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Tremendous thanks to all 149 of you backers of Empires. Your support has gotten us to 60% of our goal. With only 14 days left, we continue our outreach campaign and have some exciting updates to share, but first we have a request for you. If each of you could bring 1 additional backer to Empires TODAY we will be within reach of our goal. Here’s a template for you to use:
Now for some updates on the project:
Marc Lafia did a guest blog on the Huffington Post last week, an insightful look at the project and what it's all about. Read it here.
We may be in the midst of fundraising but the production never sleeps. This week we interviewed two truly fascinating subjects for the film: Douglas Rushkoff (Cyberia, Life Inc) and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky). Not only were they generous with their time, but they provided us with a thought-provoking and insightful conversation that we can't wait to share. For the moment, here's a brief clip of DJ Spooky kindly helping us with our appeals to support the film.
And after our shoot Marc flew off to Shanghai where he was invited to give a talk and conducting a workshop on fashion and art at 2012 Trans Media Fashion and Art Exhibition.
Thanks again for your support, and for those in the US, have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
The EMPIRES team
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THE FAN. Thanks for coming on board! We'll show our appreciation with a special thank you on our website list of supporters, and give you a big shout out on our Facebook page!Estimated delivery:
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NEW REWARD! Get a fantastic book by one of EMPIRES' featured interview subjects. Chose from the list here. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1407330738/empires-the-film/posts Pledge $100 and get two books of your choice!!Estimated delivery:
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THE GLOBALIST. Why settle for the final cut? Receive an extended cut of the film on DVD. More from our interviewees, including Manuel De Landa, Saskia Sassen, Michael Hardt! More, more, more interview material included as a bonus feature!Estimated delivery:
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THE IMPERIALIST. Hob nob with the heavyweights of the film world. Or at least the EMPIRES crew and our families and friends. You'll receive 4 tickets to the New York premiere of the film!Estimated delivery:
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THE 1%. In addition to all the rewards above, you'll receive executive producer credit on the film and the knowledge that you have made a HUGE difference!Estimated delivery:
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