Almost 50,000 Fans Pay to Have TV Series Brought to Big Screen

by Nate Wooley | March 14, 2013 11:49 am

kristin bell[1]Using online fundraiser Kickstarter, producers of Veronica Mars have funded a movie version of the TV show.

The fundraising campaign — which raised more than $2.5 million is less than 10 hours — was started by creator Rob Thomas and show star Kristin Bell, reports New York Daily News[2].

Nearly 50,000 people pledged money to fund the movie production. The campaign quickly broke the record for the fastest project to garner more than $1 million in pledges.

The highest tier of support — $10,000 — was pledged by one contributor who will appear in the movie in a speaking role. Others will receive different incentives for smaller donations. Among those premiums were:

After the success of the project, the pregnant Bell tweeted, “I love you guys. You are all SO spectacular. I am speechless. This excitement is prolly gonna send me into early labor.”

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