Kickstarter abuse: Why are you giving your money to wealthy celebrities?

Kickstarter is amazing. It’s especially amazing for industrious, talented artists who lack the connections and capital usually needed to realize their dreams. In fact, it’s been a pleasure recently to see photographer Seth Olenick’s book of comedian portraits, comedian Sue Costello’s one-woman show and an interactive eBook about late comedian Robert Schimmel reach their fundraising goals. I’m looking forward to seeing the final products of each. If you are somehow

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Dan Harmon, Charlie Kaufman want $200,000 to fund animated movie

Dan Harmon, no doubt, has some time on his hands after being forced out of his Community job. That is, unless he can get funding to executive-produce a stop-motion animated film, which absolutely looks to be worth your donations. Anomalisa, written by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) and produced by Starburns Industries, is planned as a 40-minute film about “a man crippled by the mundanity of his life.” The

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HBO is developing a comedy series starring Catherine Keener

Charlie Kaufman, the man behind such oddball dark comedies like Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, is teaming up with his frequent muse Catherine Keener to develop a television series for HBO. The as-of-yet untitled show has been put on fast-track-development, according to Deadline. The concept of the show is described as an exploration of a day in a woman’s life, and how the events leading up to

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