)

‘Veronica Mars’ movie campaign reaches $3 million as Kickstarter donations continue

March 14th - via:
“$3M! I love you all,” creator Rob Thomas tweeted. (Read More)

Veronica Mars movie gets Kickstarter boost

March 14th - via:
Way to go, "Veronica Mars" fans. The V-Mars movie we've all been waiting for since the show went off the air in 2006 is happening. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Breaks $2M Goal In Less Than 11 Hours!

March 14th - via:
WOWZA!! Maybe the government should enlist Veronica Mars to save the economy too, LOL! We thought reaching $1M so fast was impressive, but Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas' Veronica Mars movie kickstarter has reached its $2M goal (all thanks to fan donations)… …IN LESS THAN 11 HOURS, HOLY SH*T! (Read More)

Veronica Mars fans flock to fund movie on Kickstarter

March 14th - via:
A Kickstarter crowdfunding project collects more than enough cash pledges from Veronica Mars fans in just one day. Which TV shows would you pay to see revived? (Read More)

‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Kickstarter — Why You Should Donate

March 14th - via:
Sometime between 10:30 am Wednesday — when the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign was announced — and 11 am, something unfortunate, but perhaps inevitable, happened. People started getting kicked for kicking their money in. (Read More)

‘Veronica Mars,’ Kickstarter and (maybe) the brave new world of fan-funded projects

March 14th - via:
The “Veronica Mars” movie a feel-good story for all the fans of the show who have longed to see Veronica and Keith, Logan, Wallace, Mac and Weevil again, right? Well, yeah -- mostly. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' movie update

March 14th - via:
Thought Rob Thomas’s efforts to fund a Veronica Mars movie would end when his project hit the $2 million mark — less than 11 hours after its Kickstarter launched? Think again. (Read More)

There's Room For Everyone At Kickstarter (Even Studios)

March 14th - via:
Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell raised $2m through Kickstarter yesterday, and they did it in under 10 hours. As of this morning, their effort to score a budget for a Veronica Mars movie has secured their goal with about $500,000 and 29 days to spare. One guy, entrepreneur Steve Dengler, even gave $10,000 to the production to get a small speaking role in the film (and because he’s a big, big supporter of crowdfunding). (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Breaks Records, Raises Over $2M in 12 Hours

March 14th - via:
The Kickstarter for a Veronica Mars movie hit its $2 million target in less than 12 hours yesterday. But what does its record-breaking success really mean? (Read More)

The Veronica Mars Kickstarter Problem, and Ours

March 14th - via:
Oh, to be Rob Thomas this morning. Six years after the writer/producer's cult-darling TV series Veronica Mars was canceled by network executives at the CW, Thomas' attempt to reboot the series as a feature film has become a historic success at the crowdsourcing website Kickstarter. (Read More)

22 Things That Must Be In The "Veronica Mars" Movie

March 14th - via:
Or we'll cry. No seriously Rob Thomas, bring back the argyle polo. (Read More)

Why the World Needs a Kickstarter Veronica Mars Movie

March 13th - via:
"Maybe there'll be a movie!" It's been the rallying cry of many a disappointed fan of a prematurely dead TV series. Deadwood fans have carried the hope of a wrap-up movie ever since the HBO Western was fed to the pigs. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' film gets big Kickstarter donation

March 13th - via:
"Veronica Mars" fans are putting their money where their mouths are. Lovers of the cult television show -- which was canceled after three seasons by the CW in 2007 -- are donating money for a low-budget Mars film that could be shot this summer, according to Entertainment Weekly. Actress Kristen Bell, who played the title character, and show creator Rob Thomas have launched a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise $2 million in 30 days. If they make it, Warner Bros. has agreed to make the film and pick up the tab for marketing, promotion, and distribution. According to EW, the film would be released in the first quarter of 2014 for a limited-time theatrical run, before moving to VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms. (Read More)

Veronica Mars May Live Again, Thanks to Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
Six years after the show was taken off air, cult noir series Veronica Mars may finally return, thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie revival. (Read More)

Fans flock to Kickstarter to fund Veronica Mars movie

March 13th - via:
A campaign launched Wednesday to raise $2 million to make a feature film of the TV show Veronica Mars, which aired from 2004 to 2007 and was filmed in San Diego. (Read More)

‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Completely Funded By Kickstarter In Less Than 12 Hours

March 13th - via:
Like so many other brilliant-but-cancelled TV series, Veronica Mars has been surrounded by movie sequel rumors since the day it ended. As the years went on, though, the talk continued but the progress didn’t (or at least not that we could see). The cast and crew continued to field questions while doing press for their other projects, but it seemed clear that the Veronica Mars movie sequel was dead in the water. (Read More)

Seeking Funds for Movie, Creator of 'Veronica Mars' Turns to Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
If a “Veronica Mars” movie doesn’t happen now, there will be no mystery about who did it in — its loyal fans will be the culprits. Rob Thomas, the television producer and creator of “Veronica Mars,” the cult hit series that starred Kristen Bell as a crime-solving teenager, has thrown down a challenge to viewers who have long clamored for this show to be turned into a film, telling them that they had 30 days to help raise $2 million for the project and calling it “our one shot” to see it happen. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Movie Brings in Thousands on Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
Three seasons and a movie? Cult TV favorite Veronica Mars may be getting the big screen treatment - if you pay up. The Veronica Mars Movie Project hit crowd-funding site Kickstarter this morning, and has received a flood of early support. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' movie: Meet $10,000 Kickstarter backer Steven Dengler

March 13th - via:
There are fans, and then there are stans — the rabid zealots who spend 12 months creating detailed replicas of a fantasy world out of Legos, or those who make it their mission to cook every single food mentioned in their favorite series, or who camp outside for hours in a blizzard in hopes of maybe getting a ticket to see the object of their devotion perform. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' Film Takes Flight on Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
It's been almost six years since Veronica Mars went off the air, but fans are still crazy about the teenage private investigator played by actress Kristen Bell. The show's creator, Rob Thomas (pictured above with Bell), is raising funds on Kickstarter to try to finance a Veronica Mars movie. For those with a hazy memory, the CW Television Network show (originally on UPN) was about high schooler Veronica Mars who became an apprentice detective and tried to uncover secrets in her town. The show ran from 2004 to 2007. (Read More)

Kickstarter’s First Project With Major Studio Support, Veronica Mars Movie Hits $1M In Record Time

March 13th - via:
If you were a fan of the teen detective TV show Veronica Mars, this was an exciting morning — creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance a Veronica Mars movie. (I’m a fan, and I’ve backed the project.) (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie Raises $1M in Four Hours on Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
Kickstarter is most commonly known around these parts as the site that funded the Ouya, Oculus Rift and Tim Schafer’s next game, along with countless other hardware and software projects in the gaming sphere. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' reaches Kickstarter goal

March 13th - via:
You did it, Marshmallows! Less than 11 hours after Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell announced a Kickstarter campaign, fans have raised the $2 million necessary to finance a Veronica Mars movie. It’s officially on! “My mind is blown. I’ve been fantasizing about this and had to tell myself, ‘Stop it, Rob, you’re being silly. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment,’” the Mars creator tells EW. “And now today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up. We better deliver.” (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter Is Fully Funded In Under Nine Hours - But It's Not Over Yet

March 13th - via:
The Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter has crossed the all-important $2 million threshold in… about ten hours. Records have been set. Aside from how quickly it was done, just achieving this goal in any case means that the film is set for production in one month from now. Crikey. It almost feels like a dream. The story doesn’t usually go this way at all. (Read More)

Kickstarter for 'Veronica Mars' movie halfway to goal

March 13th - via:
"Veronica Mars" fans who've been longing for a movie are taking up creator Rob Thomas' offer to make it happen. 'Veronica Mars': Where are they now? Thomas, who created the series that centered on a smart, witty teen detective named Veronica Mars, has launched a Kickstarter fund to finance a film. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie Breaks Kickstarter Records With Million Dollar First Day!

March 13th - via:
A long time ago we used to be fans, but we hadn't thought of her lately at all… But all eyes are on Veronica Mars today! The spunky teen detective is finally getting her own movie thanks to a record-breaking first day on Kickstarter! Mere hours after Kristen Bell and show creator Rob Thomas announced they were using the site to crowdfund their dream project, the movie has already made… (Read More)

Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas launch Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign

March 13th - via:
HitFixs Alan Sepnwall writes that Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell are launching a Kickstarter campaign to try to fund a movie sequel to the UPN/CW detective drama. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' fans swarm Kickstarter in hopes of film

March 13th - via:
The campaign calls for $2 million in fan donations to fund a 'Veronica Mars' feature. If the goal is reached, it will be the largest Kickstarter-funded project of all time. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Kickstarter pledges top $1M in record time

March 13th - via:
Veronica Mars fans donated in hoards Wednesday, helping the first day of a campaign to bring the cult TV show to the silver screen break the site's fastest-to-$1 million record. (Read More)

‘Veronica Mars’ fans set new Kickstarter record, raise more than $2 million for sequel flick [UPDATED]

March 13th - via:
Shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rob Thomas, creator of the short-lived UPN/CW detective drama “Veronica Mars” tweeted that if fans would pledge $2 million by 11 p.m. Friday, April 12, Warner Bros. had agreed to put into production a “Veronica Mars” movie that would get a limited theatrical release in early 2014, and would foot the bills for marketing, promotion and distribution. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie: Kickstarter Campaign Launched!

March 13th - via:
"Dearest mashmallows," Bell writes on the Kickstarter page. "I am currently the happiest blonde in a hamster ball the world has ever seen. We have been waiting so long to make this movie dream a movie reality, and it's because of YOUR commitment, YOUR persistence, that we finally have a chance. We just have one more step to go." (Read More)

Kristen Bell’s ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Kickstarter Breaks Records!

March 13th - via:
Kristen Bell‘s show Veronica Mars announced today that if fans could help raise money on Kickstarter, a film version of the TV show would happen. (Read More)

'Veronica Mars' movie is fastest-growing Kickstarter film campaign

March 13th - via:
The fan favorite raised $1 million within four-and-a-half hours and is nearly at the $2 million finish line, and Warners Bros. didn't even have to break a sweat. Read this article by Donna Tam on CNET News. (Read More)

$2 Million for 'Veronica Mars'€™ Breaks Kickstarter Records, Gets Greenlight

March 13th - via:
TV cult favorite is the first feature to hit the $1 million mark on the crowdfunding site, doubles that within hours. (Read More)

Veronica Mars Movie is Happening Thanks to Money Raised on Kickstarter

March 13th - via:
UPDATE: The Veronica Mars Movie is now happening for sure, as the $2 million needed is raised in about ten hours via Kickstarter. (Read More)

"Veronica Mars" project breaks Kickstarter record

March 13th - via:
Campaign to make the cult-favorite TV series into a movie became the fastest project to raise $1 million on the fundraising site on Wednesday. (Read More)

Can a Kickstarter Campaign Launch a 'Veronica Mars' Movie?

March 13th - via:
Writer-director Rob Thomas said Wednesday that he was launching a Kickstarter campaign to help greenlight a film version of his critically-acclaimed, but low-rated, television show “Veronica Mars.” He hopes to raise $2 million in 30 days to prove to Warner Bros., which owns the rights to the series, that there’s enough fan interest to merit a feature-length film. (Read More)

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