Can Kickstarter Save Hollywood?

I’m not the bestlooking guy, but I’m a lot of fun.” The family says they’ve braced themselves for the haters, and they know some people will watch the show just to make fun of them. Though they don’t take too kindly to comparisons to another “hillbilly” reality family. Dee Dee says Honey Boo Boo needs some discipline. “She needs to be spanked,” says Dee Dee. “I mean, I’m sorry.
Source: http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/hollywood-hillbillies-gingers-have-souls-youtube-kid-gets-reality-show.html

Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie

Following in their footsteps, Spike Lee turned to Kickstarter this week in a bid to make a film about humans who are addicted to blood. Both Lee and Braff have been criticized for their use of the crowdfunding site, with many speculating whether their star power undermines the sites original mission of giving lesser-known projects a voice. Braff secured a leading film financier, Worldview Entertainment, to top off his Kickstarter funding , while Lee, a Knicks season ticket-holder and the artistic director of New York Universitys graduate film program, isn’t hurting for money . Why Kickstarter Matters But, even for Hollywood insiders, Kickstarter may offer more meaningful feedback than traditional market research. I think what ‘Veronica Mars’ has certainly shown is that its almost like very early audience testing, says Norman Hollyn, a film professor at the University of Southern California. Kickstarter not only comes with built in social media tools, but it allows filmmakers to gauge their audience by whos willing to fund their vision and where they reside.
Source: http://www.inc.com/jill-krasny/what-hollywood-can-learn-from-kickstarter.html

‘Hollywood Hillbillies’: ‘Gingers have souls’ YouTube kid gets reality show

Post to Facebook Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie on USAToday.com: http://usat.ly/1cgZcwI Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie The second trailer for “Metallica Through the Never,” starring Dane DeHaan and the band members of Metallica. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 3:49 p.m. EDT July 29, 2013 Upcoming hybrid film intersperses live concert footage with a post-apocalyptic narrative.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/07/29/metallica-through-the-never-movie/2579381/

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